tattoo of the week: the chest cassette, rap vs rock

December 15, 2010

Right in the middle of his chest is a cassette courted with wings, scribed with the words “Rap/Rock.” Our feature this week, 25-year-old Steven, said that a cassette mixed with rap and rock changed his life and we found that so dope that he inked it on his skin. Two spray cans mirror the cassette on both sides for his love for graffitti and art. His day time job is a tattoo artist, so hit him up on this post if you’re in Brooklyn and like some of his tatts. And if you would like to be our tattoo of the week feature, e-mail us at


Tattoo of the week: The Chest Cassette, Rap vs Rock

Feature Steven




Steven aka Steel






Brooklyn NY


Tattoo Artist


How many tattoos do you have

20 and counting plus a unfinished back piece


Which one is your favorite?

My chest peace is my favorite.. When and where did you get it? Summer 2010 Got in done at bklyn ink 1626 bedford ave btw crown and carroll


What does it mean to you?

I have a cassette with wings and 2 spray cans which mean love of graffiti and its also the first cassette with rap and rock music I got when I was younger witch change my life. And I have 3 faces a alien (hear no evil) and werewolf(see no evil) and a zombie (Say no evil)


How old were you when you got your first tattoo?

I was 18 yrs old for the love of comic books I got the X-Men logo


Why should we feature your tattoo?

Because I have unique tattoos and every black person in the hood think I’m crazy cause I don’t have the typical black tattoo praying hand or only god can judge me or a name on me. I have old school tattoo witch, a heart with mom: for the love on my mother, an anker with dad: cause he’s old and hard in his ways, a type writer with bro: Cause my brother is smart so just to keep it old school I put a typewriter. I have a two skulls a rose scull: a beautiful death. Candy skull with head phone. And an afro: I always have my music on. Also laugh now cray later life and death voodoo dolls yea I kno. And symbols from Constantine the movie


Do you have a particular tattoo artist you go to?

Miya Bailey from city of ink ATL.


Have you ever received a tattoo under the influence of drugs or alcohol?

No never drink and get tattoos


Do you regret any tattoos you have?

I don’t have any regrets on any tattoos


Are you a tattoo addict?

Yes I am a tattoo addict