Saturday, January 13, 2018

Jeremy's Bear Roars

My friend Jeremy works at our local beer garden and has quite a collection of amazing tattoos, among them an eagle on his throat and a warthog on his right knee. This past fall, Jeremy shared the newest addition to his canvas, this fierce bear on his other knee:


"Why a bear?" you may be wondering. Well, originally he wanted something else. He was hoping for a rhinoceros but, Jeremy explained,  "rhinos look really fucking weird from the front." Can't argue with that logic, and his bear looks pretty damn awesome.

The artist responsible for this cool knee tattoo is Carly "Weez" Weasill (@carlyweasill) at The Inkquisition Tattoo Studio (@the_inkquisition) in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey.

Thanks to Jeremy for once again sharing his cool tattoo with us here on Tattoosday!

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Julia's Tribute to Her Parents (and More!)

In late September, I met Julia, a young woman from Mar del Plata, Argentina, who was visiting New York City. I spotted her on Broad Street in lower Manhattan, and I stopped to talk to her about her tattoos.

She had quite a bit of work, most interesting was this piece on her leg that pays tribute to her parents:


Julia explained that the trumpet represents her father, who is a musician, and the book represents her mother, who is a retired professor. These two elements of her parents' lives were major influences on her own life, as well.

She credited this piece to Talpa (@talpa.t.artist) who tattoos out of Asylum 42 Tattoo (@asylum42tattoo) in Valencia, Spain.

Alot of Julia's other work is courtesy of her husband Patricio (@patoink), from Pato Ink. The work below represents some of his handiwork:




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

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Monday, January 8, 2018

Ashley's Incredible Eye Tattoo

This past fall, I met Ashley near Wall Street in lower Manhattan. Not everyone I meet lets me photograph their work on the spot. Some folks, like Ashley, send me pictures after they've checked out the site.

This is the amazing tattoo Ashley shared with me:


She wanted to share this piece because she thinks the artist "deserves a tremendous amount of credit."

Indeed he does!

This is the handiwork of Christian Lucca (@christian_lucca), who inked this at Starlight Tattoo (@starlighttattoo17) in Rochelle Park, New Jersey. He's now at Silk City Tattoo (@silkcitytattoo) in Hawthorne, New Jersey.


Ashley tells us her tattoo
"... is an eye with a customized clock in the center.

I have always loved Christian’s work as an artist and he’s great at customizing a grungy feel. I wanted an eye to be the start of my sleeve because I wanted something in the center to really pop. Eyes are the window to the soul which I’ve always believed to be true. I wanted the arms on the clock to be off the roman numerals because as they say, time isn’t real. It’s supposed to have more of a reflection affect."
Thanks to Ashley for sharing her amazing tattoo with us here on Tattoosday!

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Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Haydn and Steve from the Ink Room in England

At the end of November, I was walking by Bowling Green in lower Manhattan, when I chanced upon two gentlemen sightseeing. I noticed they were significantly tattooed and introduced myself. Their names were Haydn and Steve, and they were visiting from Great Britain. Turns out Steve is an artist who owns The Ink Room Tattoo Studio (@theinkroomtattoostudio) in Wickham Market, which is northeast of London near the coast of the North Sea.

We had a long chat and Steve was happy to have Haydn show off some of his handiwork. Haydn was a very good sport about it, especially when it came to dropping his trousers to show off this lovely portrait Steve did on his friend's thigh. This is Haydn's daughter Codi:


Haydn also sported this Buddha piece that Steve did on his forearm:


And Haydn also obliged by removing his shoes and socks to share this really cool nautical tattoo that utilized both limbs for an awesome effect:


It's not easy to match up an anchor like that!

It was great meeting the two guys and Haydn obliged us with a photo to commemorate the occasion,
which Steve later posted on his Instagram (@theinkroomtattoostudio):


Thanks to Haydn and Steve for sharing their tattoos with us here on Tattoosday!

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