Archive for August, 2014

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Aug
14

Death’s Head Hawkmoth

The death’s head hawkmoth is an ominous creature that has inspired many artists. It can be found across artistic genres from literature to  paintings to movies. This large moth can produce a loud, screeching sound.  Their yellow,  brown,  and black color patterns resemble  that of a honeybee, and they are often found invading beehives. The death’s head hawkmoth can omit the same scent as the queen bee to go undetected while feeding on honey. Its most notable feature is perhaps the human skull pattern found on the thorax.

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I love drawing and painting moths. I’ve always been fascinated by moths, maybe because I’m a night owl. Even as a youngster, I often found myself staring at the pattens on their wings and watching them flutter erratically in the light.  Moths have become one of my favorite subjects to tattoo.

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Thank you, Daniel and Kim, for getting my original designs!

19
Aug
14

Berkeley finest tattoos

True love Tattoo just turned 17, established in 1998 by Dave Moore.  True love has made a lot beautiful tattoos here in southwest Berkeley.  Some of the most respected artist in the tattoo world have work here on San Pablo. Dave has watched many businesses come and go but he is here to stay.

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A lot of love went into our new location, 2700 San Pablo. The new shop is twice as big and open everyday. We also take walk-ins every day and continue to produce the highest quality tattoo possible. The artist: Dave Moore, Daniel Herlihy,  Amanda Go and Matt Klass.  We have all dedicated our lives to tattoo and continue to grow as artists.

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Tattoo by Dave More

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Tattoo by Daniel Herlihy

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Tattoo by Amanda Go

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Tattoo by Matt Klass

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