Praying Hands With A Rose Tattoo

A set of praying hands with a rose I made on my nephew Jake.  This was his first tattoo and was a very big deal for him and I. Praying hands are a timeless classic and I like that that was his first choice. The story of the Praying Hands 

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HuffPost Live With “Bang Bang”

I was on HuffPost live with Bang Bang this morning I was asked to chime in on Huffington Post’s live feed “Huffpost live” with tattooer Keith McCurdy.  Keith also known as “Bang bang” was discussing tattoo culture and promoting the release of his new book “My life in ink”. I’m glad I took the time […]

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Lil Dicky -Save Dat Money (Video)

A friend showed me this video the other day and I thought it was so great I had to share. It’s the best Rap video I’ve seen in a while, great concept. I can’t believe it took me this long to hear about this Lil Dicky guy, his song with Snoop is great too.

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Tim Hendricks & Luke Wessman M6 Disc

Tim and I this morning in #Huntingtonbeach! There are memories in our lives that are set in stone. Today I made a memory that I will never forget. 9 weeks after my spine surgery I surfed, I caught a few waves, the water was warm and perfect, it was a success. My dear friend @timhendricks was there to witness […]

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Tattoo Discrimination

Google defines discrimination as […] making a distinction in favor of or against a person […] based on the group, class, or category to which that person […] is perceived to belong to rather than on individual merit. The world is often discussing discrimination based on race, gender, disability, age, sexual preference, etc… but  discrimination crosses into […]

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Unfinished Business

The art of tattooing has a long history, full of traditions and old ethics. The ideals of tattooing cover a range of practices for artists to uphold. Although the history of tattooing has developed from taboo to mainstream, certain principles have remained. Some areas are often discussed, like the hand and face tattoo stigma, but […]

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Freemason Comeback

I was interviewed for this Oc Weekly cover story and this is my excerpt… “One of the newcomers is 36-year-old Luke Wessman. He’s best-known as a tattoo artist from reality TV shows Miami Ink and NY Ink, but he’s also a Master Mason who makes the drive down to his home base, Vista Masonic Lodge […]

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“Time Is Illmatic” Hip Hop Life

I’ve lived a lot of lives, I’ve been around a lot of different cultures and have been invited into places and homes most never get to go.  From Pentecostal churches, Quinceanera’s, stash houses, to Ny penthouses.  I’ve seen a lot and I feel so lucky and happy to have such a vast perspective on this planet and […]

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Violent Gentlemen Friends And Family Sale

This weekend my friends at Violent Gentlemen are having a big warehouse sale from 10-4pm on saturday.  I will be there with my LW gear for sale. Everyone is welcome, stop by and say hello and grab some gear.  Everything is on sale and I will be leaving for back surgery the next day.

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The Best Fourth Of July Fireworks

Every fourth is different for me from rooftops in Manhattan to beaches in Malibu to alleyways in LA.  The company is all that matters, not the quality of fireworks.  We had the weakest fireworks that I had ever seen this year and I thought they were perfect I know the company was. I hope you […]

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