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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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A throwback photo of Norton, Brian, and D (Grand opening of new shop location circa 2009) That was a good time. but the best is yet to come.

It was also my close friend Morgwn Pennypackers birthday that day and about 28 or so friends got a little cartoon head of him tattooed. It was a great night my friend Diablo Dimes played, the Diamond Dog Crew was all there, and old cars lined the outside of the building. The night was full of fun, laughter, and well wishing friends from all over. Thank to everyone who was there. Here some more photos of that great night.

 

 

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Diego, Brian, and I chilling on the stoop at my work in Soho. I love when my family visits from California. It really makes my week. Thanks Brian (and D) for coming out to spend new years with me and start this year off right. Family First.   =GPxPCxCSxLYDxBTSxLTDxILMTxGxPV=

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Ghetto Protected Crew member “Kiku”

December 25th, 2011 | Posted by admin in Friends | Photos | Tattoo - (Comments Off)

GP is Family, a Crew, a Fellowship, and an understanding.

Made up mostly of quiet giants people you may have never heard of people who are constantly pushing independently, artistically and financially …Mostly fellas who have come from very humble beginnings and should never have made it as far as we have, dudes who have made it through the ghettos in which we were raised without being jailed or killed. And have made it beyond the traditional ghetto mentality … And instead of fighting over our blocks were fighting to buy our blocks…becoming owners not renters . Leaders not followers. Through any means… violently, politically, or poetically. Not just survive bit thrive.  And when we roll though hoods we are protected because real recognizes real. Ghetto Protected.  Were out to snatch fame from the lames…and chedder from the haters.  And give game to our youngsters… So they can stop looking up to wanksters.
=G/P FAMILY= Welcomes Kiku

 

*Chairman-Morgwn Pennypacker   Vice Chairmen- Luke Wessman and  Tim Hendricks                                                                   (the only persons allowed to administer the GP)

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