Tonight I sit down with Oliver, Dave, and Chris to help judge this weeks episode of Inkmaster. I have a love hate relationship with tattoo “reality” shows. Like many of my peers its hard to see our beloved profession dumbed down to be consumed by the masses for entertainment, for that I hate it. But I love how it has helped some of my dear friends.
Cool seeing this recent picture of the big homies B Real and Sen Dog. Good the see Travis and I’s collaboration being sported by such OGs. photo Shaun Vizzy Self Made
The morning after the #tapastattoos event at the W hotel union sq. Sergi and I had to fulfill our part of the bargain. He got the tattoo that won the vote from the night before and I had to apply it. It was great working with the W, its event staff and Sergi. A great progressive event for a great progressive company.
A great picture of my friend Mia Tyler and I at a recent art show called Push it at the Art Now gallery in NY
I had the pleasure of being on Invisible Radio Yesterday, Episode 2. Troy Denning is a legendary tattoo artist and a very intelligent man, he commands a great podcast with a mixture of wit and knowledge. The wide verity of guest and the everyday shenanigans makes for a very entertaining show. I have faith that it will be a hit, already being on the “new & noteworthy” section doesn’t hurt either. Good luck Troy I look forward to more episodes. Thanks for having me on my friend. CS GPF
PS That monologue Troy gives at the end of episode 2 is so good.
“Education begins the gentleman, but reading, good company and reflection must finish him.” A post about “Good company” on the @lostartofthegentleman Instagram page. A page you should be following on Instagram if you don’t already. #lostartoftheg #blossomball
I have always thought there is a strong connection between tattooing and cooking. A chef much like a tattooer is an artist and in most cases passionate about their product.
When I was in California this last trip, I made a point to get out in the water no matter how shitty the waves were, and they were shitty. Despite the surf being flat Tim, Brian, and myself had back to back to back sunset surf sessions, and just had the best time. Surfing just like life is always better with a good attitude regardless of the surf. Friendship reigns supreme.
Although my new exclusive shop is not officially open yet, I did end up finishing off my dear friend Sheldon’s sleeve on Saturday. The private studio doesn’t have a name yet and the location will never be made public. You will have to be a friend, or a friend of a friend to be able to get tattooed here, and It’s not that I’m “too cool” to make public, it’s that my clients are. #firstdollar