Painted Temple: Tattoo Craftsmen to the World

Painted Temple: Tattoo Craftsmen to the World
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When I first walked into Painted Temple Tattoo, I got the feeling that I had walked into the wrong shop. However, underneath this art gallery/tattoo shop is a world of pure metal manufacturing: acetylene torches, surface grinders and spare parts. It’s one thing to illustrate bodies—it’s another to craft the tools yourself. Dan Walker and Oak Adams, the owners and artists at Painted Temple, have been crafting their own tattoo machines (don’t call it a gun) since 2007, and business is good. … read more

Keith P. Rein: The P is for Penis

Keith P. Rein: The P is for Penis
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Imagine an artistic cocktail combining traditional and digital techniques, a dash of video games, some beautiful women in sexual situations, and the occasional popsicle. The result is the work of one-of-a-kind illustrator Keith P. Rein, whose exceptional Athens, Ga.–based studio, The P is for Penis, will be returning once again this year to the Salt Lake Tattoo Convention. … read more

All That Is Left: The Left Show Celebrates 100 Episodes

All That Is Left: The Left Show Celebrates 100 Episodes
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Somewhere in West Jordan, in an underground bunker, a man is making dick jokes. For over 100 episodes, the guys at The Left Show have been dishing up the pressing political issues of the day, all the while piling on an insurmountable amount of self-deprecating humor. … read more

I Am Salt Lake Podcast: The Larry King Live of SLC

I Am Salt Lake Podcast: The Larry King Live of...
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Chris Holifield has worked hard to dispel ideas that Salt Lake City is a boring place to be by creating the I Am Salt Lake Podcast: a truly unique show that features local businesses, musicians and everyday people who make Salt Lake such an amazing city. As a non-native, Holifield sees the city through different eyes and believes that the people here are inspiring. He considers himself the “Larry King of Salt Lake City,” and he wants to hear your story. … read more

Queens of the Geek Age: The Hello, Sweetie! Podcast

Queens of the Geek Age: The Hello, Sweetie! Podcast
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Geekdom has undergone some massive transitions over the last decade, moving from the Cheeto-scented shadows of pop culture into the limelight. Like any good cultural renaissance, geekdom is busting down gender barriers as well. Enter our story’s heroines: Cherri Vasquez, Kristal Starr, Rebecca Frost and Danielle Über Alles. The panel of the Hello, Sweetie! Podcast is four ladies committed to bringing geekery from a female perspective to the world. … read more