News

Vacation in Jarbidge

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…

Fellow Artists and Stuff

Fellow Artists and Stuff

I had a friend from college contact me on Facebook a couple months ago.  I hadn’t seen him in 24 years.  I haven’t had any contact with anyone from college, so it really got the wheels in my head spinning.  I was in the character animation program at CALARTS with another friend who I learned…

Dramatic lighting

Dramatic lighting

It had been a month-and-a-half since I updated my business paperwork stuff. I keep spreadsheets in the cloud with all my business expenditures. I have a few simple formulas that calculate my totals and how much use tax I owe. Keeping track of all the business dealings is super important come tax time. After the…

Coverups and Rubber Muscles

Coverups and Rubber Muscles

It has been a week of coverups. I don’t have the before picture of the first one, but it’s interesting to see how faded the first pink rose is. We did that one probably a year ago, and I recall the client not enjoying the experience at all. I mention that because I used to…

Crest and Xion

Crest and Xion

I started a crest Tattoo the other evening on a guy whose family can claim lineage to William Wallace, the freedom-fighter made famous by the Mel Gibson movie “Braveheart”. The Tattoo is going to have a lot of color in it, but for this first session I wanted to get the values in place. It…

Hats arrived

Hats arrived

Today’s Tattoo was a 3pm appointment – the Marilyn Monroe. I was able to complete it in 2 hours 10 minutes. It was about 7 inches tall on an outer thigh. I always want to spend more time with pieces like this, but they get sore fast and I never want to push the pain…

Day Off!

Day Off!

After an early-morning grocery store visit, I decided to strap the kayak to the Jeep, purchase a fishing license, and head to the reservoir 20 minutes away for some relaxing kayaking and fishing. I got to the middle of the lake, trailing my lure behind me, and I spotted a giant tree. I paddled over…

Bands and Stuff

Bands and Stuff

Tonight I worked on designing a coverup of a name. I was excited to finally order a new tv to replace my aging 12-year-old rear projection beast last week. It arrived yesterday and was so super awesome until I turned it on and saw the black splotch with cascading lines spread across the screen. I…

5-hour Tattoo Today

5-hour Tattoo Today

My son has braces and his mouth was very beat up yesterday so we headed to Reno this morning at 7am to see the orthodontist (60 miles away). We were supposed to leave at 5:45am but I must’ve turned the alarm off in my sleep. My tattoo appt was at 10am but I pushed it…

Jesus tattoo

Jesus tattoo

Today I tattooed the Jesus forearm design. It went pretty smooth, 3 hours from start to finish. This evening I worked on an update for TattApp. There have been a couple things bugging me, mainly the cursor not lining up properly with the Apple Pencil tip. I still was not able to fix that. It’s…