Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year!

2010 was an amazing year to say the least. 2009 was a dismal shithead of a year and was the turning point in my career to start taking Tattooing more serious than anything else in my life. 2010 was the reward of that dedication. I progressed, Lisa and I got engaged, I landed a great gig at an amazing new studio, we had our daughter, and I wasn't broke a single day of the year.

I did however lose a few friends friends this year. I experienced truly dispicable people who give no fucks about Tattooing, but choose to reap it's monetary gain by opening shops and shooting the craft in the foot. I experienced fair-weather friends and their shittyness. I was reminded how terrible human beings can be. But the silver lining was the knowledge gained from these situations. I turned the bad this year into an experience that NO university on the planet can provide you with.

I hope 2011 is great. I want to tattoo better, I want to travel more, I want to watch my family grow. I just want to have a good year in general. Have a good one everybody!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas!

So Chloe arrived just in time for Christmas! We're celebrating our first one and having a blast. Speaking of having a blast, I got to zap this fun one on Christmas Eve! Hope everyone has a good holiday! Finish 2010 strong!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Back To Work!

Next week (Monday, December 27th) I'll be back to my normal schedule at Memento Tattoo & Gallery. Mondays: Noon - 8pm and Wednesday through Saturday: Noon - 8pm. If we need to schedule something, please call the shop or stop by. The address and contact information is on the shop's page linked within, and on the right hand side of the blog page. Thanks and Happy Holidays!

Monday, December 20, 2010

New Baby, New Video, New Work!

I was given the opportunity to do Nick's first tattoo this past Friday. Sean was on hand to film the festivities. Thanks to both Nick and Sean for the fun we had that day!

Here's the photo of the tattoo all finished up. I drew it on with markers to help make it something that's form fitting and unique.

Later that evening, I had to leave the shop immediately. "Why?" you ask? Well I've been expecting a very special person. Her name is Chloe Elisabeth Tevenal, and she is the new little light of my world. Words can't express how happy she makes me. The future is gonna be a bright one. Bring it on 2011.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

2010 = Winding Down

The year's winding down. I've been working on some larger scale pieces, and manage to get the occasional jammer here and there. I'm fortunate to have had so many great people keep me busy with life-long pieces on them through out 2010. I'm happy with the progression I've made and to be where I am at today. I work with some of the best artists in town, and I couldn't be happier. I hope 2011 is gonna be bonkers!

Friday, December 10, 2010

HLA/Hoist Art Show, New Zapper

The homies at Higher Level Art teamed up with Hoist and Columbus' own Milk Bar to put on an evening of art from some notable Midwest artists. I'm one of the honored and lucky artists to be featured at tommorrow's event. It's sure to be a fun event. My friend Rick rolled through before he heads out for Army Training and got a cool Hannya Mask today as well. All in all, a good day.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

My artmaking soundtrack as of late.

This music has been my artmaking soundtrack over the last week. I'm a sucker for breathy vocals and acoustic guitar. This, coffee, and a day with nothing to do but my artwork is zen-like.

And of course, an old favorite...

Rats get fat while brave men die.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Back on the ball.

And I couldn't feel better about it. Larger pieces are so much more satisfying. More to come!

Monday, December 6, 2010

I've been busy...

I just haven't been as loud about it. Major updates coming soon - Stay tuned. If you'd like to be one of those big updates, contact Memento Tattoo and Gallery to set something up.