Design

Fighting Fires

Fighting Fires

A buddy of mine showed me an online tattoo photo of a firefighter helmet that he really liked. We discussed some ideas to make it more unique for his tattoo. I grabbed my nice camera and some flashes and went to a nearby fire substation where his firefighter gear was. He got all his gear…

Chucky and Stuff

Chucky and Stuff

I was a little nervous going into the Chucky tattoo on our ongoing horror movie leg sleeve – mainly because Chucky was only about 3-inches tall. But he actually came out really good. I still have to add some white highlights and color his eyes blue. I finished up the panda bear eating a baseball…

Ills and a Pup

Ills and a Pup

Loss of income this week due to a yucky cold. I had to cancel a few sessions. Adding to my woes is a puppy who disrupts my sleep at night every 2 hours. Despite these temporary annoyances, I have still managed to work on some tattoo designs and keep the business rolling. Here’s a hand…

Flowers, Ships, and Lions

Flowers, Ships, and Lions

I added mama lion to my Fernley client’s chest and arm piece. I didn’t get finished but made a lot of progress in only two hours. He wore a shirt throughout his session so I didn’t get a picture of the healed up papa lion on his chest, but hopefully next week when we start…

So much to tell

So much to tell

I got this design drawn up tonight for an upcoming tattoo next week. Client is a first-timer and she seems pretty excited. I realized earlier today that I hadn’t written anything in awhile – lots going on lately. I started building a fence in the backyard for Lenny when he arrives in a few weeks….

Medusa And a Puppy?

Medusa And a Puppy?

My frequent client couple from Elko made the trek to Fallon again in a hideous snow storm with icy roads so the wife could get her new Medusa tattoo. We had to take a break at the 4-hour mark so I could go get my kid from school, and when I got back to the…

Pandas, Art, and Video Games

Pandas, Art, and Video Games

I had a day off on Thanksgiving.  We ate at my sister’s house and then I fell asleep on her couch.  A couple days before Thanksgiving I started work on the big Panda Bear eating baseball bats. It went smooth, no problems – close to three hours.  I think I have about an hour and…

Putting in the Time

Putting in the Time

We’re getting close to the end of a full sleeve. I was able to fill a good portion of my client’s forearm with this menacing woman. I didn’t get completely finished with her. After 3 and a half hours we were both getting hungry. I was happy with the progress. I reversed the design last…

Rawwrrr!

Rawwrrr!

Look at that big ole cat! I got in session number two and was able to get the rest of him finished in just under 3 hours. My poor client was hurting for certain! I think I primarily used a 17 curved bug pin magnum and my four shades of Empire whitewash inks. In our…

Crosses and Flowers

Crosses and Flowers

The time change almost screwed me up on the additions to the Jesus tattoo.  I thought I had been working on his arm for three and a half hours, so when it was time to pay I almost charged him too much.  Luckily I realized I hadn’t set the clocks back in the shop yet….