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Color Tattoos

I finished Captain Spaulding from the movie “House of 1000 Corpses” and am really happy with how it turned out. I think I put in 7 hours across two sessions. With this and the Beetlejuice tattoo I can now say I have officially entered the realm of color portraiture tattoo. Beetlejuice is turning out well….

Sleeve Progress

Lots of sleeve work this last month. I got this colorful turtle finished on the underwater leg sleeve that’s been in progress for a while. I think we’re adding jellyfish next. I finished the coverup of the demon that was supposed to be a gargoyle. I believe it now looks like a gargoyle. I also…

Another Week

I met a new client today and started work on his very first tattoo, which will be a half outer sleeve. He is friends with two other clients of mine who both got lion tattoos. I was pretty happy with how this one Is turning out. A lady who I went to school with came…

Feeling Better

I used Hector to help me create a new tattoo design for a client who I met when she was 6 years old. I was painting a huge Disney mural in her parent’s house. It was my first art job after college and I think I made about $4 per hour. Anyway this mermaid’s face…

Couples and Japanese

The horror movie leg sleeve is finally done. I need to go back through all of it and do some more touch ups, but overall it’s pretty good. My tattoo skills have improved much since we first started it 7 years ago. I can still see areas where I need improving, but just looking at…

Drawing Health

For me, art has always been therapeutic. Feeling alone and unimportant sometimes permeates my life. Wishing someone would care or help doesn’t make life better, so if I’m paying attention to my downward spirals, I usually start drawing…a lot. It’s not an instantaneous cure, but it usually gets me through the days. I like to…

Staying Viable

I spent most of my day drawing up this cracked face design, which is based loosely on an existing tattoo that a client sent me as an idea for his sleeve. I’ve been drawing a lot lately, spending more time studying anatomy and faces, always trying to improve. 32 years ago was the last time…

Design Time

I have a client who got a full sleeve from me earlier this year, and he’s ready to start another one. He gives me ideas and then just lets me draw whatever I want. One of the worst things going into a tattoo with a client is not having the artwork prepared and approved. So…

No Blog Time

Last year a guy I went to high school with walked into a church and shot Bert Miller dead. It was a horrific tragedy for our small town. Bert was a volunteer firefighter, husband, father, grandfather, and a devout man of God. The guy who shot Bert has never been deemed competent to stand trial,…