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My Brother Brian Is Now Officially Engaged To Dianna

December 16th, 2012 | Posted by admin in Events - (Comments Off)

Im proud to announce my brother Brian and Dianna are now engaged to be married.   I Back this event. welcome to the family Dianna.  Love neon signs.    Watch

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Dave Navarro on his radio show “Dark Matter” Featuring Oliver Peck and Tattoo Forrest discussing Inkmaster contestant jamie and his elimination.  Dave quotes me on quoting a Mahatma Gandhi quote  “To believe in something, and not live it is dishonest” on the radio show, thanks Dave.

Dark Matter     Elm Street Tattoo    Tattoo Forrest 

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Tattoo Forrest Real Tattooing By A Master Craftsman

December 6th, 2012 | Posted by admin in Events | Friends | Tattoo - (Comments Off)

The tattooing is a very special unique community, tattooing is a job but it also is very much a lifestyle and a passion.  Our friend Forrest and when I say “Our” I mean the real tattoo community, and when I say “real tattoo community” I mean the tattooers that have given their lives to tattooing completely.   Yes, the final product, the tattoo is very important as the client will wear it for the rest of his/ her life,  but part of the tattoo is the energy the soul put into it by the artist.  Now if you sell a product that you don’t believe in then you are doing a great injustice to the craft of tattooing to the soul of tattooing and in turn the tattoos you do on people.  You are not and will not be recognized as a tattooer if you do tattoos and do not have any on you.  A bald wig salesman, a virgin sex therapist, a toothless dentist, a atheist priest…   Mahatma Gandhi said it best  “To believe in something, and not live it is dishonest”

Support the the real tattoo community not some culture vultures like the jamies on inkmaster.

Cobra Custom Tattoo 

GO HERE AND “LIKE” COBRA AND SUPPORT THE REAL TATTOOERS LEFT IN THE WORLD.

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If you happen to find yourself in Miami this weekend check out the new shop Handcrafted with us. Art Basil is going on and I know a bunch of you  will be down there. come though.

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My friend Toby Morse and Travis Barker at The Fast Life in La.  Last night they celebrated the release of the new Travis Barker X Toby Morse Collaboration tee. Plus the new OLOC web store launch.  I was working all day in New York but I was there in spirt. One Life One Chance, The Fast Life, Famous Stars & Straps, H2O

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Amsterdam Tattoo Museum SOS

November 27th, 2012 | Posted by admin in Events | Friends | Tattoo - (Comments Off)

The past week we all started seeing a SOS signal  from our family at the Amsterdam Tattoo Museum all over the main social media sites; Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook wondering how we can help.  For those of you that are not familiar with the Amsterdam Tattoo Museum, it is the first museum that is totally dedicated to tattooing. It shows the world’s largest Tattoo collection, collected by Henk ‘Hanky Panky’ Schiffmacher.   I was fortunate enough to be there for the grand opening last year in November, I was blown away when I arrived and at that moment I walked in the museum I felt it’s relevance for us proud tattooers, collectors, and tattoo culture novices alike.   They have had some issues keeping it open during its first year here do to some tricky partnership arrangements and financial burdens.  At this moment the museum is in fear of being shout down as it has been forcefully closed.  Please do anything you can to help, even if that just spreading the word.  “it is our future, and our future is not worth anything without our past” -Hank S

Amsterdam Tattoo Museum <visit the website for more details on support and progress

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Marc Ecko’s Complex Magazine Article

November 20th, 2012 | Posted by admin in Artist | Celebrities | Events | Lost art of the Gentleman | Press - (Comments Off)

Last month I sat down with Lauren Nostro with Complex Magazine for a little Q&A. Here is the link to the full article Complex and talked a little about my coming up in tattooing, some of my celebrity friends, and rappers I tattoo, and things like that. (more…)

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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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