Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Couple of new (old) Tattoos.

Well its been quite a while since I updated this thing. Its not that I haven't had a ton to post, Between Events at home, the shop, on the road. As well as new art, and tattoos. Its just that i've not had a bunch of time to sit, and type it all down.
So here I have a tattoo started in Calgary a couple of weeks ago. Its on Mr. Steve Peace. Feller who runs the Alberta Bound Tattoo convention in Calgary
He got tattooed at the NIX show in Calgary this past June, and while we were supposed to finish the whole tattoo. I was only feeling fresh enough to do 1/2.

While IM certain he wanted to finish the entire tattoo (and he certainly was sitting well enough to do so), I felt that certain areas of the body, and larger tattoos are best when done in stages. Less trauma to the body, and usually a better healing experience. So while IM certain Steve would of preferred a finished tattoo, IM happier this way.
Next up, our friend Sket, who recently moved out west to LA. was in town for a quick minute. I was able to get some snap shots of the arm I did back in the Fall.

Thats all for now. I've plenty to post, just need the time to do it. See ya when I see ya...

Friday, June 24, 2011

A lil, sketching action

Here's a short video shot last month that we used for the "lining Cheatin, Stealin" seminar Jime, and I did in Toronto.

Had a ton of fun with the Seminar, and I think that folks really got a lot out of it, and enjoyed themselves in the process. I will be hosting a similar seminar in September at the Paradise Gathering in Jimminy Peak MA. September 16th, 5pm.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Home again!

Yup, IM back. Jime and I just returned from this years Northern Ink Xposure And we had a killer time. We hosted our Seminar Lining, Cheatin, Stealin" (for only the second time), to a great audience, who really seemed to dig it, a lot. We got to hang out with a bunch of great folks, and do some fun tattoos. We also did a brief spot at Niagara's H&H. CHeck out Jime's Blog for a cool little clip (thanks Pete).
I also brought down a handful of my Signature series Bishop Rotaries. And they were scooped up immediately. I'll be busting Franco's Balls for more, so I can finally get em on line. So keep an eye peeled.
Jime and I were also a couple of the first artists to test drive the New Neo-Tat machines. A smaller frame style from the original. Killer. If yer a fan of the original Neo, you'll love this new version. Smaller, and lighter. Should be released by August. Hell, Jime, and I tired stealing ours. But Ray was to wise to us, and managed to pry em from our fingers before the end of the show.
I will admit to this trip being a bit stressful, having to deal with customs and all. But Hell, totally worth it.
Upon our return to Hope I was pleasantly surprised to find this waiting for me.
Yours truly, and so many other insanely talented artists make up the content of this incredible book. Honestly I've not had enough time to sit down and give this book the time necessary to make a proper assessment. But just a quick sit down with it has shown me I'll be soooo Far from disappointed. Check out the needlesandsins Blog Great job Marisa, I'll be posting my full impression in the days to follow.
Now IM gonna sit here, enjoy my (several) cup of morning coffee, and interview Jime, for a piece in Tattoo Society Magazine.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

NIX, Toronto!

Hey all, just a reminder, that Jime Litwalk, and I will be hosting our Tattoo/Drawing Seminar "Lining, Cheatin, Stealin" This Friday 5pm, at this Years Northern Ink Xposure.

Its a mear $150. to hear some shit talkin, and learnin, so come on out, and check it out, why don't cha?!?! Check out the NIX site for more info, and sign up info. 5pm, Friday.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Well I Hear Tell

Well, I was informed yesterday by our most astute Baroness, that your truly made Rebel Inks Most Wanted Ink Slingers! Now I must admit to not really considering my self the best of "Ink Slinger", but it is an honor to find my words, and pictures along side some of the best, in this issue.