Monday, August 16, 2010

Like a badpenny, I have returned to Blogger.

For the record, I had tried for a little bit to use another blogging site called Tumblr. There are a few posts on there ya may haven't seen yet. so if ya have any interest, here's a link to them. From now on tho, I will be posting here again. Tumblr just seemed to have all sorts of bells and whistles, that i never used.

Friday the 13th at the shop

For Friday 13 this year we held a benefit for some dear friends of ours. The nature of the Benefit was for all three of us to tattoo all day, hold a raffle, Holly and Pati baked some goodies to sell, and we made t-shirts. Each artist kept a small % to pay for supplies and the rest went to our friends. We each drew up designs themed to the day, and did them for either $50 or $100 depending on the size and involvement of the tattoo. Man, it went over great! We each did 10-15 tattoos, sold a bunch of shirts, and overall had a blast.

There was a ton of prep work to be done and I definitely overextended myself, but it worked out in the end. I painted a design for the postcards, redrew the same design in pen and ink for the t-shirts, and put all the designs together. That didn’t leave me a ton of time to get my flash together, and like a moron I decided to do a poster sized sheet with around 50 designs. As it turned out, I didn't get it entirely done by the start of Friday, but all the designs were outlined so they at least were done enough for folks to pick from the sheet. I plan to still finish the sheet and make prints to send to out to some friends.

Anyway, here are photos from the day. There are some of the tattoo photos. A few didn't come out very well so I'll have to wait to get healed pics.

line sheet 1
line sheet 2
line sheet 3
sheet of flash, needs to be finished, but im happy with it so far.
raffle items
Holly and Pati's baked goodness
Me tattooing Jen's neck