Codye.

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…

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Hunter doesn’t stop.

Heavily Tattooed Hunter has been getting tattooed by me for years. We balanced his arms in a “yin-yang” approach. If we did a skull blue on the left, it was red on the right. We did not mirror his arms, we just paid careful attention to the layout and it turned out great. We started…

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Randell Body Suit Tattoo

Last Bits Slowly closing up Randell’s Japanese suit. Good Day on Randell. We have been working on his body suit for a decade. This is the last leg…. Ha! The tiger leg might be my favorite. I really like the softness of the grey on his skin. I drew some more background on and got…

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Cheap Airbrush Booth

DIY Airbrush Booth I am too cheap to spend $150-200 on an airbrush booth. I do not airbrush enough to justify it. I found a Wagner Spray Shelter at Home Depot for $29. I added a box fan for $25 and a standard filter for another $10. That is $65 dollars compared to the $200…

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Wes’ Traditional Tattoo Sleeve

Keeping it Light Hearted Wes came with some loose ideas for his sleeves. He liked a few different ideas so we made a list and and went for it. On the list was skulls, Indian heads, mermaids, whiskey, and coffee. With a sleeve like this it is pretty straight forward. Start with the most visible…

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Progress on Amanda

Amanda’s Mermaid session #4 This is the 4th session on Amanda’s Mermaid today. I’m getting all the large sections worked out and slowly getting into the details. I am not too concerned with the cover up. We are still layering up. I like utilizing the bend of the arm in my designs. Here the waist…

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What is Tattooing?

What is Tattooing? How do we explain the tattoo life?  Sometimes it feels like arguing over the genre of your favorite band. It has changed faces so many times in the last few decades so that it even reveals itself differently to people.  It has grown beyond a counterculture movement. As the price of admission…

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