The Philadelphia Tattoo Arts Convention 2012

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I spent this past weekend killing it at The Philadelphia Tattoo Arts Convention
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On the road with Valencia Miller and Dirty, from Reniassance Tattoo in Columbus, GA
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First night in Philly we stopped by Tattooed Mom and met up with some other artists.
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Tattooed Mom
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I love Philly's street art.
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Let the party begin.
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FUCK YOU SALLY!
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Valencia Miller and I
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This was an awesome night, from what I remember.
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Tattoo I did on a DC friend at the convention Saturday
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Bodies in the street
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Tattoo Afterparty with Murphy's Law at The Troc
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F.T.W.
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My last night in Philly Anny took us to National Mechanic, where we ridiculed the Grammys for hours.
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I'm gonna miss Philly.
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30th Street Station, back to DC to make art.
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Who’s pencil is this?

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This pencil mysteriously found it’s way into my collection awhile back, I’m not sure exactly when, but it seems I’ve had it for a long time now.
Its nothing fancy, an old Venus sketch pencil, but what I really want to know is who is Trudy J. and why was it so important for her to put her name on this pencil?
Oh well, I have done a lot of sweet sketches with it, so thanks for the pencil Trudy, whoever you are.

Epic Cellphone Photos


I have been talking about uploading all my “Epic Cellphone Pictures” to a Photobucket for a few months now with some friends and I finally got around to doing it last night.
I seriously love the camera on my phone and I love taking pictures of wherever I may be at the time so I manage to compile a lot of pictures in a small amount of time.
Last night I uploaded 593 pictures and that was only from the past 90 days or so, I will be uploading more tonight so be sure to check back or add me on Photobucket: Bobby_Rotten.
In this batch of uploads are pictures from APP in Vegas, Baltimore Tattoo Convention party, sketches I’ve done, some flash work, tattoos I’ve done, pretty much an inside look into my life for the past three months or so.

http://www.photobucket.com/bobbyrotten

Surface Bars on a Hip

I did some surface bars on the hips yesterday and was really excited to finally get some good pictures of some of my piercings.
I can do these at my shop for $75 each. I will work out a deal for anyone who is interested in getting more than one, if you are interested in getting some done, please call me at 240. 498. 6527.

Summer is almost here.

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I saw this huge cicada hanging out behind the shop yesterday. At first I thought he was dead, but after I flipped him over he started to walk away. It was an awesome reminder that summer is only a few weeks away.

Roosevelt Island

I decided to stop and finally check out Roosevelt Island on my way home from Regan International in DC around 7 this morning. I have heard a lot about it’s trails, but never had been there, this morning was my chance to check it out.
I love finding and exploring remote parts of any city, and at 7 this morning this park was a ghost town. I took some cool pictures of the swamp area, a towering statue of one of my favorite American historical figures, and managed to hike up the an old trail on the Potomac and found a small fleet of fishermen.
I am still blown away by the fact that all the beauty of this island is hidden within this huge city; my gps said I was less than 2 miles from the airport.
Anyway it was an awesome way to start my day, even complete with coffee and random cigarette breaks. Now in less then an hour I commence a very full and hectic tattoo day. Wish me luck.

Random roach

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I saw this huge roach covered in over-spray and missing a leg and half his antennae.
Just though I’d share the picture..

Insomnia.

Well, here I am again, its 6:54 AM and I am doing what I have been doing for the past 3 or so nights at 7 in the morning: tapping my brain of every last bit of creative energy that it has stored from the previous day.
I often wonder if my insomnia is real or self-induced?
Sure, I would love to be sleeping right now. I really NEED to be sleeping right now, but I’m not, my brain doesn’t work like that. I live my life to make good use of every available hour, I guess that’s why I’m still awake, and this is what I’ve been up to:

One Day

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I just got home from the Baltimore Tattoo Arts Convention and I am totally and thoroughly exhausted, however I decided to randomly upload all the pictures that I had taken using my cell phone from this Wednesday.
This day wasn’t especially exciting for any particular reason, especially not after the time I had this weekend in Baltimore, but it was a fun day in my book. I did some tattoo work on a friend, helped some co-workers with a photo shoot, played around with a green screen, got really drunk some of my favorite people and managed to crawl back to my bed before 5 am.
I will be tattooing today at 3pm in Germantown, however I will make every attempt to upload the pictures from the Baltimore convention today at some point after I get some sleep, so be sure to check back today sometime.
I’m going to bed, I’ve essentially been awake since Friday and I really can’t believe I actually just wrote this.

Holga 135

This is my new Holga 135 camera that my girl bought me while she was in Boston. I have always been a fan of this style of photography and I can’t wait for this camera to become a part of my daily life.

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