Mermaid Koi and Peonies Sleeve Tattoo on Jose at WSSC aka NY Ink in Soho NYC

Jose started with some lettering “Unforgettable” on his lower arm, it was his first tattoo and at that time I don’t think he thought he would go all the way with a sleeve, but thats how it starts.  Next we added the mermaid with a little bit of Japanese finger waves, after that we added […]

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Diamond Skull Top Hat Fire V Twin Book Dice Banner Tattoo

Sometimes you can, pack 10lbs of shit into a 5lb bag. When a client comes in with a simple sketch and a open mind, well thats when magic happens.  Here is a fun tattoo from today at Wooster Street Social Club in Soho.

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A Rose for Mama on my Friend from Schiller’s NYC

  Its always a pleasure to tattoo someone who has tattoos by other tattooers that you respect.  In this case my friend Kevin here has a couple real nice tattoos from one of my favorite tattooers in New York City, my friend Damion Ross at New York Adorned.  Damion’s tattoo style is my favorite “The […]

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Pharaohs Horses Neck Tattoo

…last one I did in Frankfurt  

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Some Photos from Robin de Goede in Germany

When I was in Germany last week I had the pleasure of spending some time with my dear friends Nancy and Marco.  Also meeting their friend Robin de Goede, who took these really great photos.   *the hands in the one photo, are Nancy’s and I got to do a very special tattoo on one […]

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Girl Rose Tiger Hat Tattoo

Every once and a while a intelligent client finds his way to the shop and asks for the kind of tattoos I like doing, and in my opinion the way they should be done, bold and set to last the test of time.  Tattooing in itself is its very own art medium, and classic bold […]

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Toby Morse and Luke Wessman PMA Hand Tattoos

Positive mental attitude! Look in my eyes Tell me what you see No trace of ignorance Inside of me Positive thinking Free from guilt Proud of the friendships That I’ve built Think positive PMA! Live positive PMA! Act positive PMA! Positive mental attitude!

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Swallow and rose foot tattoo Luke Wessman Soho NYC

Fun foot tattoo today. Swallows are one of my favorite birds to tattoo, and roses are my favorite flower to tattoo,  either are a classic and look great if done right. The meaning of a swallow tattoo. The one meaning I have always heard, and chosen to believe, was that they signify for a sailor […]

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New Yorkers first tattoo a koi dragon

Did this Koi Dragon tattoo today, I love tattooing these, body of a koi, and the transforming head of a dragon. perfect. still have to add background to make it feel complete, but its a good start. to be continued… A version of the Koi/Dragon Myth In the wild, koi are cold water fish who […]

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