In the third and final episode of the Freddy Corbin series, we see exclusive footage of Freddy parachuting at the age of 24 and hear the personal, intimate details of his young life and career – from the early days of his drug abuse, to living in Amsterdamâ€™s Red Light District, his brotherâ€™s tragic death, and being petrified of starting a family.
Freddy depicts what itâ€™s like to get caught up in a â€śshit stormâ€ť of drug use and how spiritual trips to India jump-started his positive outlook on the world.
In this episode, Freddy talks about his rise as a tattoo artist – from the day he received an income tax return check in the mail for $75 that he used towards his first tattoo, to the unforgettable 9 am phone call from Ed Hardy with a job offer.
In the first installment of the Freddy Corbin series, we get familiar with Freddy’s tattoos and see his two Oakland tattoo parlors, Temple and Tattoo 13. Freddy’s style is explained by his right hand man and fellow tattooer, Jason Mcafee. We also get a chance to speak with another Oakland legend, pro skater and chopper guy, Max Schaaf, about understanding Mr. Corbin.
Tattoo Age is the new series that takes an inside look at the craft of tattooing through a series of profiles on some of the most interesting and sought-after artists in the world. The series kicks off on July 13th with Dan Santoro, and new episodes featuring such artists as Troy Denning, Mike Rubendall, Freddy Corbin, and Grime will air through November.
“Legendary tattoo artist, Freddy Corbin, worked with HUF to design a capsule collection for the brandâ€™s Holiday 2010 line. His interpretation of a club jacket, cardigan, two graphic tees and a set of snapbacks will be available tomorrow at all HUF locations, as well as the HUF online shop. Photographer Dennis McGrath paid a visit this week to Freddyâ€™s Oakland-based shop, Temple Tattoo.”