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Get Sober and you win this guy

 A few months ago, arriving in town and ready for beer and socialite action,  I discovered my knack for isolating lead to  abusing of alcohal or food. This path, a dangerous midnight alley, is not as appealling as once was. I sought sollace in Night Owls, a group of loan wolfes uniting under a […]



No bragging Hella ja bragging I have become a 10x better artist, working at a shop where one does not have the luxury of time. You come in, I will figure how to draw it for you. Thank you to Freddie for his humility and words of Practical wisdom. And Jeff, for putting up with my […]


Love tattoos! Friends or lovers, just share the love! 

To be able to share the sweetest moments with a couple, those first few days of being united or the annual celebration – is so grand! Being rosy cheeked myself, I am able to share into their feelings. Cheers to joy for it will have to carry one far Wisconsinites!  Thank you child paster and […]


Remember those?

Chsnnel Howard Roarke And build. A point of Ayn Rand is to use your own strength to build masterpieces. Use your own creativity and determination and don’t make excuses. Something that detears me from working really hard is working really hard.  I have to remember that bold creative changes were not made by impulse buy […]


My boys

I grew up with boys. Dad a coach, much of my profession hella’ lot of testosterone- but these lads? Well. They take the cake. You’re like blood-sisters This night began with The 4 agreements, but it ended up somewhere entireley. Thank you Freckles.



Lots of love! Lots of days to be celebrated but few remembered in such eloquent fashion. When a lovely hippie like couple comes strolling in, right at noon for a ‘ mini’ tattoo, one just has to smile. What is love but adventure and the celebration of a moment in time.


My way of saying I care

Homemade cards Are how i communicate. You are loved, remembered, thought of. Don’t forget how special you are; sunshine in a hand basket To grandma, the aunts, moms and sisters. We are a unity and I am thankful for everything you have given me, be it time, support, a  hug or a ring. You are […]


Earth go Hard

Ever heard of lil’ dicky? No joke White jewish rapper playing the word and rhythm game. Berry berry enjoyable. Got to tattoo these peoples- such a delight the random visitoesnof the shop; almost everyday is ends with new impressions.  Oh ja, and he’s Aquarius. Hella ja! I know my fellow breathren. Good luck kids!


viA and wild woman nights

They take over a stage and it ends in disco dance moves outside the shop. Ja, darling, let it roll. Check out Via! I’ve been here a few months and already getting a woman pack- strong independent women; hard and tough yet empathetic and  delightful. I wasn’t sure if I should jump back into the […]



Quick change Or the long game. Been here for about 2 months and every week is either a small, lady like developement or a massive upturn- usually incured by quick reactions and lack ofadequate  planning. Life is wonderful and we should not expect pleasure; but ain’t that the oil to life? WD40 Quick change


Lightning Kid

Some people are so perceptive and masters of their own fate; the American dream is realized through hard word, ambitious     undertakings, and solid partnership. I love tattooing couples and seeing  how their footpathes intertwine into paved roads; human nature a rope of many threads. Thanks for discussing Life and the wee bits inbetween



It shouldn’t be that hard To grow.  Unless the soil  –soul—-  is rocky, shallow, and not meant for more than a quick bloom I wonder always about investment; time and energy into projects, work, friendships! Gardening Art What is worth it and what was a misuse of time?  Old Friends are great, I love you […]


Well, you have to subscribe for 6 months, but maybe you meet that dream mate! Although organic is pretty darn nice ( though not free- make sure he can afford a train ticket), it’s nice to see two lovely beeing coming together. As this Stanford chemistry grad said, if her picker was off, why not […]


Trees for recovery

2 years sober From the backwoods of Alabama to the cold wiley winters of Oregan, this kid travelled down from from Michigan’s Detroit for a ‘sobering vacation with like minded friends. Asheville is a place to be stabile. Because of it’s organic take on growth, one is allowed to develope at their own speed.  How […]


A Man of Integrity

Life lived without signifigant regret Happens to those who live with integrity and are guided by their faith. My Grandpa, Jim Ruffer. Jet Pilot, Marine, Doctor, Teacher He who leaves a mark and his grandaughter, my strong and compassionate sister following his lead. 


From Philly with love

NE COAST: stop 2 We hit up Phillly’s best: Cheesesteak to infamous Mütter Museum then the radest art cafe: The Pharmacy We left NY, glad to leave that conglamorite  of chaos for more ‘local and historic hood shores. Travellor tip: stick to the Hamburgs and Glasglows for your sanity. Tourist Metrpolises are grand for film […]


NYC: The Red and Delicious Apple 

The American Dream Our excited Alvin finally getting his first bite: how enticing that shiny, dark cadium fruit of life appeared. And how it was! The first night in the bouroughs of Bushwick; colors of skin varrying like that of the Granny Smiths and Braeburns , but the plastic aftertaste  of ‘The City’ left a […]


Dublin Layover

Dubl’nMay 26th, long layover Don’t know what was I expecting But this is what I found: tired Travel  -travelling alone to who knows where see what is what not, beautiful cobbled streets paved with the dirty, useless bits I used to cling to: ___________ and _____________, cloudy wonderment of mind and moments of estatic clearity […]


Fear, sadness

I have lost a friend and a partner. We were a drug you could not buy and a time too quick to catch. When together, everyone was invited to the pleasure party but few could keep up. I adored him, but in the case of all lovers of love, adored many; besides, what is love […]


Bizzare Events, Bushwick

Now infiltraited with hipster white kids and walkable nighttime tracks, I hit up a delightfully twisted event called ‘Circus Satanis’, held in Bushwick’s Bizzare Bar and Venue. -Smurf about to take off those delicate baby garments- Just the distraction I needed when left with a hole somewhere near my blood pumping center. -staple those dollars- […]


New York New York

 New York Riding trains This is what I dreamt about When I peruse through the coral depths and seaweed entangled lengths of memory, it is often strewn with the walking of cities, the smelling of new fragrances and fumes, the observations of people in their natural habitat and neighborhoods ticktocking behind their unique Grandfather faces. […]


Hotspot of the Hood

Libraries, used book stores, wonderful outside cafes and delictable chocolate eateries …. walking the River arts district and falling in love time and time again with a dream house This place is killer and I am glad to have spent time with my friend Carol Ann



That doesn’t necessarily mean ‘JOIN, OR DIE’ like Franklin says, but be THAT person TO TAKE ACTION IN IT. If you want to feel national pride, participate in an encouraging way to shape your community. I left the USA in expatriot dust, now I return and realize it all begins with your local community.  Asheville […]


Asheville, city of simple pleasures

Bearded men pushing baby strollers,  Music venues,microwbreweries, laundrymats! Laundrymats speak of transients and communals, of older filk and new arrivals. Each storefront an artist’s delight, it’s the less pretensious, more outdoorsy Aunt of Austin. Cool March air pushes for something productive and robust: a hike perhaps, or the simple act of doing your laundry. What […]


Blue Ridge Parkway: Breathtaking Views

Instead of hiking it, I could not help driving the length of curve and dashing turns- so many ‘gaps’ or over reaches ine could look from. Appalachia is rather dull this time of year, being March, one can only dream of the green of spring or eery hues in Fall.


Sugar Momma Brazilian

So reserved and like a simple student she seems, well  no…….. Peices are often natural born leaders because of their contemplative minds. One would think them to flow with their emotions like water, but really- when in check of matural intuition- are great motivators and organizers. This Brazilian is no exception, at 23 she a […]


Be wary of the Chimpanzies

And welcoming to new friends Travelors of like mind surface from mountains to cities to sunny, Floridian beaches. I found this one in Fort Lauderdale. Cody escorted me on nighttime surf adventures and palm tree yacht- talk walks. This kid spent   months exploring Vietnam to Cambodia to Laos and, speeding along with only moped and […]


Emily Tides

Look her up. A ridiculous artist and surprising gem found in the soft, warm shores of Southern Florida. When I met this girl we were just swaping clever rhetoric then our safe courteous collegueship dove into dangerous waters: Second Amendment. She is someone who will call you out then lift a hand when you […]


Character spices up the pie

Check these kids out! Cor cor the Pop collector and Skye Mr. Vegan Apprentice Fanny Pack and Mr. Chris, crazy Mad- color Gabe , Miss Amber our privy parts party piercer and Rusty, the master of the Switch. Angel, Dylan, Michael Pierced by a Wolf, also my darling. Emily Tides- All of you guys have […]


Gather Awareness

And be thankful for your health. It is not a given. This lovely gentleman lost his ‘Minimouse’  a week before. So we retained her memory on his arm. I see so much more loss here compared to having worked in Germany; I wonder if it is because of our culrural approach to it or actual […]



It seems like a lot of shops I visit are more on the outskirts of a city; interesting. Could be because lower costs or because as artists start to develope families, they want a safer, calm environment. Who knows!  This shop has a solid, competent and kind team. We see how the week rolls! Lots […]


Crew House

Check it out, right in the heart of Fort Lauerdale yacht scene. Staying in a crew house! He’s wiped or  just sprang his ankle running from a security guard. Whi knows? It’s kind of like a mixture of College, Dexter, and a smiling retirement community. Lots of springbreakers, probably suspicious blood patterns, and probiotics.  Yachts. […]


Dispersed camping vs. Hotel 6

US National Forests offer free camping sights year round. No Toilets or convient ammenities, reminding us how we are really just animals pooping in the woods;) Choosing this place over a Walmart parking lot or moldy hotel lenins was the best decision: live outside your comfort zone and be rewarded with the kiss of […]



Collaborate by sharing infoand discovering   alternatives to medication. An old friend hit me up after my Ritalin article, offering explanations to why som have traded psych stimulants for cannibis. If you have further info, write me!



You know there are dog daycares? I did not; it’s equivalent for children exceptwith a grooming sess’thrown in.  In a time when Millienals are choosing pets over having kids, an interesting notion. For a few dollars today let those darlins’ play;) Thank you Josh fellow gentleman tattooers, I learnt so much had a wonderful time […]


So I Got An Eagle

You wanna learn? Then pay attention; American Traditionalism in 30 minutes. Thin, single pass line. What size needles did Jerry use? 3, 5’s. Every 5 years the line expands and doubles in thickness. And if you can’t get it done in one pass, try harder. That said, he runs fast machines with experienced hands. Cleaned […]


Get a **ck**** Eagle

Thank you Josh Hall. And not to bust Mr. Hall’s Balloons, Pappy McCall you are the man. It was kind and humble of you to show me the ropes!  Will your tattoo last more than 30 years? Yellow fades, no matter what, so blast it in. Sidenote, scales on the back of eagle wing; 2 […]



So, I have come across lots of hyper kids like me who have taken to the road figuratively; they have chosen to live outside convention and become a Colorado transient chasing the waves’ or ‘powder, or they have become freelancer.  They can be a bit skewy, their brains flowing like honey- thanks Adam-  or super […]


First tats of the season!

And we are off! What great ladies- Stacy and Heidi- from the analytics of personalities ro how it is raising kids at such a young age, my my we girls of travel be a diverse lot. Take care  ladies, you are awesome Dallas, ain’t so bad. A bit too shiny but so it rolls!  Couchsurfing […]



Carnival is back in town! Full action all the time, that’s right folks- these be some mean muscle maschine tattoo artists.  Well, not mean. Delightful actually! Since I met Mr. Hall, I have come quite a way. Edging away from that Eurotrash art and doing some ‘REAL LINES’


The Beer and Butter Diet

Should be taken in calm measure. Where oh where have the elegant  limbs and nimble feet gone?  Wonder why truckers have guts- all that driving! After a beer and butter diet for the last feew weeks, time let those limbs move! So I did by hitting up the Woodlands fine and wealthy living communities;)  First […]


Burley Btch*in Butch Tattoo

It was the mutual style of cut off ts and make- up free virgin faces. And the manic energy, two powerhouses of creative madness. Sarah, we will be friends for life I hope. At least roomies and roamers. You reaffirm the doubt a freelancer has, hells girl you be kickin’ it!

Upcoming Guest spots!!!!

UPCOMING GUEST SPOTS: Feb 24th-March 3rd: Josh Hall & Co, Dallas Texas March 6TH-19TH: No Hard Feelings Tattoo, Coral Springs, FL March 24th-26th: Freaks and Geeks Sideshow, Asheville, NC April 7th-9th: Baltimore Tattoo Convention April 10th-23rd: Mt. Vernon Body Art, Baltimore, MD



Between the breadth of 18 hours, head twirls on it’s toes. Mind packed with tattoo ideas, flash and painting possibillities, mixing with that withdraw of emotion following an intense time with another individual. Ludwigsburg, what a surpising about of foreign minds and music love. And returning to Magnolia, Tx, a place -despite having harbored my […]


From New to Old 

From customer to friend. Theough tattooing one discovers other’s minds, dreams, and depth of heart. Thank you Lena for the many years pf patronage, it was pleasure seeing the rather sweet face of anslytics again. And note this: it will all get better!!!


Be kind 

I adore this boy. And life. Come and go, relationship or free spirits uniting under bewildering circumstance: trust your instinct and be free. If people or external perception trap you, aim for objectivity. I go soon, but not memory or a feeling of solidarity. We see, 6 months is only as long as one percieves […]


Heart of Roses

So before I left on my grand mission, a lovely damsel wrote to get a tattoo. Coincedently, she started to work with my partner at the Rock n’ Roll Bar in Ludwigsburg. Was it fate? Yes Watercolor roses! You are Energy, lovely Hannah. Kind and excited, a passionate person with a heart set on life. […]


Never Stop

Drawing? Dancing?  Acting with conviction and slightly askewed undiplomatic passion Living breathing seeing   -seeing light and taking in all the  flavors of night and quiet considerations, wild outside sounds open windows fresh air while he is    is   -is Writing and cooking, grimacing at unexpected cold coffee and me smiling at his silly […]


Single Mothers

Old friends are where it is at. Also the band is rather delightful, especially for a 13 year old in a 29year olds body 😉 Many people say come and visit, and the ones who fight through traffic and cross state lines are friends for life 😉 Mel was one of my first friends here […]


Birthmas Burgerplus

One wild night makes for a chilled out birthday. Last year I promised myself never to spend it so melancholic a state. I had a date to leave and no concrete plans. It was cold, a bit desolate, and the calm before the storm. Cheapest flight found, best decision thus far 2017. When you are […]



Romantics Always wanted to be picked up by a nervous, energetic italian guitarist at an airport.  Dream come true. And check out my prebday gift! A stewardess at KLM asked me to draw something up so I did-  And then I was fiven a notebook. Every year at this time I have anew one. What […]


My girl, our music, bask in the sunshine sometime

Support Being supported Supporting, I have to work on that last one-being a doer I tend to forget to watch, support others in their work and passion. After this years ‘get Autonomous year’,  that will be my next goal. We can’t do it alone. My girl Carol Ann brings the suave elegance to the party. […]


Planting New Roots

Working as a custom artist at a lovely  shop taught me discipline, structure, and how to draw to the client’sneeds. I am not a flash artist but a builder of creative ideas, and am thankful that Rabauke brought me to where I am today.  So many things I was told and shown I can now […]



I don’t ever want to experience something like this, but it was wonderful that you shared it with me, Colby.  His Story: at 18 months their little boy passed away from a rare case of Epilepsy. A week later, this vibrant, charismatic gentleman landed on my stool.  I get to share unbelievable things with people, […]


Woman in a Mountain

The gems of the job! So I’ve gotten into Zodiacs- no really! It makes for a fun, hardly credible analysis- And I realized, like my Mom in germany, Cancer women tend to focus their emotions through solitary physical activity.  This Cancer, a Geologist, has climbed many a’steep slopes. Maybe I will go rock climbing next […]


Slothe in the Shop! 

Best day of my life. Almost. Too busy to actually get to hold the slothe! I got to hang out with some of my favorite ladies. Intelligent, intuitive, dynamic in thought and quirky passion! Miss Sperm whale, cave- climbing rad redhead! You are tough as nails, girl and I am pumped we got to continue […]


Who needs sparkplugs?

Paying 2 grand for a car implies complication. I love it; i have stop overs in beautiful places.  Found a cheap motel, first of the trip. Colorado Inn, clean and on the main strip. Even have a rad mechanic next door With skylines like this to greet one so early, I think I can handle […]


Townies, goodbye Breck’

Picture psychedelic musings over  expresso and pizza; in Breck’  that is normal. People interchange their boards for bikes as soon as summer comes, they don’t stop moving until they are travelling somewhere else. My guys at the local market; brightening my every visit! Good vibes, fuel for the travelor heart.  If only my car did […]


Friendship since Middle school

Last day at Godspeed; When I began my pre- journey last year I was set on serving something higher than myself. Stumbeling apon a shop called ‘Godspeed’ was  coincidental; last day of my epiphany and 5 ladies all living their life fully.  Make friends, serve community


Down the looking glass

I am a romantic; stories and color and not just the taste of the cake buy how was it made and with what? What makes the cream linger on your lips and the strawberry dance among the buds of your tongue? The layers of fluff or the soft crunch of an excellent crust: A great […]


Avalanche Seminar

I went for the free pasta and came out with one piece of info: Buy stuff. I am sure  were more facts, but drawing Mountains took over my mental capacity to retain information. Heres what I have:  1. they are going to kill you 2. you have 15 min. till you die from lack of […]


Broken Compass Brewery

Taste the spokes, play some trivia I am not be the fountain of knowledge, but we had a killer team of service industry professionals, skiers, snowboarders, high critical tv information gathers, and the token Brit;)) Try the Coconut Porter, a real Christmas treat! Where can someone get so cozy in a brewery, win gloves, and […]


Welcome to the Virgin Islands

If you can cause tattoo and talk nonstop, you might have found the perfect client. Therapist? Yes, paid for both giving pain and connecting with a new individual; I couldn’t have asked for a more fun time. Thank you Stingray Geno! You bet your bottome dollar I will be visiting Virgin Islands soon… ;))


SE Alaskian Native American Art, and then some

The best tattoos tell a story or share an adventure; it was a pleasure to tattoo this artwork by a member of  the Tlingit Tribe, Israel  Shotridge.  Check out those thighs! You can tell the lady that recieved it was an advent Trekker and permeant Transient. Oxymoron, eh? 


Nighttime Nomads

Welcome to the good life: one feels glad to be here, glad to slip on freezing ground, wake up with limited oxygen but happy bodies and and jovial hearts. Taste new substances, befriend new folk, just move.  When in Colorado… I have made a new travelling friend. Our moonlight escapade to Radiam Hot Springs began […]



Skitowns bartenders tattooers travellers livers and lovers of life; a resort town brings unique perspective strait from the service industry. Worker bees anywhere else, thrivers here. Wild kids happy feet and hearts; imagine you are working just to ride. This wild apple is a piece of the chaos, perpetual wanderer and man of the woods. […]


High as a kite

Kite in the sky If you are tired, achey, and hazey, still bewildered by yesterevenings’ millienal basement jam, come here. Better than caffeine and as fresh as golden delicious apples- Breckenridge puts a smile on any wild child’s face. Question is, can she handle 10 mile range hike?  No! Lets picnic instead!


Kid’s got style

Every night invites adventure. If you are open, fuelled by good people and excellent belgian bier (thank you Breck’ Tap Room), then the night is yours! Met this rad kid and ended up drawing up a sick goblin shark; somehow it made it’s way onto his leg. Cheers to the movers!!! ADHD kids just need […]


Midwest coutry

Good people, rural landscape. Land of industry with the scattering of alternative    thought and conserved energy.  Car camping in midwest winter is a bit absurd, that is why I was so thankful to be able to stay with two wonderful brain people in Lincoln, Nebraska. One college town it’s just like another college town, […]

Baltimore, an artist’s haven

Creative heart beating to erratic change in weather; this city is like Russian Circles. Monica the queen of illustrative local brews,  Dan baking up a storm at Pizza Party Printing, Clay Anarkopunk turned clean cut shop owner ( !! Ok, over-exaggeration) – the kids make up the heart blood of Baltimore. It has a fierce, […]


If people were places…

There would be a hella ‘lotta uglies out there.  Also blonde bombshells and brunette beauties. Maine and New Hampshire hosts rosie-cheeked fisherman’s daughters, they towns decorated with 19 century brick and charming wooden houses. For a magical Christmas weekend, early December in the north east celebrates the season swithout the frostbite. If you are lucky […]


Meet Santa

All I want for Christmas is my PT cruiser to be fixed. And Mr and Mrs Claus came to the rescue!While Mr. Hegler fixed me up with a good mechanic, Mrs Hegler sent me delicious stew and prepared for me a wonderful lunch for my journey. From all of the clients I have met and […]


The only you thing you need…

If you are a bit downtrodden and unsure, wondering where you are headed and the speed at which it will take you, do not fret. Be calm and know, chicken soup is right ariund the corner. Seriously, who said CHICKEN SOUP, meatloaf, and Santa couldn’t fix everything?  Mr. and Mrs. Hegler are the dream grandparen team. […]


Artist’s Ink! What a found farewell as we transend into Winter

It has been a pleasure. The ease oflittle Summerside   cannot be understood until snow is afoot and and frost is at hand. One goes from the hustle and bustle of late fall to the serenity of white. What a kind place, the people being the heart of the matter, and a charming place to […]


Gilmore Girls

​​’You have yer Long Johns on?’ Gilmore girls Canadian version So many families, kids, firetrucks, spirit.  Christmas parade, Summerside PE Fireball hot chocolate, minus the fireball. What’s not to rejoice about,  tis the season’ 



Do you have 1/4th? 1/8th? 8%? Ancestry fuels us, binds us to history, DEFINES where our character comes from. How many times have I heard someone’s grandmother was a Sioux, a Cherokee, a lost cause romantic ideal. I know, i am romanticising, but I LOVE ROMANCE; nostalgia is a a pivotal point of traditional tattooing. But […]


Demon Cleaner

Sourpatch Tank This guy crossed that road of empathetic intuition and a  double-knuckled life. A lot of people make their own problems; he just had them patiencently handed to him, silverplatter and all. It took support of a ‘ferraro cheesecake-VW-BUG’ driving alongside; the road ain’t so lonley when one has a warm hand to hold. […]


Finally, I reached my financial goal.

I got tipped in cookies.  I repeat, i was tipped in love. Homemade, warm bread-of-life cookies. It beets out the carrots!! This English rose lived a enough for three lifetimes (each one of their own occupation); also, a garderner of life and wisdom. Thank you for the advice; eveynperson brings you one step further. Or […]


She’s Mint, eh?

Oyster and lobster fishing are where it’s at on Prince Edward. Long-haul summers, quiet, contemplative winters (gym😉), a man can do well for himself here. Catch of the day? Two nice lads who restored my faith the music culture of the Island. Also, I might get to go oyster fishin’!!!


Vintage Ladies

Two awesome ladies, one French Canadian and one South African. A friend from the past and both for the future? I hope so! Th latter is moving from Texas to Seattle, better for her more liberal mentality! Girls wit brain move North! Just kidding. And the other builds a island nest, fit with vintage fixie-uppers […]



Meet Whitcomb, she my Middle of the Week Monday girl. A collector of eagles and a helper for Houston’s homeless; not every badass fits into a simple box. She was was awesome!! Also Alex and Brett, two crazy Prince Edward Islanders. Showing some Country pride? Yes. Rock on guys!