Scott Sylvia

After writing about Dave Voegeli sometime ago (I had written this at least a month ago and completely forgot that I saved this shit as a draft), I started thinking about who I would next want to write about but I was kind of drawing a blank. I figured that I’d have a decent amount of time to decide on who I’d like to write about before I needed to make up my mind. One afternoon, I was hanging out, lurking Last Sparrow Tattoo, and then it hit me-Scott Sylvia. Scott does a lot to contribute to tattooing, and I thought that writing about him would definitely be worthwhile.

For those of you unfamiliar with Scott’s work, Scott is a co-owner Black Heart Tattoo in San Francisco, CA. Besides making great traditional tattoos, Scott also makes tattoo machines. I can’t say that I have first hand knowledge about these machines, but these appear to be high quality machines.  I’m always amazed when I see tattooers talking about or posting pictures of machines they’ve built, probably because I’d be completely inept in any attempt in fabricating something such as a tattoo machine. I find it to be really awesome that someone is able to craft a tool that they’re going to use for their craft.

Scott’s got a really great style and does some pretty cool tattoos. Here’s some of his work:

Last Sparrow Tattoo, which I’ve mentioned on numerous occasions,  is another excellent contribution from Scott. The website, which was created by Mr. Sylvia, is one that I visit daily, and I feel that it’s really a great resource and community for individuals wanting to nerd out or learn about quality tattooers/tattooing. Besides a forum that features tattoo collectors and numerous tattooers, LST also boasts a plethora of awesome interviews, conducted by Scott himself, which feature the likes of Chad Koeplinger, Valerie Vargas, Stewart Robson,  and Freddy Corbin, just to name a few. I remember finding all of those interviews and been so excited and overwhelmed at the same time. There’s a ton, and I didn’t know which one to start with. Treat yo self.

You should without a doubt stop in at Black Heart Tattoo if you find yourself in San Francisco, CA. Besides being the home of Scott, Tim Lehi, Cody Miller,  and Nick Rodin to name a few. Awesome shop with some awesome tattooers. Thanks for reading. Enjoy.


About Our Endless Days

I am an avid traditional tattoo enthusiast that enjoys the rich culture, history, and art of tattoos. At this point in time, I'm slowly but surely adding to my tattoos.
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