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Kamis, 29 Oktober 2009

Mr. Horsepower tattoo...

My mechanic, who's also a great friend, wanted me to start a hot rod themed tattoo sleeve on him. The first session was the Thrush Muffler "Mr. Horsepower" bird...
and this bird was put on a girl's foot who wanted a little sparrow that she drew. Nice.

Graf Skulls Storefront...

My friend Gambino owns a biker gear store next to our tattoo shop. He wanted me to give the front of the building some attitude, so I spray painted some wicked skulls and spider webs around the windows. Now the storefront has a lot more personality!

Back at It...

Here is a photo of a work-in-progress. Blue real-fire & skulls on a buddy's blue sport bike. I will post pics once it's cleared and assembled.

Sabtu, 24 Oktober 2009

from: Haribo S.
to: tiangotlost@gmail.com

date: Fri, Oct 23, 2009 at 7:50 AM
subject: Submission

Hi there.

One of my friends posted this on Facebook and claims it says "william beloved son", is this accurate?
Thanks :) love the blog


This is another case of Chinese-Japanese mismatch.

威廉 is Chinese phonetic transliteration of "William", however 愛息 is translated as "love [to] rest" when read as Chinese.

While Japanese for "William" is ウィリアム and 愛息 (あいそく) is interpreted as "beloved son/cute boy".

Rabu, 21 Oktober 2009

I Love Tattoo Lettering...

This "Lucky" lettering went on a fellow pinstriper's arm from here in PA...
and this woman wanted these special words on her wrist.

Minggu, 18 Oktober 2009

Some Old Sign Work of Mine...

While I was out in the city today, I found some of my old lettering jobs that I had done years ago. They still looked like new and were still doing their jobs well!

Senin, 12 Oktober 2009

from: Anonymous
to: tiangotlost@gmail.com
date: Sun, Oct 11, 2009 at 10:02 PM
subject: Another "Asian font" tattoo

Hi there,

Some guy in Facebook is showing off his tattoo.

As an avid reader of your site, I know that this tattoo is his name ‘K-H-A-L-E-D’ in the ridiculous ‘Asian font’.

I thought you might like to see it.

Inka Dinka Doo Tattoo Mural...

Recently I was asked to paint some lettering on the side of Tony Urbanick's new tattoo shop in Pittsburgh. I traded him for a set of his signature machines which I've been using for the past few days. The machines work great, and live up to some of the praise I have heard about them......Thanks again Tony!

Sabtu, 10 Oktober 2009

Northeast Tour...

I'm currently touring the Northeast painting and tattooing. The fall has always been my favorite time of year for the northeast, and I'm enjoying the colorful changing of the leaves and cool temperatures. I'm doing tattoo work out of a friends shop, so if your in the Pittsburgh area and want some ink, contact me through this or my myspace page
'Alexis' on the arm for his daughter, done in a gangster old E style lettering...
...my oldest best friend wanted a scorpion done in blue, that's a big monster!