The whole gang’s here!

So I used to work at this fruit stand for the longest time, even when I was starting to tattoo. Having worked there has provided me with some of the best friends and a large part of my clientele. So it’s always a good time when a huge gaggle of them show up and we have a good old fashioned hoe down.
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Sean still has the largest collection of tattoos by me.

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Allison was kind enough to trust me with the great master Picasso

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Andrew made me sweat over these, filling in gaps between two Mike Moses pieces.

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Drew has the sexiest grill I know of!

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Crummy photo of a fun birthday tattoo, thanks Vinnie!

Much love to these guys,
J.

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Healing and remembering.

I’ve known Brock for a good while now and have tattooed him a few times so it was a pleasure to get to work with him again. However, this is one of those projects that while you have fun doing it, it’s hard at the same time. I was honored to work with Brock and his wife Katherine on these in memoriam pieces. You two are some very strong people and I’m happy to know you!

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Brock and Katherine 1

Thanks for looking,
J.

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Things are getting flashy.

Christian got a hold of me about doing a piece from one of my flash sheets I had done a while back. I had fun getting to do this, thanks again man!

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Thanks for looking,
J.

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Our Journey continues

Really happy with how this is progressing.  5th session on Matt’s sleeve.
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Thanks for looking,
J.

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Things are getting bigger.

So this year has quickly ramped up to be the year of the sleeve.  Here is a first look at a Zeus vs Hades piece I’m working on (click the photo for a closer look).  Also here’s another first look at the final drawing of a fujin/raijin sleeve I’m hopefully gonna start soon (forgive the watermark but people on the internet suck sometimes).

Matt D Session 2 Kevin (watermarked)

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Photo (word) vomit… the newest of the new.

Being a father/husband tattooer having extra time is few and far between soooo this is going to be an all encompassing “update” dump of what I’ve been up to. I have four big projects in the works right now, one of which I’m giving you a peak at today. These bigger pieces take me quite a while to plan and plot out since working on a large scale takes a different approach. I’m still figuring out my “work-flow” for this kind of work, but I’m having a blast with it. Any how, dun dun dun daaahhh! Heres the bottom half to Phil’s sleeve that has been in the planning stages for nearly a year and we just started putting it on him not too long ago. We are three sessions in now (this first picture is after session #2 [click on it to see a bigger version]).
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Having worked for Apple for so long a lot of my clients are still friends from those day, which I’m very grateful for. Got to do this pi/möbius strip mashup for my buddy Alex.
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My client that I did that warrior girl on is turning into a regular for me. He came back two more times to have me repaint some of his old tattoos, and we have at least one more to do. These have been great lessons for me. (gargoyle and whitesnake)
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Matching shoulder roses is also becoming a thing for me, and I’m not complaining about it (other than tattooing right on the shoulder is a pain in the ass for my lower back, lol). Did these matchy match roses on Remi last night, thanks for hanging in there dude!  (the lettering on his chest is not by me)
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To finish this off here is a healed shot of the flaming skull I did earlier this year. Thanks to Joe for swinging by to show this to me!
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peace,

J.

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Warriors of the Night

I haven’t painted in a while and it’s bumming me out.  However I’ve done some fun tattoos and am working on some bigger pieces that I’m excited to show off soonish.

Here’s a fun warrior girl walk-in that I did.  It’s based off of some sweet Mauricio flash from the 90s, hope you enjoy.

Fred

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