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  1. I wouldn't do anything to this tattoo man, looks great. Who is the tattooer?
  2. THIS THREAD WAS SO FUN! I've missed so much.. Lil panther guy by Mario Desa on my right, and on my left I've got a sleeve-background-skin triangle where a little "Mom" heart lives. That actually says, Ma. No photo of that one though.
  3. Damn, nobody is disappointing! Got this little one from Andy Perez at the new shop Allied in Bushwick when I was back a couple months ago visiting. Bad cell phone picture, but you get the idea. First one above the collar, d'oh!
  4. @hogg @dcostello @Scott R and everyone else getting killer work.. Well done! I've had to hoard money like a crazy person for this move.. can't wait to get to start getting tattooed again, going a little nuts.
  5. If you want to get a phoenix on your arm, go see a reputable tattooer at a reputable shop. If you tell us where you live, there's a good chance someone here can point you in the right direction.
  6. @CultExciter there are a couple decent shops up and around here and obviously you've got Portsmouth NH not far. We only have a one bedroom but we'll get that air mattress ready for ya.. And meanwhile I'll continue working on other friends to get them to open a shop..
  7. Of interest, worth a 20 minute watch. Good morning LST!! http://noisey.vice.com/under-the-influence/under-the-influence-new-york-hardcore?utm_source=noiseyfbus
  8. @CultExciter, it's a Big Move spring! Been up in Portland Maine working for the last three weeks while the wife wraps up things in NYC and we do the big move Thursday-Friday. Walked away from a great job (and job offer..) and tons of great people -- but also walked away from a city we're simply not willing to simply survive in anymore for more reasons I care to list. Don't know if it's the right move, but I was giggling by myself in the car when I shot outta there three weeks ago.. Had an unbelievable send-off on my last shift. Doing my best to look ahead!
  9. I'd advise against getting the other side of your neck tattooed, especially if you're not actially interested in tattoos and not interested in how it will affect the rest of your life. There was a lot more rant here but lol yolo.
  10. In tonight's episode of Shitty Reality Check: You got face tats, you might get strong reactions!
  11. Man, I forgot about this thread! I was just talking to someone last night about how I need to take some time to read some fiction. Been OD'ing on some native non-fiction over the last six months: Like a Hurricane The Journey of Crazyhorse Russ Means' autobiography Where White Men Fear to Tread and Vine DeLoria's Custer Died for Your Sins All really great and all just gave me momentum putting together the Warriors Fund show.. But now, I need a fiction break. Or at least a Bukowski break..
  12. Yeah we didn't make it either. After cleaning up a bit we were totally wiped..
  13. @xcom the unsold pieces we'll put up I think through Instagram just stay tuned. @Fala damn, you're right! Didn't see any of you and Jason! Sorry bout that. :( However, here are a few good ones, still having a little trouble uploading but these are good! And then Nunez got an open container citation.. - - - Updated - - - Couple more. Bidding got a little crazy! And also @Fala thank you both for hanging til the end and putting up with the near chaos after the announcement of winners..
  14. Thank you for coming out @Fala and @CultExciter and @dcostello it was an awesome (if stressful) (but totally awesome) night! Having weird trouble uploading photos right now but you can find more on the Facebook page. I'll post some up soon!!
  15. Shirts are done! I can't 'em 'til tomorrow though but Ross I assume we're a similar size so whatever fits me I'll recommend for you. Stoked to see everyone! Although @dcostello your flight still on time? LGA is closed down til like 7 tonight..
  16. It's been raining here all day and it's only 40 degrees.. The bigger issue is that there hasn't been street cleaning in over a month.. so basically the streets are full of garbage. I parked on a fucking MOUNTAIN of fish spines the other day. It's.. not good. But uh yeah, C'MON BY!!
  17. @dcostello totally crazy you're getting on a plane and coming into town for this. And you too @CultExciter, stoked to meet you! We'll have over 50 pieces to bid on, doing a limited run of t-shirts and a limited print run of the piece Nash did for the flyer. Without getting too long-winded, this project has really picked up steam and it's been a very humbling experience. The response has been incredible.. to see how the tattoo community has gone all in for this, and to see how positive everyone's reaction has been. It's been stressful but super rewarding and I'm already looking ahead to next year, thinking of what else to do, how to improve it... @ShawnPorter had some good ideas, too. Also have to thank @CultExciter once again for helping me out with getting flyers done -- dude, you were a life saver. We've gotten a little press, had a nice little piece up on Inked mag's blog which you can read here. (Disclaimer: didn't realize it was gonna be a straight up Q+A otherwise I would've tried to sound a little more intelligent with the As.) Attached a few photos for your viewing pleasure for those that don't have Instagram, since most of the online presence has all been through that. T-shirt design by the very talented Matt Arriola, a piece by Tim Hendricks and the last image is by Cheyenne Randall, who goes by Indian Giver on Instagram.. really talented artist who is one of the few non-tattooers that's part of the show. A bunch of you probably know his "shopped tattoos" work that blew up a little last year.. but he's also done some great work with Shepard Fairey and Honor the Treaties, an art advocacy group for issues facing native people. Check those guys out, too, really awesome stuff. The show is less than a week away so I hope anyone in the area can make it out!
  18. Only got a couple little guys since this thread started. Tackle my right thigh or save up for my move...? I CAN DO BOTH, RIGHT?! I'll add this little moon mamma I picked up from Antonio Roque at Black Label in Frederick, MD. Really liked that shop and had a great experience with Antonio.. can't wait to go back when I'm visiting my folks who live about 15 minutes away. Also, not only do I love Antonio's tattoos, his paintings are so CLEAN. Lots of nice work hanging up there..
  19. Looks good. Totally thought you meant you were going to get webs done on the sides of your head.
  20. YES. Also, your arm is killer!! I should probably know this but I'm so bad at internet-ing (and mod-ing lately (always)) but who's tattooing your arm up there in the PNW? - - - Updated - - - All right @Tornado6 when you going into a shop to talk to someone?
  21. Weatherholtz is a great tattooer and he can do just about anything. You won't be sorry! And to top it all off, he's a super nice dude with a really positive attitude. As far as the, "How did you guys know these places are good shops?" it just comes from looking at thousands of tattoos, getting thousands of tattoos (collectively) and being exposed to situations where you can see tattoos in person. Just keep researching, keep looking and learning, and go visit shops and get tattooed. And disregard Yelp entirely. After a while there will be a moment when you say something like, "Wow, those lines are so clean, and I love those little tips of purple he snuck into those leaves." And you'll probably think, "Huh. Where'd I learn to look for THOSE things?"
  22. Long Island's not a bad place to be! I think everyone will have the immediate reaction that @Hands On did. King's Ave and DaVinci.. can't go wrong.
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