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  1. As requested, here's an almost healed picture of my tatau. There were a couple spots that were pretty hard to heal, but I'm so stoked on the result. It's amazing that this was done with a couple of sticks and a huge row of needles. I have massive respect for the men that get a traditional Samoan Pe'a. I have no idea how they endure the whole process. Sent from my Nexus 6 using Tapatalk
  2. I'm inking tatts all day with my tat gat. Zapping Sacred G on underboobs, tramp stamping tatts on canvases, guns buzzing... I'm an inker. Sent from my Nexus 6 using Tapatalk
  3. I'm pretty sketchy. Sent from my Nexus 6 using Tapatalk
  4. How do I fix the title? Sent from my Nexus 6 using Tapatalk
  5. I received an email from a guy that wanted a tattoo. His friend was getting a tattoo by my teacher and he decided he would come and get his first. I told him I was an apprentice, so I am limited in what I should be doing. He replied, "Super simple design." I wrote back asking what the design was. He wrote, "Easiest tattoo ever, bro! Anyone could do it in 5 minutes!" I wanted to sarcastically write back, "Oh... so, how long have you been tattooing?" For the third time, I asked him what he wanted. He wrote back, "I just want a single line, equilateral triangle on my forearm." Long story short, s
  6. Currently residing in Scab City!! Back of the knee is brutal to heal. I'm house/pet sitting too, so this little French Bulldog puppy keeps scratching my knee. I'll post pics when healed. Thanks for checking out my story. I swear there's a needle stuck in the back of my knee! Haha Sent from my Nexus 6 using Tapatalk
  7. Got this tree colored in awhile back. Done by my teacher. The foundational grey wash was already done, so it was all dark to medium browns, some orange-ish burnt sienna and he did it in about 2 hours. By far the easiest heal ever. My teacher is known for his easy heals, but just for fun, we did a hot pack before bandaging. Holy shit, that hurt. Took a whole bunch of paper towels and ran them under all the way hot water, then immediately slapped them on my leg. Almost levitated out of the chair. Took the bandage off once home and washed, waited a minute, re-scrubbed, then turned the water up un
  8. I got a 3 hour Samoan tatau all the way around my knee this past weekend. The knee cap, the sides, the ditch... all of it. As I walked back to my convention booth, a lady stopped me to look at it. My knee looked like a bloody watermelon. She actually said, "Did you feel it?" I said, "What?" She replied, "I know some tattoos hurt, but could you even feel this kind of tattoo?" I told her that it felt like they were trying to cut my leg off... and hobbled away. Sent from my Nexus 6 using Tapatalk
  9. Love Shawn's style. His apprentice, Pat Whiting, is one of my favorite up and coming tattooers. Dude has hit his stride and is doing some awesome work. Sent from my Nexus 6 using Tapatalk
  10. I sit here, sore, swollen, in a daze... but I have to share my story. I am an apprentice tattooer and have been in my apprenticeship since September of 2014. I have always had a deep respect for tattooing, but it has now been solidified even deeper. Last year at the Lady Luck Tattoo Convention, my teacher was asked to receive a traditional Samoan tatau by Sulu'ape Si'i Liufau of A-Town Tattoo. My teacher has known Si'i for about 10 years through the convention circle. We were sharing a booth with A-Town, so I was preparing for a pretty close view of the event. As they were preparing, Si'i came
  11. Drew a reminder. Hold fast. Stay the course. Be dope or fuck off. Sent from my Nexus 6 using Tapatalk
  12. I drew this today. I realized I haven't participated much lately and my apprentice tattoos don't totally fit the style of the site, so I don't share those often. Figured I'd show y'all what I get down on in the 2 minutes I have that aren't occupied with work. Had to get a second job to fill my days off, so life is intense. If the apprentice life were easy, every jerk would do it ; ) Sent from my Nexus 6 using Tapatalk
  13. Thank you, Bali Singh : ) I drew that one at the Inked Hearts tattoo convention in Humboldt, CA. It was my conversation starter. People would come up to our booth and I'd ask them, "So... what's your addiction?" It told me a lot about the person, because some would say Facebook or YouTube... then others would blatantly say, "Coke!" Haha
  14. Picture 1: This is style I draw for my first 20 tattoos (I've done 12 so far) Picture 2: This is what I draw with NO clue how to tattoo it yet ;)
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