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Mom Tattoo, It’s Beauty is it’s Simplicity

July 29th, 2012 | Posted by admin in Tattoo - (Comments Off)

One of the best tattoos you can get. “Mom Heart” tattoo, what better way to show the woman that gave you life, that you love her, then by getting a tattoo for her.   You need a mom tattoo.

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Brixton, Timeless Apparel and Headwear

July 27th, 2012 | Posted by admin in Clothing | Friends | Videos - (Comments Off)

Brixton come out of my hometown of Oceanside,California. Originally just hats I think, but now they went on to make some other great clothes and accessories.  Knowing the guys involved makes me extra proud of them and how far they have come, they are stand up guys with class.  I wish them continuous growth and success with Brixton and whatever other endeavors they involve themselves with.  Here is a little video of their 2012 fall collection that I found on Hypebeast. (There is a few shots of my favorite surf spot growing up, south side Oceanside pier)

All the best to Dave and Pete and the rest of the good people at Brixton,

L

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Tales From the Tube, Rick Griffin

July 23rd, 2012 | Posted by admin in Artist - (Comments Off)

Rick Griffin has been one of my favorite artists for as long as I can remember, He was most widely known for designing some of the Grateful Dead’s best known posters. For me, I love the surf influenced art Rick Griffin created, as a young kid I used to draw waves often, but when I seen how he interpreted waves and barrels, it blew my mind. Thanks Mr Griffin for the inspiration, RIP

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July 23rd, 2012 | Posted by admin in Reference | Women - (Comments Off)

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July 21st, 2012 | Posted by admin in Photos - (Comments Off)

Amanda Lopez Photography

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Wooster Street Tattoo, Soho, New York City

July 21st, 2012 | Posted by admin in Friends | Photos - (Comments Off)

When you don’t grow up with any, sometimes it is about the money.  My friend Tommy and I at work. ILMTxGPF

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King Fantastic, Why? Where? What? Video

July 21st, 2012 | Posted by admin in Videos - (Comments Off)

Some good west coast hip hop right here, King Fantastic did a great job with this joint and Kristina Rose killed it.  A great video and song, a genius idea, white girl mouthing the words,amazing.  Much better video then a bunch of dudes driving rented Bentleys waving stacks of money. west up.

*There is some nudity and cursing, don’t watch or listen if that sort of thing offends you < Thats you mom. I personally like women, hip hop, and am not bothered by cursing, obviously.

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Tribal Gear Clothing since 1989

July 20th, 2012 | Posted by admin in Clothing | Friends | Women - (Comments Off)

A tee shirt design I did for my Good Friends at Tribal a little while back.

Tribal Documentary Trailer 

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Family Names with Roses Tattoos

July 20th, 2012 | Posted by admin in Tattoo - (Comments Off)

The names of family members with roses and a spiderweb, perfect imagery for a tattoo, timeless and meaningful.

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Rest in Power Sid

July 18th, 2012 | Posted by admin in Clothing | Friends | Photos - (Comments Off)

 

I will morn my homies till I join my homies.  Sid was one of my best friends, I met him a bit later in life. He was Dave Gibson’s only official apprentice at the original Lucky’s Tattoo Parlor in the late 90′s.  Him and I we’re coming up together in tattooing and planned on working together for the rest of our lives.  Sid was a hard charger in life. everything he did he did to the max, and he never backed down.  His imposing size and style belied his huge heart and warm temperament. Everyone liked him, and, from the first lines he laid down, he was know for strong and consistent work.  That, and his caring ways and exuberant sense of humor made him an invaluable addition to the shop and our lives. Sid was buried in Rosarita Beach, Baja, California.  He is survived by his parents, step-parents, brother and sisters and scores of friends.  Rest in peace my friend, Nos Vemos.

I was with Sid the night before he died, him and I got into a street fight with 5 marines in downtown San Diego after we watched one of them hit a girl. We left the fight on our feet with swollen knuckles and a even tighter friendship. I will forever miss him and his presence in my life. Its been over 10 years now.      

Another dear friend “Cookie” pictured in the red shirt with Sid died a couple years later, a untimely death also, and a very dear friend whom also worked at the original Lucky’s Tattoo Parlor with us.  I used to go to my indoor swap meet in Oceanside and make these RIP shirts with iron on old english letters, now I put them on my Lucky’s shop shirts.  Another way for their memory to live on.   The message here is hold on to your loved ones and let them know you love them, you never know when they could go.  Fuck pride, bullshit and ego, love your people.

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