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Rest in Peace Donald Takayama 1944-2012

November 6th, 2012 | Posted by admin in Artist | Celebrities | Events | Friends - (Comments Off)

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 

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Photos From Hurricane Sandy New York

November 3rd, 2012 | Posted by admin in Events - (Comments Off)

This has been a real interesting week in New York City, full of lessens in patience, gratitude, friendship, and endurance.  I have not been without electricity since the last time I went camping, and the only difference is I was ready for that and geared up appropriately.  Here are Some photos from Hurricane Sandy New York.  (more…)

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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

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Cm Punk -Best in the World -DVD Trailer

October 9th, 2012 | Posted by admin in Celebrities | Events | Friends | Videos - (Comments Off)

My friend Cm Punk’s new DVD “Cm Punk : Best in the world ” is set to be release on October 9th 2012 (today) a 3-disc DVD that has been called “one of the best WWE documentaries ever”.  I happened to be in Chicago at the same time he was home and got a copy of his DVD last week.  This documentary is a really great watch. It takes us through the long journey of his career and the many obstacles he has faced to get to the point he is at. (more…)

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This year I made it back to London, I travelled with my good friend Forrest, owner of Cobra Custom Tattoo in Plymouth MA.  We had a short trip but we most certainly made the best of it , and enjoyed every minute of it.  It was good to be in a far off place and be surrounded with so many loved ones. I cant thank tattooing enough for all it has given me.  Also special thanks to Mo and all his great staff at The Family Business for the hospitality.

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Off to London To Chill With Some Kings This Weekend

September 23rd, 2012 | Posted by admin in Events | Trips - (Comments Off)

I’ll be hanging at the london tattoo convention a bit this weekend, Im really looking forward to seeing some of my favorite people / tattooers from all over the world. #JET$ET

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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…)

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Tommy Montoya / Klock Work Klothing / SD Nittis Tattoo

September 10th, 2012 | Posted by admin in Clothing | Events | Friends | Uncategorized - (Comments Off)

On Sept. 16th I’ll be with my friend Tommy Montoya at Nittis Tattoo In Mission Valley Promoting Tommy’s New Line “Klock Work” By doing custom SD and Klock Work tattoos for $100. come through and get tattooed or just to say hello. see you there.

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London’s Calling ! / The Family Business / London Tattoo Convention

August 26th, 2012 | Posted by admin in Events - (Comments Off)

Next month I will be paying a visit to London, where I have the honor of sitting in at The Family Business one of the best shops in the UK,  as well as visiting the London tattoo convention and seeing some of my dear friends and favorite tattooers from the world over.

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One of my dearest friends and one of my favorite tattoo artists…Tim Hendricks will be back taking some walk-ins with us at Wooster Street Social Club aka NY Ink in Soho New York city…starting on Thursday the 16ththere is a small window of opportunity here…dont miss it…and good luck.   Tim’s Website > www.Saltwatertattoo.com 

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