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TattApp on hiatus

TattApp on hiatus

My digital tattoo simulation app for iPad Pro has been doing well in sales over the past year, but today I had to make the decision to pull it from the App Store. The new iPad update has caused TattApp to become unbearably slow and laggy. I don’t have the means to address this problem…

New Adventures

New Adventures

The owners of the Master Tattoo Institute in Miami Beach, Florida found some of my YouTube videos where I was giving some tattoo instruction. They reached out to me and told me a little about their school which has been around since 2012. I hopped on a plane a few days later and went to…

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…

Tats and Rescues

Tats and Rescues

I started work on this really cool art piece by the artist Olivia. My client was leaving after her session and realized she had locked her keys in her vehicle. I drove her to get her spare set, and upon returning she learned that her spare set did not have the microchip in the key….

Drawing Health

Drawing Health

For me, art has always been therapeutic. Feeling alone and unimportant sometimes permeates my life. Wishing someone would care or help doesn’t make life better, so if I’m paying attention to my downward spirals, I usually start drawing…a lot. It’s not an instantaneous cure, but it usually gets me through the days. I like to…

First Timers

First Timers

We had six hours planned for this young lady’s first tattoo session, and she was determined to sit until the end. But after four hours she decided she was done. I grew up with her dad, and they traveled from the town of Tonopah four hours away so she could get her first tattoo from…

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…

TattApp and Eternal

TattApp and Eternal

I finished with a client this morning and saw a call coming in from Detroit, Michigan. Now normally I don’t answer my cell phone, but I know what resides in Detroit: Eternal Tattoo Supply, the makers of my favorite tattoo inks. So I answered my phone. For the past few days I’ve been working on…

Feathers and Scams

Feathers and Scams

A client wanted an eagle and a clock added to a flag tattoo he already had on his leg. He and his wife have a dog who is the sister of my dog. I spent just over two hours on this black and gray piece. His wife is also a client, and she originally didn’t…

Ships and Scars

Ships and Scars

The sailing ship and Kraken piece is shaping up nicely. My client has me listening to an audiobook while I work on him that is set in the Star Wars universe 1000 years before the movies. The lore is pretty interesting, and I realize I don’t know too much about Star Wars for someone who…