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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Friday, August 2, 2019

Crossman at the 2019 NY Empire State Tattoo Expo

A couple of weeks back, I met @Crossman5661 at the New York Empire State Tattoo Expo (@nyempirestatetattooexpo). He told me he was in the Guinness Book of World Records for having the most crosses tattooed on him. He had just got his 426th cross inked and, by now, he surely must have hit 427.

Check out some of his crosses:








Thanks to Crossman for sharing his tattoos with us here on Tattoosday!

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Wednesday, July 31, 2019

A West Side Shark

It's Shark Week, folks, last week I spotted this fierce creature on the subway on the Upper West Side:


Like just seeing a fin in the water, this is only a part of the whole tattoo, which wraps fully around the host's upper right arm.

It was a quick subway encounter, but I was able to get the photo on the 72nd Street platform and identify the artist, Kurt, formerly of Lola's Tattoos (@lolastattoos) in Bogota, New Jersey. Kurt now runs Hommage Tattoo (@hommagetattoo) in Ridgefield Park, New Jersey.

As for the woman who so graciously shared this fierce creature, I haven't heard back from her, so she will remain anonymous, for now.

Be safe out there, folks!

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Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Olenna Tyrell and a Glass of Wine (2019 NY Empire State Tattoo Expo)

Earlier this month, I met Jayne at the 2019 NY Empire State Tattoo Expo (@nyempirestatetattooexpo).

I was walking past the booths and stopped dead in my tracks. The tattoo Jayne was getting was still in progress, but we chatted and she sent me a photo of the finished product after the weekend was over.
This is the tattoo:


In case you don't know, this is a portrait of Olenna Tyrell, a much-beloved character, portrayed by Diana Rigg, on Game of Thrones.

Jayne summed up her experience of the tattoo:
Inspired by the grace, wit and grit of Lady Olenna Tyrell, I wanted a portrait of her for several years. I entrusted my vision to Francisco Sanchez (@franciscosanchez_tattoo), co-owner of Dark Age Studio (@darkagetattoostudio) in Denton, Texas, to design and ink the tattoo. The result, detailed black and gray with the pop of deep red, captures the badass Tyrell matriarch, always ready to share a glass of wine.
This is the tattoo in progress, when I first happened to meet Jayne:


Jayne also noted:
"The wine glass is straight.  Just had my arm bent.  Drives me crazy bc it looks like it's jacked and Frank did such a great job, I hate there to be any concerns with his work."
Thanks to Jayne for sharing her awesome tattoo with us here on Tattoosday!


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Thursday, July 25, 2019

Karen Dreams Big With This Cool Tattoo

One of my favorite tattoos from last weekend's 2019 Empire State Tattoo Expo (@nyempirestatetattooexpo) wasn't done at the show, but merely spotted there. I posted it on Instagram last Saturday, but because of the size, I couldn't really share it in all its glory.

This tattoo, shared by Karen, is just super fun!


The words "Dream Big" appear in the clouds as this magical cat, be-winged and sporting a horn like a unicorn, travels through rainbows and space. So fun!

This remarkable piece was done by Erica Flannes (@ericaflannes) from Red Rocket Tattoo (@redrockettattoo) in Manhattan.

Thanks to Karen for sharing this awesome tattoo with us on Tattoosday!

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Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Hannah's Floral Sleeve (2019 NY Empire State Tattoo Expo)

When you go to a big tattoo show, like last weekend's 2019 Empire State Tattoo Expo (@nyempirestatetattooexpo), you see a lot of big show-stopper pieces, but I also love the smaller things that jump out at me, like the sleeve of flowers I spotted on Hannah: 







Hannah's sleeve consists of at least six different varieties of flowers, including peonies, violets, black-eyed Susans, daisies, lavender, forget-me-nots, and lilies-of-the-valley.

She credited the work to Rebeka Chase (@rebekatattoos) out of Brass & Briar Studios (@brassandbriar) in Portland, Maine.

Thanks to Hannah for sharing her floral sleeves with us here on Tattoosday!


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Monday, July 22, 2019

Miguel Shares Two Amazing Tattoos (2019 NY Empire State Tattoo Expo)

I'm still unpacking all the amazing art from this past weekend's 2019 Empire State Tattoo Expo (@nyempirestatetattooexpo), so expect to see a lot of amazing work in the days to come.

Yesterday, I met Miguel, who shared these two astonishing pieces:


This is "Baby." How amazingly lifelike! This incredible piece was inked by Oleg Shepelenko (@olegtattoo) from Lucky Style Tattoo in Russia and rests on Miguel's left arm.

And, on his right arm, is this beautiful tattoo:


This piece is by Denys Sivak (@sivak_) from L.O.V.E.machine (@l_o_v_e_machine) in New York City.

Thanks to Miguel for sharing these two incredible tattoos on Tattoosday!



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