Rose tattoo reference “Always in bloom”

You can “Google” roses or buy flower books to get more reference,  but nothing beats the observant eye.  Look at this beauty on the side of the sidewalk in my old neighborhood in San Diego, California. Nothing beats the real thing. (no photo filter) amazing.

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On the steps at work in Soho Ny Ink / Wooster Street Social Club with some family

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”

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 […]

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Happy Festivus for the rest of us.

Although “Festivus” is somewhat officially celebrated on the 23rd I always think of it on christmas eve or christmas day.  I always get a little weird on holidays due to the fact Im usually traveling abroad or living away from my family and some of my favorite people to be around, so “festivus” is a […]

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California’s own – Amanda Lopez Photography

 Amanda Lopez is one of my favorite photographers from California.  She is best known from shooting Latina homegirls, street musicians, and family members. Her work has been published in Vibe, XXL, The Reed Pages, Essance, and many other magazines and books. Growing up in southern california myself around a prevalent Latino culture, Amanda’s photographs strike […]

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My old Boss Dave Gibson and I at the original Lucky’s Tattoo Parlor 7th Street circa 1998

I found this old photo of Dave Gibson and I (back then we didn’t take many photos, no Iphones), Im not sure exactly but I think this was about 1998 at the original Lucky’s Tattoo Parlor on 7th street downtown San Diego California, where I started my tattoo career.  I owe a lot to this […]

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Ross Nagle – Guesting with us at Wooster Street Social Club(aka NY Ink) Soho NYC

  Our Friend Ross Nagle will be stopping through our shop WSSC in Soho on his way to Oliver Peck’s shop in Dallas Texas Elm Street  January 8-10th 2012. Come by and get a tattoo from him,  he’s not only a super cool guy, he’s a great tattooist to get a piece from as well. […]

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MY 66 Chevy Impala – California Love

My 66 Chevy Impala…I somewhat reluctantly bought her from one of my best friends Morgwn Pennypacker in Miami about 7 years ago…Since then this car and I have been through a lot together; cross country trips,  a hurricane (Katrina),  back yard repairs, countless breakdowns and a major break up. Over the years after tuns of […]

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More then a clothing line: Reven ( Rampage Jackson )

What is Reven…”REVEN was created by two friends from different backgrounds with one common goal – Step off of the trail and create a new path. At REVEN we believe in the process, the action of doing. Whether you’re creating a masterpiece or destroying barriers, it’s the process of achieving what you set out to […]

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Toby Morse Tattooing PMA on me

My Friend Toby from H2O giving me a PMA (acronym for positive mental attitude; an emotional state of wellbeing) tattoo. This photo is great, but stay tuned and Im gonna post a short timelaps video of it going down asap. thanks Toby it means a lot homie. LYD Crew. Follow the homie on twitter he […]

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