Thursday, December 29, 2011

Surprise tattoos!

This tattoo is on my friend Evanne's friend, Emily. It's kind of hard to tell what's going on in the picture, but it's on her shoulder blade. The design is a celtic dragon, slightly redesigned and done in sienna brown ink.

This tattoo is on my wonderful friend Charlie's wonderful boyfriend, Sean.

Both of these tattoos are on people who are greatly cared about by people I care about. Awesome. I appreciate everyone who recommends their friends and loved ones get tattooed by me. Thanks so much guys!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

California and a Tall Ship

I just got back from a trip to LA to see the fam for Christmas/Hannukah/Whatever.
Here's a cute picture of Matt and me on the pier, in Santa Monica, on Christmas Eve. Aww.

This is what I worked on today, at the shop. Evanne's Mayflower. We're pretty much done, but I'm going to add a few details and fix some things up in a touch up session.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Koi Tattoo Transformation

This is the tattoo I finished today.

 This is what it looked like before I fixed it up (with the stencil of my addition of flowers and water).

It felt really good to be able to fix this up for Nicole. She was so happy with the final result.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Snowflake/snowboard Half Sleeve complete!

It has been a long time coming, but this tattoo is finally done! 

I did the large snowflakes on top of Lily's forearm quite a while ago. It was one of the first large tattoos I ever did. Then when she decided to finish off the rest of the forearm, I put together this mountain/chairlift scene to squeeze into the awkward space left over from the snowflakes. I think it worked out nicely.

P.S. I didn't do the lettering, visible in the last frame.

In other news: The shop now has a flickr account. Check it out:

And, in case you haven't seen it already, the Under the Needle website now features a page about me!! So look at that too!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Friday, December 16, 2011

Stone Totem Flash

Alex and his friends are visiting from France and came by Under the Needle today. I got to tattoo this piece of flash on him. Really fun design. I was stoked to get to tattoo it.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Some Tattoos

Here's what I did at Under the Needle today (and yesterday). Enjoy

Started that graveyard scene on Dan today. My friend Evanne had an appointment, but couldn't get tattooed, so she brought Dan as a replacement. (Fyi, that is an awesome thing to do. Thanks to Evanne for recruiting someone to fill her spot). He already had that tree and wanted to add onto it. More to come....

The script is on Noa, a birthday present, her friends pooled together to buy her. Thanks guys!

These tattoos were lots of fun and both the result of teamwork. Woo hoo! Don't forget, we're all in this together.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Koi Fix Up

Nicole got this koi tattoo 6 months ago and today we started to re-do it. She'll be coming back in 2 weeks to get it finished.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Colorful Seahorse

Patrick came in to touch up a different tattoo and ended up getting this little guy. It's modeled after the seahorse from the movie, The Life Aquatic.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Tree of Life Creations

My wonderful cousin, Kassandra, has been working on getting her greeting card business, "Tree of Life Creations", up and running. She now has a website where you can view and purchase her beautiful, one of a kind cards.

You can find her website by clicking this link: All proceeds go directly to paying for her Lyme Disease treatment and medical bills. So please, take some time and check out her greeting cards. Any support is appreciated! Thanks everybody.

Here are some examples of her cards: