I always take great pride in tattooing other artist, it is a sign of great respect. Now in this case the artist is my friend Chef Rick Tramonto and his art is food. (more…)
The Rock of Ages is one of my favorite classic tattoo images. I was very fortunate to be able to do this one on my friend Yanni Vera, he is a really good tattooer and a great person. It is always a honor to tattoo another tattooer but it is even more meaningful tattooing a tattooer who is a friend. (more…)
This was fun tattoo, on a friendly Australian man who was a tattoo collector and was traveling the states for the first time with his wife. He wanted a regular Statue of Liberty at first but after showing him this Pin Up Statue of liberty drawing, he fortunately had a change of heart. Thanks for letting us do our thing with your idea, I know we were both happy with the results.
People come into our shop Wooster St Social Club/Ny Ink all day long for little trinkets and small souvenir tattoos, which is fine and all, and honestly I have no problem doing them all day. But the magic really happens when a customer comes in for a nice tattoo like this. A good idea and a open mind. Why would you have Jesse James build you a scooter when he’s a super sick custom bike builder, do you get my point?
A pin-up girl, also known as a pin-up model, is a model whose mass produced pictures see wide appeal as popular culture . Pin-ups are intended for informal display, e.g. meant to be “pinned-up” on a wall. Pin-up girls may be glamor models, fashion models, or actresses. ”Pin Up“. This tattooed was directly inspired buy the great american Pin Up artist Gil Elvgren. I generally prefer to tattoo pin ups just a tad bit more traditionally then this, but this is a good middle ground, as super fine-line pin ups don’t hold the test of time as well as the clean bold classic and timeless traditional style one do.
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.