NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Episode 21 – Ink, artistry, and tattoo culture with the Electric City Tattoo Gallery and Convention
Professionally recorded every Monday at The Stude in TwentyFiveEight Studios in Scranton and released exclusively on nepascene.com every Tuesday, the NEPA Scene Podcast is a free supplement to the website, expanding on the arts and entertainment stories covered on the site and going beyond them to discuss other news and entertainment topics.
Each week, the unedited and uncensored podcast features Rich Howells, NEPA Scene founder and editor; Mark Dennebaum, president and owner of TwentyFiveEight Studios; Lauren Quirolgico, commercial and content strategist at Lavelle Strategy Group and editor at TwentyFiveEight; and in the control room, Jimmy Reynolds, a musician, teacher, and lead audio engineer at TwentyFiveEight. Every episode streams on iTunes, SoundCloud, Stitcher, and nepascene.com.
The co-owner of the Electric City Tattoo Gallery, Michael “Woody” Wodock, is our special guest on Episode 21, discussing his transition from piercer to tattoo artist, the growth of tattoo culture in the area and shifts in trends and styles, the artistry behind the business, and organizing the sixth annual Electric City Tattoo Convention, which runs April 17-19 at the Hilton Scranton & Conference Center.
He also recalls the best, worst, and strangest tattoos he’s done, how he ended up collaborating with other local businesses like Loyalty Barber Shop & Shave Parlor and 3 Guys and a Beer’d Brewing Company, behind-the-scenes stories from the convention, and much more.
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Watch a funny outtake from after the show when Woody surprised Mark by taking off his shirt as we posed for the weekly GoPro shot:
Photo by Mark Dennebaum/TwentyFiveEight Studios