2018-04-18 10.26.10

Matt Hodel

An Artist working in St. Louis and Living in the Woods. Follow the link below to discover more about Matt.

Too polished for folk art, too punk for fine art.

Bastards of Art is a podcast to reach out to lowbrow artist. We are helping artist to come together with a message of positivity and ambition. It can feel very lonely spending hours in the study. We are here to help erase self doubt and cultivate the artist inside you.

Matt Hodel has 25 years of tattooing experience. Graduating into the industry in the 90’s, his roots of tattooing come from a time when a client’s vague description was what an artist had to rely on for imagery. Using this as his foundation in tattooing, Matt has honed this skill to help clients tell their stories in a visual language. Working with a client to pull out a narrative is what has helped Matt build a strong following in his field.

Taking to the road pre-internet, Matt traveled to Japan, Brazil, Europe, and most of the States to seek out Tattoo Artists working at the top of their game. The knowledge collected from these journeys has been crucial to his craft.

Matt currently owns in St. Louis, Missouri. An Appointment only shop, Ragtime relies on the old ways of marketing; word of mouth and strong referrals.

Ragtime Tattoo is a collection of private studios. Artists at Ragtime Tattoo work independently and enjoy the freedom of operating as independent contractors.

Ragtime Tattoo is made of three studios. The Oasis, Prickly Pear and the Desert Rose. Each private studio has its own unique entrance to help provide clients with a safe and comfortable experience.

riso printing

Quality customer service for your artistic printing needs. Lillian Press is a St. Louis Risograph printer that brings back the confidence between your art and finished printing. The unique process of printing with a Riso is truly a collaboration of Artist, Printer and Machine. Here at Lillian Press, we invite you to be apart of the printing and binding process. We work with you to help bring your project to life. Witness the proofs, help with registration and make suggestions as we print your project together.