Posts by Matt Hodel
I have been tattooing catie and her family for decades now. We added a caterpillar- butterfly on her arm. Her back is 10 years old and I love how it has aged! Check out these photos I got this week.Read More
Photo Studio is Back!
It’s been too long since my last photo shoot. I finally set everything back up in my new office. I was able to get 2 clients in this week. One has an awesome back piece of a Phoenix and the other has been collecting from me for so long I have forgotten everything we have…Read More
Hot Springs Offroad!
Cheap fun. Rent a Side by Side! I’ve been looking at the Hot Springs Offroad Park on the Google box for awhile now. I’ve been looking for a cool place to take my Xterra and since we were driving through Arkansas on the way home, I thought it would make a great scouting trip. We…Read More
Washed up? I have been rebooting my career. I have been taking stock of what I have accomplished, and what I am worth. I have been trying to find the fire that has driven me for so many years. The truth is, no one can recreate the past. Here is what I have discovered. My…Read More
Does Numbing Cream work for Tattooing?
Does numbing cream work for tattooing? Numbing cream can be used to reduce the pain associated with tattooing. The cream works by temporarily numbing the area of the skin where the tattoo will be applied. How long the numbing lasts is dependent open how much lidocaine is in the cream. The most common numbing cream…Read More
Study the EYE!
Sketching is the Artist Workout. I wanted to be a Scientific Illustrator. This was my original goal when I was in my teens. I still want to be an illustrator and any chance I get to freelance, I take it. Tattooing is cool but it demands a set of rules to follow that hinder the…Read More
A day in the Country
It is time to check on the property in the Ozark Mountains. Matt and the Family and the Dogs drive down to see if the Canvas Tent has survived the snow and winds from the last few months. Join us as we off-road some logging trails, and scout for a new home for the tent.Read More
Samurai Tattoo Added to an Old Joe Allhoff Dragon
Old Tattoos Completed Chris got a really nice Dragon from an old coworker of mine. Joe Allhoff and I worked at Trader Bob’s from 2004 until I left in 2012. Joe was singled handedly the most naturally talented Tattooist I have ever worked with. I have never seen an artist render images so effortlessly. I…Read More
I did Codye’s first tattoo less than a year ago. As I remember he was quite the handful. He was rather nervous and really persistent at communicating the importance of the getting his first tattoo perfect. I don’t mind. I was told a while back that the energy like this just means the client is…Read More