Tag: In progress

Good Day Rough Day

Good Day Rough Day

I’ve been working on a camouflaged armor sleeve for a very long time now, usually 2-3 hours at a time. I hadn’t seen the client in many months (scheduling conflicts and my ever-expanding wait list) but he made it back in the other day and we trudged onward. The nice thing about this session was…

Fires and Dark Skin

Fires and Dark Skin

I’m getting close to nailing down the design for the client whose sister passed away 5 months ago. Her tattoo appointment is in 2 days. There are a gazillion fires burning all around and the air is filled with smoke. Everyday my eyes water and burn, and I’m feeling tired through every tattoo. A few…

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…

Prince Vlad and some Bands

Prince Vlad and some Bands

Yesterday I worked on the ongoing horror movie leg sleeve for the guy who inadvertently got me into tattooing. We’ve moved up to his thigh which is going to have four stages of Gary Oldman’s character from Bram Stoker’s Dracula. I chose to start with young Prince Vlad. Just over 3 hours of work and…

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…

Dancer and a Wolf Hat

Dancer and a Wolf Hat

I devoted some time over the past couple days to working on a new oil painting. I had the 4th of July off and needed something to do other than Tattoo-related stuff. 4 years ago I had seen a post on a friend’s Facebook showing his son dancing at a pow wow. I asked him…

Style and the Client

Style and the Client

The new thermal stencil printer arrived, and I got a new power supply. My first use of the stencil printer did not go so well. The stencil printed fine, but it didn’t go onto the skin very good. I was trying out the new red stencil paper along with the transfer gel that came with…

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…

Tats be Dumb

Tats be Dumb

A couple days ago I started a dripping skull clock with chess pieces tattoo.  I didn’t design this one. The client had found a picture of it and liked it a lot considering his firefighter profession and dealings with life and death on the job. We got 3 hours in and hopefully can finish in…

TattApp and some Tats

TattApp and some Tats

I had a tattoo artist from Germany contact me a few days ago wondering how to find my new app after seeing my YouTube video. The app hadn’t been approved yet, but by the end of the day it was in the App Store. Pretty cool, I was excited. Yeserday I worked on the ongoing…