Thursday, December 30, 2010

new years panther

i had the pleasure of doing this lil' puddy cat on a cool cat from thompson, manitoba last week. did the original drawing months ago and was waiting for someone to finally get it, so when he approached me about this piece, i had to put it into photoshop and color it...hopefully i'll get some t-shirts done too.

in other news: 2011 starts in a couple days and i hope to have a successful year, i plan on working more on my art and eliminating distractions from my life that are going to get in the way of my goals. 2010 was good and i would like to take this opportunity to recognize all my family, friends, and clients who helped me get to where i am at. i'm not a very affectionate person so i don't always say it with my words, but i truly do love all of you.

sorry for all the seriousness. i will try and not do that fuck off hey!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010


i get none. here is another piece that i finished awhile ago but am only now showing you. hope you enjoy and if you doesn't that's cool, just let me know and i will try my hardest to not disappoint on my next post. PEACE on earth.

Friday, December 10, 2010

lil irish bastard

finished this tattoo awhile ago, but never posted it. not because i don't like it, actually pretty pleased at how it turned out. the really real reason is i was watching a lil flick called leprechaun, shits scary...didn't want to get on the bad side of the irish...i don't know what i would do without potatoes.

if you got something to say then say it in the comments. peace!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

lazyness... the reason why i don't update this shit, but lets try this again because if i was following my own blog, i would be totally choked that there has not been an update in forever. if they ever create a real delorean i will go back in time to the day i first created this thing and i would update daily...maybe even hourly!

so for those of you who hate reading (because i hate reading) here is a picture of something i would like to tattoo, but haven't. i call this monstrosity snowuicide...let me know what you're thinking, because i would like to see if my psychic abilities are correct. PEACE!

Monday, June 14, 2010


drew up this anchor for a foot tattoo. ended up being tiny even though i strongly recommended something bigger and bolder, but no dice.

lots of drawing to do this week so no more blogging right now...more later...unless you die...peace!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

leprechaun tattoo wip

i love little people...glad there are so many reality shows out there about them, so imagine my excitement when a client comes in and asks for a leprechaun on his arm. it gave me an instant chubby, which made the cosultation a little awkward, but we worked through it.

so you've seen the sketch and now the tattoo after 7 hours. still needs a couple hours, but it's a good start. used a 7 round liner in soba pilot liner machine, 9 mag shader in my swashdrive, intenze inks. i normally pour out a whole bunch of different inks, but on this one i wanted to do something different so i limited myself to cyan, magenta, yellow, black, and white (electric pick does this and his work looks amazing so i figured it wouldn't hurt).

let me know what you think...of the work, not me...i know i'm despicable.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010


and this is what i am starting much drawing to do, but that's the least of your worries.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

business meets punk part 2

the original is here. almost done, but this was 7.5 hours of color work today on the ribs so we decided to call it a day.

all i set up today was a 9 mag in my swashdrive and intenze inks. got some awesome projects coming up this week so stay tuned.

Monday, June 7, 2010

marilyn manson

ahhhhh! so nice to get back to doing something that is familiar. i have been doing so many black and grey realism pieces lately that i was beginning to miss doing whacked out interpretation of what is around here is a little glimpse into my mind...enjoy.

this piece is on ms. krystn victoria our shop manager. she kinda has a boner for marilyn manson so i filled in a spot between 2 existing marilyn tattoos. my drawing. lined with my soba pilot liner and a tight seven. colored with 9 mag in my gen 6 swashdrive (dope). all intenze inks...sidenote: i use to use eternal and fusion which are really good inks, my only complaint is that it doesn't wipe away easy and because of that i feel it slows me down.

busy and fun week coming up. lots of cool tattoos will be started, some finished (hopefully), and some pretty rad drawings. stay tuned and classy.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010


i don't get asked to do these much, but do have fun when i get the opportunity.

most of this tattoo was done with an 11 mag bugpin in my fancy schmancy gen 6 swashdrive rotary tattoo machine and the little bit of lining was done with a soba pilot liner with the voltage turned down pretty low. i did have a regular 7 mag setup in my next generation machine, but didn't really use it. silverback greywash set including their black, which i believe they call "11"...cannot say enough good things about this ink.

kept the stencil pretty simple because i found that they were getting way to busy and interfering with my tattooing. put on with stencil stuff because its the shit.

Monday, May 31, 2010

skull practice 03

more practice. i took a little bit longer on this one then the others, but i feel it is definitely better. what do you think?

Saturday, May 29, 2010

fighting hellfish

i don't know...nothing amazing, but sometimes these little ones really make my day.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

i also tattoo

a little something i started today. wanted to give it a comic book/fantasy mixed with realism feeling. spent about 3ish hours on this and have about that much time left on it. original art that i drew up for this can be seen here.

lined with a tight 7 in my brand new (and now favorite) soba pilot liner and a tight 3 in my trusty ol' pulse executive. for the shading i used an 11 bugpin in swashdrive rotary...fantastic machine, almost bought another one today, but should wait or look at the stigma hyper.

kiro sumi for lining and silverback greywash. never have used any other of the grey washes on the market, but i love the silverback so why change?

now to go paint some more skulls. PEACE son!

p.s. going to buy a new camera (canon rebel xsi) and set up a photo area in the shop. my good friend aly is also going to teach me how to take a decent photo so that there are no more excuses.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

skull practice 02

more practice today. if i keep it up , i promise i will get better. black ink washes and the red is dr. martins liquid watercolor. once again any advice would be dope. checkout practice skull numero one-o here.

skull practice 01

done with ink washes...probably will see a bunch of these in the next few days. starting out with ink washes, will graduate to watercolor and spit shading some tattoo flash...shits hard son soooo any advice would definitely be greatly appreciated.

on a side note: it seems like it is the trend right now for tattoo artists to paint skulls and i by no means ever follow popular trends, but it is really hard to fuck up a skull and since i am technically learning this shit still, i figured that peeps wouldn't mind. so stay classy world wide web!

Monday, May 24, 2010

soba pilot liner review.

love it!

feel free to ask any questions.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

fairy sketch

client asked for a fairy on a toadstool with the word believe and brought in some reference images of tattoos that were similar to what she wanted. i did not really think that the tattoos were well done or well designed so i decided to put my own spin on it.

first i did some quick thumbnails to get the basic design. picked a couple that i liked and started to look for good pinup chickadee reference. so i went to the master, gil evegren, and re-drew a pose i liked. i added all the other elements (minus the 'believe'...i know what i want it to look like just haven't done it yet) and ta-da, i got a sketch to show the client.

busy, busy, busy week of drawing and i need a break.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

skull action

i have tattooed a whole lot of skull imagery in the last year and 5 months (the time when i found my calling as a tattoo applicator), but it never gets old...i love me some skull action.

used my gen 6 swashdrive rotary machine equipped with a regular 7 mag needle from eikon and set up a tight 5 in my brand new soba pilot liner, but only used it for the white highlights. premixed silverback greywash set and the new silverback black.

reference photos were also used for the skull and roses. feel free to critique or ask questions. PEACE!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

my first workhorse.

here it is! my brand new soba pilot liner. i have used it a little bit, but not enough to give a fair review. so i guess if you are at all interested then, you will wait with anticipation.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

when lifestyles attack

it was a sunny and hot day today. everyone i know went to the beach and i don't even care because i got to do this today. i ordered a brand new soba pilot liner and was hoping to use it on this , but it didn't get to me in time so i had to use my trusty ol' pulse executive.

3ish hours of lining on the ribs, all with a tight 7 round. hoping i can finish it the next time we meet in a couple of weeks.

Friday, May 14, 2010


pretty rad little hipster wanting a dope rose on her shoulder...unfortunately this is all she got.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

shoulder rose

this is a quickie i get to do tomorrow...well that's if she likes it...if she doesn't like it then my wife will.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

3 amigos

these guys come into the shop all wanting the same tattoo. i'm thinking great this is really going to suck...probably be a barbwire arm band. but it wasn't so this is what they get.

Monday, May 10, 2010


i did this here design for a client, but because i don't really listen too good or didn't ask the right questions it was not biggie, i'll use it as flash or part of a t-shirt design.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

jelly legs

so from the depths of the sea comes this badass motherfucken' b-boy jellyfish...not to be confused with the lochness monshta...stupid.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

sorry for being lazy

soooooo, i tattoo or draw or paint everyday, but i don't update my blog everyday so for that i apologize. i try to only show you the tattoos that get me pumped, the ones that i love doing. i am trying to get recognized for a certain style of tattooing, thats why i post what i do, but unfortunately those tattoos only make up about 10% of what i do.

this right here is a sketch for a t-shirt. we have decided at the shop that all the talented artists that work there should do one design and then we can do limited run t-shirts. still need to color it, but hopefully i can have it done in the next few days.

so blah blah blah...look at what i can do. PEACE!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

back to the grind

so i am back and back into it.

Monday, March 15, 2010


i heart tentacles. this is adding to lyn's music stuff sleeve. the octopus is fashioned after the one from the dirty heads, which i am not familiar with, but probably wouldn't like because i don't like anything.


Sunday, March 14, 2010

bloody angels and bitches

here is what i did all day. i know what you're thinking and you are right, this is not much to do in a whole sitting, but unfortunately i have to give out the not so coveted hall of shame award. the hall of shame is reserved for clients that: a) smell like dirty laundry and/or cat piss. b) can't sit the fuck still. c) are socially awkward where having any type of conversation is not possible. d) tell me how to do my job. and e) "are we almost done?" you don't need to do all of these to be considered for the hall of shame and doing just one doesn't necessarily mean that you will get the award. it's on a per case/situation evaluation.

other news! going to banff next week! will be tattooing out of Perfect Image. can't wait. should be a lot of fun and maybe i can learn a few tricks from some amazing artists.


Wednesday, March 3, 2010

dirt mcgirt

today was the best day in my life! ODB!!!! so this guy comes into the shop and says i want an ol dirty bastard tattoo. i drew up this caricature and he said, "yeah, that's aight" this is what he got. also got to listen to the wu all day...yay!

Saturday, February 27, 2010

zombie elvis

why would anyone ever want a tattoo of elvis as a zombie? because they are dope! here it is. still need to go in and do some radioactive nuclear greens, but this is what you get after about 6.5 hours.

i also noticed that if anyone actually reads this blog (which i seriously doubt), there is a lack of interaction...please let me know that you despise me or you would like to have my luv chillren. it makes the days go by quicker when i have hate mail to read.


Monday, February 15, 2010

robot dance healed

nothing new and exciting just had an opportunity to get a healed photo of robot doing the robot.

also because i can't take a decent photo if my life depended on it the very talented aly lenhardt took this photo. she works at the shop on the's the best part of my work week. check out her blog, she's dopest in the world.

peace world! leave comments or die.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

valentines day super trooper

tough as nails 7.5 hours...needs about another 1.5 hours. it's a caricature of her father playing the harmonica because he was cool.

happy saint valentines day to all you cool cats and jive turkeys.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

bongos da monkey...lines

i only had time for lines, but i will get back to bongos in a couple of weeks. i got a shitload of cool stuff coming up, but i'm keeping it on the down low...need to keep you bitches on your toes. PEACE!

Friday, February 5, 2010

da-da-da-dj cycloctopus

sometime i get clients that have a simple two turntable and a microphone. i then take that idea and try to come up with the craziest most absurd imagery i can imagine. then i show the client and most of the time they are like, "what the fuck? are you a retard?", but when they don't say that, this is what they get. yay for me.

leave comments...even if it's just spam...i am desperate for attention:(


Thursday, February 4, 2010

cap'n super trooper

so i inducted a new client into the super trooper hall of fame...7.5 hours of me having fun. i will do one more pass on the purple when i see him again at the end of the month and start the dirt mcgirt caricature/portrait.

i have said it before but i'll say it again, i have the raddest, raddest clients...peace, check me out tomorrow for the finishing (i hope) of dj cycloctopus. PEACE!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

cap'n haddock

this one is being done tomorrow. something about tattooing angry sea-men that is a real turn on...for some peeps, not me though.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

wa tah

fight...just lines though so really not much of a fight yet, but you wait.

on a totally not related topic i feel like shit...i think the sushi may have been undercooked.

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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

girls girls girls girls

this is for part of a tattoo...sketched out a few pretty ladies and these i feel made the cut. now i wait on the client to say yay or nay.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010


i love doing caricatures, maybe it's because i'm not so good at portraits or maybe i just like making people look fucked up...anyways, here are a couple that i have done recently and to sweeten the pot, i get to tattoo these as well.

first off we got that ol dirty bastard wu-tang, love hip hop, and the client is pretty dope too. i have spent about 1 1/2 hours on this, need to spend maybe another hour just to tighten it up.

here is a cleaned up drawing of my previous marilyn.

as always i encourage comments and criticism even if its, "you suck donkey balls, pack it up loser" whatever, just let me know that you're alive.


Tuesday, January 12, 2010

01/12/10 sketch dump

this is the first sketch for a forearm piece on a guy who trains brazilian jui-juitsu (spelling?) needs a few changes, but clients happy with the direction so far.

i get to do this little funky monkey tomorrow on a buddy of mine who plays drums.

and finally, first rough on a marilyn manson caricature for the shop babysitter and soon to be piercer Kristen!!! she already has two mansons on her done by my right hand man sean cushnie (check him out, he is sick, swine know) and am honored that she wants me to waste some space on her.

more tat-tat-tat fun tomorrow, hoping i can finish bongos the monkey. PEACE!

Friday, January 8, 2010

squideejay or dj cycloptopus

so here is the start of a lower forearm piece, it's a giant squid dj on a cat that been spinning records since he was 10 years old. he came in for a consult, wanted two turntables and a mic. this was the first thing i drew and the rest, my friends, is history.

stay tuned because i got some really fun bizarro shit coming up and if you feel like it maybe leave a comment/critique just so i know you're alive.

maybe tomorrow, i'll want to settle down, until tomorrow, i'll just keep moving on.


Tuesday, January 5, 2010

robot doing the robot

was able to finish this one up today and book some appointments for some solid shit.

going to try and post more frequently because i owe it to you...i'll put up some custom design tomorrow. PEACE!