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It s wonderfull to know unselfish people. I am so tired of phoney,spiritual types who are secretly bitter, fearful, unable to truly live their spiritual teachings in any other than LIP service. I am constantly pushing buttons of those types, hypocrites. All the, alters, bells and incense but no true center. Just their egos! Acting as though, they had control of the universe, could direct it for good or evil intent! Eventually leads to all sorts of tumor growth but never growth into their true pa

Shotsie Gorman

Shotsie Gorman

 

Making your mark in the tattoo history books.

his·to·ry  [his-tuh-ree, his-tree] noun, plural -ries. 1. the branch of knowledge dealing with past events. 2. a continuous, systematic narrative of past events as relating to a particular people, country, period, person, etc., usuallywritten as a chronological account; chronicle: a history ofFrance; a medical history of the patient. 3. the aggregate of past events. 4. the record of past events and times, especially inconnection with the human race. 5. a past notable for its import

Dringenberg and Co.

Dringenberg and Co.

 

moved by request-

The following is what I wrote at the end of a thread that will be removed. By request, I've taken this part out and moved it here. If you have no idea what it's in reference to, lucky you. Don't worry about it. Hey everyone, Sorry I haven't been on here so much, I've been super busy painting and getting ready for an art show for the shop. Thank god we're now officially broken up with BumbleNuts. To clear up the "private section" issue, I just want to say that it has never been my intention

Scott Sylvia

Scott Sylvia

 

Modification advice?

I recently got a tattoo of a sketchy prison style cross/judgement scale and want to add some style to it, i have some ideas that you can comment on or if you have any other suggestions PLEASE LET ME KNOW. this is driving me crazy because of my ocd but once i get some ideas ill feel better, hopefully. the first one is my tatt and second is my favorite idea on a cover up so far. its a paint brush style cross with arabic and kanji writing. arabic says positivity and kanji is inner peace. help me ou

IrieSide

IrieSide

 

Gratitude, Thank You!

Last night we had our Team LST meeting then today looking around the site and thinking about how we are not even a year old yet I just want to express how grateful I and the rest of Team LST are for all of your contributions!! We set out on this not really knowing where we were going but we had a map with some ideas of places and things we'd like to visit to try and put out a more reliable, positive, and respectful resource then what was available online so off we went...... We have learned a l

Lochlan

Lochlan

 

here's to new beginnings!

in less than a month my life is basically starting over. i will be starting a brand-new job, where i will be looking after 12 litters of neo-natal (under 8 weeks old) kittens. 10 days after my first day of work, i will also begin my first semester of school in 3 years, hopefully on my way to earn a second bachelor's degree, this time in conservation biology. i stopped on the path i was on, took a moment to look around, realized that i didn't like where i was headed, and decided to go off of

MsRad

MsRad

 

Ross AKA Hogg and The Three Questions

For this round of The Three Questions I decided to pull from some of the wealth of stories and tattoos of one of LST's first LSTers Hogg/Ross. Though we both live in the Bay Area I never got to meet Ross until at the Blackheart Pre-party for last years State of Grace Tattoo Convention and must say he's one nice guy. He has become a regular on the site and we are very grateful for him being a part of this project. Through the site I have gotten to know him and the riches that he brings to tatto

Lochlan

Lochlan

 

My response to Tattoo Schools, and why there BS

The question posed to me in response to my previous post. "Why is the master teaching an apprentice relationship the only valid way of passing knowledge in this particular craft? Could a school be crafted that would offer a valid way to pass along tattoo knowledge?" Hey Jaycel, I understand what you mean, and yes trade schools do work when your talking about teaching many individuals the proper way to perform there trade. Electricians, Plumbers, bricklayers, Hell even cooks, should all be

Joe Capobianco

Joe Capobianco

 

Art exhibit party! Kristine and Shotsie Gorman's Joint exhibit at SR2 Gallery!

Hoep to see my local mates! Food wine and friends see our amazinr array of art works on paper 3/D paintings Ceramics and oils on Canvas! Celibrating my wife Kristine's B day as well! Come join in see Sacred Rose tattoo shop a 2000 square foot beaty in Berkeley starts at 7pm Marcus Cuff of tattoo magazine will be there shooting the show Annie Sprinkle Charles Gatewood many other bay area luminaries! In cluding YOU!

Shotsie Gorman

Shotsie Gorman

 

My post on tattoo schools.

Hey all, IM posting this here, as I posted on my websites blog last week after viewing the nightmare which was Tattoo School, on TLC. In this blog I point out 1 or 2 ways I think we can deal with the individual Tattoo schools out there (in our industry). To me the Networks are just doing what they do, and not responsible for this crap. Hell if we got up in arms for every time the Media negligently aired BS, there would be nothing left for people to watch. 7.15.2011 Last night was a bummer. A

Joe Capobianco

Joe Capobianco

 

Positive action that we can take regarding TLC and the Tattoo Schools

Hey everybody, there is some light at the end of this Tattoo School tunnel, and it came in my mailbox today. I recieved a letter from a friend whom I know to be a credible and reliable source on the subject. Here are his suggestions on how we can direct our collective energy in a positive direction to help clean up this mess. Thanks, Scott "Ok, here is the breakdown of the atrocious new show Tattoo School. The show as we all know is aired on TLC, TLC is part of the Discovery Channel Incorpor

Scott Sylvia

Scott Sylvia

 

Finally

Well Ive finally sat down and posted a couple of pictures up here on LST. IM hoping to post more in the near future, and utilize this site the way it was meant to. Looking forward to spending a bit of time here. See ya soon JOE

Joe Capobianco

Joe Capobianco

 

Los Angeles (July 2011)

Last week I made a trip to helLA for some work with hopes of potential more work/contracts and managed to get in a day and a half before to hang with my homie Demian. The purpose of arriving early was to hang with him as it has been too long plus he is one of those guys who is an amazing person as well as rich in history specifically LA tattoo history. His collection of tattoos and tattoo art makes my mouth drop and I am always impressed. Tattoo history of Los Angeles and tattooers are always a

Lochlan

Lochlan

 

Grez Interview pt. 1

All right LSTers, here's an older interview I did with the very talented Grez from King's Avenue from last year. The magazine in which it appeared only published a very abbreviated version and, after talking with Lochlan and getting permission from Grez to post it, I thought this would be a good place to share the full version. Since it is somewhat dated and a portion of it already appeared, most magazines wouldn't be interested. And since I've shelved the book project for now, was just lookin

gougetheeyes

gougetheeyes

 

Grez Interview from 2010, pt. 3

What’s your role in that? It’s tough to say that I have a role. I feel my role as a tattooer is just to build on history and try to bring it the next step further. I feel like that’s everyone’s responsibility. To not just keep doing the same thing, but building off of tradition and taking it to new levels. And new work always comes by taking risks. A lot of people in the early 90’s, when I was buying magazines in high school, everything was crazy and twisted and chrome. When you look at the w

gougetheeyes

gougetheeyes

 

Grez Interview from 2010, pt. 2

And here's part two. Looks like it'll be split into three, actually. ALSO, don't forget to check out the new(ish) King's Ave blog! Without further ado... Is there any style you lean towards, then? It’s tough because I feel like there are three different styles I really enjoy doing. And there are all different kinds of images. But I’d say ultimately, I like to tattoo good ideas. There’s a guy that came in who I am doing a Japanese monster sleeve on and it’s pretty heavy. It looks like it’s go

gougetheeyes

gougetheeyes

 

Grez Interview from 2010, pt. 1

All right LSTers, here's an older interview I did with the very talented Grez from King's Avenue from last year. The magazine in which it appeared only published a very abbreviated version and, after talking with Lochlan and getting permission from Grez to post it, I thought this would be a good place to share the full version. Since it is somewhat dated and a portion of it already appeared, most magazines wouldn't be interested. And since I've shelved the book project for now, was just lookin

gougetheeyes

gougetheeyes

 

So much has happened, so much to say

Last month was super busy. First we had Ink and Iron tattoo convention at the Queen Mary in Long Beach. I barely made it to the convention at all. I was going to go on Saturday but I'd heard it was hot and crowded. I guess as I am getting older and working more in the office side of things here at Dringenberg & Co., I feel less like hanging around not working at conventions. Besides with my new school and work schedule I have to try and make time to rest. Even though I have taken time off fr

Dringenberg and Co.

Dringenberg and Co.

 

Shotsie Gorman andhis wife Kristione -Fine art exhibit at the SR2 Gallery Berkeley

Shotsie and His wife are a dynamic duo of vreative energy. There will be an exhibition of both of their work at SACRED ROSE TATTOO STUDIO GALLERY SR2 17 28 UNIVERSITY AVENUE BERKELEY Shotsie will be showing Ceramic sculpture, Paintings and works on paper, Kristine Gorm,an will be displaying a collection of large scale oils on canvas of KOI FISH! The show has an opening party with amazine food and wine on August Sixth Saturday from 7pm unitl? Show runs until September 1st 2011 For further in

Shotsie Gorman

Shotsie Gorman

 

Want to get your next American Traditional tattoo on the new show "Inkmaster"?

Spike TV- Open Casting Call For Tattoo Competition Reality Series! Are you a fan of all things retro, and are you looking to get the American Traditional tattoo piece which you’ve wanted? Now’s the opportunity to get that ink! Spike TV’s new tattoo show, “InkMaster," is looking for people who want to be a human canvas for the top-notch artists competing on our show! If you're a pirate who needs a killer tattoo ship to go with your personality, or you'd love to get that classic rose, anchor, or

Inkmaster

Inkmaster

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    • Adding to this list. In my opinion... not enough in the last 7 yrs. Matt Arriola Jeff Rassier Hideki Kobayashi Brynne Taylor Sean Baltzell CJ Duenas Chris Ayalin Jondix Greg Christian Henry Wyatt Marc Nava Beppe Chris Garver Walter McDonald Vince One
    • I have not quizzed my clients on their supplements usage so I cannot comment on that aspect. One thing I have noted in regards to blowouts is last year I was doing an unusually large amount of thigh tattoos. I was experiencing blowouts consistently and it had me alarmed. It didn’t matter how gentle I was.  I tried setting my Spectra Xion machine to a softer hit setting and it did not help. One day I tried using a harder hit setting and suddenly the blowouts in the thigh area stopped.
    • I take fish oil. Are these supplements bad for tattoos in general or only during healing?  
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