Every time I’m in LA I gotta bump Tupac, I always feel his music, but especially when I’m in LA. Tupac will always be on my top 5. Truly one of the greats.
Tonight I sit down with Oliver, Dave, and Chris to help judge this weeks episode of Inkmaster. I have a love hate relationship with tattoo “reality” shows. Like many of my peers its hard to see our beloved profession dumbed down to be consumed by the masses for entertainment, for that I hate it. But I love how it has helped some of my dear friends.
I would have loved to have been on a earlier episode where I could have really went off on the bad work being done. But at this stage of the competition, only six artist left, and they are all good tattooers. At this point it was really just nit picking the details as all the tattoos were great. Tune in next week to see what I say. Tuesday the 30th 10pm eastern time Spike TV
Cool seeing this recent picture of the big homies B Real and Sen Dog. Good the see Travis and I’s collaboration being sported by such OGs. photo Shaun Vizzy Self Made
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.
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.
“Education begins the gentleman, but reading, good company and reflection must finish him.” A post about “Good company” on the @lostartofthegentleman Instagram page. A page you should be following on Instagram if you don’t already. #lostartoftheg #blossomball
I have always thought there is a strong connection between tattooing and cooking. A chef much like a tattooer is an artist and in most cases passionate about their product.
Although my new exclusive shop is not officially open yet, I did end up finishing off my dear friend Sheldon’s sleeve on Saturday. The private studio doesn’t have a name yet and the location will never be made public. You will have to be a friend, or a friend of a friend to be able to get tattooed here, and It’s not that I’m “too cool” to make public, it’s that my clients are. #firstdollar