Creative

Closed Awhile

Closed Awhile

Two-and-a-half months I was closed due to the pandemic. Luckily I had some cash stashed to keep all my bills paid during that time (and some help from my mom). It was a nice break from work. I kept myself occupied with all sorts of projects. I had started an animated movie back in 2014…

More Details

More Details

I have a new client who is getting a full arm sleeve. A few weeks ago we started with a deer on his shoulder. Last week I added Bill the Butcher to his forearm (my client is a butcher). Then today I started a horse under his deer. And I also recently did a drawing…

Years of Work

Years of Work

I’m guessing we’re two sessions away from finishing the horror movie leg tattoo. My technique changed a lot since we started it 7 years ago, but I think all the parts go together well. I added another lily to the large rib and hip piece. There will be one more lily and then some swirly…

Ever Onward and Upward

Ever Onward and Upward

I spent three hours on the second session of the sea turtle, first working on the shell, moving to the head, and then to the front flippers. I mainly used a small magnum needle and a round shader needle. I used a lot of colors. I got in a couple more hours with the full…

Fighting Fires

Fighting Fires

A buddy of mine showed me an online tattoo photo of a firefighter helmet that he really liked. We discussed some ideas to make it more unique for his tattoo. I grabbed my nice camera and some flashes and went to a nearby fire substation where his firefighter gear was. He got all his gear…

Ills and a Pup

Ills and a Pup

Loss of income this week due to a yucky cold. I had to cancel a few sessions. Adding to my woes is a puppy who disrupts my sleep at night every 2 hours. Despite these temporary annoyances, I have still managed to work on some tattoo designs and keep the business rolling. Here’s a hand…

Concepts and Tats

Concepts and Tats

The weather has been changing here in the Nevada desert, and my body has been feeling it. I had a few days of artistic inspiration and worked on a conceptual design, mostly from the comfort of my bed. It evolved a bit from start to finish, and that can sometimes be frustrating when the finished…

Pandas, Art, and Video Games

Pandas, Art, and Video Games

I had a day off on Thanksgiving.  We ate at my sister’s house and then I fell asleep on her couch.  A couple days before Thanksgiving I started work on the big Panda Bear eating baseball bats. It went smooth, no problems – close to three hours.  I think I have about an hour and…

Cosmic Stuff

Cosmic Stuff

Well I’ve fallen behind a bit as usual and today I remembered that I needed to update the blog. I got to show off my iPad Pro to a good friend today by sketching up this quick little design. Spontaneous art can be fun to do. I continued work on a sleeve a few days…

New Demo Video

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…