Interview With Victor Modafferi

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Victor Modafferi, Owner and Tattooer… Bullseye Tattoo. A great guy and some killer answers for my stupid question! Read and enjoy!

Joey Caps:
First off i’d like to thank you for getting online so early to answer some questions for our new site www.fuckthedumb.com

Victor:
My pleasure!

Joey Caps:
What are your feelings on the Asshole movement? Basically artists uniting and trying to keep a brotherhood and sisterhood in an industry that seems to just keep its own little sects and heavy on the politics?

Victor:
Seems to be a good thing, it is always a good thing in my opinion to share ideas, techniques, thoughts etc…. I think there is something to learn from everyone

Joey Caps:
Do you have any particular feelings on the heavy politics in the tattoo industry?

Victor:
There will always be politics in any industry…who likes who and who is kissing whose ass… it is unfortunate

Joey Caps
Agreed! Itโ€™s a never ending cycle that just seems to be getting worse… IMO

Victor:
You are probably right.

Joey Caps:
Enough of that, letโ€™s get onto your story and background. I understand you practiced at the Fashion institute, what was your major?

Victor:
haha seems like a lifetime ago… yeah I majored in Illustration at FIT in Manhattan. I graduated and found the art business to be a tough one so I took a job delivering mail for the Post Office. haha. I was a mail carrier for about 3-4 years and then I quit to pursue art again.

Joey Caps:
I was a mail carrier in the air force… i know where you are coming from… right back to the art, the love of your life

Victor:
Yeah man, mail wasn’t my thing. I worked hard and eventually got on my feet as an illustrator and painter. By chance I ran into a friend I went to FIT with and he told me he was drawing tattoo flash and selling it to shops. Seemed like a good way to make some cash….and that is pretty much how Bullseye the flash company started.

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