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.
One of my dearest friends and one of my favorite tattoo artists…Tim Hendricks will be back taking some walk-ins with us at Wooster Street Social Club aka NY Ink in Soho New York city…starting on Thursday the 16th…there is a small window of opportunity here…dont miss it…and good luck. Tim’s Website > www.Saltwatertattoo.com
Today marked a very significant moment…Our dear friend Seth Abrams aka “the Goon” survived a Aneurysm and a Stroke 7 months ago…And this Runyon 5K run/walk at Yankee stadium marked for him and all of us a example of his healing progress…as he was near death…27 of his family and close friends and even the Doctor that saved his life showed up to show support and share in the joy of our dear friends health and returning mobility.
My big brother Morgwn Pennypacker draws the best gangster skulls. The reason I tattoo skulls like this once and a while, because I learned how to draw them his way over the years working with him everyday in Miami. I used this for a banner for a hollywood tattoo convention a while back. Thanks Morgwn GPFxOGBTSC
Getting a new tattoo, tips 1-5
Some things to think about when looking to get a new tattoo.
1. Make sure your tattooer has tattoos. You wouldn’t want to buy a hair piece from a bold guy not wearing one. Now having tattoos doesn’t make a tattooer good or bad, its just a good start.
2. Do research. Go into some shops and ask to see the individual portfolios, and actually look at them, don’t just flip the pages. Each and every tattooer is different, pay attention. Or with the large amount of good artists showing their work all over the internet these days (80% are bad to terrible, find the 20%), after some looking you should be able to start seeing the difference between good and bad tattoos, the quality in the technical aspect and also the direction of vision in the artwork. There are a few different general types of tattooing; Traditional, Japanese, Black and Grey, Tribal, and new school, for example. In these styles you should be able to find the one that suites you best, or that your most drawn to. Then do the research and find the guys that are really doing great work in those styles that you like best. In my personal opinion a good tattooer can do most any style exceptionally well. The craft of tattooing has a great part to do with the technical application and not always fully in the actual design, as many people have their own design they may want translated into a tattoo. And don’t worry you Don’t need a deep meaning or tragic accident to get one. Sometimes it’s just great to feel a little more like a individual, or capture a moment in time, or get a BFF tattoo with your BFF. No reason is a perfectly good reason to get a tattoo as well. (more…)