Monday, August 16, 2010

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



  1. fucking dope stuff my man, i approve. not that it means much, im just saying. very well done.

  2. Hey! Thought I would share this blog "The Art of Manliness" it had a great article about tattoos.