Thursday, May 25, 2017

Kris and Her Lovely Leg Tattoos

I met Kris last week while walking on Broadway in lower Manhattan. She had two great tattoos on her legs that she was kind enough to share:


This cool gypsy tattoo represents luck and was inked by Eddie Peralta (@angryeddie) at Powerhouse Tattoo (@powerhousetattoo) in Montclair, New Jersey.

On her right leg, Kris has this beautiful flapper:


"I love the Twenties," Kris explained, adding that this was done by Anna Waychoff (@annawaychoff), also from Powerhouse Tattoo.

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

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Brewsday Tuesday: Left Hand Edition

Last summer we launched our Brewsday Tuesday on Tattoosday feature, and we're back with more great tattoos and beer (and a super prize giveaway) from the good folks at Left Hand Brewing (@lefthandbrewing) in Colorado!

Left Hand was founded in 1993 in Longmont, about 30 miles outside of Denver, and they have been an award-winning brewery ever since, racking up medals and awards and, most importantly, producing great beer.

I recently had a chat with Ryan Call, Left Hand's Western Regional Manager, and we talked beer and tattoos. First let's look at some of his tattoos:


That's a pretty cool koi swimming up Ryan's arm...


There are some great elements in this half sleeve.


Ryan told me that he had been a fan of traditional Japanese tattoo art, but he had been working for a distributor in Kansas that didn't allow tattoos. When he landed the gig at Left Hand, there were no such restrictions, so he celebrated and "went big" with this beautiful tattoo.

He credited Ron Miller (@miller.tattoo) at Ichiban Tattoo in Lawrence, Kansas . Ron has since opened his own shop, called Miller Tattoo, also in Lawrence.

Ryan also has another tattoo, as spotted in this photo:


That is a pocket watch on his wrist with a banner that says ...


"Live for Today."

Ryan told me that this watch in the tattoo is a family heirloom, that was handed down to him when his grandfather passed away. The watch has been in his family since 1888 and, since it's locked away in a safe deposit box, this way he gets to see it every day.

He got this as a walk-in at Mercy Seat Tattoo (@mercyseattattoo) in Kansas City, Missouri.

Thanks to Ryan for sharing his tattoos, photographed by Kearby Milliner at Left Hand.

Now, let's talk about the beer. Left Hand has a slew of brands and, as familiar as I am with some, I got a nice sample for this post:


I had a lot of fun drinking this beer, I can honestly say. I've been a fan of Left Hand's Milk Stout (far right) and, although I tend to favor darker beers, I found the lighter ones, like the Travelin' Light kolsch and the Polestar pilsner, to be crisp and flavorful. The Extrovert IPA is a solid brand with a great hoppiness that stands among the best IPAs out there. The shining gem in this family portrait, for me, however, was their Fade to Black (pictured second from left). This seasonal "foreign stout" is a palate-buster for me, with licorice notes that really made drinking this beer a treat.

Ryan told me his favorite brand is the Black Jack porter, which is one of their perennial brews that rocks a great espresso and dark chocolate flavor.

Left Hand has a solid lineup and it was a pleasure and honor to partner with them in this celebration of tattoos and brews!

They are also very generous, in that they have offered up a super "Ready to Rock" prize package for Tattoosday readers:


This includes, a Nitro Sherpa Hoodie, a Pour Hard Knuckles t-shirt, a Red Pour Hard Nitro t-shirt, a Colorado Trucker Hat, a 64 oz Ecovessel, a Left Hand cooler bag and belt pack! WHAT?! All apparel is size M.

Readers who comment below or on social media will be entered automatically into a random drawing and the winner will get this box of awesomeness shipped to their doorstep. Commenting with your favorite brand from Left Hand will double your chances, as I will count your entry twice.

Thanks to all the great people at Left Hand Brewing Company for making this an awesome Brewsday Tuesday! Special thanks to Sarah Watson for coordinating this with me, and to Ryan Call, for sharing his tattoos with us, as well as all the others on the Left Hand team that helped make this post possible.
Cheers!

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Monday, May 22, 2017

Reconnecting With Amber

Over the years, I've passed out a lot of cards, hoping to open a dialogue with people about their tattoos, but often never hearing from them again. That's just the way it goes. Occasionally, I will run into them by chance, and we'll be able to connect and put something together.

Such is the case with Amber, who I had met and talked to a couple of times a year or two ago at my favorite local beer garden, where she had worked for a very short period of time.

Imagine my surprise when, last week, I sat down on the subway next to her and was able to capture one of her spectacular tattoos:


Amber credited this great black and gray thigh piece to Nico Negron (@niconegron) from Tattoo Afterlife (@afterlife) in Huntington, New York.

She told me it was based on several references and took about seven hours to complete.

Thanks to Amber for sharing her amazing tattoo with us here on Tattoosday!

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Sunday, May 21, 2017

Two Tattoos from Lucy

Last week on Wall Street, I met Lucy, who was visiting from England, and she was kind enough to share a couple of her tattoos.

First is this tattoo on her upper arm that is so fresh, it almost looks like a sticker:


Lucy explained that this image is from Princess Mononoke, a 1997 Japanese anime classic. The tattoo is the mask worn by San, otherwise known as Princess Mononoke, who was raised by wolves.

This was tattooed by Matt Daniels (@stickypop) from Studio IX in  Salford, located in Manchester, England.

Lucy also shared this piece on her back:


This was also done at Studio IX, but by artist Emma Louise Dunphy (@emm.dots).

Thanks to Lucy for sharing a couple of her tattoos with us here on Tattoosday!

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Friday, May 19, 2017

Two Spooky Tattoos from Alexis

I met Alexis earlier this week on the J train in Lower Manhattan. She has several tattoos on both arms, and she offered up these two pieces on her right arm, which she called her "spookier arm":


Alexis explained that the "Tomb Sweet Tomb" piece is a nod to a feature in The Haunted Mansion attraction at Disney's Magic Kingdom in Orlando. It's her favorite ride and this was inked by Chris Fernandez (@chrisfernandeztattooing) at Kings Avenue Tattoo (@kingsavetattoo) in Manhattan.

The heart-shaped piece below it is actually a planchette from a ouija board. This was a Friday the 13th flash tattoo that Alexis got at Grit N Glory Tattoo (@gritnglory) in Manhattan.

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

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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Andrea's Awesome Arm

I met Andrea yesterday near Federal Hall in lower Manhattan.

She shared the tattoos on her inner right arm:


These beautiful tattoos were inked by Spencer Evans (@spencerevanstattoos) at Easy Tiger Tattoo (@easytigertattoos) in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada,

Andrea said that the first rose (pictured, far right) is for her grandmother, but that the other rose, the compass rose, and the moth, are all just part of the design on the arm, art for art's sake.

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

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Edwardo's Lady of Guadalupe

Yesterday I met Edwardo outside of Federal Hall in lower Manhattan, and he shared this tattoo on his right forearm:


Edwardo explained that this is Our Lady of Guadalupe (click on the tag at the end of the post to see other similar tattoos we have featured over the years).

He added that this was a cover-up - there had originally been an M-16 inked on his arm, and he joked, if you look carefully, you can barely make out the rifle peeking out from Guadalupe's skirt.

Edwardo credited the work to Brazilian artist J.P, Rodrigues (@jprodriguesnyc) from Acqua Santa Tattoo (@acquasantanyc) in Manhattan.

Thanks to Edwardo for sharing his beautiful tattoo with us here on Tattoosday!


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