Friday, July 20, 2018

Kevin Shares Amazing Work by Jacob Sheffield

Last weekend I spotted this gorgeous tattoo at the 2018 Empire State Tattoo Convention (@nyempirestatetattooexpo):


When I asked Kevin (@kevbo.smith_tattoos), whose leg this was on, what it represented, he said, "It's a tesseract." His artist, Jacob Sheffield, then said to me, "It's not a tesseract."

Either way, it's a work of art, and stunning.

Jacob Sheffield (@jacobsheffieldtattoos) works out of Elysium Studios in Grand Junction, Colorado.

Thanks to Kevin and Jacob for sharing this amazing work with us here on Tattoosday!

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Thursday, July 19, 2018

Bonnie's Tattoos (Tattoosday Goes to Oklahoma City)

This past March, Tattoosday took a road trip, traversing the nation, driving from Virginia to California. There were some sunny days, but the chill of spring was still in the air, so I didn't get to meet a lot of folks with tattoos, but we had one encounter in Oklahoma City where it ll came together.

We had stopped for lunch at The Loaded Bowl, when Melanie spotted a heavily-tattooed woman with a Beavis and Butthead tattoo. This provided an excellent opportunity to strike up a conversation with Bonnie Blackwolf (@heavymetalhousewife), who shared several of her pieces, including this, the most noticeable one:


Bonnie told us that she got this band of wolves teeth in Portland, Oregon. She told us that the strings of teeth actually run to the sides of her head, that she had the sides shaved at the time, so the tattoo is not just the front of her head. 

Here's the Beavis and Butthead tattoo that, she told us, got her more free drinks in bars than you could imagine:


That piece reads "Thrashin' Since '87."

Bonnie, who plays bass in a Death Metal band called Death Squad, also shared this cool burning church tattoo on her upper back and neck:


Uhellig translates to unholy in Norwegian.

Last among the tattoos Bonnie shared with us was this piece on her leg:



Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Bonnie told me, is one of her favorite movies, and August 29, 1997 is listed as the day that a nuclear holocaust led to the rise of the machines. She got this on August 29, 2017, on the twentieth anniversary of Judgment Day.

Thanks to Bonnie for sharing her cool tattoos with us back in March at The Loaded Bowl in Oklahoma City!

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Brooke's Castle

I met Brooke at the Summer Vibe tattoo convention earlier this month, and she shared these cool tattoos on the backs of her legs:


Brooke told me this is a depiction of a castle in Italy, and credited her artist Tattman Ceez (@tattman ceez), who works out of Craft Kingz Tattoo @craft_kingz_tattoo_shop in Baldwin, New York.

Thanks to Brooke for sharing these fun tattoos with us here on Tattoosday!


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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Julio Rocks An Amazing Graphic Chest Tattoo

Earlier this month, at the Summer Vibe tattoo convention on Long Island, I met Julio, who was sporting about 22 hours worth of work on this amazing geometric chest tattoo:


Along with Julio, I met the artist responsible for this, Jon Black (@jon._.black), from Miami Tattoo Company (@miamitattooco) in Florida.

Jon told me that this was a cover-up, as well. Before Jon had started his graphic tattoo mastery on Julio's chest, the phrase "only the strong" had been emblazoned there.

Thanks to Julio and his artist Jon for sharing this amazing work with us here on Tattoosday!

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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Jon's Clipper Ship

Earlier this month, at the Summer Vibe Tattoo Festival on Long Island, I met Jon, who shared this great tattoo:


That's a depiction of the Cutty Sark, one of the most famous clipper ships. I was really taken by the colors the artist used. The blue, especially, really pops on this piece.

Jon credited Bobby Petraglia (@tat2bob) out of Skin Deep Tattoo (@skindeeptattoony) in Uniondale, with this fine naval tattoo.

Thanks to Jon for sharing this cool piece with us here on Tattoosday!


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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Anthony's 'Dead Marionette'

Earlier this month at the Summer Vibe Tattoo Convention on Long Island, I met Anthony, who had recently got this amazing tattoo on his leg:


The artist, A.D. Pancho (@ad_pancho) calls this "Dead Marionette" on his Instagram page. Check out his Facebook page here, as well. He does some amazing work!

Thanks to Anthony for sharing this work of art with us here on Tattoosday!

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Heidi's Leg Tattoos

Earlier this month at the United Ink Summer Vibe Tattoo Show, I met Heidi, who shared this amazing work on her leg:


She credited the work to Big Joel (@tattoosbybigjoel), owner of Notorious Tattoo Company (@notorioustattooco) in Centereach, Long Island.

Thanks to Heidi for sharing her leg with us here on Tattoosday!

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