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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…

TattApp Back

TattApp Back

Apple approved my appeal so TattApp is back on the App Store and updated. I had made a new  promo video for it and threw a shout-out to Kent Bartley at Evolution Tattoo in Troutdale, Oregon because I used one of his tattoos in the video. He actually liked my video and shared it on…

Eating Income and My Mug

Eating Income and My Mug

My client with the video game character piece always pays with a check. When I was ready to deposit it, I couldn’t find it. I tore my house apart looking. I went through my garbage. Eventually I located a few fragments that I was able to identify as the check.  I concluded that the puppy…

Lights and Tattoos

Lights and Tattoos

Anyone who knows anything about Jeeps knows the stock headlights are garbage. Once a month I take my friend to Reno for doctor visits and we always leave before the sun is up. And every time I’m white-knuckle driving and cursing my crappy headlights. So I finally got some new LED ones. Her dad used…