Added by on June 29, 2014

Chris O’Donnell learned how to tattoo in a sketchy biker shop when he was just 17 and now he’s a world renowned artist specializing in large scale Japanese s…



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  • Leo Ix 6 years ago

    I wonder what actual Japanese artists think?

  • Ozterkvlt 6 years ago

    “obsess over everything that’s wrong” – could someone elaborate on this?

  • OnceThereWasAPageWithAReallyLongAssNameAndNowYouAreLookingAtAChannelWithAReallyLongName! 6 years ago

    fuck off My town has a Absolute haha

  • KevinTx 6 years ago

    Wow *how I wish I could Get a nice ink piece* *on me from this guy* …

  • Alix Cruz 6 years ago


  • Kenniel Rizaldo 6 years ago

    that is not traditional japanese tatooing

  • Brian Balsama 6 years ago

    Interesting tattoo video from #vice 

  • moey nolala 6 years ago

    if I was jap I Would be tatted up

  • TheShenmueMaster 6 years ago

    Badass!! I want a tattoo by Chris O Donnell 

  • IRONx MONKEY 6 years ago

    hahah wow! This is the first time i’ve seen this! Had the pleasure of being
    tattooed by Chris several times……12:54 is the line drawing and
    background of my backpiece.

  • TJ Fitz 6 years ago

    Ok, nice work, but I might be mistaken, but is that hair that was NOT
    shaved off for the process at 8:45 on the client’s back ?? Or is it just
    the blur of the camera ?? Still decent enough work for sure. For the
    Haters…get some skills and do better.

  • Abba Byrez 6 years ago

    For the ppl talking shit.. should watch it first 🙂 he clearly says he
    feels like he just “squeezing by” and he feels like hes the last in his
    group to get it.. super humble. And from the art i can easy say he is
    slightly above the standard. Not by any means in the class of filip lue..
    and also they say he went towards japanese style. His friend calls it a
    refined take in japanese style. Its a dude drawing japanese subjectmatter
    thats it. Soo stop hating and just see it as a nice documentey one of few
    about tattoo. Soo thanks vice. The mike rubendhall was rwal good. Pz

  • Jade Edwards 6 years ago

    so much for respecting the guys that give you a start…. no loyalty

  • Judyonly v 6 years ago

    japanese monkey

  • ANDONI LEDESMA 6 years ago

    Garver, Rubendall & O’Donnell: the finest tattoo artist doing japanese! 

  • Chris Mclaughlin 6 years ago

    I’ve only got two tats , getting ready to find a artist and get some great

  • azder1killz 6 years ago

    Chris is incredible talented, but the way he talks, it`s incredible

  • Abba Byrez 6 years ago

    When i was in japan i saw alot of western styled tattoos o the younger
    crowd.. i lived in asian for 12 years and love asian art soo if im
    originaly from europe dont mean its worng to wanna cover the body with an
    asian saga.. and about the yakuzaa its not at all like that anymore all
    sorts of ppl in japan have tebori.. and the yakuzaa of today normally dont
    like to wear them cuz of the orange hat 🙂 remember u see a guy with a
    tattoo and u are being judgemental sayin hes not japaneese.. well maybe my
    kid is? My best friend.. maybe even that white guy has a tied to yakuzaa.
    The point is u know nothing of that persons background and still wanna
    judge if he has the right to wear it.. that sone real stupid internet geek
    thing. Never had anyone japaneese or not told me that in my face.. guess
    its fron all they scary tattoos cover my body like an tshirt and shorts
    tellin them better not say that :)

  • boomshizzIe 6 years ago

    What kind of stuff is wrong with the tattoo industry?

  • Michael Palmer 6 years ago
  • TheGanjaman619 6 years ago

    i think irezumi should always be done with the tebori style it just doesnt
    look the same with the gun 

  • oscar lanza 6 years ago

    He draws fast.

  • Aniki Yamamoto 6 years ago

    Ah,the internet experts of everything plus a thing or two…

  • Sean Ramones 6 years ago

    Check out this video on YouTube: #tattoo

  • oscar lanza 6 years ago

    Vice should do an interview about David tevenal

  • Om Nom Nom Nom 6 years ago

    By “Traditional Japanese Tattoeing” I thought it was talking about the
    traditional way that was just by hand with a needle, not with a machine, or
    tattoes like tebori. 

  • sean85ify 6 years ago

    Timothy hoyers art is amazing 2 great artists

  • h3rbanlegend 6 years ago

    Before Ed Hardy turned into a complete sell out.

  • frankixbox 6 years ago

    Do you think they would show a womans bare ass on camera the same way they
    shows the all these men’s asses?

  • Jack From Manhattan 6 years ago

    this guys is cool as fuck. i want to get a naked japanese girl with full
    body yakuza tats and her hair in a gaesha bun by him.

  • Ryan Ray 6 years ago

    I never had a actural tattooer I really enjoyed. But after watching this
    video im a huge fan of his work now. By far my favorite. Great work.
    Amazing artist. Talks about tattooing how its supposed to be instead of
    talking about nonsense that has nothing to do with tattooing.

  • cow5116 6 years ago

    is that you KEVIN LOVE?!

  • Most of these tattoos dont belong to Yakuza, but most of these tatts have
    stories to them in the yakuza world…. they wont harm anyone thats
    considered an “outsider” though so the movies you guys watch, you need to
    lay off of them.

  • Loomr 6 years ago

    too many male buttocks!

  • He’s brilliant in an attractive way. I don’t know. Something about him just
    gives of a calm and caring vibe.

  • frogstrips 6 years ago

    The nitpicking here is ridiculous. Nobody here should have anything
    negative to say about this guy or his art he’s an all around class act and
    is one of the best at what he does. Top 10 in no particular order Chris
    O’Donnell, Mike Rubendall,Chris Garver, Troy Denning, Forest Cavaco, Mike
    Ledger, Timothy Hoyer, Eddy Deutsche, Tim Lehi and Marcus Kuhn.

  • madison may 6 years ago

    I don’t like tattoos for the most part but that dude is chill

  • Colyers 6 years ago

    nice response lol, owned that kid.

  • A Confused Nigerian 6 years ago

    What are you on about?

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  • kowtpr187 6 years ago

    that is about the dumbest shit I have ever heard..

  • Wolflove 6 years ago

    Calm down before your head explodes and turns Tokyo into Hiroshima.

  • Yuna Charmss 6 years ago

    Such a humble man. Much respect.

  • CaptYellowBeard 6 years ago

    all tattoo’s from real tattoo artists are art..

  • gzac95 6 years ago

    As another said. Asian is very broad and vague. Tattooing is of east Asian
    decent however it developed independently in other locations as well. I
    would not get any of the tattoos like that because to me they are
    meaningless. I have one of the USMC isignia on my chest over my left side.