Friday, August 1, 2008
On Tuesday, I met Shawn in Penn Station. He and a friend had visited to New York City from Albany to catch the band Shattered Faith last Monday night at a Brooklyn venue called Club Europa.
The band is not familiar to me, despite the fact that they are an Orange County-based punk band that has been playing since the late 1970s. They grew out of the same scene that spawned the great L.A. Punk scene in the early '80s, but they never made my radar.
According to Shawn, this was their first U.S. tour, so he was glad to catch them live on the East Coast.
Shawn has about a dozen or so tattoos, half of which are band logos. He had a sweet X tattoo on his right forearm. The piece featured above is the Shattered Faith logo and was inked by Jack Kowalzyk at Primal Graphics Tattoo in Albany.
Check out Shattered Faith at their website www.shatteredfaith.us. You can listen to some of their music in the audio section. You can also check out their MySpace page here.
Another benefit to writing (and reading) Tattoosday is the fact that I am occasionally is educated about bands that had been prevoiusly unknown to me.
Thanks to Shawn for taking the time to talk to me and helping introduce Shattered Faith to Tattoosday readers!
Bonus: A YouTube video featuring Shattered Faith performing in 2006: