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Squirt and the App

Today’s tattoo took almost 3 hours.  For the size it doesn’t seem like it should take that long, but with my new style and trying to capture a decent amount of detail, there’s no way to avoid it. You can’t rush the needles. I was doing great for the first two hours, but then I…

Feather and Flower

I mounted the new iPad mount to my dental light pole and was able to get rid of the music stand. The shop is looking so much better, and working is easier without so many stands in my way. Now if I can just figure out a way to mount my armrest to the chair…

Beginning a Sleeve

Day one of a new full arm sleeve involved three-and-a-half hours covering the shoulder with a hawk carrying a compass. I used the Empire white-wash inks and worked as diligently as I could, but still felt there was more to be done in the hawk. I may feel differently at the next session, but if…

Shirts, Lines, and an App

Today’s tattoo was tough. It was all straight lines. And to add to my troubles, the liner needles were struggling to drop ink. The goal was to get the initial pass in so no stencil would be needed for next session. Therefore I did not spend time cleaning up lines as I went because I…

Break from Reptiles

The reptile piece has reached a point where the client will be taking a break. 17 hours in and I’ve only gotten part of his upper arm covered. This is by far the most time-consuming piece I’ve ever worked on. We wrapped up after only 2 hours today – the shortest session we’ve ever had….

Shop Declutter

I forgot to take pictures of today’s tattoo session. I need to start remembering to do that. I’m using my new release forms now so getting started with a client is taking awhile. At the end of the session I am logging the lot numbers of all the needles and inks that I used on…

Shirts and Jesus

After dropping my son off at school, I took water samples from my shop sink and then drove to Reno to give them to the lab for analysis. This should be the last item to complete for my health permit. I drove back to Fallon and worked on a Jesus design for a client who…

Floor and the Cranium

I hate when I fall behind on my blog. I finished up the day of the dead full sleeve a couple days ago. Yesterday I finished the Alaska half sleeve (wow her inside arm swelled up a ton!).  I didn’t take a picture, but I’ll post an older pic from a few months ago. After…

Inspections and Dracula

I was working on round two of a big dragon side piece today and I had to stop after 2.5 hours to get ready for the health inspector. My client was doing really well but I think she was happy to be done for the day. We’ll finish it up in a few weeks. I…

No-show design day

My 11am client must have forgot she had an appointment today. I’ve been working on her lower leg for months and I have to admit I didn’t mind having some free time. I made another attempt at getting closer to getting caught up on my designs. And I was able to get two more done…