Joey Ryan

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Joey Ryan last won the day on September 1 2015

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About Joey Ryan

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    Orange CA
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    Drumming
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    Insurance Agent
  1. @ The Vatican Studios, Lake Forest 18.5 hours
  2. 2nd session on my Mandala half sleeve by Daniel Meyer https://www.instagram.com/dasleitbild/ was pushed back a month, to November 10th! Started it in the beginning of September. A little bummed on waiting, but its only a month. and i'll have better time to heal on the 10th with only one day back at work, before the weekend to rest.
  3. Finished up my chest piece by London Reese in Lake Forest, CA. Took 18 hours on my back to piece together this dragon. Was inspired through various influences and references. London is a really cool and easy going guy. 10/10 would get tattooed by him again. Vatican Studios is seriously wicked too. Rad artsy layout, with some seriously talented artists.
  4. Got a few more hours in on my custom dragon chest piece! So close to being finished but so stoked on how it's come together. London Reese is a pleasure to get tattooed by. Very easy going and cool to talk to. The shop is great, everyone there is a really friendly, cool, and talented as hell. After this last session, I now understand why some people say the chest sucks. 15hrs down so far, only a little bit more to go.
  5. i'm headed to Mexico on a cruise next week, and although i will be layering on the WaterBabies lotion, it never totally rubs in all the way, and leaves my skin/ tattoos with a layer of white.. kindof irks me.. but rather be safe than sorry
  6. my girlfriend said she loves my tattoos because she loves me, and they're a part of me! /loveydovey i think shes a keeper, even if she doesnt want any tattoos herself, i still lover her. haha !
  7. Sick you were able to keep the spot and change the subject matter! realism, especially a face.. IMO should be something that you choose, not your artist.. even if you are good with having that work of art, it is a face that would be on you forever, and you did make that a promise to your wife to be with her forever too!
  8. "So you just up and made a major life decision without any second thought about it?!" - my dad after seeing my chest plate LOL he was pissed... poor guy. too conservative to think rationally or openly at times.. i'd love to respond to that with "...pray hard" i'm torn between being a pacifist by nature and my desire to wear art of which holds a negative connotation to those who believe in such things..
  9. My girlfriend's birthday was a few weekends ago, so we both took some time off to celebrate! Starting on a Thursday, we went to Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, CA. It was her first time. We had an amazing time, with nearly no waiting in lines! Luckily for us because it started to rain heavily around 2pm. We had arrived right when it opened at 10:30 and were able to ride just about everything that we wanted to ride, from X2, Tatsu, Batman, Viper, Bumper Cars <3 no Goliath due to the rain tho.. We came back to Buena Park to check in at the Best Host Inn, right next to Knotts Berry Farm. I booked their suite, which was complete with a Jacuzzi in the room, a mirror over the bed, and complete with blue mood lighting! It was KICK ASS! Then, we went to dinner at a great little Italian restaurant called "il garage 2" , a pretty romantic spot with great ambiance. It has a vegetable garden in view, which they grown some of their own vegetables in, and they allow you to walk through with drinks while waiting on the food. Food was fresh and authentic. really tasty and not too pricey! She was blown away. 10/10 birthday for her and was equally amazing for me!
  10. i absolutely feel that if you love the artists work, you will love whatever you get from them. Give them a vague idea of what you want/ like and chances are they''ll nail it in a way that they know how. But again, you've gotta love and trust their work/ art.
  11. bam! its a triangle seriously sick, awesome foot piece dude
  12. Got my second session in on this free hand piece by London Reese at The Vatican Studios in Lake Forest,CA First was done in 4 hrs Second was done after 6 hrs good times! but next appointment isnt for several months unfortunately. anyways, thanks for looking! -Joey
  13. Yeah I did tell him i was getting over a cold, even though i was feeling better. No hand shakes to anyone that day! Where should i post the updated pics? General ta2 discussion?
  14. Welllp i didnt call in sick. took me 3 months to get the first appointment, so i schedualed this second session shortly after, so id only have a month in between. My 3rd and hopefully last session isnt until August. I was actually feeling much better the day of the tattoo. Still i loaded up on vitamin c, and took some tylenol cold and flu. 6 hr tattoo went by without any symptoms coming up. I took the next day off to rest up more, and today i feel 100% except for the soreness on my chest! I appreciate all the feed back !