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55 minutes ago, womblingfree said:

Weird that his tattoo shop website doesn’t mention him being the Games Animal.

 

I imagine a lot of people who know him as a tattooist probably think it's weird that he isn't known everywhere by the name they definitely all routinely refer to him as in everyday parlance and definitely isn't something that he made up for himself while trying to be cool. 

 

"The Revolver Tattoo Rooms were opened in March 2007 by owner and lead artist Dave 'The Pistol' Perry."

 

https://www.bigtattooplanet.com/daveperry

 

I can't think of a single person who I know by a name other than their actual name, and Dave Perry has two alternate names! What a guy. Actually, there's one guy I had to contact for work whose colleague clearly didn't like him and implied that for reasons undisclosed everyone in their organisation referred to him as "pornhub". 

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53 minutes ago, Wahwah* said:

 

I imagine a lot of people who know him as a tattooist probably think it's weird that he isn't known everywhere by the name they definitely all routinely refer to him as in everyday parlance and definitely isn't something that he made up for himself while trying to be cool. 

 

"The Revolver Tattoo Rooms were opened in March 2007 by owner and lead artist Dave 'The Pistol' Perry."

 

https://www.bigtattooplanet.com/daveperry

 

I can't think of a single person who I know by a name other than their actual name, and Dave Perry has two alternate names! What a guy. Actually, there's one guy I had to contact for work whose colleague clearly didn't like him and implied that for reasons undisclosed everyone in their organisation referred to him as "pornhub". 

 

His bio doesn't mention any of his games history..

 

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The Revolver Tattoo Rooms were opened in March 2007 by owner and lead artist Dave 'The Pistol' Perry. A local boy, who had left Torquay at the age of 18 to study at the Bath Academy of Art before living and working in a number of cities around the world, including London, Los Angeles and Sidney, it had always been Dave's dream to one day open his own studio back in his home town. With Revolver and its artists continuing to go from strength to strength and steadily attracting more and more attention from the media, Dave took on yet another challenge in 2010 when he became the editor of the UK's leading 'artists only' magazine - Tattoo Master. He now runs this publication alongside tattooing five days a week in his busy studio.Skin Deep published a six page interview with Dave in September 2010.

 

But then I guess something like.. 

 

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Remember that Games Master TV program? You know, the one with the fat astronomer. No, not Russell Grant, he's an astrologer. Yeah, sure you were too busy listening to METAL bands in the 90s to care about stupid computer games,, but Dave 'The Pistol' Perry was on that program wearing a BANDANA and playing kids games like Super Mario. Well he doesn't do that know. The Pistol does totally rock and roll tattoos like of skulls and shit. And absolutely no tattoos of Super Mario.

 

..might not work well at selling his skills as a tattoo artist.

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1 hour ago, gone fishin' said:
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Remember that Games Master TV program? You know, the one with the fat astronomer. No, not Russell Grant, he's an astrologer. Yeah, sure you were too busy listening to METAL bands in the 90s to care about stupid computer games,, but Dave 'The Pistol' Perry was on that program wearing a BANDANA and playing kids games like Super Mario. Well he doesn't do that know. The Pistol does totally rock and roll tattoos like of skulls and shit. And absolutely no tattoos of Super Mario.

 

..might not work well at selling his skills as a tattoo artist.

Sorry mate, didn't realise this was such a serious topic. 

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On 28/01/2020 at 19:33, womblingfree said:

Had a look to see if this was still going. Three episodes up now and a “special” on bikini babes.

 

On Episode 2 now and between being awful he’s going through a photo album and reminiscing like a veteran of Dunkirk.

 

I’d like to see Zammo from Grange Hill doing something similar from his locksmith shop in Wallington.

 

Edit: Hang about, that bikini babes thing isn’t a special, it’s the worst song and video in existence.

 

He's only round the corner from me, my south african mrs had no idea what a Zammo was.

 

Dave Perry reminds me of a certain ex-forumite who cant be mentioned in his attempts to stay relevant. I would dearly love to see them colaborate to use their powers of 80's/90's promotion to create some kind of stillborn abbhoration of a show, the kind of creation that if it were a child would send priests running screaming and doubting god exists while doctors who have seen it vomit uncontrollably. When the marketing power of the man who tried to sex up reversi by adding cats so it could be called pussy flip teams up with the Games Animal it would be a unstoppable rollercoaster!

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5 hours ago, sir podger said:

 

He's only round the corner from me, my south african mrs had no idea what a Zammo was.

 

Dave Perry reminds me of a certain ex-forumite who cant be mentioned in his attempts to stay relevant. I would dearly love to see them colaborate to use their powers of 80's/90's promotion to create some kind of stillborn abbhoration of a show, the kind of creation that if it were a child would send priests running screaming and doubting god exists while doctors who have seen it vomit uncontrollably. When the marketing power of the man who tried to sex up reversi by adding cats so it could be called pussy flip teams up with the Games Animal it would be a unstoppable rollercoaster!

Bikini girls and climate change denial? That is pretty 90s, to be fair.

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5 hours ago, gone fishin' said:

To be fair, he seems to have grasped that section of retro gaming YouTubing which consists of a middle aged man unboxing shite whilst rambling on about personal anecdotes that are only relevant to them.

 

Plus, no-one is tuning into him for anything much else.

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On 28/01/2020 at 19:33, womblingfree said:

Had a look to see if this was still going. Three episodes up now and a “special” on bikini babes.

 

On Episode 2 now and between being awful he’s going through a photo album and reminiscing like a veteran of Dunkirk.

 

I’d like to see Zammo from Grange Hill doing something similar from his locksmith shop in Esher.

 

Edit: Hang about, that bikini babes thing isn’t a special, it’s the worst song and video in existence.


 

He used to work in a locksmith shop over the road from where I did my apprenticeship. Eagle Wharf Road, N1. Hadn’t changed at all, although this was around 1990. 

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Now I've watched a bit of this, I can't believe anyone's talking about anything other than the fact it's him showing off and pointing to magazine covers and innards having applied a filter where the viewer can't see any of it. Amazing!

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On 30/04/2020 at 01:26, Rob Rule said:

Now I've watched a bit of this, I can't believe anyone's talking about anything other than the fact it's him showing off and pointing to magazine covers and innards having applied a filter where the viewer can't see any of it. Amazing!


Yeah, it’s brilliant. “Here’s a beautiful cover we had an artist create exclusively for us”. Points to magazine with (thanks to the filter) what appears to be a crudely drawn comic cover drawn by a 10 year old.1190202954_Screenshot2020-05-01at08_30_14.thumb.png.f755385e7ab9bd2b0c27482b1e9e5794.png

 

 

 

I’m certain he’s laughing at all of us. 

 

 

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On 06/11/2018 at 12:32, Goemon said:

I'm still unsure if this is meant to be tongue in cheek bad or if he actually believes it's it's okay.

The monotone voice of the singing, the deliberate lingering shots of the babes all suggest parody to me, but at the same time I look at him and think...Maybe.

 

I do believe his version of events from GM all those years ago. I believe he was stitched up to fail.

 

 


Of course he was stitched up the fail, that was obvious from how it all panned out.

 

Thats why it was so awesome. He was a stuck up nob and got his just desserts. That’s why it’s amazing TV

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On 29/01/2020 at 09:00, Wahwah* said:

everyone in their organisation referred to him as "pornhub". 


Years ago an old friend of mine and I worked together briefly and I quickly learned that his nickname amongst the shelf stackers was ‘groupsex’. 
 

Make of that what you will. 

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