Horisora Tattooist Horisora is a Japanese Traditional Tattoo Artist. I am very excited to have her work for a week with us at Ragtime Tattoo. She is taking appointments from January 27-31. You can contact me at mlhodel@yahoo.com or her directly at Horisoratattoo@gmail.com [wr_divider div_margin_top=”0″ div_margin_left=”0″ div_margin_bottom=”25″ div_margin_right=”0″ div_border_width=”5″ div_border_style=”solid” div_border_color=”#ffffff” divider_width=”100″ disabled_el=”no” ][/wr_divider] Matt-…

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I have been trying to take control of my business page that Yelp offers. I can’t. It won’t let me. I am against Yelp. I don’t think you can run a review service that pays to play. I don’t think casually finding a shop on an app is good for your tattoo choices. Please go…

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The Zouglass’ let me shoot there Christmas card every year. This years theme was focussed on the arrival of little Sam. Note last years picture perfect Christmas card still hanging on the refrigerator door. A stark contrast to the first year of parenthood. Merry Christmas! -Matt Hodel

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This is my work set up. iMac on a Freedom Arm stand. I draw on a Cintiq 24 HD. I couldn’t keep up with my work load with out this set up. It paid for itself in under a year. www.matthodeltattoo.com

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Hiking Mountains Today I hiked three mountains.  The smallest was Siriuskogl (599m). This is for old people and children.  The next was Jainzenberg (834 m) . This was only 1.5 hour hike to the top.  A little more fun with some good incline.  This was still one step above easy but not for the lazy.…

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This is Alex! I did his first tattoo when he was 18.  He was an energetic lad ready to see the world.  Last week he popped into the shop saying that he had seen the tallest mountains and the bluest seas.  He’s 25 now and life is trying to catch up to him.  I haven’t…

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This is Jamie!  Rarely do collectors have the confidence to not pussyfoot around when getting their first tattoo.  Jamie’s ideas were based more on the feeling and the flow they should have on her body.  She did good.

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This is Chance.  He was to excited to get this done so we knocked it out in two settings.  Crazy.  He was talking about this guy Tony and how jealous he is gonna be when he sees the finished peice.  Some people get tattooed to find their inner soul.  Some people get tattooed to out…

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This is Eric Montgomery.  A local legend.  He is a man of honor and strength.  He stand 7 feet tall and breaths fire but his hugs are gentle and kind.  He is one of my oldest friends. www.matthodeltattoo.com

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These are some pictures from my last trip to New York.  I got to finish Sid’s phoenix.  A bitter sweet day.  I really enjoyed hanging out with him.  Mr. Van Cura introduced me to Richie Montgomery’s shop in queen.  Really cool meeting Richie, Mary and James.  Richie tattooed my wife’s name on me.  Really good…

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One thing that I love about working by appointment is that I really get to know my clients.  The line slowly blurs and friendships form.  By having a shop that is low-key, I get to do fun things like family day.  Today, Tim and Nikki have been together for 10 years.  This week is there…

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This is Laura. She wanted a big coi.  So that’s what we did! www.matthodeltattoo.com

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Probably doesn’t need a description.  I really just like the ability to wake up.  Drink coffee.  Drive to work and people watch along the way.  There is something really great about working normal hours and being able to spend time at home.  It makes me feel human again.

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This is my childhood friend Brent.  His mug shot sums him up.  He is quick to laugh at you and faster to laugh at himself.  He lives in Canaduh now.  He started flying back home to get a sleeve dedicated to his nomadic life and passion for sports.  We did a lot of Skype consults to…

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Courtney This is Courtney.  One of the smarter guys I’ve tattooed.  He is from Minneapolis and works as an owner/operator truck driver in the oil fields of North Dakota.  Hard as nails and gentle as a giant.  I said “What do you want?”  He said “Viking or Day of the Dead”.  I said OK. www.matthodeltattoo.com

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Jessica This is Jessica.  If you know her well, its just ‘Jess’.  She likes Hemingway.  She didn’t get a bunch of words on her ribs.  She got a tattoo.  We left the long phrases for Grandmother’s and their crochet.

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I meet tony when I was out shopping.  He was super into tattoos and wanted more.  I am usually pretty reserved talking shop when I am out and about.  Tony had an enthusiasm about getting a new tattoo.  He told me of a great idea.  Then we made it happen.  Thanks Tony!

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