January began with some art and some tattoos and and wonderful cold weather
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New flash and cards!
She looks like 26 but it rockin’ it a decade later, what’s the trick to retaining one’s youth? D3 Biotin Probiotics Handwork, compassion, and faith. Never stop growing, thanks for walkin’ in!
Need a flyer or band shirt design? Hit me up Made this on the quick for my buddy and roomie Scott. Love ha man!
3 cheers to the struggles of getting clean and becoming an artist. These guys were great!
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 […]
Bestfriend Or lover Sibling Or parent Share your love for the outdoors and eachother with us, and Freaks and Geeks!
No joke Finally, me and Freddie made prime time news, in the smallest way. Love it!
So pretty, refined, and fun I have the pleasure of meeting – in the space of a day- teachers of Autistic children and beautiful girls in recovery. You are seen and your presence appreciated.
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 […]
These girls get it . The craziness the beauty of the wild since of expression that contemt for control mastery of self all above it’s beautiful
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 […]
Eva covering at it in a helpless brainiac, two people who did lighted be with their stories and their brains.
This town of mountains in built on recovery. Every new kid brings a story and a heart; it’s not really everyone’s business to know yours, but it’s kind when someone shares.
Girls got math skills! Just finished a Masters in Math and finally letting go enough to travel. What a darling
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.
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!
Ace od Diamonds A collegue who becomes a friend is golden. Yes, I am glad to have my space invaded and to invade yours; want a dramatic meltdown? Sure. Can I show you a cards drink? Hella ja;) Lets tattoo the outcome
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
Bestie’s beasties the beautiful mountain climbers of Asheville!
Of pie I mean! Haha
You got a Dahlia? What it needs is some foxy hips. What an amazing woman. From chemistry to drugs and all the romance in between, this lady is apple pie with a kick. Can’t wait to add color!
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
What a lovely lady; quiet, pensive. Dove eyes that see and create. Thank you lady ceramic artist
Cute boots, calm demeaner, 18 yrs old and a gym. You two were a hoot!
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 […]
Well, not just quite, but hopefully after this piece gets finished it will be! Starting a whole back piece on one dynamic dame; it will be auch a pleasure to work with you!!!
Bonus of working at a walkin shop: be prepared to draw anything; hone your skills to work under pressure- then tattoo it And we did! And it was a 2 hr blast!
Such a delightful couple, you can see how their life blossomed and developed as one should: like a mountain trekk with all the ups and downs and decadent views. Thank you guys for the great time and excellent 70’s stories- till next time!
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 […]
And a rose for me. Stable, refreshing love
Bridal Party from Boston! The most sober, rad and healthy pre-wedding gamble I have seen yet. Play to win girls!
A few of the mini baby tattoos; has been a blast!
What a lovely teaching pair: from a teacher of immigrants to a band instruction, these guys were a real treat! La Muerta Dochund Daughters name
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. […]
The convention was great! So glad to meet some new faces of Baltimore.
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 […]
Hell yes Compact wonderment of haunting proportion; funny the guys seem decent enough
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 […]
It was a marathon of ‘ the little bits. I had fun with this new rythm, with a few welcome larger pieces to keep my attention on cue!
Ahhhh! So I don’t know who this particular kid is, but I have just tattooed one of his fellow Funko Pop enthusiasts. Thank you Christian for being tough and sharing your love of the Deftones and Funko Pops;) Also to Cor Cor and Juan!
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
A wonderful session again with Colby. What a lovely intellectual companion; especially when coming from two very different sides! I wish you the best sir; till the chest piece is finished! Ignore the middle bit; one more session to get it all pretty!
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’
A beautiful creative spirit kept true: it was a joy to tattoo her friends and family. When an 18 year old passes, how kind when people do not just morn but try and celebrate how amazing she was. Is.
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: 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
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!!!
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 […]
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. […]
And my opinions ;))) His bark is like a vibrant agressive drum beat, bur heart a ting ting triangle thing. We had a tattoo party and therenis nothing like the screams of agony mixed in with Architecs ;)))
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 […]
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 […]
Heartland of everybking and King of Queendom. I dig it. Austin, you are where it’s at
Killer self- defence girl. It was a pleasure! See you in San Diego 😉
Tattooed a cancer research scientist today, wow! Drew this up in 15 min Did you know that fecal mater is 90% the cause of all spread viruses? Wash your hands kids! And bathroom stall doorknobs…
Austin Tattoo take one One wild and colorful Lady!
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, […]
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 […]
Now I understand why guys love coverups;) What an awesome lady!! You were pleasure darling
You’ve got a friend in me. Cheyenne pen breaks after 3 months of usage, this is what I find on my desknthe next day;)
Especially ones feom Maine. Oh my dream State, and hers Texas! We made a compromise and settled on a Tattoo;) Thank Arielle! You are a wicked cool and I enjoyed our time together!
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 […]
Friday the 13th
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 […]
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
My first ACTUAL Breckenridgian!! Super cool kid, really fun piece;)
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 […]
Golden record on the cutest netd; some lavender for her fam
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… ;))
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?
The weather the people the shop action action, always ups and downs, a lot like snowboarding. From busted water heaters to tattooers showing their wears, this place is solid! I understand why people stay here. Lovers of life
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. […]
What a firey character! 6 hour session on this Wildforest Fireman!!! Pushead, take a look in the mirror and know thyself.
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 […]
What a firey character! 6 hour session on this Wildforest Fireman!!! Pushead, take a look in the mirror and know thyself.
How cool is it, a family pack comes rolling in and I get to tattoo two very different things on two very interesting gentleman. What’s the take? SKIP THE UNIVERSITY MODEL, think for yourself and PURSUE YOUR DREAM TRADE
To collaborate is to learn. Get inspired, work with other artists!!! And use the street art before you
And birthed Tim Burton! Thanks Ally, it was a pleasure and you are a trick or treat delight! 6 hrs
An army girl, advertising, wrestling, nice shot soon-to-be-mortician, let me color her arm up today. Thanks lady!!! You are an excellent Leo!!
Even before the adventure begins! New flash, such a blast…. watercolor I have missed thee’
‘Cause it hurts like crazy! This guy is tough, but….. sometimes…a sierra tattoos your chest. So no internet at the shop, finally getting back into good, ol’ pencil and paper. My creativity is alive!!!
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 […]
Learned so much from this Blackbelt Soy-candle makin’ momma! She even gave me a crashcourse in Buisiness. Swell! Three words to the wise: Save save save
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. […]
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 […]
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’!!!
Such a strong woman, her personality expressed as a dessert? A fudge brownie. Fit to a T. This was actually the symbol on her helmet. Awesome. 5 hrs
Another nautical tale; a man who weaves a surprising character. A giver of coffee and kindness, 10 years in and he gives me hope for a clean future. Thanks Allen! 5hrs
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 […]
Or Timon and Pumbaa! It wasn’t planned, but we hit the feel of Disney. This kid (a financial auditor!) trusted me to bring forth his love of animals, 4 hrs of lion and color- he was a champ! Thanks Jonathan!
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!
5 hours, a wonderful time with a wonderful Chaplain! No seriously, this lady is a spirit guide to those homeless in Houston. From iscoing in Prague to studying at Amherst; it was an honor to tattoo her, especially when in memmory of her Mother. Thanks Lisa!!!
Lizanne, it was a pleasure. 15 years and how much one changes! and not. A cheers to one of my first friends; thank you for trusting me!
The Girls! I tattoo this lady every time I come to town. She’s so tough, you might forget she’s a cough dough (really kind). Thanks guys! Superchango, a great shop. If you are located in the Houston area, hit them up!!! http://www.superchangotattoo.com/