All Posts By Cody Deegan

Paint, teach, tattoo, record

Paint, teach, tattoo, record

I made some time to get in a quick oil painting. My son moved to North Carolina in January, and one night while browsing for something to watch on TV, I saw a show that was set in North Carolina. And that’s the only reason I decided to watch it. The show was called ‘Wicked…

Covering Up

Covering Up

Coverups are tricky. Coverups can be tough. I don’t like to do coverups. They’re always risky, especially when someone wants an entire arm full of old tattoos covered up. I’m getting to a point in my tattoo career where I might choose to not do coverups anymore. However I will say that this Hawaiian-themed Pele…

Back at it

Back at it

TattApp is back in the App Store. I had to do some major revisions to improve performance which unfortunately killed a few old features. I looked into hiring a dedicated developer but it is not feasible at this time. I found a little time to start a new oil painting but have been unable to…

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…

And some more…

And some more…

Hopefully one more session and the Johnny Cash half-sleeve will be complete. The couple from Elko returned for my work on their sleeves. My Hawaiian client who makes all the cool crafts got a new Maori symbol on his leg. He wanted it with this cool gemstone texture.

Back to Work

Back to Work

I was able to open the shop back up in June, so I have a lot of tattoo photos to share. Here we go! Clint Eastwood got added to the lower leg sleeve with Squints and Beetlejuice. The underwater leg sleeve got a new fish. I finished the banshee from the Olivia painting. The Nevada…

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…

23 Years

23 Years

I finished this cool lion tattoo on a repeat client’s thigh in two sessions, roughly 5.5 hours total. I got most of the inner arm finished on this military-themed sleeve. I still have the back of the tricep to do before we can call this sleeve complete. Hopefully one more session. I finished up this…

Still Going

Still Going

Here’s a bunch of new tattoos I’ve been working on since my last post. The creepy ice wolf was done on my son’s best friend. I started this Hawaiian-flavored rattle snake on a frequent client. I finished another reptile – this eye of Smaug turned out really cool. And on his wife I did this…