Dan S

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  1. Red Circle, I'm not even going to bother posting the many, many pieces Yakovlev has done of various Black personalities, or Russian folk-heroes, or any of the other work that belies the charges of "racism" lodged against him. As for my statement of there not being enough Blacks in Russia to be racist against, it was, in case you can't recognize it, intended to be humorous, but is, nonetheless, true. In general, those who cry racism the loudest and fastest are themselves the most small-minded of all.
  2. No gloves...it's funny, I was thinking about that the other day, I remember when the big deal at CTC was the autoclave...NO ONE wore gloves. Sitting getting worked on by Dale, both of us smoking. Cigarettes, yeah, that's the ticket, cigarettes...
  3. Most of my work is pre-85. Short list, tho'. Cliff Raven Dale Grande
  4. I'm already an old wrinkled dude covered in tattoos, I've got six kids, and all but two of them (too young) are regulars with Nick Colella. Fuck anyone that doesn't like it.
  5. Thanks all...I may get some work while I'm here, who knows?! My posting is very limited, been here since last April, and this is the first I've been able to. Federal Pre-Release/Halfway House, most of the residents are coming off multi-decade bits, so there is some real wild tattooing. I posted some elsewhere, and will try to get some more, but it's a fairly major violation to get caught with a camera, or taking pix. A year, no big deal.
  6. Definitely plan on it. I'm doing field research on jailhouse tattoos for the next eight months, but as soon as possible, I'll be there! The scope and quality of the work offered is, as we used to say, a trip.
  7. Ribcage really and truly, honest-to-Wotan, hurts. Don't do it.
  8. by Nick Colella at Chicago Tattoo Company
  9. Wouldn't cover either, especially if you like them. Our (lesser)tattoos remind us of mistakes we've made and things we've done, hopefully so we don't repeat them or forget them.
  10. They aren't "gangs", they are CLUBS. "Gang" is a pejorative assigned to groups of motorcycling afficianados who have formed clubs by PIGS.
  11. Hmmmm...as far as you go, I think I'd just stick with "hot chick with most excellent tattoos"! I guess it could be used as a pejorative, or as a neutral descriptor, but personally, I just think of myself as a guy who happens to have some tattoos.
  12. Well, at least the design won't end-up lower than it started! Positive, yes indeed...
  13. Ah, someting about a Lady with a full chest-piece...
  14. Direct from Bloody Beaumont Federal "Correctional Center".
  15. Having known people that disappeared in Egypt after brushing up against the local taboos, I wouldn't even think about this. Guess I'm a wuss, but in a country where a man can be legally tortured and killed for saying hello to a Woman, I just don't see any future in foreigners tattooing locals.
  16. Ah, smart and beautiful...what a combo!
  17. My #3 son has an Ironhead, no problems with it at all. And he weighs MAYBE 140. Those things only weigh 530 lbs wet, so they aren't too hard to handle. If you like 'em, try one-you might be surprised. The bags I got at a garage sale outside Chicago for $15. Spent another $100 to have Kelly, RiP, put new tops and fringe on em. They're factory from the late forties.
  18. And that's the yolk... ***** a'right, I won't go any farther than that! *****
  19. Sled still looks the same, but I MAY have changed a tad over the years... Got this one to sell, but I haven't been able to let it out of my garage yet... Got a few more, another Shovel and an old Ironhead. Wouldn't have a new bike.
  20. Don't blame you a bit, but I'm pretty sure Hogrider was just greenin' ya, as was I.
  21. I'll ride with JeffK on this one, and advise that you get it altered. Behaving in Russia, well, in the unlikely event that you did go there, if anyone saw it, it wouldn't matter how you behaved, you'd draw serious attention. And there are many communities in the States that are populated mainly by Russian expats, with a sizeable Thief-in-Law presence. You could find yourself the recipient of unwanted attention there too. Not sure if you have that type of thing in the UK, but wouldn't doubt it. - - - Updated - - - Jeff, you're one of the few that I've seen voice a sensible opinion about that over the years. Guess being a Chicagoan helps PEOPLE to see that kinda thing. I think too many look at these images, or images they see in movies/magazines/whatever, and just see a "cool" image that would look so tough. And then they meet a gangster and things go downhill from there. It's kinda like the fashion statements. I absolutely love waiting for friends in the International Terminal at O'Hare, seeing all the Euros heading out of the terminal, their kids-and sometimes them-with one pant-leg rolled up, or a baseball hat all busted right or left, jailin tough, Lakers gear, or like that...they have no fucking clue. Always want to warn them, but I know from experience they just won't listen!