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Sarah-intro copy
Sarah-portrait
Sarah-1 No one is ever happier, or more excited for pain than when they’re about to get tattooed. And is this not the best possible tee to wear to your cover-up appt?
Prep
Sarah-2 This red, not that one or that one, but this one.
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birdseye
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Kevin-Intro
Portrait There was a fantastic (but cloudy) shot of Kevin sans coat. Damn you cold weather for ruining our fun!
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Chest
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Satelite
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Arm
Shoulder
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Under


Intro
Acrobat
Quote
TankGirl I wish I photographed the shoes more specifically…these heels were gun barrels. Awesome.
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Sleeve
ArmPiece
Back1
BombsBombs Bullet g-string, mm-hmm. Kind of wanted to play in Tank’s closet. So much great stuff!
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Tim-Intro
Tim-Portriat
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Cross
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Guarded
Pitt
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Crest


From across the pond…

J-Intro
J-Portriat
FrenchGirl
J-First
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Lillies
Buddha
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Leo


The Real Justin Beaver

RJ-Intro
RJ-portriat I didn’t ask about his stuffed companion. We had just met and it was a little strange.
First
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Temporaryish
Transformers
Left-Right
BOOM

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Ryan Flaherty tattoos out of Insight. From what I’ve seen, his work shows great depth, is beautifully polished and his placement always seems perfect. The big draw for including RJ in the blog is the Transformer leg. I don’t know how long those explosions took, but I want one!
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My shoots are usually a lot of fun, for tattoos or other, but it was really difficult not to laugh through this whole thing. If you’re in Andersonville, check out Rad Vintage for just about anything from the 80’s, 90’s, or a possible guest spot by RJ Awesome.


Work in Progress…

Lisa-Intro

Lisa-Portrait Lisa has this effortless elegant look about her that makes her a dream to photograph.
Mermaids The mermaids and aquarium scene were done by Tim Biedron from Pioneer Studio. You might recognize the name from my post about Adam. If you’re looking for anything aquatic or nature related, check out Tim’s work. I recognize his work every time I come across it; the line quality kills me. So good.
WristWhile the anchor and scene on Lisa’s lower back was also done by Tim, Esther Garcia of Butterfat Studios created the cuff. Esther is amazingly talented. Her work is always so wonderfully delicate and meticulously detailed.
ShoulderEsther is also responsible for this shoulder piece. It was designed to mimic the embroidery on a jacket that Lisa had.
FoxNhoundThe “Fox and Hound” leg is to my knowledge, still a work in progress being worked on by Jason Vaughn from Deluxe Tattoo. I definitely wanted a shot of it, but you’ll have to check back for the finished piece and more on the complete composition, which includes a portrait of Lisa’s dog.


Birds of a Feather

AdamIntro

Portrait Adam and I share a favorite color palette and affection for hummingbirds, but I jokingly stress for different reasons.

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Hummer
FullLeftArm

BirdDetail

Adam2

Fishyfishy
Adam3


I’m thinking of a number between 1 & 10

SkyNAdam

SkyNAdam

SkyIntro

SkyPortrait

Star

Septopus1

Septopus

Sky-Collage

SmallNmighty Check back next week to see Adam’s work.


Two Birds…

Matt

Matt

FlyHome

M-RightArmArms

DemApples

Boom

Wrist-Ankle Buddy was the name of Matt’s dog.

GrandmothersHouse

RootBear

BearwithMe


It’s not all about you, Melissa…

Bigger

Elise

Portrait

E.Snowflake

Right Arm

DesertArm

IceCreamCone

Modeling

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Deer


The end of the beginning…

Round3

Process

JSB

JamesSpencerBriggs

DavidsInk I’m not typically partial to hand tattoos, but I do love the X+Y. This is just a glimpse of the visible art on David’s body. If you want to see more you can find him featured in the February issue of Tattoo Magazine. Pick it up!

Hands The computer seems as vital an instrument as any piece of equipment in the studio.

Gloves

BigGuns

Needle

GunCap

FromtheTop Pure luck.

WorkingShots

DavidWorking

Side

2ndBird How cool is the blurred motion on the back wing?

Done.

Done. Santa brought me a tripod for Christmas…my five year old helped me take this photo. She was very proud of it, so I had to put it up!


Weekend Tease

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Round 3, the “Book of David” and on to more work this weekend…


The beginning…

4 months after my 3rd abdominal surgery

4 months after my 3rd abdominal surgery

First-entry

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He is as kind as his face suggests. Davids humility is evident in his complete inability to accept a compliment, even when it is well deserved. I will forever view this man with respect and gratitude.

Heal

Side

I am in love with this work. 2 sessions of pain and pure joy has brought me here. The best.

I am in love with this work. 2 sessions of pain and pure joy have brought me here. The best.


Don’t Bl/nk

Symmetry is a distant memory. This is as close as I'll come. I don't look back at my challenges with anger or sadness. Without the pain, I would have never made it this far.

Symmetry is a distant memory. This is as close as I’ll come. I don’t look back at my challenges with anger or sadness. Without the pain, I would have never made it this far.

Reflection