Thursday, September 23, 2010

too busy

to blog....

these 2 lil creatures were abandoned by their mum's so they got taken in by a zoo and they grew up together and are best buddies.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

well i never!

so i'm flicking thru the latest skin deep and see none other than Miss Kate in an advert for a jewelry company.... and i'm thinking, she doesn't have 3 hands....who's hands are those.... and then i'm like oh! wait! i know that hand! i did that tattoo! Her lovely husband, Lee from the Defiled is posing with her!

So, like i said, i aint got much to blog about.... so thought i'd share this!

here's a close up....

and y'all should check out Kate's clothes HERE! and Lee's band HERE!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

May the force be with you

We seem to be made to suffer. It's our lot in life.” C3PO

so it's been a LONG few days, sorting out our flights, with Milo, and it's been...... how can i put this bluntly.....

Fucking retardedly fucking stressful.

anyways, tonight Joe 10:66 organised an awesome surprise leaving gig for me n Ross.... and i took 3 rolls o' film with my holga..... so hopefully some pics soon.

in the mean time... this is for Mr Turpin.....

they're awesome (and yes, they are wooly jumpers) , but i will still stick to my guns, Star Trek rocks way more. Way way more..... lightyears more.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Don't wanna be your monkey wrench....

So Wednesdays are usually my day off, but i went into work to tattoo Ross, one of the new owners of my (no longer mine) beloved studio. So that's it. I'm officially between jobs. Today was my last day. I'll still go back to collect all my stuff.... but..... yeah.

Anyways, he got a monkey wrench going through his neck for his brother, Travis who is a mechanic.

This pic is so y'all can see placement.... it looks kinda wonky coz i had him push his shoulders back and tilt his head down so i could get a photo....

His skin took colour amazingly easily.... and it looked brighter in person.

Here's each side ...

So seeing as i wont be tattooing for another 3 weeks or so and relocating halfway across the globe, this blog may get a bit dull. I'll try and keep some stuff updated, but BEAR with me! and... apologies in advance!

Oh, that reminds me, anyone who follows my blog on alivenotdead.... i'll be closing that account, so y'all better find me on Blogger! (here)

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Holy cOWL!

So i got to do an awesome 1 shot chest piece today. I'm kinda amazed that he sat through it all.... but he did! 10 points!

I gotta admit, i've had super fun stuff all week. Maybe i shoulda always just been super anally selective and douchy, and maybe then i woulda got cool stuff more often.  Anyways, tomorrow i got 1 last tattoo, then i am packin my shit and booking a ticket outta this place. Crazy. Still got a lot of crap to sort before we leave, but it's all coming to an end, and.... well..... it feels weird!
I know i've mentioned it before, but i'll be tattooing outta Flamin 8 in Kentish town, London in a few weeks, so if ya fancy some pain, u know where to find me!

Monday, September 13, 2010

anchors away

Fun 1-shot on a repeat customer from the States. Was starting to think we wouldn't cross paths again in time, but alas, we managed. Last time she was this side of the globe i was at the Singapore convention, and she always wants cool pieces so I was super keen to fit her in this time round! Poor thing had just flown 16hrs straight and was clearly a little fragile, but she didn't complain once. good stuff.

and i remembered to get a shot of the last piece she got all healed.....

tomorrow i got a cool chest piece booked in, and wednesday i'm tattooing "new Ross", so it's all good!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

the end of the æon

so started on the Apocalypse sleeve today. Got a good 5 hrs in, all lower arm, co i haven't figured out exactly what's going where with the top. probably a good thing though, coz it looks like we may throw a shoulder blade cover-up in there too now.

I'll be finishing this off in London, maybe a second session next month if paths cross. Speaking of which, i only got 3 more days working at Star Crossed which feels INSANE! I'm gonna miss it.

Got some real fun pieces in before i go though, so eyes peeled peeps.

til next time.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

it's true....

bunny wave bye bye

so this is what i did today.

was a fun one to do, but i gotta admit, that's a LOT of bunnies! was really tempted to do one wearing a stripey jumper like "where's wally/waldo" (depending on what side of the world u grew up on!).

the background will soften up nicely when it heals... i would ask for a healed pic but i'm pretty sure Mr Joe isn't gonna be super keen on reshaving his leg!

and here's a close-up of those flailing bunnies!

Gotta admit, wasn't sure we'd get this all done in 1 sitting, but, we kinda had to, but i was still worried! !) 10.66 points! woop woop!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Go on go on go on go on go on.

OK quick post before i head off to our leaving party.....

Just finished Rich's teapot for his Nan. Woulda liked to have added some background, but he was done. It's all good, he sat like a champ again, and i think he hit the wall a while before we were done anyways!

Had a blast doing this, wish i got asked to stuff like this more often!

Thursday, September 9, 2010


Here's one from earlier today. Nothing other than a cock meat sandwich on someone who will remain nameless and shameless (happy?!)

it's right up on upper hip/ass territory. the bell end is creeping round to his ass (never thought i'd say that on this blog) so the pores are really open and the skin got all wrinkly, so not easy to get a good pic.

kinda off subject... but doing this tattoo really reminded me of one of my favorite ginsberg poems.... so thought i'd share.

I walked into the cocktail party
room and found 3 or 4 queers
talking together in queertalk
I tried to be friendly
but found myself talking to one in hiptalk

"I'm glad to see you," he said, and
looked away. "Hmmm" I mused. The room
was small and had a double-decker
bed in it, and cooking apparatus:
icebox, cabinet, toasters, stove;
the host seemed to live with room
enough only for cooking and sleeping.
My remark on this score was under-
stood but not appreciated. I was
offered refreshments, which I accepted.
I ate a sandwich of pure meat; an
enormous sandwich of human flesh,
I noticed, while I was chewing on it,
it also included a dirty asshole.

More company came, including a
fluffy female who looked like
a Princess. She glared at me and
said immediately: "I don't like you,"
turned her head away, and refused
to be introduced. I said "What!"
in outrage. "Why you shit-faced fool!"
This got everybody's attention.
"Why you narcissistic bitch! How
can you decide when you don't even
know me," I continued in a violent
and messianic voice, inspired at
last, dominating the whole room.

*by the way, i couldn't find that online in full, so had to type it all..... *


Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Holy crap-tastic cupcakes!

Are these not the most awesome cupcakes EVER?!?! i think so!

Here's more about these lil' gems....

In other news, congrats to my big bro on his spankin' new BABY GIRL! can't wait to meet her!

and again...

so Sherman came back for some pain! i can't believe how much work he's got in such a short amount of time...i think it's been about a month.... and he's had all this done! (today we added the 2 sailor skulls and the "sink or swim" banner)..... apologies for the photo, the top half is still healing, VERY shiny, so i had to use no flash.....

hopefully he'll e mail some healed pics in a month or so..... (right SHERMAN?!!!!!) :)

got SO much custom stuff booked in it's insane..... got a few days to draw the apocolyptic sleeve, and thurs i got a big treat! hahahahaha... so tomorrow is my "day off" but i'll be at the shop drawing til my eyes bleed.......

then the Wanch for Live Fast Die! and other bands (i have no idea who else is playing!)


Monday, September 6, 2010

Kodak moment

So todays post is all about one of my favorite repeat customers, Miss Patricia. She lives in L.A so i really wasn't expecting to get another tattoo in before i left, but she proved me wrong... which was awesome not only because i got to do another cool piece on her, but got healed pics of all the other tattoos she got by me along the way.

Today we did a monkey for her Dad on her ribs....

And here's the rest of her collection....

Saturday, September 4, 2010


The word ''Christianity'' is already a misunderstanding -- in reality there has been only one Christian, and he died on the Cross. ~
Friedrich Nietzsche

So here's todays tattoo. Had a blast doing it, but didn't have as much fun trying to get a good photo.... had fun with some dirty skin tones and i gave him a broken nose too. after a beating like that, you gotta look a little worse for wear, right?

and some epic background....

i have 2 really nice pieces booked in tomorrow, so expect some more tattoodles sooner than later!

Curb your enthusiasm

Hear the birds? Sometimes I like to pretend that I'm deaf and I try to imagine what it's like not to be able to hear them. It's not that bad.
- Larry David

So here's the tattoo i did on Ross last night. It's my first ever attempt at a colour portrait, and i gotta admit... it was kinda stressful! i was super worried I'd fuck it up and it would end up looking like my Dad. It doesn't..... so that's a plus!

i decided to use a fair amount of colours in the flesh tones, and it's kinda hard to see everything in this photo, coz his pores were so open and there's a little staining in places. hopefully I'll get a better pic when it heals!

anyways, my customer just rocked up, so gotta go.

til next time y'all.....

Friday, September 3, 2010

So close yet so so far........

So i dunno if any of you remember, but a few weeks ago i blogged about how i MAY have just bought something fuckin awesome....... well i did, and it arrived at my Mum's place yesterday (figured there's no point getting it sent all the way out to Hong Kong when i'm moving back to the UK anyways) ...... now i just can't wait to get over there and see it in person!....argh!

So this is what i bought....

It's a beautiful oil painting by Joshua Carlton. super STOKED!

in other news, i think i'm doing a pretty weird tattoo on Ross today.... so check back soon y'all!

Thursday, September 2, 2010


So last night Star Crossed Tattoo were doing tattoos at Racks in Lan Kwai Fong. It was a tight squeeze and kinda dark, but we managed.

Gotta say, i'm not feeling that place at all. *shivers*

anyways, here's some pics.....

Ross got to do the gayest Viking ever, so funny! We made a bet with him before we left, coz nobody thought ANYONE with the gift of sight would go for it..... but hey, what did we know?!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010


so i just found out Puffy Ami Yumi r playing hong kong on the 23rd. holy crap! i really wanna go! :) i dunno if i'll still be here, coz i really wanted to be back in London for the London tattoo convention.... which is 25 onwards. DILEMA!