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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Regular

Noah, a talented writer for Out magazine, came to me only one year ago with no tattoos. I now see him almost once a month! Here are a few of our latest projects:

 

Get back to work!

I haven’t posted a tattoo picture in over a month! It’s been all sunsets and margaritas for me, but now I’m ready to beam back down to earth. I finished this tattoo right before I left. I really enjoyed tattooing Brian, he was fun to talk to, had great ideas and really trusted me. Thanks for letting me give you a good tattoo Brian!

Paradise Lost

This concludes my month long stay in Costa Rica. I have never taken such a long trip before and am embarrassed to admit that I struggled at first with all the down time… we almost decided to come home early a few times! There’s a lesson in there somewhere, I just know it… Timothy Hoyer told me recently that freedom is one of the most important commodities there is. I think this trip has helped me realize that, and I hope to take a bit of this freedom back to NYC with me. I promise less sap and more tattoos in the following weeks. Pura Vida!!!

My back piece is by Timothy Hoyer

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More Costa Rica

I’ve been driving around Costa Rica on an ATV for most of my trip… I was only supposed to have it for three days, but it makes me feel like I’m in Mad Max en Espanol so Stephanie let me keep it. We have been coming home before dark because we’ve heard it can get sketchy here at night, but we had late drinks with some friends this evening and didn’t start for home until well after dark (late here is 8 pm because everyone gets up with the sun at 6 am).

No scary dudes stopped us or anything, but a half mile from home we got chased by some terrifying stray dogs! They were snapping and growling at our feet and I had to speed off… but try ‘speeding off’ on a quad with a drunk mexican (that would be Stephanie) behind you while eating dust and navigating potholes! All in the dark! And barefoot! The quad doesn’t go very fast, but somehow we lost the dogs. I was so freaked out, all I could do was laugh… just the way it goes: we had been too scared to go out after dark for fear of robbery or surprise sex, only to be chased by a pack of ferrel dogs. Tomorrow I trade the quad for a jeep!

Published in: on February 11, 2011 at 5:56 pm  Comments (2)  
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Check out Stated

I’m a feature interview in the new web art / design magazine Stated:
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Published in: on February 10, 2011 at 2:57 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Costa Rica for the month

This has been my life for the past few weeks…

Jealous?

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Austin

Here’s a sample of some of the work I did at the 11′ Austin Tattoo Convention. It was so nice to see old friends and meet some new ones. Thanks everyone for making it a great weekend!

New Year, New Tattoos

Anja came all the way from Germany…. great to see you again Anja!

 

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!

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