So for the time being my good friend Tommy Montoya comes back and forth from California to NY every month. I look forward to the time he is here at Wooster Street Social Club every month, as the shops energy goes through the roof and the shop feels more like a tattoo shop and less like the set of a reality tv show. Tommy usually brings his brother Mikey Montoya with him, its those times that get me though the mundane flow of over excited and under educated tattoo/reality fans daily assault on our shop. Love when your here Montoyas. Cali love. GPF CS
My dear friends at OLOC and FSAS are collaborating on an official 5950 New Era cap. They go on sale April 17th at Frank’s Chop Shop. Stop by the shop between 5pm and 7pm April 17th and catch a special acoustic set from H2O (second one ever) This event is free to all ages. Don’t sleep on this history in the making, And don’t sleep on this hat #dontforgetyourroots #OLOC
I was looking over my blog and the posts I have made over the last year, and I realized out of all the things I had posted of things I like, I left out one key element, Beautiful women. So from now on, every few weeks I’m gonna post some photos of my favorite kind of art.
Thanks you Treats! blog.
When I was in Germany last week I had the pleasure of spending some time with my dear friends Nancy and Marco. Also meeting their friend Robin de Goede, who took these really great photos. *the hands in the one photo, are Nancy’s and I got to do a very special tattoo on one of them “Bratt Pack” in honor of her special relationship between Marco Bratt and herself. Im honored to have done this tattoo and to call both of them friends.
Facebook, in my book is fading away a bit , for me anyway, but I suspect it will stick around for a while regardless if I’m using it or not. (too many bored housewives that wont be giving it up anytime soon)
Instagram, the current growing social media giant, which in my opinion is leading the wave of the future, quick, easy and fun, and if you want you can connect back though Facebook and Twitter through it. now available on android (even though I don’t have one friend that has a android) …I will be doing my “Top Ten” on instagram next. stay tuned.
Twitter, last but not least. now when I first signed up for it a while back, I didn’t use it for almost a year, but all of a sudden I realized that it was a great platform for just some fun nonsense, funny jokes, positive quotes, direct attack of your least favorite celebrity, and stuff of this nature. Its basically a diary of sorts or diarrhea of sorts depending on how serious you take it. for me maybe the latter. as I don’t take it too serious nor do I like people who do. Its Shitfo as I like to call it, and its fun. I like to tweet about; PMA,Fashion, Woman, Tattooing, Morality, Honor, the Street, Hard work, Comical observations..ie. I really have fun with it.
Here is the top ten people that I like to follow;
1. @goodguybri my brother and he rules.
2. @saltwatertattoo one of the best tattooers in the world. witty tweets and great pictures of new tattoos.
3. @makanaalia amazing humor
4. @tobyh2o non stop positivity
6. @evan_dennis great tweets on honor and human observation, among other things
7. @leemrodriguez comments without a filter, witty tweets
8. @tnutp4l solid tweets about the street and the struggle. positive and motivational
9. @lukewessmanfans I dont know who runs this, but they do a awesome job tweeting as fans and representatives. I still cant believe I have one of these.
10. @ftwskills because thats my family, whether he actually tweets or not “Pennypacker GPF”
My twitter @lukewessman
Every once and a while a intelligent client finds his way to the shop and asks for the kind of tattoos I like doing, and in my opinion the way they should be done, bold and set to last the test of time. Tattooing in itself is its very own art medium, and classic bold tattooing is the foundation of this tattoo medium. Just as oil and acrylic painting have their boundaries, so does the art of tattooing. Over the years young ambitious art kids have came into tattooing with out proper apprenticeships, not having a real apprenticeship, they never learn from the “trial and error” that a master tattooer has been through and would have taught them, they get extra fancy, impressing the uneducated and the young with out knowledge of the tricky tattoos fate. My point is in 10 years put a real tattoo like this one next to a fancy no out line lily and see who has more happiness and pride with their tattoo. Bold will hold and fancy will fail. #proven
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.