Sunday, July 31, 2011


The Mad Lads were an American 1960s doo
wop group from Memphis, Tennessee.
Featuring the tenor of John Gary Williams, the
group were still in high school when they were
signed to Stax in late 1964. In the mid-1960s,
they enjoyed solid R&B hits with "Don't Have to
Shop Around," "I Want Someone," and "I Want
a Girl," although they never would cross over to
the pop audience. Williams and fellow Mad Lad
William Brown were drafted in 1966, and their
recording career was suspended while they
were in the service (although they carried on
live with replacements). After their discharge,
Williams and Brown were told by fellow original
members Julius Green and Robert Philips that
they did not want Brown in the group; Brown
and Stax co-owner Jim Stewart forced them to
reinstate Williams, but their subsequent efforts
were more in the Stax soul/funk formula, and
not as their more atypical mid-1960s singles.
They did return to the Top 30 in the US Billboard
R&B chart in 1968, with "Whatever Hurts You."
The song "Pass the Word (Love's the Word)" was
sampled by the Australian hip-hop group Hilltop
Hoods on their song "Chase That Feeling." The
guitar and horn samples from "Make This Young
Lady Mine" were used extensively in De La
Soul's "Eye Know".

Friday, July 29, 2011


Here is a preview of our line up at the Convention Center to support our good friend and Loyal tattoo client Sam Torres and his Family Affair Car Show int the heart of Los Angeles..
Stay tuned for more images of the show. Thanks to our boy Willie T @goodtimesmedia
for the images.
Lifestyle C.C. 35 yrs Strong!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Wednesday, July 13, 2011


Get ready for the biggest show of the year!
July 31 DownTown Los Angeles

Monday, July 11, 2011


We just did a design with our Good Friends over at RVCA to support the museum’s exhibitions, programs, and collection. You can do the same with every purchase made from the
Mocoa Store Online
(click here)

Or the next time you visit the Museum..

The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA

152 North Central Avenue

Los Angeles, CA 90012

INFO 213/625-1391

Store Hours,
MON 11am-5pm
TUES-WED closed
THURS 11am-8pm
FRI 11am-5pm
SAT, SUN 11am-6pm

Get driving directions: Here!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011


These just came in from the Homie Jeff over at Syndicate...

You know these are going to go fresh with a new pair of chino shorts!!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011


Its official! We are now set up for you to get a Cut when you come in for your
Tattoo Appointment.
Just let Hunter know before your appointment so we can schedule our Barber Arturo to put you on his books.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Another practice tattoo, this one on my right upper leg....

I just completed the preliminary line work on this tattoo on my right leg. The image is from a drawing I did many months ago and posted here.

This is a detailed ornate skull design based on a drawing by Leonardo DaVinci, treated with a 'day-of-the-dead' sugar skull style of decorative line work. I completed the line work today in under three hours, and I am extremely pleased with the progress I have made with my tattoo lining work. I will be adding thicker lines to some areas, and then shading as well, and perhaps some colour at some point. Compare this to the skull I tattooed on my left leg some time ago:

Well, there really is no comparison. I hope this will give those of you seeking a tattoo an idea of how far my skill has come in the past few months. Although I am fully aware of how much I have to learn, I am feeling more and more confident, and look forward to doing more and more 'real' tattoos for clients in the coming months and years...

Thanks again and always to Sean Bergstrom of Vancouver Island Tattoos for his patient tutelage the last little while.

Here is the latest version with more shading.....