Design

Bands and Stuff

Bands and Stuff

Tonight I worked on designing a coverup of a name. I was excited to finally order a new tv to replace my aging 12-year-old rear projection beast last week. It arrived yesterday and was so super awesome until I turned it on and saw the black splotch with cascading lines spread across the screen. I…

Forgetting Pics

Forgetting Pics

The week has been very busy and I failed to take pictures of a couple tattoos. Two days ago I did the ‘skeleton hunter and dog in a boat’ tattoo. It took over 4 hours. I’ll be sure to get a pic when he comes back for a touch-up. And I forgot to get pics…

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…

Mythology and Fantasy

Mythology and Fantasy

Yesterday I worked on the tattoo app for quite a while. I made it so you can layout all your colors first, then you can “dip” your needles in them to select what color you’re going to work with. If you “dip” into another color, it will blend the two colors. I also added a…

Shop Declutter

Shop Declutter

I forgot to take pictures of today’s tattoo session. I need to start remembering to do that. I’m using my new release forms now so getting started with a client is taking awhile. At the end of the session I am logging the lot numbers of all the needles and inks that I used on…

Shirts and Jesus

Shirts and Jesus

After dropping my son off at school, I took water samples from my shop sink and then drove to Reno to give them to the lab for analysis. This should be the last item to complete for my health permit. I drove back to Fallon and worked on a Jesus design for a client who…

No-show design day

No-show design day

My 11am client must have forgot she had an appointment today. I’ve been working on her lower leg for months and I have to admit I didn’t mind having some free time. I made another attempt at getting closer to getting caught up on my designs. And I was able to get two more done…

Hector and the Wrench

Hector and the Wrench

I’ve been slowly working on a 3/4 sleeve full of tools.  Yesterday we added some feeler gauges, a crescent wrench, and some vise grips. I saw a noticeable improvement in my technique after spending the weekend practicing with my new digital brushes. I’ve been tossing around the idea of selling tee shirts for the shop,…

Another reptile and coverup design

Another reptile and coverup design

One of those tribal arm bands from the early 2000s came through the door in need of transformation. He wanted a lighthouse and a cardinal implemented in memory of his grandparents, and possibly a ship for his Navy service.  My first thought was to use the rolling flow of the tribal as crashing waves.  The…

Big ole coverup

Big ole coverup

I’ve made a lot more progress on designing a coverup for client’s half sleeve. The original artist left a lot of open space which has really been beneficial to me, and so far client is liking what I’ve come up with. I have to tackle the inside of the arm next. I’ve done a few…