Design

Cosmic Stuff

Cosmic Stuff

Well I’ve fallen behind a bit as usual and today I remembered that I needed to update the blog. I got to show off my iPad Pro to a good friend today by sketching up this quick little design. Spontaneous art can be fun to do. I continued work on a sleeve a few days…

Back to Work

Back to Work

I got a new design drawn up for the video game villains piece that I think I am starting this week.  I had a server migration on both my website hosting accounts and I think it screwed up my email.  I had sent my client some wardrobe ideas a while back and a few weeks…

Some Time Off

Some Time Off

I was supposed to go to Jarbidge yesterday but the guy I was going with forgot the days we agreed on and he ended up going there 3 days early. I wasn’t going to have a motel room and I would have had to drive an hour longer because he said I had to go…

New Demo Video

New Demo Video

I spent all morning creating a new video for my YouTube channel. I wanted to demonstrate some high-depth tattoo shading techniques and also showcase my app. This is the piece of art I created on the video. I think I have a day off tomorrow so I’ll do all the editing then. I have like…

TattApp Updates

TattApp Updates

I have been staying up way too late this week. I’ve been making big updates on TattApp, trying to fix little issues that have plagued it since the beginning. I’m pretty happy with it at the moment. I started to make a new video to help promote it but I didn’t like the direction it…

Help Acquired

Help Acquired

I met with my new assistant earlier and we went over the shop’s inventory duties. Her name is Valarie. Her and I met about 20 years ago. She’s changed a lot since then. Now she resembles a fish from the Spongebob show. She has helped me with quite a few art projects, the most famous…

Sleeves and a Foot

Sleeves and a Foot

I did a colorful peacock feather on the foot of a client who I last tattooed 18 years ago. Feet are painful. She did good but I could tell she was gritting her teeth. I finished up the Hawk/tree/soldier sleeve with some cloud fill and a wash of color up top. He’s going to come…

Roses and a Fast Car

Roses and a Fast Car

I finished round two on an addition to a wrist tattoo of a rose. Looking at it now I can see some things that need touching up. No big deal, had I kept going I think I would have run the risk of overworking the skin. She has more tattoos lined up in the future…

Horror Weeds

Horror Weeds

I continued work on the horror movie leg sleeve today. The upper thigh will consist of the four phases of Dracula from the movie – Prince Vlad, Werewolf, bat creature, and old man. I did the werewolf phase today. Midway through the tattoo I switched to a 23-mag needle, which is pretty wide.  While dipping…

Working always Working

Working always Working

Trying to keep on top of drawing designs, scheduling clients, inventory, ordering supplies, and tattooing can overwhelm me sometimes. Hence no blog the past few days. I worked in some cloud fill on what I believe is session number six on this particular sleeve. We should be done on his next session. Sad story –…