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Day Off, Draw!

I try to give myself at least one day off from tattoos each week, and I usually spend that day off drawing designs because I am always behind.  Today I worked on a few in the morning, then in the afternoon I worked on another that involved a few photo shoots. The client stopped by…

Biomech and stuff

I got some new designs started. I had an old friend install a lift kit on my Jeep last month, and now I owe him some tattoo work. He at first wanted his Dodge Challenger coming out of the skin. After I drew it he asked for some bio mechanical type stuff with skulls. I…

Consult and Session

I had a consult appointment with a client who I tattooed about 3 years ago. She’s from Texas and wanting a rattlesnake on her leg. We discussed the art style and layout details, then I added her name to my “draw” list, which I can never stay caught up on. For my afternoon tattoo session…

Designs and reptiles

Today’s session was 3 and a half hours. Normally he goes longer but I was using small needles which really beat up the skin and slow down progress. It’s coming along, just very slowly. I started out with a small palette of colors which I mix together as needed while working. I put out a…

Flowers and touchups

I try to be capable of many different styles, although I have mentioned before that I am more painterly and not so much into linework-heavy tattoos. However Friday’s client was very specific in wanting a line style floral piece. While designing it she provided me with quite a few reference pics and requested a lot…

Starting a Frazetta

Today I had a session with a client I met almost 20 years ago. He lives in Elko which is 4-hours away so I wanted to get as much work done today as I could. I’ve been looking forward to working on his upper arm piece because it’s an iconic painting from my childhood featuring…

Design and creativity

Creativity is a multi-faceted concept for me. It’s not enough just to draw, I sometimes want to imagine a scene, then hire models and go to a far off location and try to create that imagined scene.  Then set up lights and go through an entire photo shoot to capture that scene.  Then manipulate the…

Website Remodel

I decided to update the Underground Tattoo website. I think I built the previous website in 2013, and since then I’ve updated it only a handful of times.  I forget it is there. Most of my posts regarding Underground Tattoo have been on the shop’s Facebook page.  After recently finishing a website for my fine…