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Backpiece and Freehand

Yesterday I got in a couple more hours on this full backpiece of a lady wearing a headdress behind a wolf. The woman had healed up well from the last session and I spent the entire time getting the wolf into place. I always put the stencil on with the body in a neutral position…

Skull Octopus and Copyrights

Today was a repeat client getting a skull-octopus on her arm.  Black and gray work is always fun.  I enjoy creating depth with shading.  We were going to run some tentacles down her back but ran out of time since I had to go pick up my son and my niece from school. Last night…

New Demo Video

I spent all morning creating a new video for my YouTube channel. I wanted to demonstrate some high-depth tattoo shading techniques and also showcase my app. This is the piece of art I created on the video. I think I have a day off tomorrow so I’ll do all the editing then. I have like…

TattApp Updates

I have been staying up way too late this week. I’ve been making big updates on TattApp, trying to fix little issues that have plagued it since the beginning. I’m pretty happy with it at the moment. I started to make a new video to help promote it but I didn’t like the direction it…

TattApp still Rocks

I made the app so I could practice. And I use it. I really need to promote it somehow. I started a new piece on it tonight so I could make a new ad. I really think it has helped my skills improve. I shaded this skull freehand with no reference material. I just tried…

Help Acquired

I met with my new assistant earlier and we went over the shop’s inventory duties. Her name is Valarie. Her and I met about 20 years ago. She’s changed a lot since then. Now she resembles a fish from the Spongebob show. She has helped me with quite a few art projects, the most famous…

Backpiece and Sleeve

Two hours on session two of a full back piece commenced today. I’m using Empire white-wash inks in 4 shades of gray. I only used a 27-mag and 17-mag curved needle today. My client informed me that we may be feeling the effects of a hurricane this week coming up from Mexico. I did more…

Skulls and a Sunflower

I did this black and grey skull with headdress the other day on the back of a calf. Client was originally from Chicago but has been here in Fallon working on the navy base since 2009. He has tattoo work in progress by another artist in Reno, but after I finished this one he said…

Sleeves and a Foot

I did a colorful peacock feather on the foot of a client who I last tattooed 18 years ago. Feet are painful. She did good but I could tell she was gritting her teeth. I finished up the Hawk/tree/soldier sleeve with some cloud fill and a wash of color up top. He’s going to come…

Roses and a Fast Car

I finished round two on an addition to a wrist tattoo of a rose. Looking at it now I can see some things that need touching up. No big deal, had I kept going I think I would have run the risk of overworking the skin. She has more tattoos lined up in the future…