Visuals Blog: Field Trip to Legendary Ink

Last Thursday, the Visuals apprentices visited Legendary Ink, the tattoo shop of Providence legend and former AS220 Youth Murals instructor John Bhogal’s tattoo shop. We heard about his career from his days as a graffiti artist to being hired as an apprentice and then staff member at AS220 Youth, to training at various local tattoo shops and finally opening his own shop. John also explained why he developed his own tattoo cleaning product, “Still Under Foam,” and demonstrated how to use it on his business partner Raul Velasquez, another AS220 Youth alum. John is an incredible artist and one of the most generous and humble people around — we’re so grateful we got the chance we hang out with him. If you need a tat hit him up!!! @johnb_tattoos @my_cultura

–Nick Carter, Visual Arts Coordinator