In part one of this special two-part series, we sit down with legendary tattoo artist, Freddy Negrete, to talk about the business of ink. From Freddy’s time in jail, where he learned the art of black and gray tattooing, to his apprenticeship with Ed Hardy, to smoking lovelies (a potent mix of pot and PCP), no stone goes unturned in this raw interview with one of the greatest tattoo legends of all time. Freddy shares the life-changing tips he received from mentors like Ed Hardy and Mark Mahoney, transitioning from a Chicano gangster into one of the most respected tattoo artists in the world.