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Luke Wessman’s Max Fish Art Show LES NYC

February 28th, 2012 | Posted by admin in Events | Friends | Photos - (Comments Off)

Luke Wessman's art show Max Fish 2/21/12

So I have been waiting to do a little post on my art show at Max Fish last week , but wanted to gather some photos that were taken by  friends that night.

I didn’t move to New York with plans of having an art show, I moved here to tattoo at “Wooster Street” aka NY INK, and try to grow as a person and a artist in search of new adventures and opportunities.  Having said that Max Fish was the only place I would have had an art show, the place just felt right from the beginning, Max Fish just has good mojo, and its my understanding that its hard to get one there, so it all working out the way it did, I just have to say, it was meant to be.   I am so humbled by the love and support all my new NYC family showed me, coming out and showing so much love and support.   Not being from New York, only spending less then a year here, and having such a amazing turn out, it almost makes my eyes water, almost.  Thank you all who came out I am honored by your support and friendships. 

Respectfully,

Luke

C/S G/P

Here is some photos from friends that night, and a few new paintings.

PS : A special thanks to my family members Rob, Brian, and Diana for coming out just for the show, I love you guys. And Aly, I love you too brother.

…on to the next project

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re printed FTW Sketchbook Tattoo designs

 

Please go to one of the links below if you would like to get one:

Saltwater Tattoo 

Saltwater Tattoo Supply 

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Ami was doing this small “pop up” event in the Empire hotel across from the Lincoln Center during this months “Fashion Week” or as I like to call it “Fashion Weak” Ami invited me to do a little tattooing with him there.  Im a single man these days and I never get tired of  being surrounded  by super models, who are partaking in fashion weak events such as this one all over New York City, also its nice to get off Wooster street for a change. Thanks Ami #FTM

I did a couple tattoos. The first one was on Joshua David Stein the newly appointed editor and chief for Blackbook.  I found Joshua to be very pleasant, and for the sake of the tattoo, very easy going. He has been tattooed by a few tattooers that I admire, so it was a pleasure to add a small piece to his collection. Its always great to share a canvas with your peers. Thanks Joshua, Pleasure to meet you and good luck with your new job.

The second was on the lovely  Neon Hitch (her real name rivals my older brothers, Eventide for uniqueness) We actually started at the Empire Hotel but do to chaos and time, we hopped a cab down to 43 wooster street “Ny Ink” to finish up in peace.  Although the tattoos I did on her were small they were very meaningful and it was cool spending some time with such a Og Gypsy like Neon.

Nice meeting you Neon, best of luck in the music business, and safe travels about. #green

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Hand Made Tattoo Machines by Tim Hendricks

February 13th, 2012 | Posted by admin in Friends | Videos - (Comments Off)

Here is a great video from you tube, of my dear friend Tim Hendricks in his machine shop.  I am proud to have in my collection a few hand made Tim Hendricks tattoo machines. I use a Tim Hendricks machine at least twice a day.

One of the things about a tattoo machine that I value the most is what I call the “mojo” of the machine (the soul that is put into it by the builder).  Every machine has a little bit of its own; “mojo”, where it came from, the style of the frame, the time it was being built, who was in the room, the engraving on the machine, the wraps of the coils, all these little things give a tattoo machine something special.  If your a tattooer and you don’t have a Tim Hendricks tattoo machine, your kinda missing out on some good shit, seen and unseen.   If you know Tim even half as well as I know Tim, you know that he really knows his shit when it comes to a tattoo machine, also he’s one of the best natured people I know.  Get some of that “mojo” you wont be sorry. Tattoo machines made with intelligence, heart and soul.  website>  SaltwaterTattoo.com twitter> @saltwatertattoo  

Thank you Tim for making some of the tools I can make a living with. And being a true friend. C/S

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A visit from Hanky Panky and wife from Amsterdam

February 11th, 2012 | Posted by admin in Events | Friends - (Comments Off)

One of the things I have always loved about tattooing is the broad reach of  friendships among the artist. And the you never know what the day might hold feeling I wake up with.  Today Hank Schiffmacher “Hanky Panky” and his lovely wife Louise stop in on their way to the Philadelphia tattoo convention. What a pleasant surprise.  I just seen them in Amsterdam a couple months ago for Hanks Grand opening of the “Amsterdam Tattoo Museum” where I was honored to lend a hand during the pre opening prep work , along side friends like Juan Puente, Tommy the truth, Dan Dringenburg, Duggie Mitts, and Filip Lou.  check out the Museum here > “ATM”

Tattooing has given me so much, especially intangible friendships, old and new. Build your friendship on solid ground, and they will last forever. 

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Go outside

January 26th, 2012 | Posted by admin in Events | Friends | Reference | Trips - (Comments Off)

Kids get outside; play, create, and build. Build real life experiences. Don’t sell yourself short by thinking if you google it you’ve been there, trust me it ain’t the same.  Live you dash.

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A phonograph is a record player introduced 1877 by Thomas Edison in his lab in New Jersey.  Phonographs make great tattoos, they have such a cool look if done right and it doesn’t hurt to pair one with a rose or two either. I got to do this one on my friend and triple OG Ames AKA Amer the Gamer.

Thanks Ames its a honor to tattoo you big homie. #SMT follow Ames on Twitter 

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Toby and his band H2O  has put in so much work over the years with the punk rock scene, the straight edge lifestyle, PMA lifestyle, and with his  non profit One Life One Chance program, he officially makes a positive difference with the kids at schools everywhere.   Kids these days need way more role models like this man.  I love this video and the intro from Michael Rapaport is great.

Thanks Toby Morse and the rest of H2O for promoting respect, honor, positive living, and friendship, all these years.  Nothing but Respect Toby, Im honored to call you friend.  PMA all day brother.

LYD- original crew.

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My friend Alyasha in San Diego by way of Brooklyn NYC

January 13th, 2012 | Posted by admin in Friends | Photos - (Comments Off)

My dear friend Alyasha and his cool ass bike. Aly is one of my favorite people and Im honored and proud to call him friend. Bookmark his blog “Stack Aly” to see cool photos and learn about cool shit. He should charge for all the game he gives out for free on there.

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Brian in action in Central park at the Wollman Rink Trump New York

January 11th, 2012 | Posted by admin in Events | Friends | Trips | Videos - (Comments Off)

This was the first time my brother and I had ever went ice skating. I turned the camera on at the perfect time. His lady had done it before and was getting a kick out of watching us. here is a you tube video to prove it.

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