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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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.