My first real job was Beekeeping. So I was looking at the website of the amazing photographer David Yellen, the photographer who shot my Freshly Inked cover that just came out, and came across this beautiful photo that brought back so many memories. A special Thanks to David for really going above and beyond to make sure the Freshly Inked cover picture was legit. “No bees no honey, no work no money”
I was pleasantly surprised yesterday with a sneak peak of the September issue of Freshly Inked Magazine, set the hit stands next week. I am very pleased with the picture, and honored to be on the cover.
I always joke that the fashion world has shown more love then my own industry, and then this cover happened out of the blue. But I’ve always said “I don’t represent tattooing, and tattooers…I represent myself, my friends, my family, and hard work” Life is more about personal relationship, then a culture or a career. Be good to people and good things happen.
The end of a era and the beginning of a new empire. On this day Tim and Brian came with me to clear out all my things from Luckys Tattoo Parlor in San Diego, where I learned how to tattoo (the original Dave Gibson’s Lucky’s tattoo parlor) and held a partnership with a very old friend for around 10 years.
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A great picture of the Wedge in Newport Beach that my friend Jason took during this big swell a week ago. If you don’t know about the Wedge, let me tell you it can be one of the most dangerous waves in the world at times.
I am Super proud to announce that One Life One Chance and Beats By Dre have teamed up for a limited head phone release on Friday June 21st at their Soho NYC store. Toby and some of us friends (including myself) will be picking the winning raffle tickets of the head phones that we are raffling off. Also Baby Cakes NYC will be there with some tasty treats (vegan) Come meet us and check out the Beats By Dre store, its gonna be a very cool events, with some surprise guests. PMA all day.
This year my dear friend Tim Hendricks and I will be working together again at the Ink n’ Iron in Long Beach on the Queen Mary. Tim and I will be doing some tattooing, saying hi to friends, and selling some of the things we sell. I will also be releasing the Rose Book that I have been working on for the last year. Please stop by and say hello, will see you guys there.
Deadbeat a kustom kulture magazine is running a great feature on me in their latest issue, issue #26. In Stores and on iTunes from June 1.
Deadbeat is a quarterly magazine featuring the best of the best in kustom kulture globally. The magazine features the best hot rods and customs, the most beautiful pin-ups, the coolest lowbrow artist, tattoo artist and bands.
Special thanks to my friend Sabina Kelly
From Left to right Lindsey Carmichael, Chris Stuart, Dan Smith, Tim Hendricks …I am very proud to call this group of gentleman friends and fellow tattooers.
Dan Smith and I at the opening of his Captured Tattoo Parlor
After almost a year this sketchbook “The Rose Book” went to the printer. Thanks to Tim Hendricks and Guy Waisman for really helping me pull it together. For its grand release, I will be selling it at the Ink & Iron this year on June 7th, 8th, and 9th, which is a great place to pick it up and have it signed by some of the guys in it. It’s 100 pages and will go for only $80.00