Chicago Tattoo Artist: Through Google Glass

Video by Emily Gray Brosious and John Zaccari | Originally published at The Red Line Project | Oct 3, 2014

Tattoo Factory’s David Dillon shows through Google Glass what it’s like to give someone a permanent design on their skin at Chicago’s popular Uptown tattoo studio.

(Music – “Is That You or Are You You” by Chris Zabriski – Licensed under CC Attribution 4.0)

Tattoo Artist #ThroughGlass: How We Made the Video

By Emily Gray Brosious 

A good portion of twenty-somethings like myself know what it’s like to get a tattoo. So my teammate John Zaccari and I were curious; what’s it like on the other side of the needle – what’s it like to give a tattoo?

We wanted to capture the experience from a tattoo artist’s perspective, using Google Glass. And lucky for us, Tattoo Factory’s David Dillon obliged.

I wore Google Glass to record our interview at the popular Uptown tattoo parlor where Dillon works. Then we passed him Glass to record his point of view during a tattoo session. We asked him to walk us through his process as he worked.

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