Founded in 2006 by graphic designer Ouigi Theodore, whom I had the pleasure of meeting the other night with my dear friend Aly, who grew up with Ouigi, The Brooklyn Circus is more than just a small clothing store hidden in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn. (more…)
The Rock of Ages is one of my favorite classic tattoo images. I was very fortunate to be able to do this one on my friend Yanni Vera, he is a really good tattooer and a great person. It is always a honor to tattoo another tattooer but it is even more meaningful tattooing a tattooer who is a friend. (more…)
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…)
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.
For some time now I have been a fan of Amanda’s work, so when it came up to be able to do a shoot with her I was really excited. I don’t do “shoots” very often and I’m very proud to be a part of her body of work. I have done a post or two about her in the past, and its very cool to be a part of one now. Thanks Amanda your great.
There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer. ~Ansel Adams
I was just in San Diego again and I had the honor of tattooing one of my oldest friends, Who happens to be a world class chef. Rob Ruiz is his name and I owe a lot to him, his friendship has helped mold me into the man I am today, so like I said it was a great honor. He is head chef at a sushi restaurant called Harney Sushi in Oceanside, California, Rob is one of the hardest working people I know and well on his way to becoming a household name.
My friend Evan Dennis directed this new Chris Richardson video “Joy and Pain” featuring Tyga and yours truly…for Cash Money records. Its always good to see my man Evan Dennis in action, he has a real knack for the director bit and a strong vision when it comes to his work…I don’t listen to a lot of R&B these days but Chris is a real stand up guy and that made me appreciate his singing ability even more… enjoy the video and my cameo ! Also its a must that you check out this Ny Adorned video Evan did called “Tradition”
Ami James has been around his shop here in new york the last couple of weeks a whole lot, it’s always good to see him here at Wooster Street. I owe him a lot and I’m proud to call him friend. Here he is sketching a idea for a back piece, super slick Ami.