I spent quite a few days surfing with Donald, mostly just down the road from his shop on Oceanside Blvd. He was a Master surfboard shaper/designer and will be missed. RIP DT Hawaiian Pro Designs
I was just thinking to myself that I wasn’t going to post any music videos for a bit because I have posted a few lately, and then this great video is brought to my attention. (more…)
I will be spending some time with some of my good friends including Chris Nunez and Ross Nagle in the next few weeks. First I’m paying a short visit to my dear friends at Allstar Ink Tattoo in Limerick City Ireland. The only other shop I would visit besides Classic Ink in Dublin….
…Then we are off to Notting Hill London where our good friend Ami James will be opening his Love Hate Social Club Tattoo Parlor.
I will be working the opening week with Ross Nagle, Ami James, Chris Nunez, Tommy Montoya, Grant Cobb and Charlie Roberts. It’s going to be a mad house. Make sure you get booking your appointments to avoid disappointment. Also there will be some of the best tattooers from around the globe rotating through the shop including all from above plus Freddy Corbin, Greg Christian, Darren Brass, BJ Betts, Marco Serio and plenty more.
For inquiries please email > Bookings@lovehatesocialclub
Very few people in this world do I deeply and truly respect, Aly is one of the few. Alyasha personifies pure, authentic, american style, if you want to talk about fashion and stlye, and he’s a man of high standards and principles if you want to talk character, which is lacking in todays society. Cool video for the Posture Foundation. (more…)
For some time now I have been a fan of Amanda’s work, so when it came up to be able to do a shoot with her I was really excited. I don’t do “shoots” very often and I’m very proud to be a part of her body of work. I have done a post or two about her in the past, and its very cool to be a part of one now. Thanks Amanda your great.
There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer. ~Ansel Adams
I was just in San Diego again and I had the honor of tattooing one of my oldest friends, Who happens to be a world class chef. Rob Ruiz is his name and I owe a lot to him, his friendship has helped mold me into the man I am today, so like I said it was a great honor. He is head chef at a sushi restaurant called Harney Sushi in Oceanside, California, Rob is one of the hardest working people I know and well on his way to becoming a household name.
DETROIT, MI – Rapper Rakim will celebrate the 25th anniversary of platinum album, “Paid in Full,” with a show Oct. 27 at Detroit’s Masonic Temple.
“Paid in Full,” which Rakim produced with then-partner Eric B., was ranked number 227 of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time according to Rolling Stone Magazine and was named the Greatest Hip Hop Album of All Time by MTV. (more…)
Rick Griffin has been one of my favorite artists for as long as I can remember, He was most widely known for designing some of the Grateful Dead’s best known posters. For me, I love the surf influenced art Rick Griffin created, as a young kid I used to draw waves often, but when I seen how he interpreted waves and barrels, it blew my mind. Thanks Mr Griffin for the inspiration, RIP