Brian and Dianna tied the knot last Saturday with a fairytale wedding. By far one of the nicest weddings I have ever been to, and I’m not just saying that because they are family. It truly was beautiful. So much hand done work and well thought out decor made this beautiful out door wedding a one of a kind just like the couple. The wedding was held at the Graf Barn a family ran venue in Oxnard California. To see more photos from the wedding via Instagram search the hashtag #talbertlove I love these two and am so happy they found each other in life and recognize that their love is real, and sealed the deal. (more…)
A couple people here I have great respect for, Estevan Oriol and Tim Hendricks. I had the honor to sit down and be interviewed by Estevan at my brothers warehouse on my last trip to cali. I’m thankful and honored, I owe a lot to the big homies I grew up around for putting me down with the real people in the game, and teaching me to spot and stay away from the fakes and phonies. It’s days like these I feel really blessed. Stay tuned for my short Tattoo Stories episode coming soon on Sanctioned TV
I sat down with my friend Jake Szufnarowski and had a hour long conversation about my life, my Lost Art Of The Gentleman thing, tattooing, fighting and some other stuff. I’ve done a little radio but this is the first time I have done a podcast. It was cool to do it with a friend. You can get the podcast on iTunes now or on Jakes Site. Thanks for listening. Photo for this add : Amanda Lopez
I had the honor to contribute a painting for my brothers company Violent Gentlemen’s first art show / season opener party. Who better to paint than Wayne Gretzky aka “The great one” who is credited with popularizing hockey in California, after his years with the Kings. It was fun painting a subject matter I’ve never really painted, hockey. (more…)
When I tattoo old friends its really interesting because they have some “vintage” Luke work usually and doing new work up against that older stuff is a bit of a contrast and a visual timeline. My friend Rob Ruiz is one of my dearest friends and in a way I credit him for not following in a gang related lifestyle that was prominent where we were growing up. But thats a story for another day. Here we have his hand and a somewhat awkward space that I think we filled perfectly if I do say so myself.
Amazing time at Oliver Peck’s tattoo marathon in Dallas. Nothing like spending time with dear friends. Friendship to me has always meant so much. When you grow up with friends instead of your actual family your friendships become family. I would do anything for my friends at any moment but that goes without saying. True friends never talk about you behind your back, but speak up for you if someone is. Thank you to my friends who are now family. Champaign for my real friends and real pain for my sham friends.
I had the pleasure of spending some time with Stalley a few months back, my good friend BJ Betts was doing some work on him at our shop in soho. He’s a solid dude who makes great hip hop music, I back him. I always say the real legends speak from the heart. He speaks from the heart and is a legend in the making. BCG Get that Honest Cowboy Mixtape, support the real.
I love when my friends visit me here at Wooster Street aka Ny Ink. I moved far away from my friends when I moved to New York two and a half years ago and I feel so lucky when my friends come stay with me at my small Lower East Side New York apartment, and bring their friends by my shop. Juliette Lewis and Toby Morse “Natural Born Friendships”