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
A painting I made for my people at Violent Gentleman, They held a Olympic Hockey themed art show during the olympics this year. Great art show, great company.
I had the pleasure of tattooing my friend Jamie from Scotland today, I was a long session, 6 hours to be exact, but since he came from “across the pond” I don’t mind going the distance. Great client, now friend. We finished his other arm last year and are just about finished with this one. I don’t get to do this pointalism style that often, I think due to the guys who “specialize” in it, I love the look and feel of it and was happy to do it all day today. (more…)
Over the years I have refrained from doing art work for people and companies just for money alone. I always want to get behind people and brands I actually believe in or like. I’m down for the homie Travis Barker and back his company Famous on the strength of his character. I’m honored to put my name with his for this collaboration project coming up. Him and I both represent Self Made / Dues Paid and have for some time now, its great to come together on this. Famous Family Respect
I had the honor to be a part of the Tattoo Stories series put on by Estevan Oriol and Mister Cartoon for SanctionTV Coming from southern California and to be a part of this and get some love from the people I grew up respecting, really warms my heart. Thank you to my friend Stalley for coming in and getting a tat last min for the taping.
If you are gonna buy tattoo supplies, Saltwater Tattoo Supply is the place. The Tattoo Pen™, Tim Hendricks hand made Tattoo Machines, original apparel and much more, can all be found at his web store Saltwater Tattoo Supply If you are a tattooer and care about tattooing this should be one of your main places to purchase tattooing products. Support tattooers, not just large companies that are just making money off our profession without paying any dues. Thanks Tim for making superior products and giving a shit all these years.
Other companies we support.