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 Big Egg Hunt NY is coming to an end. You are now able to bid on this thing on the website. The very special thing about this one is, in over 15 years of painting I have done my best to never sell and any original artwork. I have painted tirelessly for over 15 years very consistently. Now since this one is for charity and out of my hands its a Luke Wessman original for sale, one of the very few. at the moment its only at 600$ which is nothing for such a unique art piece. It is a little big and hard to hang on your wall, but its a true art collectors dream.
One of my rose tattoo designs has been entered in @ApothicWine’s Rose Tattoo promotion! Follow the link to vote for mine ! http://bit.ly/1nu4DN6 My friend Mary Joy from Tattoo city did one also that is great. but vote for me. Thanks.
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.
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