Saturday, August 16, 2014

Recent Tattoo Synopsis

I thought I'd make a blog post about tattoos. Just tattoos. No advertising for anything.
I feel that I am constantly trying to push things on the people who pay attention to my internet presence. Especially with my recent Timbuk2 competition. I am constantly trying to get YOU to do something for me. It's always about how many likes I can get. How many likes another person got. How many people commented on that photo? How many followers does that guy have? I'm getting a little burnt out on it. 
So here's a real blog post. A little venting, a few pictures, and no expectations.

James (mermaid) is going to let me tattoo his whole arm! I'm so excited. It started with the mermaid and we're almost done with the inside of his arm. Hopefully we'll be able to get started on his forearm soon.

This Hannya is on the boss, Fat Chris Adams. A huge honor to tattoo him. Thanks, man!

My friend Ani is getting this sick fox. I am so pumped on this tattoo. It stretches all the way from her ribs down to her ankle. It will be glorious, when it is done. Ani was the recipient of my first tattoo (before my apprenticeship, even!). And has only been tattooed by me. She is my masterpiece and I love her.

Some of these pictures are a few months old, but they are some of my favorites and I don't think I ever posted them in my blog.

Brooke has the best skin EVER.

This horse and the cat below it were both portraits of these girls' animal friends. I have been really happy about donating proceeds from my tattoos to animal charities. It feels good. It's also fun to get to tattoo so many cool animals. I especially enjoyed these 2 pet portraits because I was able to keep it in my natural drawing and tattooing style. With Shelley's horse, Star, She gave me the freedom to turn Star into a tattoo, rather than to do an exact photo realistic portrait. And with Eva's Rory, she liked the idea of a more stylized portrait with traditionalist flowers creating a border. Thanks, ladies!

Here's what's been going on recently:
I've been feeling a lot of pressure to make some sort of a statement. To do something with myself. This is all self-inflicted, of course.
Ego and I have been applying to a few different tattoo conventions around the world and it is opening my eyes to just how little anyone gives a shit about me. I am not a famous tattooer. I still have a lot to learn and I haven't been in the game very long. No one has heard of either Ego or me and so it is very difficult for us to get anyone's attention and to be allowed to get booths at conventions that we really want to go to.
I completely understand. The world is overflowing with amazing tattooers. I'm sure I would do the same thing if I was in the position to decide who got a booth at MY convention. It has been a humbling experience.

Thanks for listening everybody. Catch ya further on down the trail.



Timbuk2 is hosting a contest, called Timbuk2Tattooed. 
Several tattooers from across the country each hand-painted a messenger bag. You vote on your favorite one and the winner gets $450 donated to the charity of their choice. My charity is New Moon Farm Goat Sanctuary. Click HERE to vote!!!

You can see the bags in person at the Timbu2 store, in Downtown Seattle.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

My Small Cobtribution

Hello Folks!
I have an exciting announcement. This is for all of you ANIMAL LOVERS out there. 

I will donate 50% of my personal profit from every pet portrait I tattoo to a charity benefiting animals in need.
Yep. That's right. 

So for all of you who have been seriously considering getting your beloved friend immortalized in your skin, you now have an even better reason to follow though with your idea. 

Here are a few details some of you might be interested in knowing:
-Any pet will do (not just cats I mean)
-I will be varying the charities (ASPCA, PAWS, Precious Life Animal Sanctuary, etc.)
-There is no deadline, this offer doesn't run out

To get in touch with me about making an appointment, call Me at Fist Full of Metal (206)783-3366 or email

As always, thanks for reading. 

Saturday, April 19, 2014


Hey there, gang! It sure has been a while since I have posted a new blog! But fear not, for I have downloaded a blogger application, granting me easy access to the blog world, directly from my telephone. Yay!

So this blog post is just a general update. Full of fun photos and activities for the whole family! Ok, maybe not that second part..... Enjoy!

These are some photos from an art show, that I was honored to be a part of, featuring some of Seattle's talented lady artists. Holler at Charlie Grrl, Shelbie Lloyd, Braden Duncan, One Seven Nine, Sophie Ibarra, Chi Luong, and Grace Rajendran. Nice work, babes!
This show, Forget Me Not, will be hanging at BC Surf and Sport in the U-District until mid May, so stop by and give it a look, if you missed the opening. 
Here's another vag-tastic painting of mine. My good friend Sam Solace bought this one, but prints of this and the snail are still available. Thanks, buddy!

And those are some tattoos I have done recently :-)

Also, on the subject of tattoos; Ego, Charlie Grrl, and I went to the Salt Lake City Tattoo Convention in March. It was fun. Here's some photos of the highlights. 

And of course, here's some pictures of my cats. Cuz I'm a crazy cat lady...

Thanks for looking!! You stay classy, Internet.