It’s that time of year again, The London Tattoo Convention. I will be there with Chuco Moreno representing my shop Classic Tattoo, come by and say hi. Unfortunately I won’t be tattooing this year but I’ll be there with bells on! I’ll have original paintings for sale, 10 sets of limited flash, brand new never before seen prints, tattoo pens and lot’s of tattoo machines. The photos below are just some of the items I’ll have. Hope to see you there ~ Tim
The Original Tattoo Pen Holder in stainless steel is now out and available on saltwatertattoo.com. It is made of Surgical Grade Stainless Steel and is extremely durable with a twist cap for tightening your refills. This holder is fully autoclavable, unlike the standard black holder, and can also be cleaned with a sanicide solution for safety in between tattoos. These suckers are built to last and I’m very proud to offer them to you.
One of my favorite images to tattoo, paint and draw; the panther. I’ve had a few moments of down time to paint lately and have thrown together a few randoms. Hope you enjoy them.
This is a frame design I have been working on for a while now. All four suits, liner or shader, they are available for order on www.saltwatertattoo.com as of now. Thanks for looking and as always, thanks for the support.
As promised, I am updating you guys on some of the tattoos I’ve been making lately, but shot only in film. I hope you like them.
I am proudly now carrying Sam Phillips Machines on my supply store at saltwatertattoo.com. If you are a real tattooer you’ll love these machines, if you are a real tattooer AND skateboarder, you’ll beyond love these machines. Thanks Sam, for raising the bar for all machine builders.
Sam Phillips has been tattooing for 14 years. He began in San Diego under the tutelage of Morgwn Pennypacker and Shawn Buss and has owned and operated American Tattoo in Bonsall California since 2005. After years of accumulating the necessary equipment, he built a small machine shop and began manufacturing tattoo machines at the end of 2010. All of the trucks used in the production of his Independent Tattoo machines have been graciously supplied to him by the Independent Truck Co. who has continuously given Sam their complete support. All machines are hand made and one of a kind.
That’s right, only twenty sets available. I’ve picked six of my favorite sheets that I have painted for various projects over the last few years. There are three color sheets and three black and grey sheets. I will be posting ten of them on sale this Monday, August 4th, at noon. The other ten will come with me to London for the convention.
My last trip to NYC was great. I got to catch up with some old friends, make new ones and live like a king for a week. Here is a quick slide show of my fun. All photos are in black and white film with my Nikon or with the Olympus Pen digital, each one is noted. Enjoy
It is true, I am the proud owner of one of the oldest shops in Orange County, Eric Maaske’s Classic Tattoo in Fullerton, CA. It’s crazy the way things work out, my life has come full circle. I grew up walking distance from this shop, my Mom just retired from the high school across the street, the same high school that my brother and two sisters graduated from. My Father not only taught at the college a block away from Classic Tattoo but also passed away a block away as well. I received my first professional tattoo at this very place before Eric Maaske owned it around 20 years ago. I will do my very best to restore this establishment to its original condition if not better than, and I will keep the legacy of Eric Maaske alive through the integrity of solid tattooing and hard work with the help of some great guys that work there. Come by and say hi and get tattooed at Classic Tattoo. Much love, respect and gratitude – Tim Hendricks
I am extremely honored to be carrying Joshua David Machines now on my supply store. Joshua is a tattooers tattooer, if you know what I mean. Buying machines from real tattooers will always prove better, for obvious reasons. Joshua David is a REAL tattooer, not to mention an extremely solid guy. Each machine is unique in it’s own and each one runs great. I own one myself and stand behind them %100.
To order one now go to www.saltwatertattoosupply.com
My friend Chuco Moreno and I will be heading out to NYC together to do some tattoos. Chuco’s dates are the 6th-16th and mine are the 15th-17th. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for an appointment with either one of us. If you want to see Chuco’s work go here @chucomoreno95237, don’t miss an opportunity to get an OG black and grey tattoo from true West Coast Tattooer and one of the coolest dudes I know.
My brother from another mother Luke Wessman is up on the HeadCount.org blog with an interview, check it out
Luke Wessman is a world-renowned tattoo artist. He’s also a music lover. Now, Luke has joined HeadCount’s #GoVote campaign by creating artwork for the On The Run Tour: Beyoncé and JAY Z. HeadCount’s Jane Henderson recently sat down with the self-made artist. During the interview, he talked about his road to the tattoo world, his favorite hip-hop artists (which include JAY Z), the #GoVote campaign and the importance of awareness in the world. read more…
Have you ordered yours? Well, if you haven’t you’re missing out. It’s easy, just go here and order, scorpionfront.com. I am very honored to be in a book amongst so many great artists and tattooers, young and old. Great job Ross Nagle and the fellas at Scorpion Front, the book came out great. I have waited to show my entire contribution sheet until the book was released, so here it is.