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Senin, 31 Oktober 2011


Here's my costume...Officer Atomik on patrol for vandals...keeping the streets safe! Anyone who knows me understands why this is so funny and ironic
My girl and I carved some pumkins at the tattoo shop carving party
Saw this car on the way home...."Say car ramrod!" Hahaa....badass
My girl and I celebrated our six month mark together
and at the Meeting of the Marked Tatty Con my friend Clint S. from AZ gave me a fresh tattoo. Thanks Clint! Pics coming soon...

Selasa, 25 Oktober 2011

Art Panel for My Boss...

I painted this wooden panel for my friend Melony who is part owner of Mantis Tattoo. It was her birthday so I banged out this skull piece the other night while getting drunk off some good rum. Haven't painted a canvas in a bit so it felt pretty fuckin good

Skulls Tattoo...

Finished this piece yesterday. Some things never go out of style...skulls are one of them.

Minggu, 23 Oktober 2011

From BME's gallery, has one extra horizontal stroke under the radical, .

Also, 雪片花 (snow piece flower) is redundant, 雪花 (snow flake) would suffice. 

Kamis, 20 Oktober 2011

Happy Halloween...

This is a quicky digital design I did for the shop. My favorite time of the year!!

Day of the Dead Girl Remix...

Here's a remix I did of a digital design I did on my ipad. A lot of friends who saw the original suggested that I add more makeup to her face, so here it is

Memorial Cross Tattoo...

I recently did this on a great girl who wanted a tattoo piece to remember her grandmother. I always love to do religious black and grey tattoos

A Straight Up Menace...

Here's the first promo design I did for the shop. Karlis the owner gave me a sketch of a bugged out mantis he drew and I completed it digitally. An spoof of one of our favorite movies, Menace To Society
I also tattooed this skull on him, which he gave me a rough sketch to start with and let me finish the design how I saw fit. He rides bmx and had his front two teeth knocked out so that explains the gear and missing teeth. We threw the paint brush and tattoo needle in the mix to represent his love for art. Now I can't wait to get my tattoo from him...

Minggu, 16 Oktober 2011

FLAGG CHAPEL, Flagg Chapel Baptist Church, Milledgeville Georgia, Baldwin County GA.

Flagg Chapel Baptist Church, Milledgeville Georgia, Baldwin County GA.31061

 400 West Franklin Street 
Milledgeville, GA 31061

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Jumat, 14 Oktober 2011

Dr. Victor Mair at Language Log has a nice piece on how Google Translate became the de facto tool for anyone wants to communicate in a foreign language.  Even though in some cases, translation it provided are incorrect. 

This young man holding the sign at "Occupy Wall Street", probably wanted "No More Corruption".  However, Google Translate gave him "There isn't any more corruption."

By the way, why is he holding a sign written in Chinese?! 
Has this naive young man ever done business in China?
How about 關係, 後門, and 紅包?

Selasa, 11 Oktober 2011

Recent Random Cell Phone Pics...

Old School Pinball Machine Art...

While visiting the Halloweekends at Cedar Point Amusement Park this past weekend, I found a huge arcade full of old school games. Its was so cool to see video and pinball games that I can barely remember from when I was little. Here are a few cell phone pics of some of the pinball machines that had badass artwork...
This wizard artwork needs to be translated into a backpiece tattoo for me!
Is that dinosaur impaling the T Rex right in the balls?!? Looks like the cavemen are pointing and laughing!
The girl on the far left has an rad body. Straight up!

Skulls Piece, First Sit...

Completed the first of two sits on a skulls arm piece yesterday. Loving fine line blk and grey. Can't wait to finish this mother!

Favorite Time of the Year...

Halloween is by far my favorite time of the year, especially on the east coast. My girl and I have been taking advantage of the wicked good weather and events going for the past few weeks such as monster mini golf, haunted houses, and amusement parks. Here's some cell phone pics...
Girlfriend riding her first roller coasters like a boss

The devil's skeeball...score-666...too bad, you lose

Jumat, 07 Oktober 2011

from: Fedor M. 
to: tiangotlost@gmail.com 
date: Thu, Oct 6, 2011 at 8:23 AM 
subject: hanzi smatter in DFW 

This is a sign for a Chinese restaurant in Dallas-Fort Worth Airport. The characters are upside down and seem to say "blue bamboo". 

蓝竹 does mean "blue bamboo" and it is displayed upside down.  

According to Yelp, its food is terrible and only has one star.


Kamis, 06 Oktober 2011

from: Laura R.
to: tiangotlost@gmail.com
date: Wed, Oct 5, 2011 at 1:14 AM
subject: "Chinese" trash can

Hello and thank you for your awesome blog!

We recently visited the "Phantasialand" amusement park close to Cologne in Germany.

This is what the trash cans in the "Chinatown" section look like. It says "garbage" in German, and while I instantly recognized the second character as being upside down (have been studying Japanese for a while now), I'm not sure whether the first one is a correct character at all or if there is any meaning to this combination.

There were loads of upside down or gibberish characters in the "Chinese" ghost train ride, too ^^;

Thanks in advance!


Not only the second character is upside down, the first character is missing a stroke.

Minggu, 02 Oktober 2011