Monday, November 19, 2012

Now Outdated Video

I just realized I never posted this video that got made of me. It's outdated now, because I'm no longer at Under the Needle. But it's still fun, so check it out.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

FIST FULL OF METAL





So here's an update, everyone. Henceforth I will be working at Fist Full of Metal Tattoo in Greenwood. 

The shop is almost up and running and it's going to be awesome!!! Here are the details:
It's at 85th and Greenwood, across the street from Bartell's and right by Gordito's.
Chris Adams is opening the shop and it is going to be him, Khalil Linane, Ego, and me tattooing there.
The website is fistfullofmetaltattoo.com (but it's not up and running yet) and the phone number is (206)783-3366 (aka (206)783-FFOM).

If anyone needs to get in touch with me about getting tattooed, before the shop opens up, feel free to call my cell at (425)268-8329.

I ENCOURAGE EVERYONE WHO IS EVEN CONSIDERING GETTING TATTOOED SOON TO CONTACT ME, KHALIL, EGO, OR CHRIS ABOUT IT! HELP SUPPORT THE NEW SHOP!



As for these pictures: The first is an in progress picture of a piece I am working on, on the lovely Hillary. Thanks girl, you're awesome.
The second is a sneak peak of the bathroom walls at Fist Full of Metal.
And the last is another sneak peak, of a painting I made for an upcoming art show at Fist Full of Metal.

STAY TUNED!!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Some tattoos!




Here are some recent tattoos I've done.

I just got back from a lovely trip to Idaho, during which time I did some tattoos on my lovely family members. Now I'm back in the swing of things at Under the Needle so come by and see me!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

New Shtufff





Some scripts, the first of which (Brave the Elements) is on my good friend Daniel. And good luck to him on his summer excursion! Sometimes you just gotta get out and brave those elements, ya know?

Saw sawing a plank of wood.

And a little teaser picture of a piece I'm working on for Sandie. More to come. Stay tuned.



I appreciate the beautiful weather we've been having in the Seattle area. Helps me remember my roots, which are in the glorious natural world around me. Thanks pacific northwest. I am proud to call you home.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Yesterday's Tattoos



Lindsey's tiger. One session and she sat like a champ!

My man's new totoro tattoo! So much fun to do.



Yesterday's tattoos are tomorrow's tattoos. Live your life.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Mom heart


Very fun walk-in! Thanks Boyce for coming down from Vancouver!

I also want to appreciate Seth, who is guest spotting at Under the Needle, from Sacred Tattoo in Oakland! He's a great artist and keeping everyone in high spirits! Check out his work by clicking here.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Flowers and a skull




Hello everybody! Here are a couple pictures for you to gaze at.
The first 2 are pieces from Amanda's flower half sleeve that I am currently working on. Amanda is awesome and I am stoked about this tattoo!


The 3rd picture is a piece I just started on Mikah that I am very excited about. Flowers and skulls are a fantastic combination. Thanks girl!

Clearly both of these tattoos have a ways to go before completion, so stay tuned!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Butterfly



Fun tattoo!


The first monthly Belltown Sideshow kicked off last night. It'll be goin down the first Thursday of every month, so come through and check it out.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Hell Yeah Tattoos!


If I got to do tattoos like this every day, I would be SO happy. So let's do that! anyone want to get some rad flash tattoos????


Thanks a million to Gary for letting me choose the design. And thanks a trillion to Aaron Coleman for drawing this in the first place! Go boob skull!

Tiger



Here's a tiger tattoo I did on Amanda's hip. We just got started on her half sleeve too. So exciting!
Pictures of that to come....

Friday, March 30, 2012

STAR WARS


Toshio's first tattoo! Good job buddy!
 The picture isn't awesome, but you get the idea. I'll get a better one when it's healed ;)

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Some tattoos and Boxes of Death!





Here are some tattoos I've done the past few days. Hope you enjoy!


I got to go see the Boxes of Death 3d art show at the Piranha Shop! It was so awesome!!! It'll be up for another month, in case you missed the opening, and then moving to Portland, and LA!! Under the Needle's very own, Ego made a rad piece for it. click here to check out his blog, see his piece and get a link to the Boxes of Death press release!

Monday, February 27, 2012

Goat-fish, wooden sword fight, and pinball flippers.





It was sunny today! Thanks to tax season and some good weather, Under the Needle has been bumping the past week. Much appreciation to everyone who has come in to get tattoooooed. :D

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Trains

This one is for Terra's dad. Thanks to Terra for being such a great friend and client.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

What's up, dude?




Ok, so from top to bottom: This isn't a tattoo style I gravitate toward, but I was excited to give Dominique the tattoo she wanted and it sure does make for an interesting piece!

Northwest native style orca. Thanks Amanda!

Poppies and molotov I finished today. (Didn't do the skull and grenades). The whole project was started about a year ago. Thanks to Todd for being such a great client!

Keep it real.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Newspaper hats and wooden swords.


First session on Isaac's tattoo. It's a Kangaroo Rat and a Rough-Legged Hawk, fighting, presumably, to the death. Call me bias, but I always side with animals covered in fur. Go Ratz!


Cute umbrella tattoo. Thanks to this lovely lady for asking me to do this!

Also, thanks to Ken, for getting all those flowers and vines and pot leaves. I'll get a picture next time. And thanks to the girl who got a butterfly/stars/tribal swirls tramp-stamp from me last night. I took a picture of that one, but it came out blurry. Just google image search butterfly tramp stamp and you'll get the idea :)

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Poseidon

I started a couple large projects this week that I am SO EXCITED about. But I have decided to hold off posting any pictures until they are further along so that the effect will be more dramatic. Sorry to make you wait.

In the meantime, here's some pictures of Jon's Poseidon half sleeve. I did the swallows too, and a tattoo of zeus on his inner bicep, which is what poseidon is pointing at.
We still have one more session for touch up and re-doing that shark tattoo you can see the edge of, in the last frame.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Scripts and Snake





Here's a sampling of what I've been up to the past couple days.

Thanks to everyone for coming in to get tattooed! It has been a busy week!

Big projects finished and started



Today I finished Evanne's Mayflower tattoo and outlined this laugh now cry later, Dia de los Muertos tattoo on Dan. Dan already had the tree on the inside of his leg, but I fixed it up and added the graveyard scene. So excited to work on this one more.

Thanks guys!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Angkor Wat

Today I made this black and gray tattoo of Apsara from Angkor Wat, in Cambodia. Thanks a million to Karlie for asking me to tattoo her and thanks to Sarah for recommending me to her! 
A lot of love went into this image and I am so happy that I got to facilitate.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Fairies and Flowers



This mother daughter combo came in yesterday to get their first tattoos from me! Thanks ladies!