I’ve spent the better part of an hour working on a tattoo of a bearded lady for a client and listening to one of my favorite bands: Baroness. This song has been in my head for the past few weeks, so hopefully posting it will get it in your’s as well. They’re an amazing band, one of my favorite live acts ever, and the band’s singer John Dyer Baizley has done the artwork for all Baroness albums, as well has done artwork for other bands and labels such as Darkest Hour, The Red Chord, Vitamin X, Skeletonwitch, Sounds of the Underground, Kylesa, Kvelertak, Black Tusk, Daughters, Torche, Pig Destroyer, and the Magrudergrind/Shitstorm split grindcore CD on Robotic Empire.
Be sure to check them out, I’m pretty sure there isn’t anything not to like: Good music and art going hand in hand, as it should.
Ironically enough that this would be one of the last tattoos I will be doing while at DC Ink. The shop is apparently closing and I have been seriously burning the candle at both ends trying to keep people coming through the door and still give each individual tattoo the time and effort it deserves. The last month, I have been in that shop every day, usually 10 to 12 hour days. This was entirely too much work for one person, my assisstants all quit and I was generally unhappy 90% of the time. Not to also mention that I was managing a shop with no money, super stressful.
Anyway, I will be starting at a new shop very soon, ill post where I will be as soon as we hammer out the details.
In the meantime, here’s another awesome tattoo I did on my boy Rico.
I rarely do cover-ups. I feel like a tattooo should be planned out and prepared for. Tattoos should be like stds, you catch a bad one, you’re in it for life. However this girl came t me with this amazing idea and I’m pretty sure I’ve never seen this before.Mistakes happen, realize it, make it better and move on.
I had so much fun doing this tattoo though, I pretty much got to scribble out some crazy shit with my machine. Twas a good day.