Tag Archives: matt hodel

Rat Bikes and CB650’s

I’m a huge fan of the 70’s bikes. If I had a job sitting at home drawing shit like this, I’d quit. Because fuck Job’s. Works For Jerks. On this snowy day, I’m thinking about […]

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FBF My first 5k.

This is me in April of 2014. This was my first 5k. I started walking. January 1st of 2014 I started walking on a treadmill in my basement. I walked 1 mile in 22 minutes. […]

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RING TRUE

“Even though hope is dreary, laughter RINGS TRUE through the men.” Captain Ernest Shackleton, 1915. There was a race to the South Pole. From 1900-1914, the last of the courageous explorers were competing for bragging […]

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Conquer Stress

It’s Monday, and there’s usually a mixed sense of optimism and exhaustion with what lies ahead for the week. A fresh start, and a new mountain of work. Here’s a few simple reminders about how […]

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Flash Back Friday

I miss my friend Max. He lives in Austria. He is awesome. Check him out: Tattoos to the Maxx

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Life Unfolds Without Our Counsel

Despite the best intentions… …the best efforts, the most thorough plans, life just does what it wants. We don’t ALWAYS accomplish what we set out to do. We fail. We are reminded that what we […]

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Monkeys Fucking Footballs. (and other original ideas……)

“People over estimate their uniqueness so that commonalities seem like small miracles.” Google has already found your tattoo. It has already found the same tattoo for hundreds of other people wanting a bird and stars. […]

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Brain Mush

Ever feel like you can’t fucking think? Matt Hodel

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Do More Than Just Exist

Being on constant display – as most of us are now due to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and any other social media people steadily consume – can undoubtedly lead to speculation about the perception everyone else […]

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Competition

“When you are in competition with others, you get bitter. When you are in competition with yourself you get better.” Competition is healthy. Like most traits, using competition in the wrong way can be self […]

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#FBF Some of my First Digital Drawings.

It has been almost two and a half years since I made the digital switch. Here are a few drawing from the early days. It didn’t take much time to get used to drawing on […]

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It’s Called Sleep. GET IT.

…And our little life is rounded with a sleep Even though you’ve got a long to-do list looming over your subconscious like a vulture over nearly dead stuff, you need some rest, friends! Sure, no […]

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The Importance of Tattoo Pedigree

The Lineage. I bought a pure breed dog once. The first thing I wanted to know was the condition of the puppie’s parents. Where did this dog come from? How old were the parents? What […]

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It’s a Fishy Friday Flashback!

The Koi Fish There is meaning.  It’s whatever meaning you give it.  Sometimes just the experience of getting a tattoo is the meaning.  Don’t think so hard.  On this friday I FlashBack to five Koi […]

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Think Positively, Experience Positivity

While not the easiest thing anyone’s ever done, keeping a positive mindset is a vital part of success and happiness. Life is a beautiful thing, if you’d just let it be without mucking it up […]

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How much Oral do you Want?

The majority of my career has been the equivalent of processing fish. People lined up to get tattooed and I tried to get through the day as efficiently as possible without losing quality. I don’t […]

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Tick Tock Boom

  Eventually the shit is gonna hit the fan. I drew a candle because I didn’t actually want to draw shit and a fan. www.matthodeltattoo.com

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5 things you don’t need.

“Whenever you hear someone say, ‘It’s not personal,’ or its sister phrase, ‘I had no choice,’ you can be almost be certain they’ve made a choice they are ashamed of.” -Page 24. ‘Never Be Closing’ […]

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Pages from my Sketchbooks

Here are a few pages out of some older sketchbooks. I use sketchbooks for character and composition development. What does a bunny look like? How does it look from every angle? These drawings are the […]

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“Yelp all you want, they can’t hear you”

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 […]

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Merry Christmas!

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 […]

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Machine tuning 101

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Check out some Tattoos!

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Hiking Mountains.

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. […]

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Austria October 2014

Austria October 2014 I’ve never been to a place that feels more like home. www.matthodeltattoo.com

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