I made this eagle tattoo the other day on a really cool firefighter from Colorado. I love when good people get good tattoos.
I had the honor of swaping tattoos with my friend and Mr “friday the 13th” himself Oliver Pack last night just after the clock hit midnight.
A really nice guy from New Zealand got his first tattoo from me the other day at Wooster, skulls and roses half sleeve here all done basically in one shot . You really cant go wrong with skulls and roses, they are timeless classics. Normally I would suggest starting higher on the arm and working your way down, but I still have some tradition tattoo ideals. I do also recognize change and find myself budging a bit with the changing times. He can still wear long sleeve no problem and arm tattoos don’t seem to be taboo at all any more.
When I tattoo old friends its really interesting because they have some “vintage” Luke work usually and doing new work up against that older stuff is a bit of a contrast and a visual timeline. My friend Rob Ruiz is one of my dearest friends and in a way I credit him for not following in a gang related lifestyle that was prominent where we were growing up. But thats a story for another day. Here we have his hand and a somewhat awkward space that I think we filled perfectly if I do say so myself.
Every year I hear from friends how great our friend Oliver Peck’s “Friday 13th” tattoo party is. Every year I secretly hope to be invited to such a event, well this is the year, Oliver called me to be a part and I’m so excited ! Staring at 12am friday September 13th I will be joining tons of friends and peers down in Dallas to do 24 hours of straight tattooing. I’ll be tattooing as many “friday the 13th” themed tattoos in the period of 24 hours. Up until now I think about 14 or so is the most I have ever done in a day. I hopping the get close to a hundred, but having never done this event I’m not sure how it’s gonna go down. See you there. 13$ tattoo 7$ tip for good luck ! Check this video out – 13th Tattoo-a-thon