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Saturday, December 8, 2012

freehand sessions are becoming so much more fun nowadays... heres a peep at Mr Buruga's back.. a tribute to his father. 

Saturday, December 1, 2012

sessions


'round here most folks take about 4 - 5 hours before tappin..

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

re allign

I figured out that larger grips help with lining as well as turning the tip to be inline with the natural motion of the wrist.
this first session was 3 hours..

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

General

.Stomach piece for Ed.
thug life

Monday, November 19, 2012

wood for wood

another look at yesterdays piece.....
 I never posted this from last week.. Thi's piece got some attention
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today we had to pay the Piper... finally got to add to Ky's back.. 
recently he did my floors wood in the RV..
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..in exchange, i layed down some wood floors on his back.. more to go.. hopefully soon...

and one from last week..Onnie's gesisha
.. gaining momentum... 
stick around..


Sunday, November 18, 2012

I'm gettin' used to this machine needle combo ....much fun on Dean.
Adding n refining... shortly

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

groundwork

My buddy Ky made a deal with me ... he installed wood flooring in my rv for tattoo work... 
I'm hoping the ink installs as well as his carpentry.


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here we have a medium piece... inspired by a photo from Estevan Oriol ready to be tattooed this Sunday.  

I've been spending alooooot more time on my stencils...
-If u cant draw it how u gonna tattoo it?-

the busy week at hand also brings us to the last element of Thi's sleeve.. a goldfish to represent having money n no time... trapped in a bowl..

My friend Nate challenged me with trying a single needle piece...
next week we will be doing this classic Pictish warrior piece. The hardest stencil of the bunch.. i will need a monocle...


well biz has picked up ... the stencils are vital for laying out a good foundation before tattooing a piece, at the same time posting them has started to entice the masses.... lots more this month to come... gonna do my best to make some kill...
c u 

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

industrious

another go  on this piece ...i tried white highlights out.. i try not to use it because it turns yellow after a while w some people... but here it looks to be a good gamble...



also made a new tattoo machine.. this ones a liner with medium give... perfect for linework,,,
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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Friday, October 26, 2012

happy halloween....

welcome back... recently i inked my first session as a guest artist at a legit street shop. Golgatha Ink.. still in their first year...  Artist Tony over there challenged me to do a freehand to see what i had. I might be working here a few days out the week.

coincidentally Golgatha means haunted btw n the shop turns out to have some creepy clearly strange happenings going down..... (THERE IS A REAL GHOST IN THIS SHOP)... check out the videos...
a fun stencil ready for ink... just waiting on the client.. if he doesn't show im willing to hook up anyone named Mike..... (depicted is michael the Archangel)

new hobby... making rotary machines.. using erector set parts n a chinese motor... this one worked remarkably well before i dismantled it to a bad case of couldnt leave well enough alone.. the geometry was a bit clunky though so goin back to the drawing board with this... however i grasped the fundamentals of an adjustable give system... vital to making smooth black and grey
pretty trick....and when done right, such a treat

happy halloween gouls and boos.!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

with butter..

put in a good session on this marcos piece... new machine back to an old ink system that always yielded good results... altogether equates to a piece i was very excited about upon completion. pondering adding white highlights for added umph.
behold the og3 -1 shader.  made from a stealth and hacked chinese dragonfly copy rotary parts.  the vertical rubberband smooths out the vibrations.. works suprisingly very smooth.  i know storm rotary makes a model like this but factory streamlined.STORM a-250 ADJUSTABLE ROTARY TATTOO MACHINE REVIEW ... im gonna buy it n give it a try.

and finally the more fun loving side of OG3...
LOBSTER SEASON
caught 8 so far only these 2 were kept due to size limits.

global warming is at least making night dives at the beach more toasty warm.  better grabs...

holdfast my friends... more to come


Thursday, October 11, 2012

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

new weapon

Recently tried out some 9 round shaders. Love em. can beat shit up pretty good with em though .. careful
Thi's arm is developing into a nice collage

cant wait for it to all tie together.



Friday, September 28, 2012

Final addition for Thi's arm sleeve..bicep area

this will be yet again another great challenge....can't wait... "when the shit goes doooooown..... ya betta b ready!"-Cypress Hill

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

money frogs

two homies came in coincidentally getting moneyfrogs... each was customized to fit their personalities...
Thi added onto his forearm..his has waves which hold importance in symbolizing his mothers love and life.. a tsunami scale wall engulfing a worry free unsuspecting moneyfrog just out for his hustle...hes already got a good bite on how to get it.
Ky's frog is a bit more g'd up and less playfull ..cuz Ky dont take kindly to those who play with his money.  His emerges from the water yet is surrounded by it symbolizing that he has escaped drowning and emerged from the waters of the neighborhoods temptations and no goodness.


Both are not finished because both are busy hopping around like frogs out to get coinage in there mouth.

Friday, August 31, 2012

Koopa came in to add onto what will be a freedom of expression themed chest plate when finished.

we got a good solid pass after about 6 hours.  decided we should save some more for later.. 
after all i do charge what others do for half sessions.  This was on the cuff.  I think if you get to tattoo you're lucky.  If you get paid in the process you're even more lucky; perhaps ...

...blessed if you will.
not all people get to survive doing what they love.  
I'm working hard to keep it that way

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

got a fun little hi detail mini tattoo design ready for next week.
the butterfly is to represent a lost brother.. the shears are for her love of her craft.. 

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Thi came through to get his waterfall piece to symbolize his moms lessons still flowing through his blood even after her passing. 
 the girl symbolizes his desire to find a woman that might come close to being as good and loving of a woman not just another scallywag.  




 much like how her ashes were dissolved forever into the world  her teachings and memories are dissolved now into the skin in the form of ink.


His arm is coming together nicely.. this is my second almost complete sleeve.

. lots of fun to be had



Saturday, August 25, 2012

john needed a change of luck so i gave him this ucky charm in exchange for an ac

Thursday, August 23, 2012

biz has picked up a lil... this months efforts...