post image

KLRU EGG Tattoo

Bart Willis tattooing at the original South Side Tattoo in Austin, Texas c. 1999. This was a one minute spot made for KLRU tv.

post image
post image

Texas Country Reporter

See how a Native American tribe is recapturing their heritage one tattoo at a time. Haida Gwaii tattoos by Bart Willis, Southside Tattoo

post image

Vancouver Sun

Tattooing may not seem as traditional as other forms of coastal artwork but, in fact, it goes back generations among ancient coastal peoples. Jones says that the practice among the Haida faded out a century or so ago with the arrival of missionaries who frowned on the practice.

post image
post image
post image

Bart Willis Interview Part 1

brandonshare sat down with co-owner of Southside Tattoos, Bart Willis to find out more about the shop and his unique style of Pacific Fusion tattooing he’s developed over the years while working in Austin and spending his summers up in British Columbia, Canada.

In part I, Bart tells us how he got started and about the tattoo scene in Austin.

post image

Bart Willis Interview Part 2

In part II, Bart goes deeper into his inspiration behind his Pacific Fusion style and his experience living with the Native Tribes up in Northern BC.