Friday, January 17, 2020

Kristen's Blue-Ringed Octopus

I met Kristen at the New York Empire State Tattoo Expo (@nyempirestatetattooexpo) back in 2018 and she kindly allowed me to snap a couple of shots of the blue-ringed octopus gracing her left arm:



This stunning tattoo was inked by Miryam Lumpini (@miryamlumpini), who is based in Los Angeles.

Thanks to Kristen for sharing her awesome tattoo with us here on Tattoosday!

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Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Two Incredible Thigh Tattoos

Working through our archives, I stumbled across the following two tattoos, on Lindsay, spotted at the 2018 United Ink (@united_ink) Summer Vibe Tattoo Convention on Long Island:


This woman and wolf tattoo on Lindsay's right thigh was done by Igor Puente (@theredcrownmagic), formerly of 10 Thousand Foxes Tattoo (@10thousandfoxestattoonyc) in New York City. Igor currently works out of Dark Mark Tattoo (@darkmarktattoo) in Keene, New Hampshire. 

Lindsay also had this incredible geisha tattoo on her left thigh:


This incredible work was done by Samantha Frederick (@sami_lynne) out of Depiction Tattoo Gallery (@depictiontattoos) in Arlington, Texas.

Thanks to Lindsay for sharing these awesome tattoos with us here on Tattoosday!

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Sunday, January 12, 2020

Jess and E.T. (2018 Coney Island Mermaid Parade)

Going through our archives, I stumbled upon this previously unpublished tattoo from the 2018 Coney Island Mermaid Parade (@mermaidparade):


Of course, this is E.T., gracing the leg of Jess. She explained that she got this done in tribute to her best friend. The work was done by Michael Patrick (@michaelpatricktattooist) from Milestone Tattoo in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

She also shared this cool design on her arm:


Thanks to Jess for sharing her tattoos with us here on Tattoosday!

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Thursday, January 9, 2020

James Shares His Sleeve By Travis Vagner (2018 NY Empire State Tattoo Expo)

I met James at the New York Empire State Tattoo Expo (@nyempirestatetattooexpo) back in 2018 and recent news events made me want to revisit this sleeve I spotted during the tattoo contest:


 The two pieces on his arm represented, at the time, about 19.5 hours of work by artist Travis Vagner (@travisvagnerart), who hails from Canada.

The work is based on the art from video games Fallout:


and Counter-Strike:


Thanks to James for sharing these awesome tattoos with us here in Tattoosday!

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Sunday, January 5, 2020

Maddie's Family Heirlooms (Tattoosday Walks Into a Bar)

Back in December 2017, I popped into Krupa Grocery (@krupagrocery) in Brooklyn to grab a beer.

Maddie was behind the bar, and she shared a couple of her tattoos.

Her first tattoo was this knife, which she got when she was 18, at Hand of Glory Tattoo (@handofglorytattoo) in Park Slope, Brooklyn.


Maddie told me this is a depiction of a sterling silver family heirloom - a bread knife that was in the possession of her grandfather's second wife. The family no longer uses it as a bread knife and regards it as a dagger.

She also shared this wedding portrait of her parents, tattooed by Ashley Strout (aka Ol' Ash), formerly of Magic Cobra Tattoo Society (@magiccobratattoo):


While talking to Maddie, I enjoyed a Light Year double IPA from Grimm Artisanal Ales (@grimmales):




It was delicious.

Thanks to Maddie for sharing her tattoos with us here on Tattoosday!

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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Remember the Heroes

On this somber anniversary, we're sharing this back piece on Zack, who I met at the 2019 NY Empire State Tattoo Expo (@nyempirestatetattooexpo):


Zack, who is a firefighter out on Long Island, got this back piece from Sophath Phing (@sophathphing) from Ambition Tattoo Ink & Gallery (@ambitiontattooinkandgallery), based in Danvers, Massachusetts.

Update: Sophath sent this photo, as well, for another perspective on his work:


Thanks to Zack and Sophath Phing for sharing,  and to all of our first responders for their service, protecting, serving, saving, and sacrificing!

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Wednesday, August 21, 2019

A Snake and Kali, on Sasha

Last month in Lower Manhattan, at the Whitehall Street post office, I met Sasha, who shared a couple of her tattoos with me, including this awesome snake on her arm:


Sasha credited her artist Vova Bydin (@vladimirbydin) from Electric Anvil Tattoo (@electricanviltattoo) in Brooklyn.

She told me "it was a cover up and we had to come up with a shape that would allow to cover my previous tattoo, which was an anchor with a rope around my arm ... I love the power and fierceness of the animal so I was happy with the idea."

Sasha also surprised me with this stunning tattoo on her thigh:


She explained that this is the Hindu goddess Kali, and the tattoo was also done by Vova Bydin and that he "really wanted to do something like that for his portfolio and I was open to it, so we went for it."

Thanks to Sasha for sharing her two awesome tattoos with us here on Tattoosday!

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