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“Time Is Illmatic” Hip Hop Life

I’ve lived a lot of lives, I’ve been around a lot of different cultures and have been invited into places and homes most never get to go.  From Pentecostal churches, Quinceanera’s, stash houses, to Ny penthouses.  I’ve seen a lot and I feel so lucky and happy to have such a vast perspective on this planet and […]

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A Back Fit For An Outlier

Most of you have caught wind of my injury by now. If you haven’t let me explain… The lowest disc in my spine L5S1 is completely shot and what’s left of the disc has pushed its way 11mm into my #sciaticnerve causing constant pain up and down my right leg. I spent most of my […]

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Best Barber Shop In California

My dear friends just opened up an amazing new barber shop called The Dover Honing Co.  The Dover is by far one of the nicest barber shop I have ever been in.  It is located in downtown San Diego on 8th and G. Great shop and great barbers.

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Hear No Evil Crew Neck Sweatshirt

The “No evil” sweatshirt also comes in a tee shirt but this one on my lady is my favorite.  She does this thing where she cuts the bottom of it and it sits perfectly on her.

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Tattoo Culture: The Name Jinx

Like the rest of the tattoo community, for years I thought about the significance of a name tattoo.  When it comes to getting the name of a significant other, the normal consensus was unanimous: jinx. (I even tried it out in my late teen years, hoping the jinx was true.  My side now reads Holly..wood.) […]

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Friends In Rome

While traveling the globe this last trip, Courtney and I ran into one of my best friends Diego, who was by chance in Rome for his lady’s birthday. It’s a small world after all.

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Lost Art Of The Gentleman

My lady took this one of me on the way to work in NY the other day.  Ive always like the term “Hopeless Romantic” and have always felt like one…although I have found hope in my current romance. LAG

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Classic Car Culture -Luke Wessman

Kristine Louise follows Luke Wessman on this episode of here Classic Car Culture. A quick look at my car and lifestyle both in California and New York.  With episodes on guys like Danny Trejo and Robert Atkinson I’m in great company.

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Horiyoshi III And Luke Wessman

I had the great honor to spend the day with Horiyoshi 3 on his birthday in Yokohama last week.  I consider that day an extremely important day that I won’t forget.  I came up in tattooing in the 90’s before internet and google.  We had books, magazines, and stories… Horiyoshi 3 was in all three […]

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LW / UVT Classic Legends Japan

I did this design for my dear friends at Us Versus Them, we are going to Japan together next week. Classic Legends Car Show Nagoya

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