In the last couple years I’ve been taking my photography a big more seriously. I mean, why not? I can finally afford the lenses I’ve always wanted, not to mention I’m in situations that allow me to capture great moments on film. Well recently my friend Alysha Nett asked to interview me and showcase a handful of my photos on the Inked Mag website. If you have a second go check it out here www.inkedmag.com/beyond-ink-tim-hendricks
Since purchasing Classic Tattoo I have tirelessly been repairing, cleaning and restoring as much as I can. One of the things that all of us agreed upon is that the front of the building was dated and old. It looked great in black and white photographs, but that’s about it. So rather than having vinyl stickers custom made, which I could never bring myself to do, we hired the best sign painter this side of the Mississippi, Scott Larock. There is something about hand painted signs and lettering that has such a warm authentic feel, it cannot be duplicated or imitated. Watching Scott work was such a joy, like nothing I’ve ever seen. It has to be painted on the inside of the glass, so he has to paint all the letters backwards. Let that sink in for a moment, all the lettering in these photos was painted in mirror image so to speak… incredible. We are so honored to have Scott’s work on our glass.
All these photos are shot by myself in film, no photoshop, no adjustments.
The release date is here, cyber monday on saltwatertattoo.com. The first 25 orders will receive a sign and numbered book with a print from Chuco himself. Chuco Moreno is a true California native and a solid tattooer. Chuco’s tattooing is derived from an authentic hispanic barrio upbringing, nowhere else in the world can you find a style quite like this, often imitated but never duplicated. Chuco was also well trained in the traditional style of tattooing as well, which is very noticeable in some of the drawings you will see in this book. This is a must have for any tattoo shop or home reference library.
It is no coincidence that 90% of the time the best product for tattooing is made by tattooers. Tattooers know what they want and how it should work. Plus we are passionate about our job, therefor we put great time and effort into the quality of our product. This is the reason The Black Box power supply by Corey Lenherr is so amazing. Here are a few of the qualities:
~ Accepts standard 1/4” clip cord and foot switch connections ~
~ Built in short circuit protection ~
~ Universal input 110-240VAC or 12V deep cycle battery ~
~ Voltage presets with 2 machine memory modes ~
~ Precision regulated variable voltage output 0-24VDC 2A ~
~ Displays Volts, Speed (Hz), and Real Time Clock ~
~ Four VFD DisplayTubes ~
~ Super Capacitor backup keeps time during power outages ~
~ Surface mount RGB LED’s that back light the VFD tube displays with 8 different possible colors ~
~ CNC and Water Jet aluminum enclosure ~
~ Simple time setting using two Bulgin stainless steel white illuminated momentary push buttons ~
~ Power supply includes AC adapter ~
If you’d like to read more about The Black Box then go here www.kickstarter.com/projects/spitshaded/
This year’s Cyber Monday SW Tattoo Supply will have the most sale items we’ve ever offered. All Tattoo Pen® sales will be 25% off, all hand made machines will be 20% off, all needles will be 20% off, all sketchbooks will be 10% off, every size bottle of Stencil Green® will be 10% off, all prints will be 25% off, all clipcords will be 10% off and we will have many of our t-shirt designs at large sale prices. It is our way of saying “thank you” to all who support us and what we do, we are so grateful for every person who uses our product even down to the smallest item. Thank you and happy holidays – Tim Hendricks
This Saturday, the 29th, I will be doing walk-ins at Classic Tattoo from noon to whenever. I just had a major back surgery in Germany about 6 weeks ago and am ready to tattoo. I can only tattoo standing up, so therefor I can only tattoo upper outside arms, lower forearms, heads, upper back and hand tattoos. Only small pieces, anyone coming in asking for a half sleeve is not getting tattooed. It’s join to be first come first serve psi get there early(or late the night before!). I’ll see you there. – Tim
My trip to London was an eventful one. It was the first time my wife and I traveled with our 4 month old son, he has now spent 1/5th of his life traveling, what a cool kid. It was also the tenth anniversary of the London Tattoo Convention, what an honor to be able to work it and see so many great tattooers under one roof. While in London, I took my Nikon FE and snapped a few fun photos in film. Here is a handful, I hope you enjoy them.
I love books. Let me say that again louder, I love books! Therefor, I am very grateful to be included in such a cool one. The Good Book, brought to you by Dan Smith and Shaun Topper, is filled with all the most essential references by over one hundred different tattooers. Small enough to fit them all in a pocket size book, perfect for travel or at your home library. Shaun came by the other day to hand deliver my copy(what a gem that guy is) and I used the opportunity to grab a 35mm film portrait of him holding it. Thanks Shaun and thanks Dan, for yet again bringing something solid to the table of tattooing. buy your copy here www.capturedtattoo.bigcartel.com
As most of you know I recently acquired Classic Tattoo, and in the last few months I’ve been spending a lot of time rebuilding and restoring the shop to its original shape. There’s a lot of unanswered questions though, that I’m sure many of you have. E-Volved Magazine asked me to do an interview about Classic Tattoo and I believe a lot of these questions are answered. Go here to read the interview www.e-volvedmagazine.com Thank you Evan Senn and E-Volved Magazine, for the opportunity to speak out.
Since I’ve been home I’ve been trying to play catch-up for a month of traveling. It hasn’t been easy but, in between all the chaos, I have made time to sit down and patiently build some one off machines. They are up for sale on saltwatertattoosupply.com as of now. I hope you enjoy, thanks for looking
If you are a fan of good tattoo reference, like most tattooers, then you will enjoy this. This book is a collection of over 40 years of tattoo history. When Tee Jay Hernandez walked into Classic Tattoo the other day I immediately bought the book for the shop. After talking with him for a bit we worked out a deal to sell them from my supply store, I am very proud to add this acetate book to our few but solid group of sketchbooks. It is better to read Tee Jay’s words below to know more about how authentically cool this book really is…
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.