Archive for the 'Convention Tattoos' Category


Black Grey and Red

Here is a couple tattoos I did at the convention last week…

Thank you Aaron!

Thank you Kevin!

Would like to do more tattoos like this.


All American Tattoo Festival Summary

Well I’m a little late on this post. I’ve been very busy drawing, tattooing and looking for a new home.

Sacramento was a blast. I worked on some clients that live closer to Sacramento, got to tattoo some new clients and talked to a lot of people about getting tattoos. I’ll be tattooing at the All American Tattoo Festival next year as well.

Thank you to every body that made it out to the convention to get a tattoo.

And a special thanks to Steve Byrne, thanks for the new moth.

Good times and Good tattoos

Free Hand Rose


Added some color detail to these orchids.

Flower/Skull half sleeve in progress.

Started this piece a couple of years ago, finally finished.

I have nothing to do with the star.

Karen Roze hard at work

Amy Justen hard at work

Ian not working so hard

Chris getting his stencil put on.

Getting ready to give Chris hell.

The fun has begun.

The look on his face is priceless.

Yes, I bought a new Seth Ciferri machine at the convention.

I works great, Chris doesn’t like it one bit though.

We have a long way to go, but we have a great start.

A lot of cool artwork on display.

This artwork was across from our booth.

Looks like Ian did some work after all.


All American Tattoo Festival

I will be Tattooing in Sacramento this weekend…

See ya there!!!


Good Times in Seattle

I did some work at the National Tattoo Convention in Seattle last week. It was a good time, did some cool tattoos and meet some awesome artist. Here is a picture of Karen Roze corrupting the youth.

I meet up with a long time client named Ben Brandon. Ben has a sleeve still in progress, we worked on the black shading in his roses and started some grey wash in the background.

Ben Already had a hodgepodge of tattoos on his arm before he decided to get a sleeve. So it makes it difficult to see exactly whats going on at this point, especially with the limited photos that I have. Thank you Ben, good luck on the fishing boat this year I’ll see you soon.

I had another long time costumer show up that lives in Seattle. Not really sure what to get we agreed on doing a free hand owl head on the back of her hand.

This was fun, thank you Carley. Need to get a healed picture of this little hooter.

I also did this cover-up. It was supposed to be an angel but I thought it looked like a bad butterfly.

It is definitely a black rose now. Thank you Jessica and good luck on your boat aswell.

I would also like to thank NTA and Aaron Bell for making this event happen, and a special thanks to my co workers Karen Roze, K.C. Angel and Amanda Go. Every body at Sacred Rose Tattoo works as a great team all the time!


The Body Art Expo at the Cow Palace

This was a pretty silly tattoo. I loved every moment of it. 

This was my second time doing this tattoo convention at the Cow Palace. The name says it all. They heard you around like cattle. The Cow Palace was originally built for the rodeo. They hold every event you could ever imagine there: the gun show, the dog show and the train show. Can’t wait for the Slayer show.

I drew this rose on with a Sharpie. I prefer to work that way especially at a tattoo convention. The customer actually bought the rose painting off of me in the previous post. She just happened to run into  me at the right time twice in a week.

This Mermaid was a fun piece. I always enjoy doing traditional American tattoos.

The Cow Palace is  a mad house with hundreds of people drinking cheap beer, eating hot dogs and looking for tattoos. It is quite entertaining; I love people-watching.

I met a lot of new clients and did some cool tattoos. This year I was a lot less frustrated, already knowing what to expect from last year. I had a great time.

This last piece is still  in progress. We are working on an octopus sleeve with a young lady having a smoke. I had a little bit of time at the convention to put some black into the clouds. A tattoo this big with this much detail can take multiple sessions. The Misfits skull was already there. As much as I wish I could take credit for it, I just haven’t been tattooing that long.

Thank you to all my customers. I hope you love your tattoos and come in for another one.

I enjoy doing large custom tattoos and paintings. I work at True Love Tattoo in Berkeley, Ca
Please send me an email if you are interested in my art

The Dirty Rigs