Hand tattoo on a young artist from Mexico
One of my rose tattoo designs has been entered in @ApothicWine’s Rose Tattoo promotion! Follow the link to vote for mine ! http://bit.ly/1nu4DN6 My friend Mary Joy from Tattoo city did one also that is great. but vote for me. Thanks.
The morning after the #tapastattoos event at the W hotel union sq. Sergi and I had to fulfill our part of the bargain. He got the tattoo that won the vote from the night before and I had to apply it. It was great working with the W, its event staff and Sergi. A great progressive event for a great progressive company.
This Statue Of Liberty girl head was a fun one, although if you know me you know how I dislike the “day of the dead” face paint tattoo craze/trend. I don’t like the idea of taking a beautiful woman’s face and mudding it up with a bunch of nonsense. So on this one, I did my best to let this woman’s face stay as beautiful as possible. I have a huge respect for this in real life and know its a important part of the mexican culture, which I grew up very involved with in San Diego. Let the beautiful woman live for ever as tattoos and let the real life “day of the dead” celebration last on those few special days every year.
Tomorrow night 4/16 I have the pleasure of co hosting a special event with my friend Sergi Arola and the W Hotel NYC. “Tattoos and Tapas” We will be helping Sergi pick his next tattoo, enjoying some tapas, and great company.
A great picture of my friend Mia Tyler and I at a recent art show called Push it at the Art Now gallery in NY
I had the pleasure of being on Invisible Radio Yesterday, Episode 2. Troy Denning is a legendary tattoo artist and a very intelligent man, he commands a great podcast with a mixture of wit and knowledge. The wide verity of guest and the everyday shenanigans makes for a very entertaining show. I have faith that it will be a hit, already being on the “new & noteworthy” section doesn’t hurt either. Good luck Troy I look forward to more episodes. Thanks for having me on my friend. CS GPF
PS That monologue Troy gives at the end of episode 2 is so good.