Tag Archives: matt hodel


Your crystal balls sucks.

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by Mark DeNicola at collective-evolution.com In a world where people are regularly commended for things such as hard work, dedication and focus, the idea of not taking life seriously can sound preposterous. But is a […]

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Tattooing versus the Real World

For all its ups and downs, tattooing has been the only constant in my life. I started tattooing before I could legally drink. I had to borrow Mark Andrew state ID to get into the […]

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#FBF Google Power!

I want to revisit a Blog post from a few years ago. I think Google is a great place to start. It’s very useful in getting your brain emerged into a visual library. We know […]

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Tips on the Schedule Stuff

Just make the time. We’ve been talking a lot lately about getting on track, optimizing time, being productive, and other goal-achieving tips. I thought it would be good to be a little more specific about […]

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FBF Baby Emma 2003

They say having kids will change you. This is Emma and I. In these photos I have been a father for 6 months. I was broke and we lived in a hotel in Albuquerque New […]

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Sick of Losing Your DRAWINGS?

Comparing Digital Drawing to Traditional Drawing is like comparing a Car to a Horse. If you still have doubt or are scared of the learning curve, it is time to make the plunge. The time […]

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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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“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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“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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