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Skull Octopus and Copyrights

Skull Octopus and Copyrights

Today was a repeat client getting a skull-octopus on her arm.  Black and gray work is always fun.  I enjoy creating depth with shading.  We were going to run some tentacles down her back but ran out of time since I had to go pick up my son and my niece from school. Last night…

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…

Skulls and a Sunflower

Skulls and a Sunflower

I did this black and grey skull with headdress the other day on the back of a calf. Client was originally from Chicago but has been here in Fallon working on the navy base since 2009. He has tattoo work in progress by another artist in Reno, but after I finished this one he said…

Horror Weeds

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…

Pen Lost

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

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

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

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….

Bunny Escapades

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…

Painting Idea and Scuba Women

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…