Thursday, April 30, 2009

THE RELAPSE

CHECK OUT THE COVER OF THE XXL EM FLOSSIN HIS TATTOO'S PREPARING THE WORLD FOR THE COMING OF HIS RELAPSE ALBUM. SH*T IF I RELAPSE IT WILL BE ON THE COVER OF THE LA TIMES.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

COLE AS ICE




CHECK OUT OUR GIRL KEYSHIA COLE REPPIN HER SKID ROW TATTOO.. WE ARE VERY PROUD OF HER SHE IS KILLIN IT RIGHT NOW!
SOME HOW SHE STILL LOOKS FEMININE WITH THAT BIG PIECE THAT WRAPS AROUND HER WRIST..

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

LOYALTY


EM IS ONE OF MY BEST CLIENTS HE DOESN'T GET TATTOOED OFTEN BUT WHEN HE DOES HE GETS ENUFF FOR THREE PEOPLE... CHECK OUT THE 39 CHEVY DOING A DRIVE BY ON HIS RIGHT ARM. THE MAN IS SICK CAN'T WAIT FOR HIS NEW ALBUM..
DON'T FORGET TO PICK UP
VIBE JUNE 2009/THE REAL RAP ISSUE

Monday, April 27, 2009

STRICTLY BUSINESS

CHECK OUT ONE OF THE RECENT TATTOOS I DID.. ON SEATTLE PRODUCER DOW JONES WHO IS NOW RESIDING IN ATLANTA.
DOW JONES PRODUCED "MY PRESIDENET IS BLACK" FOR YOUNG JEEZY. HOMIE WANTED TO BUST OUT HIS PRODUCTION COMPANY ON HIS ARM.. THANKS TO THE HOMIE LULU FROM B.Y.I. FORM BRINGING HIM THROUGH..

MY PRESIDENT IS BLACK-"YOUNG JEEZY ft. NAS" DIRECTORS CUT DIR. GABRIEL HART from GABE HART on Vimeo.

Saturday, April 25, 2009


An Evening with Horiyoshi III

Saturday April 25th, 2009 8 - 11 PM

This monumental ONE NIGHT EVENT will feature the work of Irezumi tattoo master, Horiyoshi III. 10 full body suits and upwards of 50 original paintings will be on display straight from Japan for the evening. Do not miss this once in a lifetime event! We will also be unveiling the brand new clothing line HORIYOSHI THE THIRD the same night, which bears the art of Horiyoshi III like youve never seen it before! We look forward to seeing you there!

ATTENTION TATTOO ARTISTS: Please email info@canvasla.com for special details regarding the event. We are going to do our best to accommodate everyone, but want to give tattoo artists the opportunity to make sure they see the show.

Friday, April 24, 2009

FRIDAY NIGHT SPOT







CHECK OUT THE FRIDAY NIGHT CRUISE SPOT. WHERE BOMBS OF THE 30's, 40's AND 50's, LOWRIDERS AND BIKES COME TOGETHER TO KEEP THE LOWRIDER LIFESTYLE ALIVE... WHEN WE BUILD CARS WE BUILD THEM TO CRUISE THEM. IF YOU EVER GET A CHANCE BRING THE FAMILY AND CHECK IT OUT FOR YOURSELF.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

THE PROTOTYPE


CHECK OUT A PROTOTYPE OF MY LITTLE CHARACTER ON THE FRONT PAGE OF MY WEBSITE.. SOON TO MADE A VINYL TOY

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

SAVED BY GRACE



HERE IS A RELIGIOUS PIECE THAT I JUST DID.. HE SAID HE WANTED SOMETHING THAT DON'T STAND OUT TO MUCH..

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

VEGGIE CHOLO




WE DON'T JUST EAT TACOS AND BURRITOS ALL DAY... FOOLS ARE TRYING TO CHANGE THEIR LIVES AND BE AROUND FOR THEIR GRAND KIDS.. AND WE ARE NOT BIG FANS OF COLON CANCER EITHER..
SO WE TOOK OUR HOMIE ANTHONY ROBBINS ADVICE AND TREATED OURSELVES TO A GLASS FULL OF OXYGEN..

Monday, April 20, 2009

LOYAL TO THE GAME

CHECK OUT A FLICK OF THE LATEST SESSION FROM ONE OF MY LOYAL CLIENTS WHO HAS BEEN GETTING TATTOOED FROM ME SINCE DAY ONE...

Sunday, April 19, 2009

THE SHOWDOWN

HERE IS A STILL FROM THE PACQUIAO-HATTON EPISODE ONE. IF YOU MISSED THE FIRST EPISODE..
CLICK HERE

Saturday, April 18, 2009

ARE YOU A PSYCHO?

THE HOMIE
BIG DUKE OF THE PSYCHO REALM
COME THROUGH AND SAID "WHATS UP?" ON FRIDAY... WE HAD HIM TRIPPING OUT ON SOME OF THE NEW PROJECTS AND ON A CANVAS I PAINTED ABOUT 11 YEARS AGO...

Friday, April 17, 2009

Thursday, April 16, 2009

THE YOUTH OF THE NATION

Ypulse / Youth Marketing


Youth Pulse : Could you name a brand or two that has done a successful job
of connecting with young Hispanic consumers? Which ones and how?
Well, I used to work for this company, but I think MTV Tr3s ‹ MTV's Hispanic
targeted channel. They've definitely been able to leverage that equity
they've been able to build with youth culture and add a Latino flavor to
that. They make it personal and make it culturally relevant. Even their
playlist is bi-cultural. You can see Daddy Yankee right next to 50 Cent. So
yeah, MTV Tres is one brand that's been able to do that successfully
And most recently, Universal Studios partnered with Mr. Cartoon, a icon in
graffiti, tattoo and car culture. He's also a Latino from California who has
a lot of credibility with the urban youth culture. He designed a mural for
the "Fast and the Furious" movie that contributed to the overall buzz for
the movie and really helped ramp up the marketing efforts. For the opening
weekend, a recent Variety article reported that 46% of the audience was
Hispanic.

'Emerging' Tattoo Design



This is my most recent tattoo design. It is based on a song I wrote called 'Emerging' which is about the human soul emerging from a state of hopeless addiction, and darkness, into the light, and a sublime spiritual state of being. This would be a very large tattoo, most likely a back, chest or side body work......

This work is still in progress, and the versions you see here are relatively 'rough'

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Psychotrio Tatto Design




This artwork represents three aspects of 'self', in this case, myself. The centre character being the main 'me', the self image with which we generally identify. On the left is the dark, dangerous, ego driven male dominated side, and on the right is the warm, and yet potentially destructive (like fire) female aspect.

I love the idea of creating these types of alter ego designs for someone looking to get a unique tattoo that very much describes who they really are, deep down inside. Each individual has his or her unique vision of what makes them tick, after all....

This style of artwork draws heavily on ancient Mayan and Aztec designs, as well as Egyptian. A lot of the really fine tattoo art work I see in the world today, I feel is a modern day reflection of the ancient culture's 'spirit' art.....Something sadly missing in much of our so called 'culture' today. I feel as a culture, as a race, Western man has lost his roots, and tattooing is a profound and meaningful way of connecting with our ancient tribal roots.

THE JUMP OFF

HERE IS A FLICK OF ONE OF OUR ARTIST(CARLITOS) HERE AT THE SHOP. WHEN HE'S NOT TATTOOING HE IS A CAPTAIN OF THE LAFD AND SAVING LIVES... AM I SICK, THAT I THOUGHT HE SHOULD HAVE JUST LET THIS GUY JUMP?!

JACK ON INDEPENDENCE DAY


HERE'S JACK IN OUR SHOP, JACK DIDN'T TRIP ON THE MOVIE INDEPENDENCE DAY. OUR GOOD FRIEND ELLIOT TAPED HIM WHILE HE WAS ABOUT TO GET TATTOOED WITH THE TECHNOLOGY OF THE BLACKBERRY.
IF YOU WANT BETTER SOUND QUALITY MAKE AN APPOINTMENT TO GET TATTOOED FROM JACK HERE WITH US..
asst@mistercartoon.com

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

VARIETY MAGAZINE

Tattoo Frame Design





I designed this frame of twisted branches, that could work well to frame whatever image someone might want to have tattooed. In the first example I've framed an illustration of a medieval castle scene, and the second is a female portrait.

The Goblin






This is a design that I drew, a very long, long time ago. So long ago that I would rather not say. It could use a little finessing as a design, but there is something about it I like a lot, and I think it would make an excellent tattoo design.

Nuclear Burn



I designed this monstrosity quite a long time ago. Surely there is someone out there twisted enough to get this as a tattoo! A big part of my artwork back then was concerned with the dangers of nuclear proliferation. I still think we are playing with fire, regardless of all the talk of 'safe' nuclear energy! Nuclear Burn anyone?

Monday, April 13, 2009

Elemental Magic



Over four years ago I started working on my book 'Elemental Magic'. One of the first things I designed for the book, was the cover artwork. I was sure that my publisher, Focal Press, would ask for changes to the cover, as it is very organic and clean, in sharp contrast to most of their book covers, which are far more 'textbook' in style. But they LOVED the design and stuck with it. I think it would make a bitching tattoo, and I am considering getting it done, large on my back between the shoulder blades...

Scott's Biomechanical Dragon Tattoo




My good friend Scott asked me to design, a 'Biomechanical Dragon' tattoo design for his left shoulder. Initially I designed a dragon that was not 'biomechanical' but distinctly not a traditional Chinese dragon either. I did a rough colour version of it, before I moved on to redesigning the dragon as the fully biomechanical version seen in black and white above. Scott loves it, and is probably getting it done right about now, down in Cabo San Lucas at Baja Tattoos, where I recently had a beautifully stylized Aztec Sun God tat done on my inside left forearm. Carlos and his tattoo artists at Baja Tattoos are fantastic, and I know that carlos will do a beautiful job on Scott's dragon.....

LA VERNE COOL CRUISE VII











HERE ARE A COUPLE OF FLICKS FROM A CAR SHOW (COOL CRUISE VII) WE WENT TO IN DOWNTOWN
LA VERNE ON SATURDAY.