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Great Asian art from my visit to the American Museum of Natural History in New York

Check out these ancient art pieces from the Asian section of the museum, I love the detail. Notice the little skulls on the head?

I’m not quite sure the significance of bulls in the piece but, they are use a lot in these paintings. These would make great tattoos!!! ;0)


Tattoos: Pop Portraits, Japanese Traditional, American Eclectic | Off Book | PBS


Recent ink by Chris O’Donnell at Saved Tattoo NY

Phoenix for Pam…

      

Lobster tattoo (uncooked) for Ruthie…

     

See more at http://chrisodonnelltattoo.wordpress.com/


Yet another tattoo for Margaret Cho.. sigh at least its by Chris O’Donnell ;)

” Margaret is one of my favorite clients and she also has a great collection from a lot of talented tattooers. ” ~ Chris

See more at http://chrisodonnelltattoo.wordpress.com/

I used to think she was funny a decade ago now she looks like a bloated Asian Kat Von D with too much time on her hands. ~ Inked


New ink by Tim Hendricks at NYink a.k.a. Wooster St. Social Club tattoo

Dragon Sleeve

I have always been fascinated with the rules of composition, how a image is laid to down to be comfortable to look at or even trick the eye. There is so much to be studied and learned in the composition of a flat 2 dimensional piece of art. This makes me want to vomit when I commit to a Japanese sleeve, where I must compose something that has to look good and correct from every angle of the arm. I just go back to my memory bank of everything Chris Garver taught me and all that I learned from watching the guys at Invisible NYC work. I made this sleeve on my friend Chris Hanson and just got some healed photos of it yesterday, I hope I have done the Japanese tattoo a little justice.

Gypsy Head

No need for me to write too much on this post. This one is purely visual. Enjoy

On July 4, 1776, the same day we declared ourselves independent nation, Congress began to design the Great Seal. It was finished by Charles Thomson and officially adoptedon June 20, 1782 (six years before the Constitution). Its design has remained unchanged since then. I mad this tattoo of The Great Seal the other day on my good friend Bill, although we did change it slightly. Normally the eagle looks towards the olive branch and not the arrows, symbolizing that we look toward peace and are prepared for war. Bill had me change it having the eagle looking towards the arrows instead, we also replaced the words with “war is peace”. I like the changes, it sort of fits our country today better; wouldn’t you say? Anyhow, I traded this tattoo for aWalther P99 .40 which fit the whole tattoo perfectly.

Pin-up Nurse

I took this idea from a Sailor Jerry drawing, redrew it, gave it a West Coast feel and laid it down.

See more at http://blog.saltwatertattoo.com


Loving these tattoos from Seth Wood

Jamie’s carousel horse.  Made at Saved Tattoo, Brooklyn.

Dave got an arm-full of some evil business.  Done at Saved, Brooklyn

vulture on nathan.  completed may 2010 @ Dolorosa Tattoo Company, Studio City, CA.

Eddie wanted something with a seahorse. March 2011 @ Saved

See more at http://sethwoodtattoo.com/


Stefano Alcantara’s latest work

Custom piece done in Tattoolapalooza convention 2012

First session of this custom piece!  happy how is coming up!

Piece i did on the great artist Pepper SpicyTattoos , such an honor to do that meaningful piece!’

See more at http://www.darkimages.com