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New Yorkers first tattoo a koi dragon

February 4th, 2012 | Posted by admin in Reference | Tattoo - (Comments Off)

Did this Koi Dragon tattoo today, I love tattooing these, body of a koi, and the transforming head of a dragon. perfect. still have to add background to make it feel complete, but its a good start. to be continued…

A version of the Koi/Dragon Myth

In the wild, koi are cold water fish who gain strength by swimming against currents. It seems they have captured the imagination of fish fanciers for centuries.   Many years ago, in a time before recorded history, a huge school containing thousands of koi swam up the Yellow River. The colors of their well muscled bodies flashed in the sunlight making them seem like a million living jewels. All was going well until the koi reached a waterfall. Immediately, a large number of them grew discouraged and turned back, finding it much easier to simply go with the flow of the river.   Yet, a determined group of 360 koi stayed on. Straining and leaping, each koi strove to reach the top of the falls. Again and again they flung their bodies into the air only to fall back into the water. All this splashing noise drew the attention of the local demons who laughed at the efforts of the struggling koi. Adding to their misery, the demons sadistically increased the height of the falls. Still the koi refused give up!   Undeterred, the koi continued their efforts for one hundred years. At last, with one heroic leap, a single koi reached the top of the falls. The God’s smiled down in approval and transformed the exhausted koi into a shining golden dragon. He joyfully spends his days chasing pearls of wisdom across the skies of the vast and eternal heavens.

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Louis Vuitton perfect

January 30th, 2012 | Posted by admin in Celebrities | Photos - (Comments Off)

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Go outside

January 26th, 2012 | Posted by admin in Events | Friends | Reference | Trips - (Comments Off)

Kids get outside; play, create, and build. Build real life experiences. Don’t sell yourself short by thinking if you google it you’ve been there, trust me it ain’t the same.  Live you dash.

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Phonograph tattoo on the original hustler Amer the Gamer I just did in Sd

January 25th, 2012 | Posted by admin in Friends | Tattoo - (Comments Off)

A phonograph is a record player introduced 1877 by Thomas Edison in his lab in New Jersey.  Phonographs make great tattoos, they have such a cool look if done right and it doesn’t hurt to pair one with a rose or two either. I got to do this one on my friend and triple OG Ames AKA Amer the Gamer.

Thanks Ames its a honor to tattoo you big homie. #SMT follow Ames on Twitter 

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Toby and his band H2O  has put in so much work over the years with the punk rock scene, the straight edge lifestyle, PMA lifestyle, and with his  non profit One Life One Chance program, he officially makes a positive difference with the kids at schools everywhere.   Kids these days need way more role models like this man.  I love this video and the intro from Michael Rapaport is great.

Thanks Toby Morse and the rest of H2O for promoting respect, honor, positive living, and friendship, all these years.  Nothing but Respect Toby, Im honored to call you friend.  PMA all day brother.

LYD- original crew.

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During this trip to California I  put a little tattoo on CM Punk in our friend Toby’s office up in Los Angeles.  CM Punk was the last member of the LYD- Crew (our crew started in NYC last year after the 6 of us went to see “Into the Abyss” one night, I personally didnt love the movie, but I love the message we took from it ) to get his tat. The circle is now complete.

Our #LYD- Crew = Seth aka Goon, Myself, Toby, CM Punk, Jere, and Jake #PMA #OLOC

What is LYD <

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My friend Alyasha in San Diego by way of Brooklyn NYC

January 13th, 2012 | Posted by admin in Friends | Photos - (Comments Off)

My dear friend Alyasha and his cool ass bike. Aly is one of my favorite people and Im honored and proud to call him friend. Bookmark his blog “Stack Aly” to see cool photos and learn about cool shit. He should charge for all the game he gives out for free on there.

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Brian in action in Central park at the Wollman Rink Trump New York

January 11th, 2012 | Posted by admin in Events | Friends | Trips | Videos - (Comments Off)

This was the first time my brother and I had ever went ice skating. I turned the camera on at the perfect time. His lady had done it before and was getting a kick out of watching us. here is a you tube video to prove it.

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A chest Tattoo I finished the other day

January 10th, 2012 | Posted by admin in Tattoo - (Comments Off)

My buddy from Canada does not mess around. We finished this piece the other day, all and all I think we put  maybe 10 hours in this one. The roses and doves really sealed the deal.

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The New Luckys Tattoo parlor in San Diego California Grand Re Opening circa 2009

January 10th, 2012 | Posted by admin in Events | Friends | Photos - (Comments Off)

A throwback photo of Norton, Brian, and D (Grand opening of new shop location circa 2009) That was a good time. but the best is yet to come.

It was also my close friend Morgwn Pennypackers birthday that day and about 28 or so friends got a little cartoon head of him tattooed. It was a great night my friend Diablo Dimes played, the Diamond Dog Crew was all there, and old cars lined the outside of the building. The night was full of fun, laughter, and well wishing friends from all over. Thank to everyone who was there. Here some more photos of that great night.

 

 

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