Friday, July 30, 2010


Here is a piece from last night.. Our client came in and wanted to set the record straight with the good and the bad..

Thursday, July 29, 2010


Here is a piece from a couple days ago on a loyal client who came thru for and upgrade..

Wednesday, July 28, 2010


Here is a piece on one of our clients who just made it in from Vegas on his way back to Canada..

Tuesday, July 27, 2010


This past week we were out in S.D. at Comic Con for our Friend Danny Trejo and his new film Machete Co Starring Robert DeNiro. Thanks to Robert Rodriguez & everyone who was involved.
Here is a lil video of the process...

Monday, July 26, 2010


Our good friend & client J59 came thru on Friday with his Son to get a Family Piece..
Inspired by The Hawaiian culture.

Saturday, July 24, 2010


Thanks to everyone who came out to support us over in S.D. at Comic Con promoting for the Machete Film starring our long time friend Danny Trejo. Here are a couple fliks of how it went down.


There is no official trailer for this film.. So here is one for you to dig for and add to the collection.

Friday, July 23, 2010


Here are a couple of sick fliks the Homie Willie T. took while we were painting the other day.. I was adding some final touches and the Homie Risk Rock was adding some more color to his wall.

Thursday, July 22, 2010


We are going to be in S.D. with the homie Danny Trejo.. Come out and check us out!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010


Here is a follow up session on a regular client who is going with the "Dia De Los Muertos" theme for her sleeve...

My very first attempt at tattooing on real flesh (my own)

This evening I set up and tattooed this molecule on my own leg. It is symbolic of the molecules released into our brains by our pineal gland when we dream.....The tattoo is a little bit shaky, it's hard for the very first time, and a little bit awkward tattooing your own leg, as you can not change the angle of your body relative to your leg to get a better drawing angle. But I am quite pleased with the results, I didn't make any big ugly mistakes and it's all uphill from here!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010


The homie Saber did a piece on Pepper who has been living on Skid Row for 30yrs...Reppin' the Arts District.
Only the strong Survive!!


Jae Bueno came by the wall to get some fliks of the latest updates..

Monday, July 19, 2010


Here is a piece on loyal client who wanted to continue his sleeves with the Japanese theme.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Damaged Goods

A wicked tattoo design for my dear friend Wilson......Apparently people are trying to talk her out of it, but I think it rocks. Damn, we could tattoo this on the entire human race! But it's Wilson's idea and she's earned the right to tattoo this on her flesh for sure!


Here is a little something that is different from what you are use to seeing on Soul Sunday
but don't get it twisted Led Zeppelin has Soul.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Another look at my Buddha tattoo design

I designed this as a tattoo for my chest. One thing I like to be able to do is use photoshop to get an idea of how a tattoo will look before it is even done. Of course, many tattoos take shape directly on the body, so this technique would not always work, but in some cases it works beautifully.

This photo has the photoshopped version of part of my right arm sleeve tattoo, and then the actual tattoo, and the actual tat doesn't look all that far off from the mock-up I created. I hope the chest tattoo works out, I think it looks wicked cool.....

Viking Water Compass Tattoo Design

A friend who has some 'Norse' or 'Viking' roots, asked me recently to design a tattoo for her back. Something with some iconic Viking symbolism in it, but also some of my most flowing water work, to reflect her affinity with water and her Aquarian astrological sign. I should note here that although Aquarius is 'The Water Bearer' it is actually an 'Air Sign' oddly enough. Go figure.....anyhoo, this is what I came up with and she seems to like it so far. I would add alot of shading in the background, flowing shaded areas to fit it to her physique better.

Rose Tattoo Design

I am starting to try and think in terms of "What if someone walked into my tattoo shop and asked me for a.......". So I thought of one of the most common requests, a rose. I am trying to draw from the various tattoo disciplines I see, in this case, I went with a traditional 'old school' approach, except that my lines are heavier and smoother than typical old school designs. And the drawing is also a little bit more realistic and less stylized than the old school look.


Friday, July 16, 2010

The Magic Mouth

What started as an illustration for my second volume of my 'Elemental Magic' Book (and still is) turned out to be what I think is a pretty darned cool design for a tattoo! What do you think?


Here are a couple pieces from last night.. One was a remix to a cover up that she got at another shop and wanted to breath some Life into it.. The other was a first tattoo on one of her friends. That was inspired by her mother.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Wednesday, July 14, 2010


Here is another piece on one of Loyal clients who came thru the other day..

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

My Tattoo equipment has arrived!!

My first shipment of quality tattoo equipment arrived today from Eikon Tattoo! So the dream is becoming a reality.....This is my very first machine, a 'Green Monster' made by Eikon, a relatively inexpensive yet really solid, robust little tattoo machine. This is a shader machine. I got another Green Monster 'liner' machine that has to be assembled, so I can learn more about them while building it and setting it up to run properly. I am immensely excited. My new friend Shawn of Vancouver Island Tattoo in Cumberland is helping me get set up and may even go so far as to do a formal 'apprenticeship'. We are working out the details as we go, but he has already been an incredible helpful resource....


Here is a piece a client who came down from Canada to get his new piece to add to his collection for the summer.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Liquid Skull Tattoo Design

A fresh design that I did today. Since my foray into painting with acrylics the other day, this design has been showing up in my imagination. It is definitely something I'd like to paint, and hopefully something I'll get a chance to tattoo on some lucky soul.

It is made up of three separate levels of artwork. Many tattoo artists work with tracing paper this way, but I use a light table, as it is something I've done for my animation for so long, and I always have my light table everywhere I go.

I like the second version best as a tattoo design, but for my painting I will probably go with all the details and little fishies like in the third design.


Here are the latest fliks of the L.A. wall located in the Heart of Los Angeles..

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Friday, July 9, 2010


Tony Touch came thru yesterday to add to his collection. Paying homage to his Taino culture.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Some new tattoo designs, and NEWS!

Well, it looks like it is finally happening. I am waiting for a shipment of tattoo equipment, machines and all the gizmos that go along with them. I will be starting to practice very soon, and hopefully before long I'll be able to get down to the business of tattooing my friends and more.....

Here are a few designs I've done recently.....


Here are some more fliks of the progress. Thanks to the Homie Willie T. for the fliks