Under My Skin

We teamed up with Sailor Jerry for a new series that explores the relationship between local skateboarders and tattoos.

In episode 1 we spend the day with Shaun Dean from Emerald Fox Tattoo and get under his skin. Shaun is a skateboarder and tattoo artist who grew up in Durban, but he’s now at home in Muizenberg, on the edge of the cape peninsula.

In episode 2 we spend the day with Charl Steyn in Pretoria. Charl is well known as one of the best skateboarders in Gauteng, but he’s also a very talented tattoo artist. He recently started working out of a space at the iconic Thrashers skate park, so we headed there to hang out.

In episode 3 we spend the day with Kent Lingeveldt in Cape Town. Kent is a legendary South African downhill skateboarder who also has his own board company called Alpha Longboards. We met up with Kent at his studio in Woodstock to learn more about what he does, and then we went to bomb some hills.