Fred Smith is a lifelong skateboarder, punk rocker, tattoo artist, motorcyclist, surfer, and road dog.  He was a skater on the infamous Alva team in the 80’s/90’s, and had one of the most iconic and top selling skate decks back in the day.  He did his tattoo apprenticeship under Mark Mahoney (of Shamrock Social Club fame), and has played in punk bands such as the Loud Ones. The two discuss his background and career in skating, tattooing, motorcycles,  punk rock – and the subcultures around all these scenes…  as well as just living life, paying dues, sobriety, hooliganism, old trucks, and more! 

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In this podcast Big Truth interviews interesting people who live and breathe outside the mainstream conventional box. The tone of each episode can range from casual conversation to life history style interviews. The show is fun, educational, inspirational and explores different views on contemporary topics as well as highlights alternative career paths. 


Big Truth is an Anthropologist, custom motorcycle builder, laser tattoo removal specialist, ex-radio DJ, punk rock/hardcore vocalist, and now podcaster!  He owns a renowned custom motorcycle shop (Choppahead Kustom Cycles) and a Tattoo Shop/Laser Tattoo Removal Business.  In the past he's worked as an anthropologist for the World Health Organization, CDC, and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Having worked with everyone from Harvard Cancer researchers to outlaw bikers, he is comfortable navigating different worlds and talking with people from across the human spectrum!