In the upcoming VICELAND series Needles & Pins, tattoo artist and host Grace Neutral goes around the world to explore how the tattoo community differs from place to place. When Neutral makes a stop in Las Vegas we learn that what happens in Vegas may stay there, but a heck of a lot of tattoos make their way back home.
Vermin works in mostly American Traditional with a dash of old school punk rock/rockabilly flare to it. With everything changing rapidly around him, Vermin’s art has remained true to itself — his lines are bold, his colors bright, and his pinups curvy. Given his hometown’s propensity for rash decisions made on a whim, Vermin has found it wise to specialize in helping people fix past mistakes — he is an excellent cover-up artist.
As all of the standards of old Vegas get imploded in order to pave the way for more gaudy monstrosities, and everyone of those places has an overpriced tattoo parlor attached, it’s comforting to know that Dirk Vermin and the rest of the crew at Pussykat Tattoos are out there doing things the right way and keeping it old school.