Mikes father amassed an amazing collection of traditional tattoos in is 70-odd years. When his father passed away, Mike decided to forgo the conventional route of portrait tattoo… Instead we incorporated all of the tattoos his father had into one sleeve. Because Mike and his wife are such nice people, and because I had so much fun designing and giving this tattoo, it was hard for me to remember that it was a sad experience for Mike. Although it may have been bitter sweet for him, I think it’s one of the best ideas for a memorial tattoo a client’s ever had.
I know it’s been ages since my last post….I’ve been out in the world enjoying my summer! With the warm weather comes lots of (mostly unwanted) attention directed at my tattoos. Fortunately it’s usually positive comments. And even though I get sick of fielding questions, I understand the intrigue.
Usually it’s the generic “nice tats”, or “sick ink” (hahahahaha!) but lately I’ve been hearing “nice tags”. Not sure if it’s some new shit that I’m just not cool enough to get, or if something has been lost in translation… I just don’t have my finger on the pulse like I used to. It only takes one person to mishear something and it’s spreads like wild fire! I bet that someone on this season of the Jersey Shore will accidentally say tags instead of tats and it will become a part of our daily lexicon. You heard it here first.
Just kidding! I love Emily McCombs! She talks me into the craziest shit…. like this (haven’t watched it yet… too scared)
Remember to check out asylum.com, she’s one of the editors. Here are some of her latest tattoos:
… I almost always wind up with the best clients. The nice, easy going types who appreciate what I do and let me give them a good tattoo. They come in with an idea but are open to suggestions, and to top it all off, I genuinely like most of them! How did I get so lucky? I’m almost afraid that by saying it out loud, I’ll jinx it!
…….I have a tattoo blog! Welcome to the 90′s Virginia!
Tats, tats, tats….