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Horror Weeds

I continued work on the horror movie leg sleeve today. The upper thigh will consist of the four phases of Dracula from the movie – Prince Vlad, Werewolf, bat creature, and old man. I did the werewolf phase today. Midway through the tattoo I switched to a 23-mag needle, which is pretty wide.  While dipping…

Working always Working

Trying to keep on top of drawing designs, scheduling clients, inventory, ordering supplies, and tattooing can overwhelm me sometimes. Hence no blog the past few days. I worked in some cloud fill on what I believe is session number six on this particular sleeve. We should be done on his next session. Sad story –…

Reaper

I forgot to get a picture of yesterday’s tattoo. It was the start of Arlington cemetery on the inside of the upper arm. But today I remembered to grab a picture of the grim reaper tattoo that I started. I think it can be finished in one more session. Today’s conversation topics were movie westerns,…

Immortan Joe and the Comic

Session three took place yesterday on my son’s Mad Max: Fury Road tattoo.  We absolutely loved that movie.  We talked about maybe even making his entire arm an homage to the Mad Max movies (if he ever decides he wants to do more). For now though he’s got a pretty cool first tattoo.  I told…

Bad Stencil and Stuff

Today’s half-sleeve session started with me being unable to make a stencil.  I had the linework printed and sized correctly, but feeding it through my old 3M Thermofax machine yielded no stencil. This can be a panic situation, and inside I was a bit perturbed, but I had some options and theories.  I do have…

Age and Rosemary

I actually went and picked up a client for her tattoo session the other day because her car was broken.  I did a rosemary plant on her shoulder blade with an Italian phrase. She kept thanking me for listening to what she wanted. Apparently there is no shortage of tattoo artists who simply do what…

Pen Lost

I spent yesterday frantically searching for my Apple Pencil that I use to draw with. Not sure how I lost it, but luckily Walmart carries them. One of my clients runs the electronics department and he helped me get a new one. Work continues.   I had an afternoon appointment today, which I don’t normally…

Flowers and School

Yesterday was the first day of school.  I’ve been driving my son Kaleb to and picking him up from school for over 11 years now. For those who don’t know, I left the hospital with him the day after he was born and have raised him by myself ever since. I won’t go into the…

Goodbye, My Painting

I did this oil painting last year. It was the only thing I wanted from my divorce. I was refused. Life goes on. I touched up a tattoo on my crossfit client a few days ago, adding some colored lines around the entire piece to tidy it up. She’s tossing around the idea of a…

Snake and the Female policy

A while back I had correspondence with a new client who booked up this weekend for her and her friend. I was having trouble getting her to respond to messages and confirm times, and I woke up Saturday morning to a message from her saying she was cancelling. So I had the entire weekend off….