Monday, March 28, 2011

give me an inch, and ill take a mile.

This is friend, she came in with a drawing that she did when she was a druged up 16 year old punk rock kid. (just a note, unless you tell me you want to do your drawing verbatem, i will do my own version of it) but all in all she was stoked on it. and it's her first tattoo!

random photo.

giesha neck

this guy came in as a refferal. He had just moved here and met someone at the bar and told him to come to me and let me "do whatever i want".  thought this was pretty funny. i told him i wanted atleast a little direction, even if it was what kind of vibe he wanted.
This a kitsune piece i did about a year ago. finally got a heald picture of it.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

What can be the hardest thing.

Finding true inspiration, and going with it, even when you don't trust it a 100%. is one of the hardest things to do as a artist. People want you to do what they've already seen of yours that they like. Or what they think it should be. But to take a that is being an artist. I try with every tattoo to speak from my inner most being. Does it always happen? No. Do I fall back in my laurels and do what I know I can pull of and make look "good", hell, all the time! But I am I fulfilled, and does that person wear a piece of art that speaks volumes? That is what I want to accomplish with my art. Honesty.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

in progress.

i have a ton of new large japanese stuff that is in progress right now. i will try and post some pictures soon. so sorry i havent been posting pictures.
Here's a little neck piece i did yesterday.

Sunday, March 13, 2011


Tomorrow, I'm finally getting the other side of my neck tattooed. I've been putting this off for a while now, on account of the fact that that shit hurts. And I'm a wuss. And I'm sober now. Sooooooo... Yushi takei will be putting a very traditional peony on my neck and we will see how well I do. I will post pictures and some commentary on how much of a baby I am when I actually get tattooed!

Friday, March 11, 2011


this is my version of a medusa. i pictured her as more of a turn of the century snake charmer. 1st session about 2hrs.

the second picture is a mock up for a wolf tattoo i will be doing on sunday.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

making things

a couple pics of doodles and a lucky cat tattoo i did the other day.
so stoked right now. YUSHI TAKEI, is in town guesting at the shop right now. Its really awesome having a actual japanese tattooer to bounce ideas and drawings off of.
just a couple snap shots from the other day before, and after i took my dog on a walk.

my head space.

these are a couple pics from my drawing room. this is where i spend most of my time when im not at work.

Sunday, March 6, 2011


today i will be working on a koi 3/4 sleeve. i will be posting in progress pics later.


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Tattooer in Seattle, WA, USA. Tattoos at Under the Needle Tattoo. 2118 2nd Ave. Seattle. WA. USA.