Primarily a tattoo artist, Hendricks is also an artist at large, from original paintings and drawings to industrial design. Tattooing professionally since 1994, Hendricks got his start in his mid teens by practicing his skills on gang members he grew up with. He’s only grown since then, but you can see in his style that he was forever influenced by the culture of his community. Today Hendricks divides his time between skateboarding and surfing and making art.
Perhaps most uniquely, Hendricks is a maker of tattoo machines. These things are gnarly. Not only do they do their job, but they’re works of art. Each one is custom made with hand wound coils and loads of detail.
Below we’ve featured a few of Hendricks pieces and a video about the dude. Head over to SW to check out the RVCA collection and grab the tee.
The artist Matt Gordon is originally from Michigan, where he still resides today. He’s been making art for some time and has worked with RVCA through the Artist Network Program, on shirts including the RVCA Mainland Buffet T-Shirt, which we’ve currently got in stock.
The art is weird, the guy is weirder. You can see why we like it. Check out the RVCA video interview below and head over to Skate Warehouse to grab the shirt.
After a voting based qualifier five US pros were selected to enter the 2012 Street League series. Check out the footage from Jimmy Carlin, Austyn Gillette, Tom Asta, Matt Miller, and Ishod Wair who were impressive enough to be added to the lineup.
News says that Street League is going to be adding six skaters to their final 24 big show. These new six will be added through a new qualifier they’re calling, The Selection. The Selection will consist of never-before-seen footage from 10 pros released on The Berrics on April 2, 2012. That footage will then go on to a three part voting process where fans, Street League judges, and current Street League pros will make the call. Once the six have been selected they’ll join with eighteen returning Street League pros for the 2012 season, which includes Nyjah Huston, Chris Cole, Ryan Sheckler, Torey Pudwill, Paul Rodriguez and 2011’s Street League Champion, Sean Malto. So whose contending? Ishod Wair, Austyn Gillette, Ryan Decenzo, Tom Asta, Matt Miller, Jack Curtin, Vincent Alvarez, Chima Ferguson, Jordan Hoffart, and Jimmy Carlin.