Thursday, September 22, 2011

Time flies, get tattoos that last!

I did this gal on my buddy Trevin, he hooked me up with some of the best produce
from his garden, its awesome!

                                 I did this dagger on Mr. Andy Carter, he sat like a champ!
                                  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

                                        Austin and I did this sheet together, I'm really psyched
                                        on both sides. I did the right side, I did the gold heart,
                                      teeth, native gal, bulldog and gal with the heart and dagger.

                                   My buddy Derek and I did this sheet, Derek burned me, I like
                               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.

                                     I painted this sheet a couple weeks ago, I really want to tattoo
                                    anything off of this sheet or the other sheets I've posted.

                                     I did this tattoo on my buddy Nic, he has been getting tattooed
                                     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..

                                 I did this gal a couple months back, on my buddy Kory, I drew this with
                              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!!!


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