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Just tattooing

I finished up a Roman soldier tattoo on a sleeve a couple days ago. I think it’s looking pretty good. In two weeks we’re going to work on the rest of the forearm. Yesterday I started work on a new full-arm sleeve. He has a tattoo of a tiger he got in the Philippines 30…

My Art Their Art

Tattooing is a great job, sometimes stressful, sometimes super fun. It can be overwhelming – especially when there’s a long line of clients waiting for me to take care of them. Creating art is challenging, and even more so when clients are not satisfied with the choices I’ve made and I have to try and…

Bunny Escapades

I did a simple design from the Destiny video game on a young client yesterday. Notice it took a couple tries to get the stencil placed in the right spot. I usually start a session placing the tattooing where I think looks good (with the client’s assistance), then I have the client check it in…

Tree and the Dealer

My Elko couple (Spring Creek to be exact) had an early start to get to my shop at 9am this morning. And they brought me a delicious coffee from our local Telegraph coffee shop. Rather than spread their Fallon visit over two days, I had opted to get them both in today, and a long…

Good Day Rough Day

I’ve been working on a camouflaged armor sleeve for a very long time now, usually 2-3 hours at a time. I hadn’t seen the client in many months (scheduling conflicts and my ever-expanding wait list) but he made it back in the other day and we trudged onward. The nice thing about this session was…

Fires and Dark Skin

I’m getting close to nailing down the design for the client whose sister passed away 5 months ago. Her tattoo appointment is in 2 days. There are a gazillion fires burning all around and the air is filled with smoke. Everyday my eyes water and burn, and I’m feeling tired through every tattoo. A few…

Painting Idea and Scuba Women

My visit to Jarbidge recently has got me thinking about an idea for a new oil painting. I started a sketch and reached out to my Facebook people for some reference materials. I’m supposed to meet a guy tomorrow to discuss early 20th century Nevada cowboy attire. Vacation put me behind on all sorts of…

Vacation in Jarbidge

Last week I did another session on the reptile sleeve… …then I packed up the Jeep and drove 6 hours to a remote mountain town near the Nevada/Idaho border. A client of mine had invited me to come see Jarbidge, Nevada. A couple months ago I crossed out the soonest 4 days on my calendar…

Prince Vlad and some Bands

Yesterday I worked on the ongoing horror movie leg sleeve for the guy who inadvertently got me into tattooing. We’ve moved up to his thigh which is going to have four stages of Gary Oldman’s character from Bram Stoker’s Dracula. I chose to start with young Prince Vlad. Just over 3 hours of work and…

Lotus and Skull

I worked some more on that coverup/sleeve design.  I’m using Hector’s skull as reference, still gotta add the clock hands. I may be spending too much time on the design, but it does look cool. I finished a lotus flower tattoo yesterday.  She brought in a set amount of cash – which put in an…