Bryan Randolph

Just had a great phone call with one of the most excellent tattooers working today. Bryan Randolph pretty much gave me my life as I know it… without him I wouldn’t have my job at New York Adorned and I wouldn’t have met my amazing spouse.

This guy has spent countless hours on the phone with me listening to my bitching with the utmost patience and has given me more useful tips on life and tattooing than I could ever hope to remember. When I’m stuck on a drawing, a voice in the back of my head always asks: “what would Bryan Randolph do? (also what would Tom Yak and Dan Santoro do).

Bryan and I hard at work in 09… partners in crime

New York City tattooing really took a hit when Bryan and his family moved back to Oakland CA. The guys at Spider Murphy’s are lucky to have him. Bryan is a rare #1, A+, stand up kind of guy and I’m so grateful to have him and his wife Jen as friends. He loves tattooing more than anyone I’ve ever met and is gift to our industry. Where the hell is his Tattoo Artist Magazine interview?!… just sayin.

Sorry to get all sappy, I’m not drunk or nuthin, I just really love the guy. Check out his website: www.bryanrandolphtattoo.com, and the Spider Murphy website: www.spidermurphys.com

Stephanie Tamez

One of my favorite artists has a new website,  stephanietamez.com. Here are a few works I stole from the site (with her permission of course)…

Stephanie Tamez tattoos:

Published in: on March 18, 2011 at 9:31 am  Leave a Comment  
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Austin Tattoo Convention

I will be tattooing at the Austin Tattoo Convention Jan 7-9th and sharing a booth with Stephanie Tamez, Thomas Hooper and Timothy Hoyer. I haven’t traveled much since starting at New York Adorned a few years ago, and it’s paid off for me… I’ve been really inspired by my co-workers and my amazing clientele. But now it’s time to step out into the world again. Austin was always one of my favorite shows and I’m happy that it will be my first in over three years. I’m excited to catch up with old friends and make some new ones! Here’s a snapshot of my banner:

I’m half booked for the show and would like to keep some time available for walk ins… but if you’d like to book some time, email me at virginiaelwood@yahoo.com. I’ll have prints, T shirts and tote bags for sale at the convention. Hope to see you there!

Juxtapoz Tattoo 2

Many thanks to Juxtapoz and Ginko Press for including me in such a cool book! Two of my co workers are also featured…  Stephanie Tamez and Yoni Zilber

It’s still for me!

T-shirts coming soon!

Art by Virginia Elwood

Published in: on December 10, 2010 at 10:38 am  Leave a Comment  
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New artwork

This was done for the ‘Ladies Ladies Art Show’ on Dec 10th 7pm-10pm, at the Tattoo Culture Gallery 129a Roebling St, Brooklyn 11211.

Prints Available.

Published in: on December 1, 2010 at 12:11 pm  Comments (1)  
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Records, coffee, antiques… enough said.

Black Gold

 

Published in: on November 30, 2010 at 9:41 am  Leave a Comment  
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Homebody Boutique

It’s Halloween in NYC and that means hoards of drunk grown ups and tons of little kids that only seem to be drunk (I hope). My girl and I  braved the waves of intoxicated Vampires, Zombies and Jersey Shore Snookies and made our way over to Homebody Boutique in Park Slope Brooklyn.

Kate Silver opened the doors to her craft/lifestyle/jewelry store one year ago and it has already become a destination spot for folks interested in finding one of a kind items. I bought this cool purse holder made by Kate herself:

Homebody Boutique is on 7th Ave between 15th and 16th streets, a very short walk from the 7th avenue F train stop.

Published in: on October 31, 2010 at 6:37 pm  Leave a Comment  
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