Hey Everybody- Hope all is well, here’s a little update to what we’ve been doing over here other than Tattooing daily.
We wrapped up on the 3rd Fri 13th party of 2012, next ones sept 2013 so we get a nice break. Check out the vid Kyle made of it here!
Another job well done!
After that I had to hit the bricks running to get ready for a showing of art at a local eatery Farina. It’s really the first time I’ve made things specifically to show at a place, instead of just showing what was already produced. It was a low stress deal since there was no show, or reception, just trying to push to the next level. Anyhow the art will be hanging through the month of August, if you like really good pizza etc swing by and check it out.
Here’s some pics of it if you can’t make it, I’ll post better pics of the artwork after the show.
Big thanks to Logan for helping me build the frames to the big paintings, and my buddy Lee did the laser engraving on the wood pieces.
The Duke City Tattoo Fiesta was another great success, Randy was there all weekend doing it right!
Can’t wait until next year.
Our friend Matt Hodel was in town for it and we were able to do a screen print of one of his sheets of flash, it came out sweet! I’m sure he might have some left hit him up!
Here’s a flick of his sheet
We’ve been on a good roll with printing/design stuff as well, here’s some flicks of some of the recent prints handmade at the shop
We’re going to be updating the portfolios of everyone in the shop soon, so there will be a good amount of new tattoo pics.
Soooo that’s what’s up over here lately
Hope every one is well!
Well it’s that time again! This is the first of three Friday the 13ths this year, and of course we are doing it again! You know the deal! Its first come first served. We have a great group of tattooers showing up to have a good time including:
We have a full crew of 12 tattooers and we advertised a lot less, so wait times shouldn’t be crazy. Come by and get a tattoo! This is your chance to take part, It’s going to be FUUUUUNNN!!!
We have literally HUNDREDS of designs to choose from! Here’s some pics of some of the designs we’re going to have:
You can see some more of the designs if you click here
See you there!
We’re going to have some food and drink as well…soooo…
We have been SUPER busy here at the shop the last couple of weeks, a lot of really cool stuff in the works. First off we have a new person here, Randy Sanchez is now tattooing here, he does some nice work, and is a great addition to the team…Swing by and check out more of his work, say Hello, etc… I’m looking forward to seeing what he puts out while he is here….
Kyle and Amie made another video, it is really cool, and it’s a little longer than the others. It kind of has a little story type vibe to it. Here’s what inspired it:
The summer before last my wife and I took my daughters on a road trip, we covered 5000 miles in two weeks!! It was a lot of driving, but I loved every minute of that trip. Along the way, I was lucky enough to be able to throw in a couple of work related stops. One was the Tattoo Archive in NC, and others were the grave sites of Cap Coleman, and Paul Rogers. To some this may sound somewhat morbid, but being that I wasn’t born till the mid 70′s I never had a chance to spend any time with these guys while they were alive, no chance with Cap, and while Paul was alive untill the 90′s, I was not educated/experienced/old enough to realize the respect I would one day have for what he has done for the world of tattooing. So for me, this was a way I could pay respect to these guys.
Anyhow, long story short, I made a couple of grave rubbings with the intention of displaying them proudly in the shop one day, and for some reason it took me a year and half to actually get to framing them etc…When I finally did Kyle and Amie where there and this is the video they made:
Here are some pics from that trip:
You can read more about these Forefathers of American Tattooing Here
Well December is ALREADY here, man this year has just flown on by…
So a few days ago I was tattooing a buddy of mine named Tom, and while I worked on Tom’s tattoo, Kyle and Amie hung out and ended up making another video out of the whole thing. Its a different pace from the earlier ones, kind of just another day at the shop, but just as fun to watch…I must admit I was a bit more nervous about this one because Im actually speaking in it…Anyhow it starts out with a really raw sketch of Tom’s design, which is an octopus, then cuts to the stenciled version of the design, leaving out the step’s in between, so I thought I would post some pictures of the different sketches that came out as i worked the design out. I Started in my sketchbook with a really rough sketch, took some tracing paper and refined my drawing, then reduced it down and began refining more…
It starts top left
Tom’s tattoo still isn’t finished, we need to add color and some backround to tie it in with his other tattoos. As soon as it’s done I’ll post up some flicks…
Hope you like the video!
Oh yea, we have some cool stuff at the shop including gift certificates for that special someone on your list…Come on through!
Hey everybody, I hope your Thanksgiving was all you wanted it to be. I know everybody over here has plenty to be thankful for.
So about 5-6 years ago I made a poster around this time of year as an art print/gift for friends and family. My wife Atalie helped out with the art direction of it, I printed a super tiny run of 30 of them, and we gave them out etc.. I had a few left over and was contacted about submitting “peace” themed posters for this travelling art show called “Yo what Happened to Peace?” (this is probably old news to anyone who cares). This show went all over the world, and ultimately turned into a book with the same title. Anyhow, this poster has always been one of the more requested designs that we just didn’t have any of…Sooooo finally a few years later, I got around to printing a new color scheme and our friends Kyle and Amie were there to document and made another cool video about it!!
check it out:
Here’s a couple of flicks Kyle took as well:
We have these prints available at the shop now, or if you’re not in town email us.
We’re still working on getting our store up.
Kyle and Amie are ALREADY working on another video, I can’t wait to see it!
Oh yea, I’m getting some new tattoo flicks together from all of us here, so we should have some new ones up soon.
The finished prints ended up being 18X24 signed and numbered edition of 99
3 colors: Blue with a blend, Metallic Gold, and Black on Royal Fiber natural paper.
Thanks for looking!
Had a great time hanging out with Eric Inksmith last weekend, nothing like listening to first hand accounts of stories involving past/present tattoo greats. Can’t wait till next time, safe travels, and thank you Eric!
Hope things are well for everybody, Over here it feels like time just keeps speeding up. Our friends Kyle and Amie make videos, and they made a video for the shop! I know Im going to be biased, but I think its pretty darn cool. Not only did they make a video, they have also created a YouTube channel for us, and are already working on another video. Its very motivating, and exciting to be a part of this. This is to be the first of many, we look forward to seeing what they come up with next.
Hey all, sorry for the lag in updates, we have been busy working on a lot of new stuff, as well as tattooing full time, life is good. The next few days we will have Eric Inksmith co-founder of the world famous Inksmith & Rogers Tattoo hanging and tattooing in the shop, we hung out today and it was a good time. Here’s some flicks of some of his tattoo work
We’re going to be updating the blog more often, we have some cool stuff in the works.
Here’s a recent show poster for Anthrax, Testament, & Death Angel @ the Sunshine Theater in Albuquerque
18X24 5 color hand printed s/n edition of 100
And a couple of the Tattoos done recently
Thanks for looking!
We’ve been working away at getting our online store up, and working at putting some new stuff together Soooo we have a bunch of cool shirts and other clothing type things that we are clearing out at rock bottom prices to make way for the new stuff! Come by the shop and check out our sale rack, and say hey! Get your new favorite shirt that was made right here at the shop!!
See you soon!
Last tattoo of the evening and our boy Timmy from Washington is taking care of for the over two hundred and fiftieth person to get tattooed!