Archive for August, 2015

12-23rd august

Posted: 24/08/2015 in Uncategorized

I’ve been a bit behind with my blog writing, since my computer got upgraded I can’t find anything and photo editing is a bit of a nightmare. I’ll get there, of course, but in the meantime I’ve taken the executive decision to only post pieces that are getting there, or are finished, and leaving most of the Works In Progress out. You’ll see them next time 🙂

Claudia is getting me to tattoo some strange and abstract designs on her arm, the pieces are all thought out and meticulously designed, all I have to do is arrange them in a way that works and then tattoo them. the smudges etc are all deliberate, it’s quite hard work making it look so messy!

dale’s storm sleeve is starting to come together, there is a big cover up going on here, but it’s a great excuse to use a lot of black

I’m working on a dragon for Stefan, the body will be shades of a more muted purple

Marilyn’s leg is done! She had a list of flowers that she liked and I put this collection together based on how well I thought the flowers would work as a tattoo. I loved using so many of my colours in one piece!

Gavin’s partial cover up/ fixer upper is looking pretty much done now. I inherited some badly drawn and coloured flowers from his last artist, and an ambitious attempt at a cover up of a tribal band. gavin had some lasering done to the front of the band, and we were able to put colour over what was left of it.

Darrell’s backpiece is nearly there… just one more tweaking session…

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I went to Gran Canaria for a long weekend, to visit my friend Jose and to do a guest spot in a studio in Las Palmas.

Las palmas isn’t like the tourist side of Gran canaria, it’s more like a normal, mainland Spain kind of city, with a beautiful beach.

The studio I was guesting at is called PKDK, and it has a punk bar and venue for live music downstairs- what’s not to like??

Unfortunately the studio isn’t quite firing on all cylinders yest, as it’s only 4 months open, so there wasn’t really enough business to call it proper ‘work’- I only did two tattoos in the 3 days I was there. Oh well. I will return next year or so and hopefully business will have picked up.

the PKDK crew

As I wasn’t busy I had time to sight see and go to the beach, hardly a problem 🙂

here are some photos I took of the things i saw in Las Palmas instead of working…

Back at home it was business as usual and i got stuck into some ongoing projects. One of them is Tony’s phoenix sleeve which is starting to take shape

Craig’s kois

and Brian’s Horiyoshi warrior

Alex is getting me to add lots of cuteness to her existing piece, The nymph at the top is by an artist in her native US, and I’m responsible for the gnome, bunnies, flowers etc. This will extend down her arm, with flowers and some insects 🙂

My dear friend kate was after a piece to commemorate her wonderful cat Monster. We wanted something that would reflect his feisty character, so I came up with this for her. Not my usual kind of tattoo, but I loved doing it

Our Angie is getting a tank girl piece, tbc

and Ryan is working on a colourful japanese style sleeve