Wednesday, March 31, 2010


Check out this blast from the past. Vintage authentic schwinns with original accessories built by Mr. Cartoon and Danny D for SA Stuidios.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Facts about African Tribal tattoo Design

1. There are some African tribal tattoo designs that are drawn to give the wearer protection from dangers. The pattern usually depicts an image that is expected to guard the person from harms throughout life.
2. African tribal scarring did not originate just as body decoration art form. They were drawn so that the wearer can take on a supernatural state, representing qualities that supersede human abilities.
3. The origin of African tribal scarring/tattooing body work dates back to 2000BC. The first few revelations depicted images of Egyptian High Priestesses with tattooed arms.
4. There is a specific African tribal scarring called cicatrisation. It is done by people with too dark skin tone for regular tattoo coloration to appear.

Tribal Tattoo- An Appealing Body Art

Tribal Tattoo

Tribal tattoo designs have always been an integral part of the tattoo world. A unisex pattern, tribal tattoo art is derived from different tribal regions.

Tribal tattoo designs are undoubtedly the most popular tattoo patterns that have been in existence since ages. Refined and modified over the years, these tattoo patterns are hot favorites of scores of tattoo enthusiasts. Derived from the tribal art and traditions of different tribal regions, the tribal tattoos generally depict abstract or complex patterns that look very fascinating.

Types of Tribal Tattoos

There are several tribal tattoo designs that have been popular since ages. Some of the tribal tattoos that are classified on the basis of their tribal origin are enumerated below:

Celtic Tattoos
These Celtic designs are the most popular tribal tattoos that owe their credit to the Celtic art. The design comprises several knots or loops with no starting and ending point. It is associated with the never ending cycle of death and rebirth. Animal tattoo designs like were dragon, lion etc were prevalent in the Celtic tribes.

Maoris tribal Tattoos
These tattoos owe their origin to Maoris tribe of New Zealand. The designs were used to depict ones prestige or pride and also the transition from one social status to one another.

North American Tribal Art
Among the North American tribes, the tribal tattoos denoted rank within the tribe. Different types of weapons were tattooed on their skin.

Borneo Tribal Art
Tattooing had a completely different concept for the Borneo tribes. According to them, they could actually draw energy from the spirits of the tattooed image or creature because they believed that spirits are present in everything surrounding them.

There are some other tribal tattoo arts like Samoa Tribal art and African Tribal art that do not use pigments for tattooing. Instead in these art forms the skin was carved or cut with a sharp object and the wound created was the tattoo design.

Day of the Dead Buddha design

This is a work in progress for possible chest piece that I may actually go for one of these days. In keeping with the advice I got as far as what I should do if I want to get into tattooing...the answer? "Get lots of tattoos!"

I am definitely learning a lot this way. Spending time in a tattoo shop, watching other people getting tattoos, and watching carefully as mine get done, I am really learning a lot!


One of our friends brought in his boy to get tattooed yesterday. He wanted to get his favorite quote in a custom font along with an hour glass.

New work on my right arm sleeve tattoo for Brother John

I just got back from another session with Dave at The Dutchman Tattoos in Vancouver. He did about 3.5 hours of intense deep shading on the already existing line work that he did last time. I expected him to get farther along, but he is really digging in to the shading, adding a LOT of amazing details, really working it.

The newer work really blends beautifully with the piece Dave did last year on the top of my forearm.

The area around the spinal cord has an amazing amount of detail, the black areas behind the boney bits have another whole level of subtle designs working in the black areas....

This session left my arm very, very red with inflammation. Interestingly, a lot of people have said they really like the red colour, and I am considering asking Dave to add some red after the black shading has healed.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Friday, March 26, 2010

What Are Popular Tribal Tattoos

Tattoos are one thing. They are becoming more popular than ever. Research has shown that nearly 1 in 4 people have at least one tribal tattoo. There are many possibilities for the man the opportunity to be creative. Below, we will see some of the most popular tattoo designs.

Tribal tattoos are among the most popular tattoo design. You have already hundreds of years and they are becoming more developed and increasingly complex design and style. Tribal tattoo for a traditional style black for the arms and legs and colorful styles, all the bodies. A colorful look more modern and compared to other styles.

best tribal Angel tattoos

best tribal Angel tattoos

Girl tribal tattoos

Girl tribal tattoos

Popular Tribal Tattoos

A tribal tattoo is quite an extreme tattoo; it is a black design that is usually applied to the upper arm or back. The original wearers of tribal tattoos used the designs to show their status within their community, it served a purpose to warn others of their rank. This is obviously no longer the case; however it is worth taking the time to understand the importance of the tribal tattoo before having one done.

Taking the time to understand the culture and history of a tribal tattoo, shows a level of respect to a civilisation that has long passed. Although, that being said we no longer look at a person's tattoos to establish their success as a hunter. Nevertheless, it is important that the original inspiration remains.


Here is a short on Jay - Z that I just seen and thought it would dope to get all you guys motivated that are going to be seeing him perform out here in L.A. tonight.

Thursday, March 25, 2010


We just got our 2010 Pirelli Calander shot by Terry Richardson delivered today.. Here are a couple fliks of whats inside.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


We have been getting hit up about what tattoos Soulja Boy got over here, or if he got all his work done here. So we thought we would dig through the archives for everyone asking...

Monday, March 22, 2010

tribal full arm tattoos

Tribal Full Arm Tattoos can come in a variety of forms. The most popular type of tribal arm tattoos are those that contain symmetrical designs and those which are wrapped around the entire arm in the form of an arm band, for men and women. Although women may choose smaller and more intricate designs with additional small details to create a delicate line and design pattern through the tattoo and men choose additionally bold patterns, they are a great way to ensure that you are getting a tattoo that is popular, but can be customized to your personal style.

There are other types of tribal arm tattoos which are also popular and these include animals and symbols which can be created in one solid color through the use of bold patterns for men and delicate, smaller patterns for women. These types of tattoos are available in a variety of animals and can be matched well with other tattoos that are present on the body.


I was looking through the archives of some of the tattoos from the past and thought I would post this one for you, it was inspired by the paper chase.

Tattoo tribal video

Tribal Tattoo Designs

Sunday, March 21, 2010


Here is a Latin Soul record from Ralfi Pagan "Make It With You"
Not many people know he was based out of the Bronx, N.Y. and was of Puerto Rican descent..
However his music along with all of the other artist we feature on
Soul Sundays lives strong here in the streets of L.A.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Tribal Tattoos for Men

searching high and low for the best tribal tattoos for men but haven't seen any design that really caught your eye? Maybe you've found a tribal design you kinda like but it looks a little generic.

You want something to grab the attention of nearly everyone around you, right?

Unique Tribal Tattoo Designs

Tribal tattoos are growing in popularity. They are all about traditions that mark a person as a member of a group, hence the name tribal. Tribal tattoos also express spiritual, magical or religious beliefs.

Tribal tattoos go back many thousands of years. Tribes and families used their tattoos as a means of identification. Modern tribal tattoos exist mainly of bold black lines based on Polynesian tattoo patterns.

These days tribal tattoos are a little less tribal because everyone wants a unique tattoo design. There are a few options when it comes to finding your own unique tribal tattoo design. You can find them here.

Celtic Tribal Tattoo Designs

Celtic Tribal Tattoo Designs, when designed well, look absolutely stunning. The intricate patterns and weaves of these ancient tattoos date back to the 1st and 2nd century. Put simply, they look absolutely stunning.

After looking at many Celtic Tribal Tattoo Designs, I have come to the conclusion that these tattoos symbolise everything a tattoo should represent. If you have any knowledge of Celtic art, or have Celtic background, you will know that the history of these designs is rich and definitive.

If you are interested in Celtic Tribal Tattoo Designs, then read on, as I will outline the best way to make your dream tattoo a reality!

Tribal Tattoo Designs and Tribal Tattoo Flash

Tribal Tattoo Designs and Tribal Tattoo Flash

Native American Tattoo

Native American Tattoo Pictures 01

Collection of Native American inspired tattoo pictures. Tattoos were often used for identification by Native American Indians. Tribal tattoos were also used to give praise, powers or protection. Typical Native American tattoos include eagles, snakes, bears, feathers, mythical creatures and the such.

Native American Tattoo Pictures 04

Tribal Tattoo Design Ideas

Most tattoo designs come from the ideas of creative tattoo artists that have made the art of tattooing their lifetime passion. One of the most common tattoo designs are those tribal tattoos.

It seems this style is so popular that you see it inked on almost everyone whether they're new to tattooing or faithful veterans. With it being one of the most common ink designs, there are a TON of tribal tattoo design ideas always available online.

tribal dragon


tribal dragon tattoo


Here is a classic for all you Tarantino fans out there.

Friday, March 19, 2010


Here is a picture of a canvas that was done for Metro PCS out in Detriot.