Archive for September, 2009

09
Sep
09

The Mechanic

The Mechanic

Traditional pin-up girl. This design is based of of a Sailor Jerry stencil. It was very fun tattoo for me. Wish it could have been bigger and wish I could get a healed picture that wasn’t blurred on the edges.

06
Sep
09

Don Ed Hardy Flash

A classic piece of art work on my good friend Lisa. I was trying to talk her into getting the Born Weird design, but she wasn’t having it. So we settled on this one. Either which way you can’t lose when you get to do a Don Ed Hardy design. Thank you Lisa!!

05
Sep
09

Traditional Chest Piece

Traditional Tattoo on my good  friend Doli.

When I was helping him move back to the Bay, we decided to get some sushi in the city and check out some shops. We went in to Tattoo City to check out some old flash and portfolios.  At that point Doli and I were discussing different ideas for his chest piece. I think he was a little jealous of my eagle. We talked about all kinds of ideas skulls,  snake, goat head, a Slayer theme. Doli is definitely metal at heart. But his big round eye light-up when he sees that bold bright Traditional American flash. I ended up getting my hand tattooed that day by Brian Bruno, forcing Doli to stair at that old flash for two hours. His mind was made up! “Dan I want a Traditional chest piece with a ship.” So I went to the drawing board and this is what I came up with. Now I need to add on to my Chest piece.

Thank you Doli

04
Sep
09

My First Portrait Tattoo

This is the first portrait tattoo that I have ever done. I did the tattoo in 2004 on a great customer that now lives on a small island in Alaska. He requested that I do his dads portrait on his leg when his dad passed. Even though I don’t do portrait tattoos. Apparently I’m the only person he lets tattoo him. Thank you that is a great honor. He just recently came down to California to visit his family and to bring his wife in to get tattooed. I did a peony flower with waves on her shoulder blade(will post soon). And I was able to get this picture. Thank you again.