This is one of my all time favorite shots of me with my old dog Chloe Dee in San Diego, down the street from my shop Lucky’s. Chole went with my ex when we split, and I always say Chloe was the best person I have ever met. circa 2009 SD CA
“Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfit. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, disbelieve them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do, is ignore them because they change things. They invent. They imagine. They heal. They explore. They create. They inspire. They push the human race forward. Maybe they have to be crazy. Because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.” Steve Jobs RIP (Advertisement from Apple Computer, adapted from the writings of Jack Kerouac
A painting for my friend Stephen
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.
Here is a throwback picture of me tattooing my friend from LA, 2MEX. Alex aka 2MEX is a LA underground hip hop legend. With over 20 years in the hip hop game, 2MEX is a force to be reckoned with. Some of his most known affiliates include; The Visionaries, Of Mexican Decent, Sungodsun, Afterlife, The Shapeshifters, and the Look Daggers to name a few. 2MEX and my dear friend Courtney aka Existstereo payed me a visit that day while on tour, and that was a nice surprise. I truly am blessed with some great friends. Much respect Alex.