Monday, January 30, 2012

Brighton n Back

So, back from Brighton. Was a good ol' weekend. Had a few nice pieces booked in, first of which was a swallow and anchor on a neck of all places. Great way to start! not really. Luckily i had my headlamp, so i could see what i was doing. She sat really well too. champ.

T'was a lifesaver.

Anyways, the next day i had Lulu in for some octopodes...

was super duper fun to do. Had a smile on my face the whole time.

Also had a cute little walk in at the end of the day Sun... which was nice, as i had someone flake on me just before she came along.

In other news, after a lot of 'umming' and 'ahhing' I entered my backpiece for "best large colour"...
and won.

The trophy is fucking RAD... and i might cry when Jay comes to collect it, coz it's the coolest thing ever. i have grown quite attached to those little guys...

ah well, i treated myself to a kickass deck from a cool stall with very friendly men and cool hats.

So anyways, i'm the only one back at work, as the refurb aint finished, so i'm tattooing out of a little corner surrounded by mayhem. My customer was travelling from Sweden, so she couldn't reschedule, and it was a fun piece to do anyways....

tonight i'm off for another art history talk in the pub, this time the theme is "suicide in medieval art".
should be enlightening.

Thursday, January 26, 2012


so, today the shop is going through a total revamp, as tomorrow we head to the brighton convention, and while we r away, Flamin 8 is having some refurb done. very exciting. also means we've been getting rid of a whole bunch of stock. it's like christmas for me, who is a partial hoarder... partial recycling enthusiast. there's been a bunch of stuff we almost chucked away that i had to salvage, coz somewhere, someone i know will most likely want it. now i just have to find somewhere to keep the stuff until these people ever come collect it. hmm. anyways, i'll sweep that under the rug for now.

even made a pretty shitty hat half decent, with some cutting, gluing, sewing, it went from left to right. much cuter...


anyways, better start packing all my gear away...

so til next time... here's a fun walk in i did yesterday...

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

The Big Cheese off...

So, exciting times on the book of face...

Myself and 4 other very special people (as in special good, not special "special") have started the soon to be worldwide phenomenon that is...

drum roll...........


That's right folks, we are competing for the best cheese on toast. Serious business, i tell ya! It's a closed group, but i thought i would share a screen shot to prove how true my story is....

titillating stuff.... 

just entered mine, so fingers crossed.

here it is in all it's glory...

t'was so good. 

right, i am currently halfway through a few designs for the brighton convention, and half way through 
painstakingly trying to upload cd's to the computer, then my iPod... (this very computer i am typing so gently on at present has no conception of how much i want to smash it's face in for wiping my i pod the other day....)

later, i swim. haven't been swimming in ages. if this is my last post for a while, assume i drowned.

that is all.

Monday, January 23, 2012


so, super fun piece i just did. have been looking forward to this since he came in. very laid back, didn't bring any reference, and just wanted an old school hula girl, but not the sailor jerry one. so thats what i drew, and here it is.

in other news, i went round Spitalfields yesterday with Rory, which was fun. Haven't been round that area in the daytime for quite some time. Maybe the Russian prison exhibition i went to when i first moved back... anyways, it's been a while, and change is as good as a holiday.

Trawled around a few markets, bought hats and knitwear, and some new glasses frames (i lost my favourite pair on Saturday :( which is devastating to say the least.)
Rory has the patience of a saint, as i pretty much felt the need to walk around every stall. 

Got some cool photos out and about too... 

yes yes. all in all a splendid day really.

after which we went for food, i had roast chicken and found the most insane bone during the mean. i think the chicken was trying to kill me. 
true story.

after dinner we went for a pint at the fairly extortionate Dirty Dicks, missed an amazing old man photo op (Oh! rory... here's the link!), but this text message cheered me up a little! haha


Saturday, January 21, 2012

cookie cutter fun

so, today i had a super fun 1-shot in, but more on that right after i post about my apocalyptic cookies that i baked for a certain someone's birthday....

hee hee. 

anyways, back to work....

here's one i made earlier...

(5 hours and a kick in the boob later)

click to enlarge peeps.

so in other news, the Brighton convention is fast approaching. i aint fully booked, i have some space sunday and saturday, so do please get in touch if u wanna get a little somethin' somthin'.

good stuff. 

right i'm off. getting dinner cooked for me, and got a party to go to later on... til next time.

Thursday, January 19, 2012


chris came in and got some more work done on his torture garden sleeve. coming along now.... i suppose it's probably a session from finished then touch ups....

here's a snippet.

right, now i'm off home to draw a bunch of trees. :(

long story. maybe y'all will find out tomorrow....

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

i only went out for a pint of milk...

so, seeing as this morning i had no bookings, 5 tattoos later and i'm pretty tired!

anyways, had a sweet pop punker from New York come and get his first ever tattoo... nothing wrong with a bit o'Blinky now....

we went through our top 5 favourite pop punk bands of the 90's...
mine being (no mean feat, lemme tell ya!)

1. face to face

2. good riddance


4. lawrence arms

5. screeching weasel

wait, weasel have been around since the 80's.... so surely i get to chose another....

5. All

now i had a hard time finding any half decent videos, except one for "she's my ex" with clips from high fidelity, but that's too weird for me, coz this very morning i was talking to someone bout that book, and what with my customer and his "top 5" thing.... too weird

so that's it.

back to work, and my next customer was a doozy! he came in wanting a name just blacked out on his arm.... and after me giving him a scalding, a finger shake in face and a very long "ooooooohhhhh" whilst shaking head (honestly, i reacted like a granny scalding a kid for swearing....
he got a rose.

funny thing is, he was all 
"i only popped out for a pint of milk!" when i was done. 


Monday, January 16, 2012

1 shot 2 shot 3 shot down

so, birthday celebrations are well and truly over, and i'm quite relieved. phew. that was hard work.

i have no photos to show, as i didn't have a camera. kerry took some pics but i'm yet to see them.

so, here's a video of her dancing with some random....

and here's a sweet toy i bought for her to surely propel her to becoming a better pilot....

(the end is the best bit.)

so, today i had 3 nice custom 1-shots in. only photographed 2 of them, which i shall share....

right now!

i also managed to get enough time to splice Lulu's newest addition to her work together into some sort of comprehensive viewing system. ...

click to enlarge, as always.

oh, a customer of mine posted a very arty photo of her back which i tattooed on the F8 wall, so thought i'd share as my photos tend to look a lot more... bloody.

so, tomorrow i gotta take milo to the vet, poor guy (he's fine, just jabs, but he hates them)

wednesday i have absolutely nothing booked in, so swing by, get some ink, bring me a coffee... or just point and laugh at me. anything to help pass the time really.


Friday, January 13, 2012

so this is the new year....

So, i haven't posted for a while. Not that i haven't had anything to post.... just.... i dunno.

Anyways, i hope all o y'all had a lovely Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Here's a video of my dog being awesome as always... this was Christmas day in Camden town outside our boozer...

tough as nuts

Anyways, here's some new tattoos as of late...

In other news, those of you in the know will know it was my Birthday on Wednesday... (Those of you not in the know will now know it was my Birthday on Wednesday). 

So we went on the Jack the Ripper walk.

i had a bit of free time at work on Wednesday, so printed out some stuff i thought might come in handy on said walk....

it totally did.

the usual suspects

So today is friday, and for the past 3 (not 1... not 2....but yes....3!!!) days i have been given cupcakes. 
Wednesday... courtesy of my Boss

Thursday...courtesy of my Mother...

and today... courtesy of my awesome customer!

she also got me a frog that becomes a prince as i am very single. bless.


last night i went to an opening night of an exhibition. Eric couldn't get his head round any of it. It was classic. Made a good photo op though!

after which we went for food, i bought everyone a piece of pie. 
twas good pie.
i would offer you some but i ate it all.


Anyways, tomorrow is my actual Birthday shindig, so should be good.
Til then... i'm off to the gym to try and work off all these bloody cupcakes!

til next time.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

you've been framed

quick post. did this little dude yesterday, got him all framed up, and he is for sale at £20. obviously if you are out of london and cannot collect him from the studio, i will need to include P&P.

lovely jubbly.