I'm very proud and excited to announce that I will be traveling with Jason Phillips to New York and Washington DC this week. We will be New York tattooing November 14-16. I will be at Greenpoint Tattoo Co. and Jason will be sitting in at Smith St. Tattoo.
We are also headed down to the Tattoo Paradise 10 year anniversary party and mini tattoo convention. I'm really excited to go see some old friends, hear some bands and no doubt see some amazing tattoos being put on.
I still have a couple spot
This gallery in LA is showing original illustrations form Easyriders Magazine
and it's mind-blowing. check my blog about it and get down there, today is the last day!!!!
When exposed to sun I use sunscreen too but only a physical zinc based sunscreen. Some types of sun screen penetrate the first layer of the skin and I am not so sure the chemicals would be beneficial to the ink.
Other than that I use coconut oil or linseed oil (for body and face too). Moisturizer increases water pressure in the outer skin layer, which can results in too much water and therefore dry out the skin and tattoo ;).
I only have 2 tattoos so far. Different things in life kept me from getting more done. Anything from work, over past relationships, financial reasons and health reasons.
But in a way I really regret that I did not get more done.
I have been planning certain new tattoo ideas since pregnancy, but our son took priority and the things he needed. He is now two and I hope that I can get a few tattoos done before baby number two.
Anyhow, here is my first tattoo at my lower back (with plans for the
These are a couple tigers I did this year...the reason I put them up here is because there are less than 32 tigers in the wild right now....no shit....I do not want to live in a world where there are no tigers....I do not want my grandkids to live in a world where there are no tigers...We as a community a professional community always seem to be able to pull things together...I give $ every month to "save the tigers" please you guys paint a tiger and sell it take the $$$ and search for "save th
I haven't written or been actively posting up anything lately...
And there's good reason for it. I have a lot going on, we all do. Life here on the recent has been a testament to the true meaning of love.
The overwhelming outpour of support from FAMILY: YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE, has been humbling, and heartwarming, and a big eye opener to just how much impact one person (Richard) can have on a relatively large circle of likeminded individuals whom happen to share the same passion for their profess
Hello! I just posted an entry on aftercare on our site at Blacksand Tattoo Co. | Now Open!. I would really appreciate if any of you could take some time to read the entry and give some feedback/suggestions regarding the process I describe in the post. Thanks!
Home again home again, reflecting on my day.
I have once again been blown away , and really kind of disheartened by jail tattoos.lol
In the past 2 weeks I have seen several full sleeves of jail tattoos done with sewing neeldles and playstation motors, etc.. reallyyyyy ghetto setups..
What perplexes and disheartens me is that this work I'm seeing often has more attention to detail and better shading than some of the stuff ive seen out of shops as of late lol..sigh.
The other half of me was aw
Well..I've never written a blog entry before but this is as good a time as any.
I'm an apprentice..And as I read through posts about people having a hard time getting an apprenticeship I can't help but feel ridiculously fortunate to be in my position..
I have a university degree that I obtained doing what other people said I should do with my life.. worked my ass off.. then followed my heart..
I worked 3 jobs.. day job, side job, and working for free at the shop almost every evening..did all