Recently, Luke Wessman and I painted a wall at Hurley Headquarters. We’ve been talking about it for years and finally found the time to paint, well, watch the video. We raised a good chunk of coin for Waves For Water by selling t-shirts during our paint session as well. It all turned out to be a good weekend. Video by: YB
Recently, I have been working with Suavecito Premium Blends on some collaboration projects, this is one of the fun items we have put together. Ten original nib-pen and ink drawings that can be won on Instagram simply by following Suavecito’s instructions here www.instagram.com/suavecitopremium.
Good Luck and thanks for the continual support.
Chuco Moreno and I will be heading down to Miami Beach this December 3rd to the 6th. It’s been a while since I’ve hung out with my Miami family and I’m really looking forward to it. To book an appointment with me or Chuco please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
I’ll see you all in South Beach
I’m really looking forward to hitting the Pagoda Convention this year. There’s going to be so many great tattooers and so much going on. Come down and check it out and if you’re in the market of picking up a tattoo machine, I have some good ones I have been working on this whole month. Here is a few of them
Lately we have had a lot of fun sourcing out rare and hard to find fabric for my aprons. This bandana print is probably one of my favorite one yet. We only made ten so if you want to grab one hit up my supply store here www.saltwatertattoosupply.com. I have some new apron designs in the works as well, I will keep you all posted.
I read a post today that my friend and colleague had brought to my attention, click here to read it. It was about a woman who had been turned down for a neck tattoo from a few tattoo shops, finally landing on one that did her tattoo. She went on about how this artist Dan, “…and artists are a) not exactly known for not being dicks”(her words), told her he would not do her neck tattoo(oh the horror), went into a little detail of the conversation(her side of the story keep in mind) and how she held back the tears after leaving the place. The whole article reeked of anger, resentment and retribution by social media. All those elements add up to be a bad cologne to wear. I am not a writer, I tattoo. I leave the writing to my college professor siblings, so forgive my poor grammar and lack of better words in what I say.
After missing the last couple years at the Ink n Iron festival I am back. This year my shop will have a double booth and we will be in full force. I have been slaving away for a month on a good bunch of machines that will be for sale at the show. I hope you all enjoy them and as always, thanks for looking and the support.
Tomorrow I will be leaving to Nagoya, Japan, for one special day. The Classic Legends Lowrider and Kustom Car Show. From what I here it’s supposed to be one of the best car shows in the world. We’ll have to wait and see, I’ll post photos and a report when I get home. I’m taking a disposable camera to capture the details, also doubling the pics with a ‘disposable camera art show’ coming up soon over at my homies barber shop(Syndicate). Here’s a photo of the shirt, sweatshirt and aprons I’ll have with me at the show for sale.
If you guys liked “Dead Man Waking” then you’ll love “Eddie”, the continuation. If you ever watched NY Ink then you might remember when I tattooed Pete on the show. His story is an incredible tale of a man losing everything through drugs and violence and gaining it all back through love and spirituality. Pete has helped me more than most in my life and is a continual shining light and example of how a human being should be, SO BUY THIS BOOK. I promise you’ll love it.
I recently had a journalist from the OC Register come and check out the shop, Lou Ponsi, Very cool fellow. Here’s the interview, go check it out if you have a minute: