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?
My friend Evan Dennis directed this new Chris Richardson video “Joy and Pain” featuring Tyga and yours truly…for Cash Money records. Its always good to see my man Evan Dennis in action, he has a real knack for the director bit and a strong vision when it comes to his work…I don’t listen to a lot of R&B these days but Chris is a real stand up guy and that made me appreciate his singing ability even more… enjoy the video and my cameo ! Also its a must that you check out this Ny Adorned video Evan did called “Tradition”
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.
A very large juvenile male (white) challenges the alpha male (gray) for control of the wolf pack. Although it faced a formidable challenger, the alpha prevailed … for now.
Photo : Cesar Aristeiguieta
Next month I will be paying a visit to London, where I have the honor of sitting in at The Family Business one of the best shops in the UK, as well as visiting the London tattoo convention and seeing some of my dear friends and favorite tattooers from the world over.
Ami James has been around his shop here in new york the last couple of weeks a whole lot, it’s always good to see him here at Wooster Street. I owe him a lot and I’m proud to call him friend. Here he is sketching a idea for a back piece, super slick Ami.
My good friend turned me on to this show “Breaking Bad” and much like any great show you watch enough, you become somewhat invested in the characters that play roles in the show…So in this case it was funny/cool to see Jay Leno pull these old clips of Aaron Paul aka “Pinkman” on a old Price is Right. Also I just tattooed a “Hiesnberg” on a few of my friends who really love the show including Dave Navarro and Toby Morse.