purple haze

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  1. the iconic punching clowns image immortalised in skin by bernie luther. the demonic clown by kari barbra the dolphin i have ni idea who did that one originally
  2. the iconic punching clowns image immortalised in skin by bernie luther. the demonic clown by kari barbra the dragon was bernies too. if u notice it has a robocop foot as i couldnt see the foot in the original pic.lol
  3. the iconic punching clowns image immortalised in skin by bernie luther. the demonic clown by kari barbra the dolphin i have ni idea who did that one originally
  4. the iconic punching clowns image immortalised in skin by bernie luther. the demonic clown by kari barbra the dolphin i have ni idea who did that one originally
  5. i painted these in a time when i was absorbing many differant styles and ideas which i thought could be applied to tattooing
  6. i drew these in a time when i was absorbing many differant styles and ideas which i thought could be applied to tattooing
  7. purple haze

    oh jesus

    this image of j.c. has been widely used for a long time. its the robert powell version who played him in the 70s i think.
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    homage to paul booth

    i cant take credit for these macarbe images . i basically drew these out of a magazine many dark moons ago. tut tut lol
  9. purple haze

    homage to paul booth

    i basically drew these out of a magazine many dark moons ago. tut tut lol
  10. purple haze

    flash sheet6

    Hi been on here a few months . just stumbled apon your designs . there awsome to put it bluntley. id like to put some some of my drawings on the forum but you guys set the bar so high lol. keep posting. while il have some more looking
  11. oriental koi carp with a reworking of an old eagle tattoo design on the arm
  12. this is just my opinion. the guys so called rip off was wrong and clearley cheeky by passing it off with his name emblazened across it . maybe he should of put homage to v. vargas at the bottom would that have helped. he cant win either way . say he had done it line for line . every crisp detail and colour n shading he still would of been dug out. im by no means defending him . but as as another member said it was tattooed well. if a little bit cruder and not much detail hanging off the earlobes. but fk sake people need to lighten up. people are carrying on like hes the son of gaddafi whos just nuked half of the known civilized world. its right a phone call would be cool . but there are many images banded about with much cruder interpretations of what this guys done. surely like celebs that get hacked off being pursued by the paps. they put there selves out there to b photographed and idolised, so must tattoo fans and artists that put there art out on the world wide wait. knowing that there are people wanting the same design line for line or wont take no for an answer. maybe thats when tattooists shud step in and say no and not be lazy in reproducing great pieces of art. as for some artists being lazy and not wanting to grow creatively. how ironic my posting was deleted saying such things not 3 weeks ago. now anyone for tea?
  13. Hi ive been reading the tattoo mags since the early 90s and some of the black n grey whispey portrait stuff have been so light n crisp and amazing. from the old school guys that are still pushing the craft today. btbh some iv seen of the same tattoo only a few yrs later im not talking 20yrs have been so faded n non existent and needed rebooting so to speak. i think when some artists do a design or portrait they want it the same tones when its finished without thinking of the fall out % what will occur when it heals . and dont compensate by overshading slightly. i agree with the organic colourfull stuff too . where that can look just a mush of nothing defined after a few years. even some of the real colourfull comic fantasy stuff inspired by the media n movies and books iv seen recently thats been so brite n realistic. that even after a year can look a bit tired . maybe its the inks or application. i remember a guy saying in a magazine he was very good by the way .said he always over boosted his colours to compensate for the yrs to come and use thicker lines so that it can be seen across a room without having to explain what he had on his arm. but a pastel wash will always have a place. but overall the quality and longevity of whats being put out everyday is still cutting edge and pushing the bounderies technically and artisticley compared to walk in cave studios of 12000 bc. when a sabertooth walked in for a cave dweller inked on his paw lol
  14. Hell i couldnt agree more. the owner of this poor dog spent 2yrs teaching him to talk .and the first words the dog said was. dont u ever cut my hair like this again.
  15. good god i thought guy aitcheson had posted one of his paintings on the food blog. te he he. the girl has just made a rhubarb pie . 32inches long x2inches wide . even after begging her to cut it up.
  16. Hi i like the guest ales they offer in our local witherspoons. with the odd names like bishops mangled todger or hellfiremindwarp lol. does anyone like the cider they do now like magners the popular irish fizzy homogonized wee. lol its made with 23 different varietys of apple. fuck that exclusive . i think it covers them if any poor sod wants to sue them if they have a dodgey tummy and wants to know where the apples came from. real cider is well strong.and on a different planet . i was in a pub in rugby a few weeks back that does all home brew stuff . i politely asked if they had something tall thin and full of vodka to which the barmaid pointed and said you can take that skinny old blonde in the corner .. after i stopped laughing the first thing they ask is do u want to walk out like a crab on on all 4s or would u like the mild brew. erm the toxic gear plz my friend said. well this gloop looked like a pimped up gatorade lol. it looked awfull and cloudy and smelt like a cow shed in the middle of july. all that was missing was a rats tail floating in it but tasted devine in a sick macarbe way. we had a few and it was slightly cold but not chilled. thats how we have it here the barmaid mumbled inbetween smoking her chalk pipe. oh ok we said. and carried on glugging until we finished our brew and we did leave uprite if at a slight angle. as we passed the locals in the corner playing a wicked tune on there jam jars and stringed box instruments under a bloodied pentagram on the ceiling . then into the cold night air looking over our shoulders at the full moon
  17. Hi firstley i like to cook my own stuff as my girl is pretty useless . i bought her a microwave in the summer and said now u can screw my food up in a minute and a half. but she has always had a good head for money. she has a slot just above the hairline. i made some muesli the other morning. fxxk thats like kitty litter with sultanas lol herbal tea who likes that. thats an aquired taste t say the least. i like a nice steak well done. jacket potato and some green stuff. come on we cant all be salad dodgers. the thing is our weight is normally worked out by our height. by my calculations i should be 7ft2
  18. HI my experience here in the burbs is not so much galleries n tea shop/ coffee shops wanting artists to work there its people that have tyre shops n salvage yards that have got a spare shop front n cash that open up tattoo shops with not little but no idea of the the art or creative side and what goes into running a good customer driven shop. just to earn some extra cash as a side line. that fxxxs me right off.
  19. heres a couple of machines iv got . and some tubes. iv done sum spring cleaning and i havent used s.s.tubes for a very long time. they could do with stripping and tweeking with some new springs and armature bars. im looking to swap for a tidy basic rotary machine . pm if ur interested
  20. Hi leokraft geez . them flash sheets they had in the 80s catalogues was fuckin scary. was they all constructed by one guy ted nayden i think. did huck slip him something in his coffee when he wasnt looking lol. he must of had some sleepless nights with that zoned out shit bouncing round his nogging . give me j.d. crow torture any day of the week.
  21. I totally agree with why are they even being mentioned. now where can i get one of them splendid black toaster power supplies. te he he
  22. i totally agree fast isnt good unless its solid with crisp lines. this guy who had a shop told me his claim to fame was he tattoed a bulldog design in eleven minutes and got it into some dog poo record book. and he was quite proud too. the idiot . bet it had 3 legs lol
  23. just thought id ask does any tattooist use them flexie lights u can buy off fleabay that look like a cross between the war of the worlds probe thingy and a snap on tool attachment . they look to me cumbersome and awkard making it top heavy. to me it seems like using a scalple and then taping a maglite to the top of it. or are they being used in vast numbers.