Matt is awesome! He's going to be doing a guest spot in Denver, from the 5th to the 10th. after that come by and get pierced once he's back in town
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Friday, September 23, 2011
So I painted this sheet, today between appointments, pretty psyched on it, I would LOVE to tattoo any of these images, Either this size or quite a bit larger. I think the snake on fire is a great idea for a large tattoo, like a back or a stomach. I have my next friday all the way open and I'll leave it that way in order to tattoo something off of this sheet or any of the others on this blog. Hit me up!!
So we're coming up on the 1 year anniversary here at Heart Of Gold Tattoo, so to celebrate we're having some friends in town to do some tattoos, all are awesome, come get something sweet!
We'll also be doing 50$ gold hearts all of the month of October, come get one and party!
Ishamel Johnson will be here October the 5th-8th
Derek Merrit will be here the 14th-16th
Shawn McDonald will be here the 20th-24.
Thursday, September 22, 2011
I did this gal on my buddy Trevin, he hooked me up with some of the best produce
from his garden, its awesome!
It was a good time catching up with Andy, he's a great guy
that I don't get to see enough of. He makes some sweet custom
motorcycle parts and builds some of the coolest motorcycles I've
ever seen. Check out his site and blog www.Pangeaspeed.com
on both sides. I did the right side, I did the gold heart,
teeth, native gal, bulldog and gal with the heart and dagger.
this sheet a ton. I did the right side, with the wolf and spider web gal.
Derek will be doing a guest spot with us at Heart Of Gold Tattoo,
Salt Lake City, from the 14th of October to the 16th. Come get a sweet
tattoo from him and the other dudes that will be here.
anything off of this sheet or the other sheets I've posted.
by me lately, he always wants cool stuff, I'm really happy
with how this turned out, I think his arm frames the tattoo really well.
My buddy Zach Sandall and I did this sheet together, He did the left side
I did the right side, I would love to tattoo the torch really big on a stomach or chest..
an Owen Jensen acetate stencil reference, I'm really happy with how it turned out.
I hope I did the great OJ justice with this one.
We're also offering piercing, here at the shop now, by Matthew Draper
So I've been slacking on updating this, I suck, I need to keep up on it,
I've been staying busy and neglecting the blog, I'm sorry. I've been
painting a lot lately, doing some cool split sheets with some really good friends.
I'll keep up on posting all of the sheets of flash we've painted and my own flash, I'm really psyched
with how everything is going!
I notice people think of flash as a bad thing, as if it was something less than their brilliant
dream they had and now want tattooed on themselves.. I'm not trying to be an asshole but
my friends and I hand paint our own flash, sometimes we use designs from the past, but
most of the time it's 100% our own original ideas. All of the flash I just posted is our own
original stuff. The thing thats awesome about us providing flash is that the image
has already been thought out to work as a tattoo, it's already strong enough to go on your arm.
The mechanics have already been figured out once we finish the drawing, if you don't want to pick something off the wall, thats fine, but all the stuff we paint and hang is also for you to look at and try to get an idea of what works and use them as a reference. From japanese background to a strong american eagle, the flash we paint and hang is here to convey what we want to do and it provides you with a good idea of how good tattoos work.
We also have flash hanging up that was painted by people that built this profession, the people we look up to, the people that broke their backs to keep getting better at their craft. The images are strong and work well as tattoos! The thing about tattoos is there isn't ANY single thing that hasn't been done, when you think about getting a tattoo don't think about it like you're a unique person for doing it, as a tattooer I want to make every tattoo unique, I'm not doing a unique thing by simply just tattooing you. The unique part is the time i spend tattooing you, the conversation and the image itself, I want to make every tattoo i give someone unique and I want it to be strong and hold up for the rest of your life. I can make an eagle you and me specific 2000 times over, its an awesome image that can be made to fit anybody.
I hope this rant doesn't make me seem like an asshole, I just want to try and offer some sort of answer to the folks out there that look down their nose at flash art.
Thanks for looking!!!