Scab Vendor

Confessions of a Tattoo Artist
Narrated by: Carol Monda, Jonathan Shaw
Length: 17 hrs and 27 mins
Categories: Biographies & Memoirs
4 out of 5 stars (11 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Jonathan Shaw's Scab Vendor: Confessions of a Tattoo Artist is a surreal, multigenerational roller-coaster ride through the underbelly of modern culture, charting the course of a life measured by extremes and all the people, places, and events that shaped that life into a survivor's tale of epic proportions. In it, Shaw takes the listener deep, not only into the recesses of his extraordinary mind and adventures but also into the strange and magical process of memoir-writing itself.

If truth is indeed stranger than fiction, then, as Shaw's friend and literary mentor Charles Bukowski once told him, much of this book would have to be lived before it could be written. In that sense, Scab Vendor: Confessions of a Tattoo Artist is much more than a fascinating chronicle of a popular outlaw artist's creative evolution. It is a multicolored, cinematic, modern-day Odyssey, written in blood, ink, and tears - a kaleidoscopic, visionary road map to the journey of the human soul.

©2017 Jonathan Shaw (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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Good Writing...

This book encapsulates much more than usual considering the majority of memoirs. I'd read the book twice, listening to the author reading this surreal story is incredible because many times in this book he tells us things that are possibly hard to him to think about, it's not a fairy tale , it's not normal stuff you've got here. these are confessions of failures, deceptions, moments where he probably felt defeated by life. Is a true confession in all senses...

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Oh boy....

It’s clear this guy fancy himself as a Hunter S. Thompson. It’s just a bunch of babbling nonsense. I really tried to give a chance and usually no matter how bad I always give a book a chance and stick it through to the end. I couldn’t even make past chapter 6. This book. Its not good

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Very hard to follow

I appreciate creative verbiage but this book was obviously written under the influence of some serious drugs. That makes it hard to follow. However, someone else might find this book entertaining. It wasn’t for me.