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Over the years I have refrained from doing art work for people and companies just for money alone. I always want to get behind people and brands I actually believe in or like. I’m down for the homie Travis Barker and back his company Famous on the strength of his character. I’m honored to put my name with his for this collaboration project coming up. Him and I both represent Self Made / Dues Paid and have for some time now, its great to come together on this. Famous Family Respect
Today I had the pleasure of tattooing the lovely Jhene Aiko. She was doing a shoot with Complex Magazine, and choose to do it with me. She is so sweet and a pleasure to work with, not to mention one of the most talented singers of our time. She was coming off a great performance with Drake on SNL the night before in NY. If you haven’t heard her music, do yourself a favor and listen. > YouTube
I had the honor to be a part of the Tattoo Stories series put on by Estevan Oriol and Mister Cartoon for SanctionTV Coming from southern California and to be a part of this and get some love from the people I grew up respecting, really warms my heart. Thank you to my friend Stalley for coming in and getting a tat last min for the taping.
While I was in California I stopped at Hurley to visit with my friend Ryan Hurley. He showed me this amazing Ed Hardy painting of a tiger he bought from Ed recently. Its a very large piece and a very important piece for any art collector. I felt fortunete to get a peak of this master piece as Ryan was measuring it for the framer. Ed Hardy is one of the most important men in tattooing and has played a huge role in its merge with the art world. He is a living legend. Thanks you Ed. (I think this thing was close to 4′x12′)
The last wedding of the year was a special one, My dear friend Cj married Lisalla on December 15th 2013 in Laguna Beach California in front of aproxamently 300 family and friends, I was proud to be there. Beautiful wedding, beautiful people. Congratulations