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Looking beyond the stats, InkedNBA provides a platform for players and artists, allowing them to speak about the meaning and influence behind the art.
6 days ago
Steve Butcher gives us a inside look into the industry
One of the worlds best Artists Steve Butcher shares his story about the influence Kobe Bryant had on his professional career. Butcher credits Kobe for his work ethic and mindset and explains how Kobe initiated his move from New Zealand to LA. Butcher also talks us through the story and process of Lonzo Ball’s iconic “Black Excellence” sleeve. Butcher recalls Lonzo tapping out midway through one of there many sessions. We then learn about the industry of tattooing and how different skin tones make for a different art piece. Butcher talks about his thought process behind finding a piece that matches a customer. Lastly Butcher shouts out Luka Doncic as a player on his wishlist!
Oct 14, 2021
Robert Covington allergic to failure
Robert “RoCo” Covington joins Matt to talk about the evolution of his ink. How he views the body as a canvas and why tattoos are your personal life story. RoCo gets into how he spent quarantine getting tatted along with the explanation behind all of his new ink. We hear about his crazy 21 hour tattoo session, his future tattoo plans, and who inspired him in the tattoo world.
Oct 7, 2021
Sandro Mamukelashvili on staying authentic with your ink and the inspiration that goes into every tattoo
Milwaukee Bucks rookie “Mamu” has followed InkedNBA since his Seton Hall days. He joins us today with his artist Inkmanb. From cultural icons like Allen Iverson to 50 Cent we talk some of his first influencers. Growing up with strict parents he recalls his first tattoo and how he had to hide it from his dad for months. Drawing inspiration from some of the world’s greatest artists like Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci, Mamu thinks of these visionaries every time he gets tatted and Sandro explains the inspiration and sentimental meaning behind his Kung Fu Panda tattoos. He’s one of the only rookies who came into the league with a full leg sleeve. He shouts out the Ball brothers, James Bouknight, and Kelly Oubre Jr. for the work they have. It’s not only art, but expression, and meaning as well.
Sep 30, 2021
Danny Green talks championship sleeve and getting tattooed by the best in the game
Three-Time NBA champion Danny Green joins the podcast to talk about his latest championship sleeve and how he was able to get tattooed by three of the best artist in the sports world, Steve Wiebe, Steve Butcher and GangaTattoos. He brings us behind the scenes and talks about the insane amount of detail they put into each piece. We also talk about his superhero sleeve that him and Steve worked on last summer.
Sep 23, 2021
Nassir Little the creativity within the game
This week we talk with Portland Trailblazers forward Nassir Little. From his mom influencing him to get his first tattoo at 17 to looking up to guys like Birdman. Designing your ink so it fits on the court – the ultimate creativity within the game. Little talks about the progression of his tattoos and how they symbolize his come up in life, how he influenced teammates on their tattoo decisions, his top 5 tatted players in the league and much more.
Sep 16, 2021
Willie Cauley-Stein talks life with face tattoos and the evolution of tattoo culture in the NBA
Welcome to Inkednba, the only place that takes you behind the scenes to hear the genuine stories behind your favorite players ink. On the first episode host Matt Mangano talks to Dallas Mavericks center Willie Cauley-Stein. We hear about Cauley-Steins tattoo origin stories, the struggles he faces with having face tattoos, the explanation of his favorite pieces and a crazy story about a fan getting a tattoo of Willie on their leg.
Sep 10, 2021
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