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Bridget Kelley’s New Tattoo

July 15th, 2014 | Posted by admin in Artist | Celebrities | Press | Reference - (Comments Off)

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Did a fun little one on my dear friend, the lovely and talented Bridget Kelly this evening. “all or nothing”

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Red Rose Of The Westside Highway

July 1st, 2014 | Posted by admin in Reference - (Comments Off)

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I always keep my eyes peeled for a good rose bush

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The PMA Machine

June 3rd, 2014 | Posted by admin in Lost art of the Gentleman | Press | Reference | Videos - (Comments Off)

IMG_9711 Coming Soon ~ The PMA machine, brought to you by @lukewessman and @timhendricks. $100 from every sale of a limited edition PMA Machine will go to a foundation, charity or good cause, each quarter year we will pick a new one to donate to. This quarter will be onelifeonechance.com. OLOC’s mission is to engage and inspire elementary, middle and high school students to make healthy choices and live a Drug Free life. This is what PMA means to us: PMA is a acronym for Positive Mental Attitude. For us it traces back to a book from 1960 by Napoleon Hill called  “Success through a Positive Mental Attitude” by way of our dear friend @tobymorse (lead singer of H2O). We have our whole bodies full of tattoos, some profound statements, some mark great journeys, memorials, or just great moments, but the PMA tattoo is something special. It is useful in our daily lives as we find ourselves with may moments and interactions that desire one of two choices, positivity or negativity. So we get PMA tattooed on us, it isn’t necessarily because we are happy and super positive all the time, no, we get it to give ourselves a constant reminder that we have a choice. Choose PMA, it’s always the best choice.

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Rose Tattoo

March 10th, 2014 | Posted by admin in Reference | Tattoo - (Comments Off)

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Last one of the day. Wooster Social

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Tim Hendricks Tattoo Machine

April 3rd, 2013 | Posted by admin in Artist | Friends | Reference | Tips - (Comments Off)

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This Tim Hendricks machine is one of the machines I have used almost everyday since he made it for me over 7 years ago. If you don’t own a Tim Hendricks tattoo machine and you’re a real tattooer, you’re slipping.  Get one here – Saltwatertattoo  Thanks Tim for providing the tools that help me provide for myself and my family. Much respect my friend. Thank you 

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The Tattoo Artist “Rosebook” Sketchbook

February 22nd, 2013 | Posted by admin in Events | Friends | Reference - (Comments Off)

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The tattoo artist “Rosebook” Sketchbook just started off as a solo project.  I set out on this project to do a simple rose sketchbook , it was just going to be full of my roses only.  But all of a sudden… (more…)

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Incredible Predators

October 21st, 2012 | Posted by admin in Photos | Reference - (Comments Off)

“Jaguars can kill their prey by cracking their skulls while leopards kill with a suffocating bite”

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Idiocracy?

September 20th, 2012 | Posted by admin in Reference - (Comments Off)

If your interested in tattooing take 10 minutes and read this Idiocracy? 

Thanks Mike Chambers.

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Sparring Wolves

August 27th, 2012 | Posted by admin in Photos | Reference - (Comments Off)

A very large juvenile male (white) challenges the alpha male (gray) for control of the wolf pack. Although it faced a formidable challenger, the alpha prevailed … for now.

Photo : Cesar Aristeiguieta

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Koi Fish Tattoo On Arm

July 31st, 2012 | Posted by admin in Reference | Tattoo - (Comments Off)

One legend depicts how a Koi climbed up the falls on the Yellow River at a point called Dragon Gate and was transformed into a dragon. Based on that legend the Koi became a symbol of perseverance, tenacity, ambition, aspiration and advancement. Another remarkable thing about the Koi is that when it is caught, it would lie still on the chopping board without struggling or flapping around. This led to the Koi being a symbol of courage, composure, peace and tranquility under pressure.  The Koi are also referred to as “living jewels,” and are also associated with good fortune. The image of five golden koi are said to mean “eternal wealth” and well-being.

There is a silly debate on which direction the koi should face, up or down.  As a tattoo especially a western style one, the orientation is less significant and more about the style and quality of the tattoo as a piece of tattoo art.  Koi tattoos carry different meanings for different people. Even the placement of the fish may mean something to certain people. Obviously, the ultimate meaning of any tattoo would always be unique and personal for the person who has it.
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