This is one of my dear friends Rafa from San Diego . I have been part of a crew from the neighborhood called the Diamond Dogs CFC for many many years. Rafa was always the glue of the crew. Another video
Video of my bud Tim being awesome, as usual. Hurley Wall
Beats by Dre, the game before the game. Dope intro cinema photography, runs a little long, but dope video.
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.
Every time I’m in LA I gotta bump Tupac, I always feel his music, but especially when I’m in LA. Tupac will always be on my top 5. Truly one of the greats.
I had the pleasure of tattooing the lovely Jhene Aiko recently, here is a video that Complex made of the event.
Today I had the pleasure of tattooing the lovely Jhene Aiko. She was doing a shoot with Complex Magazine, and choose to do it with me. She is so sweet and a pleasure to work with, not to mention one of the most talented singers of our time. She was coming off a great performance with Drake on SNL the night before in NY. If you haven’t heard her music, do yourself a favor and listen. > YouTube
I had the honor to be a part of the Tattoo Stories series put on by Estevan Oriol and Mister Cartoon for SanctionTV Coming from southern California and to be a part of this and get some love from the people I grew up respecting, really warms my heart. Thank you to my friend Stalley for coming in and getting a tat last min for the taping.
Every once and a while I accidentally come across a hit song, and just love it and usually a few weeks after everyone else. Royals by Lorde is one of those songs.
“that kind of lux just ain’t for us, we crave a different kind of buzz”
A couple people here I have great respect for, Estevan Oriol and Tim Hendricks. I had the honor to sit down and be interviewed by Estevan at my brothers warehouse on my last trip to cali. I’m thankful and honored, I owe a lot to the big homies I grew up around for putting me down with the real people in the game, and teaching me to spot and stay away from the fakes and phonies. It’s days like these I feel really blessed. Stay tuned for my short Tattoo Stories episode coming soon on Sanctioned TV