Friday, February 26, 2010

one more thing...

You guys are stoked, your day is about to get so much better... This is another photo from the Musink afterparty and I think it might be the best thing I've ever seen in my life.
I know I have a new happy place to go when times are rough!


Now, I've been to my fair share of afterparties during tattoo conventions and, well, to be honest after a long day of tattooing and dealing with convention goers usually the last thing I want to do is head to a crowded bar filled with convention goers, waiting half an hour pushing your way to the bar to just get a beer... sounds fun, huh.

Well, I have to stand corrected because we headed down to the Detroit bar after the Musink show last weekend, and yeah it was packed with the usual hipsters and bar flies, but this one popped off!

The guys at Gold Rush in Costa Mesa put the night together and there were DJs spinning...

or maybe it was the exhaustion maybe it was the fact that since the line at the bar was so long Colin and I were double fisting drinks, whatever, all I know is that the party jammed and we danced our butts off!

Good Times!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Soundtrack of our lives...

Colin and I just got back from the OC and this was the song we kicked off the trip with...

don't know who these dudes are, they are not the Avett Brothers, but their video rules!
Stay tuned for photos from the trip...


If you guys get a chance you need to go down to Pasadena and check this out! The UGLAR guys totally out did themselves with the presentation of the LA River show.

I mean serious props go out to Chris Brand and Evan and the rest of the crew that put it together.

Juxtapoz magazine did a nice feature on it and there are lots of cool photos, check them out HERE!

Monday, February 15, 2010

ATTN: good citizens of OC

Colin and I are making the trek down south for the annual MUSINK hosted by Small Paul, festival this week. It's going to be awesome, Oliver Peck, Juan Puente, Scott Sylvia, Horitoshi family, Leu Family, Mike Wilson, Tokyo Hiro...

the list is actually pretty insane. Not to mention we're going to go visit our good friends from Gold Rush in Costa Mesa. Besides for tattooing there will be some skateboard ramp with demonstrations by pro-skaters and a bunch of haggard old punk bands reuniting... and THE CULT! Hopefully some of you guys can make it, see you there!

Friday, February 12, 2010

something for your friday...

yep, this is probably the most non tattoo related posting ever, but this stop animation flip book is too awesome not to share...

Wednesday, February 3, 2010


Johhny Winters, aka Texas Guitar Slim, is one of the earliest brave musicians to proudly wear tattoos on stage.

This guy jammed with Jimi Hendrix and even with Muddy Waters at age 19. I'm not 100% sure but I think Cliff raven tattooed his chest,

Seriously, what could be more mezmerizing than a brilliant Texas-blues guitar playing cross-dressing albino tattooed rock n' roller!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Support the Arts!

Attention SoCal blog buddies: