Saturday, February 16, 2019

The Sleeves of Annie and Griffin

Back in September, I met a couple, Annie and Griffin, walking in lower Manhattan. They were fully-sleeved and, although I don't often feature sleeves because they are hard to truly capture in a two-dimension setting, their work was remarkable.

First up is Annie, whose work was done by Kahlil Rintye (@kahlilrintye) at Ed Hardy's Tattoo City (@tattoo_city) in San Francisco.

Annie told me she has a Japanese aesthetic and that she just told Kahlil what she wanted and he designed it:





That rooster and colorful sleeve are really quite beautiful!

Annie's travelling companion Griffin, on the other hand, had a sleeve in black and gray, inspired by the work of HR Giger (@giger_art).



He referred to the figure above as his guardian angel.


Griffin's work was by Dustin Burt (@dustinburtart) at Sugar City Tattoo (@sugarcitytattoo) in Crockett, California.

Thanks to Annie and Griffin for sharing their sleeves with us here on Tattoosday!

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Friday, February 8, 2019

Ona's Heron

This past summer, I met Ona near my office on Exchange Place in lower Manhattan. I spotted this bird on her leg and had to ask her about it.

Ona explained to me that this is a heron:


She credited the work to an artist named Darren "Hubba Hubba" Floughton (@weirdartofhubbahubba), from the venerable Seattle Tattoo Emporium (@seattletattooemporium). Hubba Hubba has been tattooing at the shop since 1990, which has been open since 1941!

I know this tattoo is a little worn, but Ona got it back in December 1993, so I'd say it has held up pretty well!

She explained that she had been thinking of getting a sad fairy from the Big Book of Fairies, but the night before she was supposed to get the tattoo, she found this heron in a volume that she picked up at Tower Books.

Thanks to Ona for sharing her cool heron tattoo with us here on Tattoosday!

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Thursday, January 31, 2019

A Palm Tree in Waikīkī

Back in September, I met Sarah on William Street in the Financial District and had to ask her about this tattoo, which depicts the world-famous view of Diamond Head from Waikīkī Beach in Honolulu.


Sarah told me she had gone to Bound for Glory Tattoo (@boundforglory_nyc) in Staten Island and asked the artist Dave Borjes (@daveborjes_bfg) for a palm tree. He gave her that and a whole lot more with this super cool tattoo.


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

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Friday, January 25, 2019

Tattoosday Walks Into a Bar: Southern Prohibition Brewing

On a trip to Hattiesburg, Mississippi, back in November, I popped into Southern Prohibition Brewing Company (@soprobrewco) for some local brews.

While enjoying the cool venue and tasty beverages, I started talking to bartender Liz about her tattoos. She was kind enough to share this one, a tribute to David Bowie (@davidbowie)


This lightning bolt is a nod to this iconic image:


If you ever find yourself in Hattiesburg, I recommend popping in to the tap room, which always has a healthy selection of locally-crafted beer.


I enjoyed a flight of the Sea Lord, the Maenad, the DDH Paradise Lost and the Betty:


Thanks to Liz and Southern Prohibition Brewing for sharing the tattoos and beer!

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Sunday, January 20, 2019

Total Eclipse of the Art

Back on August 21, 2017, I met Michelle near Bowling Green in lower Manhattan. Everyone was out experiencing the solar eclipse, and I started talking to her about her cool tattoos.

An artist she only identified as Alex from the Bronx, was responsible for this work on her arm:





She also credited Giovanny from Rebel Ink Tattoos (@rebel_ink_tattoo) in Queens with the following work on her leg:






Thanks to Michelle for sharing her work with us here on Tattoosday!

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Vita Shares Some Ink from Russia!

Catching up on some old material, these tattoos are from Vita, a Russian woman from St. Petersburg, who I met on the steps of Federal Hall in September of 2017.

Vita is a huge fan of The X-Files, and showed it proudly on her arm:



She credited the work to Dasha Kudri at No Name Tattoo Shop in St. Petersburg.

The following tattoo is dedicated to Vita's parents, who used to take a specific tram to visit one another in different cities:


She added that the Maneki-neko cat below the tram was "just for fun."


Vita also revealed this lovely tattoo on her ribs:


She explained that there was a big tattoo project being done to raise money for the World Wildlife Fund, with designs contributed by numerous artists. She said people would sign up and pick their favorite design and then winners were selected. All proceeds went to the WWF. This hand, with the word "SAVE" and a muskrat on the palm was inked by Andrey Kichaty (@kichatiy).

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

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