From Conducting a Jeepney to Tattooing Celebrities with Boots Brandon Pajaganas of Redeemed Tattoo
One of my personal joys of this podcast is to reconnect with old friends and learn more about what they went through in their craft as well as their life.
I first met Boots Brandon Pajaganas years ago. He used to invite our band, Rescue a Hero, to play music for skate events. Back in the day, I remember talking to Boots about his experience skating around Cebu. It’s been a while since I last saw Boots, but I was updated on his goingons through Facebook and Instagram.
In the past four years, Boots made a name for himself as a tattoo artist. I remember seeing posts of him winning tattoo competitions, getting tons of clients, and finally tattooing celebrities like Angelica Panganiban and Kitchie Nadal.
He was a no brainer for the podcast. Here was another creative doing well in a creative industry. Little did I know, Boots has a really good story to tell. He is an example of what I’m hoping to see more in Cebu. Before he became a well known tattoo artist, he started with very little. At some point, he even got a short job conducting a jeepney just to make ends meet. This is a real story of starting from the bottom to fulfilling a dream.
In this episode, we talked about his journey of becoming a tattoo 낙서타투 artist, the challenges and tribulations he experienced that changed his world view, the blessings he has received that were uncovered through those challenges, and the importance of giving back to the community.
Enjoy this episode!
Join Redeemed Tattoo for their 4th year anniversary with an epic PARTY and TATTOO COMPETITION!
WHEN: Saturday, September 8, 2018
WHERE: J Centre Convention Centre, Mandaue, Cebu
Photo by Dani Bautista
Rescue a Hero (Zerothreetwo Conversations episode)
Edel Tribiana (Zerothreetwo Conversations episode)
Mcoy Cortes (Zerothreetwo Conversations episode)
DC Shoes Company
February Clothing (Unite Video)
Visioneri Skate Plaza
Kulture of Ink
Dutdutan Philippines Tattoo Expo
Unite Trailer for February Clothing
The Line Divides
Badabink Tattoo Firm
Hounds of Baskervilles
55 Tinta La Union branch
Trademark Bar and Lounge
Where can you find Boots Brandon?
Avelino Morales Street Cebu City (near Escario)
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Music is Piano March by Audionautix.