Sometimes you can, pack 10lbs of shit into a 5lb bag. When a client comes in with a simple sketch and a open mind, well thats when magic happens. Here is a fun tattoo from today at Wooster Street Social Club in Soho.
Bob Marley’s universal appeal, impact on music history and role as a social and political prophet is both unique and unparalleled. MARLEY is the definitive life story of the musician, revolutionary, and legend, from his early days to his rise to international superstardom. Made with the support of the Marley family, the film features rare footage, incredible performances and revelatory interviews with the people that knew him best.
As a young kid I would go to the library and rent tapes and copy them, among these tapes was Bob Marley and the Wailers, more precisely “Legend” I’ll never forget that time period in my life listening to that tape, and from that time on Bob Marley and his music left a lasting impression in my heart. (I have some old portraits of Bob I drew back then somewhere) A couple of friends brought me to see this newly released documentary “Marley” and I was so pleasantly surprised on how good it was. Go see this film if you get a chance, its a bit long being just under 2 and a half hours, but it does not drag.
Its always a pleasure to tattoo someone who has tattoos by other tattooers that you respect. In this case my friend Kevin here has a couple real nice tattoos from one of my favorite tattooers in New York City, my friend Damion Ross at New York Adorned. Damion’s tattoo style is my favorite “The kind that look good and last forever, style” the way tattoos should look and be.
You can get a small sample of Damion’s work here NyAdorned
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