Monday, December 27, 2010

did this one today. love me some black, no matter what the subject matter is.

and im totally using this as reference for a painting. metal.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

hand made clipcord

so i already build machines and footswitches from scratch, i figured id take a shot at a clipcord. i was shocked in my final outcome.

so i started with some speaker wire, a 1/4" phono plug, two needle bars, some hard fiber material from clip-boards, and some spring stock. in about 5 minutes i had this:

i plugged it into my eikon meter, and ran one of my machines with one of my footswitches. i had it at about 6 volts and it sounded like i was running it at 20 volts!

i turned it down to 3.25 volts and it ran really strong and hard, like it would have before at 6 volts. the only difference was the clipcord.

since i have started tattooing, ive been using cheap chinese clipcords, and didnt really think anything of it, but after making this one, i realized i used way better quality wire and 1/4" plug, making it easier to run at lower volts. im stoked.

Friday, December 24, 2010

started this thursday. only got a little over 2 hours in before he tapped.

did this flower on damian's ditch today. i also did the rest of damians tattoos on his arm.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

new paint

new scab

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

new cards

new fake bearhead for the shop

Monday, December 20, 2010

Sunday, December 19, 2010

trying to up my paint game. did this tonight. ill prob get a better pic tomorrow in natural light.

two brazed bolts for the upright, brazed washer at the top. liner. 130 htz 50% duty 0 ft at 7 volts.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

smallest footswitch yet. also got some new dark brown cable, as well as straight input plugs. i got a tad tired of the red/black cable and the angled plugs.

some new scabs too.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Tuesday, December 14, 2010


found this on my facebook news feed today...

the shitty thing is, i drew the original tattoo from scratch, its not recycled flash. i referenced a real girls head and a real tiger head.

Monday, December 13, 2010

tiger on a tattooer from another shop in the area.

and my idol.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Monday, December 6, 2010

posts would be a lot shorter if i posted more often.

i get all amped about posting on here, then i forget.

a lot has happened in a month...

wilkesbarre convention was decent and i had a blast hanging out with my bff josh stephens. we're tattooing in europe next year hopefully and i'm pumped.

here's a few highlights from the last month...

and that was just SOME of the stuff i made in a month. whew!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


in case anyone reads this, ive been slacking on posting. my apologies.

i've done a plethora of new fun tattoos and made some machines since my last post.

im also heading to north-eastern PA next week for the convention. cant wait to see my buddy josh stephens, and hopefully i can stop by karma tattoo in erie and see gentle and corey.