Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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Tuesday, April 21, 2009
SO WE TOOK OUR HOMIE ANTHONY ROBBINS ADVICE AND TREATED OURSELVES TO A GLASS FULL OF OXYGEN..
Monday, April 20, 2009
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Thursday, April 16, 2009
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
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
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.
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
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
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...
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.....