Thursday, October 27, 2011

just for Helloween

Here is some close ups on  a sleeve on my boyfriend that I have been working on for three years now. The Baphomet was my idea. I think it was like our 3rd date or something.  This piece has been a lot of fun to work on! Nothing like gettin' the demons out. For the both of us!
On the front of his arm (not pictured) we have a Medusa, you can see her arm above the pentagram- that was his idea to get her, which I love, cause you know Medusa's story right? She cursed men and they turned into stone when they looked at her! I wish I had that ability! So, I think the piece can be appreciated by men and women.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Here is an article I can agree with :

       I use Eternal ink. I have never had a problem with it before, and I know others that use it, that swear by it. But when it comes to any ink- there is no guarantee. Most people by now know that if someone has a problem with a certain color it is most always red. There is something in the red that can cause problems with the healing- I am not exactly sure why, but I came up with this idea-  the molecular structure of the pigment red is the biggest and most potent. Plus there is other reasons. You can do a red test by putting the ink on top of your skin and letting it dry, after wipe it off and see if there is an irritation, but still I am not sure how accurate this test is.
 It is a bummer too, I use red so much of my pieces...

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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

I got into the shop this morning and straight to the answering machine and email and I have 4 cancellations this week! One person is sick, something came up etc. So, I am going to post on here, work on the website and do some facebooking.
Here is a beautiful picture form one of my clients who got a celestial back piece, stunning, I know!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Tattoo reading list

Here is a list of my favorite tattoo books to further your tattoo education. Some of these books are old school... came from the era when I first start tattooing which was not that long ago but considered old school by now.  They are not in any particular order and there is so many awesome books out there! Some of these books are on technique which be of interest to someone that wants to learn to tattoo. Although even if you are just a collector I think they are good books to read.
~ Bodies of Subversion (a secret history of women and tattoo)
~Sailor Jerry American Tattoo Master
~TattooTime : Art from the heart
~Vintage tattoos by Carol Clerk
~Tattooing A to Z Huck Spaulding
~Electric Tattooing by Women (Madame Chinchilla 2003) (I am in this book!)
~ The total tattoo book by Amy Krakow
~The Tattooed Lady by Amelia Klem Osterid

Wednesday, October 5, 2011


I have been having a pretty good time the past few weeks doing tattoos on some really cool people. I have a drawing here to share that I tattooed on this guy who is/was a guitarist for a pretty well know band actually. I often get to tattoo people that are in bands or are transitioning and need to be placed in a band.  I want to link people up sometimes because I believe in the need to create and creating needs to be supported! We MUST support our bands and when they are local, I totally believe in supporting that too. Ok so anyway I came up with this design- he wanted a treble clef but after talking with him I drew this ornate one with the creatures in it. It seemed to fit his personality. I will post the tattoo when I get a good healed pic of it.
I tattooed another musician who is quite talented who also needs to get another band together. I did a wonderful Norse image, It is a outline but I think it works quite well as a line drawing. I love talking with musicians about music and band dynamics! I never have played an instrument before I am sure I would suck at it, but I am so into bands! I think it would be fun to be a band therapist like Dr. Twinkletits.
When I was in high school I actually took a music appreciation class on classical music of course. My favs are Mozart, Chopin, Wagner and Beethoven just to name a few.

And lastly my niece gave me a tattoo on my hand yesterday, here it is:
I especially enjoy the blood drops from the arrow part. My niece is a good little artist.