Once again I am lucky enough to be working at the SFO Tattoo Convention this year! This weekend from the 26th -28th. If you’re in the area please take the time to check this out. Some of the best tattooers in the world will be in attendance tattooing, selling prints, and flash, and machines. Some will even be open to take walk ups! Do yourself a favor and swing by the convention. All the info is on the flyer I’m posting.
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So in the past month I have finished my first two sleeves ever.
First is Roland’s filigree sleeve that I showed a few posts back. We put the final section in, and added some flat grey pieces plus I reworked an old heraldic lion in the back of his forearm to fit in the sleeve.
Next is the Sailor Jerry sleeve on Cory. He had the “Bad Pussy” and “Crossed the Equator” tattoos already, but for some reason they were almost completely fallen out. I think military training while they were in the early stages of healing may have contributed to it, but I didn’t originally do them, or the nautical star on the inside. We left the star alone, but I completely re-did those other two tattoos, so as far as I’m concerned it’s my sleeve. I tried to keep most of this stuff as close to book versions as I could, though I did adjust some things. The rose and knife is a combo of a rose from one sheet and a knife from another to cover up some “no out line”, faded red kanji. The girl head is my favorite part.
Here’s a painting I did for an auction for a French Bulldog rescue charity event. I based it on my friend and coworker, Zack Spurlock’s dog, Vito. It’s my first time painting something like this, and I’m not sure I did him justice, but I like the painting, and I learned a lot.
Here’s a few recent one shot tattoos.
The rose is on my friend Raleigh whom I have tattooed a ton. The wolf was from yesterday.It’s from the 3rd volume of Sailor Jerry flash, and I had a blast doing it. Thanks for looking, comments are always appreciated.
I used a antique typewriter that I own as reference. Bad pic. Curve of the thigh makes it look warped but I swear that shit is straight.
Time and Tides.
Did this on my friend Michael. I’ve tattooed him like 5 or 6 times. He just recently got back from deployment overseas and I was psyched to see he was OK.
I’m a huge fan of clowns. Not the gay ass ICP/Wicked/killer clowns type of clowns. Circus clowns. I fucking love the circus for one, and for two seriously, I love clowns. Which is a tremendous pain in the ass since most of the free world hates clowns. Thanks Poltergiest! Assholes.
Aaaaaaaaaaaanyway. I’ve been working on some newer stuff that is influenced by harlequin clowns. I mean, not like super directly, but it is. I’ve been doing these new owls that I’m hoping will continue to develop as I continue to explore this stuff.
This was the first one. Yep, that’s a birdcage crown. I sold this up at that Montreal Convention. And then two hours later I tattooed this:
I think it came out pretty cool. A few weeks later I tattooed this one on my friend Allyson:
and about two weeks later I did this one on my friend Toby:
And then a month or so later I did this one on my buddy Raleigh:
That was the last one I did. I’m pretty happy with the progression of them, and there are a few on deck right now in various stages of development. I can’t wait ’till I get to do another one. There are also some other imagery I’m pushing through the same filter. We’ll see if that pans out. Meanwhile all clown photos can be emailed to me at firstname.lastname@example.org