Wednesday, February 29, 2012

No Longer Booking Color Tattoos

I will finish all color tattoos that I've started but after that I will be tattooing only black and grey. The reason for this, well... I'm not quite sure. I mean, I love color. And I've enjoyed all the color tattoos I've worked on over the years. I just feel that I've come to a point where I want to explore the black and grey realm more - without the distraction of anything else. 2012 will bring some really great new artistic challenges for me. I want to continue drawing flash, design more t-shirts for Heavy Clothing, start a line jewelry, and paint more. I think most challenging will be pushing my black and grey skills much further. As the years pass, more and more my clients become my good friends - and I hope they all understand when I turn away requests for color tattoos. Please see Chris Amlie for color. He works with me in my shop, Alchemy Tattoo Arts (see blog link). Thanks for reading. Cheers!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Greek Orthodox/Catholic Tattoo

In memory tattoo - forearm. About 2 years healed.

I want to tattoo this...

Frazetta's Moonmaid. Black and grey only - LARGE tattoo. Either full back, partial back or thigh. MY SHOP only. If you worship the sun, do not contact me. I will offer special session rates for this one. I am booked till July 2012 so we won't start till summer. Contact me if interested.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Black Eyed Devil

Did this a while ago. Based on one of my paintings.

cow head

My friend Dave got this severed and skinned cow head. Very different kind of tattoo for me. A bold statement for sure.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Pica Dillo

Wifes Pica Dillo - with chili & rice and green beans. Awesome! Thanks babe!!!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Fuck Whitney Houston

Fuck Whitney Houston. In case I wasn't clear in earlier posts. That is all.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Armour Tattoo

Started this 2 years ago. Working on it again this week. pretty psyched!

Monday, February 6, 2012


John Smith started the day early, having set his alarm clock (MADE IN JAPAN) for 6 am. While his coffeepot (MADE IN CHINA) was perking, he shaved with his electric razor (MADE IN HONG KONG), and put on a dress shirt (MADE IN SRI LANKA), designer jeans (MADE IN SINGAPORE) and tennis shoes (MADE IN KOREA). After cooking his breakfast in his new electric skillet (MADE IN INDIA), he sat down with his calculator (MADE IN MEXICO), to see how much he could spend today. After setting his watch (MADE IN TAIWAN) to the radio (MADE IN INDIA), he got in his car (MADE IN JAPAN), filled it with GAS (from SAUDIA ARABIA) to continued his search for a good paying AMERICAN JOB. At the end of yet another discouraging and fruitless day checking his Computer (made in MALAYSIA), John decided to relax for a while. He put on his sandals (MADE IN BRAZIL), poured himself a glass of wine (MADE IN FRANCE) and turned on his TV (MADE IN INDONESIA), and then wondered why he can't find a good paying job in AMERICA. And now he is hoping he can get help from the president (MADE IN KENYA)?