Will Thidemann talks art school, painting and his new shop Mammoth American

As Kaze Gallery prepares to close, co-owners William Thidemann and Sandi Calistro are splitting up to open two new tattoo shops in Denver. Last month we spoke with Calistro, who will open Ritual Tattoo & Gallery. This week, we caught up with Thidemann, who is equally busy with his preparations for Mammoth American. Originally from Richmond, Virginia, Thidemann has been tattooing for more than two decades. He shared with us his thoughts on art school, the influence of his painting in his work as a tattoo artist, and the details on his new shop.

See also: Sandi Calistro on opening a new shop, traveling and creating art on canvas and skin