Saturday, December 13, 2008

Statue of Christ the Redeemer Tattoo...

This is the first session of the statue Christ the Redeemer, meant for representing God's welcoming arms. We have much more to add to this amazing piece, we hope you like what you see so far.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

The Nightmare Before Christmas Tattoo...

Based off Tim Burton's "The Nightmare Before Christmas" movie.
Our client was inspired to add this piece to her collection, she has several other movie influenced tattoos as well. You can check out her Edward Scissorhands portrait below.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Alice In Wonderland Piece...

This is a collaboration piece done by Abel and I
a few years back.
Below is the first sketch we made..I have a few more I will try to dig up and post.
Some of you might recognize the was featured in the movie "Pineapple Express"...right before the hilarious cop car chase.


Saturday, November 29, 2008

Friday, November 28, 2008

For Nana...

Today's piece was for a client to memorialize his Nana, who
passed away not so long ago. He liked the idea of the sugar skull and what it represents.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving..

Happy Thanksgiving!
Today is a day to be grateful, so let me start by saying thanks to all of you. We appreciate the time you take to visit our blog and our shop. We are very blessed to have all the great clients and friends we have, and we look forward to knowing all of you for many more years to come. Have a great day enjoy you're turkeys and we hope to see you soon. :)

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Harley Quinn Tattoo...

It's not that often I get to tattoo an animation piece,
and on top of that a Bruce Timm design!!If you're not familiar with his work..Google him and take a look at what you've been missing.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Van Gogh Depression...

Vincent Van Gogh's deepest piece was this clients latest request. For some when receiving a tattoo there is no meaning behind the piece, and for others there is much more of an expression of feelings. It is when I do pieces like these that I am reminded of how therapeutic tattoos are for so many people. Each one has it's own story, it's own deep meaning, that words could not describe. Feelings that only ink could express.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Abel Rocha Tattoos...

For those of you that have been living under a rock for the last fifteen years
and don't know who Abel Rocha is..
Let us tell you that words cannot describe this guy's talent you gotta see it to believe it....
He is an award winning artist who's talents range from Tattooing to Air brushing, to amazing Digital art. Although Abel Rocha is great at whatever style of work he does, he clearly reigns supreme at custom "Black & Grey" style tattooing. He has an awe-inspiring ability to capture a persons likeness when he takes on a portrait like no one else. As for his custom tattoos, just take a look at some of his work above. He began by drawing directly on the skin with a pen and followed that up with his tattoo machine, resulting in a marvelous tattoo that has all the qualities of realistic nature. Abel Rocha's tattoos have life to them, they are never flat or boring he brings so much detail to them, that anyone looking long enough will be captured themselves only in pure amazement. It is our great pleasure to work with Abel Rocha we look forward to many more of his masterpieces and will post more of his work as it is available.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Till Death Do Us Part...

Here is a larger back piece we did for a client very much in love with his fiance. Two skulls (a male and female) along with a note that reads "Til Death Do us part".This piece is a symbol of his commitment to her...we wish you both nothing, but the best :)

Friday, November 21, 2008

Just call him King Rollins...

Today's client wanted to show his pride in his family name, by having it displayed across his back. The king represents the high level of respect he has for himself as well as others. We went with a neater style of font for him & used a different shading technique. He was very happy with the results and so were we :)

Thursday, November 20, 2008

This Just In...

We are very happy to announce we have been voted top 3 tattoo shop in all of Los Angeles County. We were honored having just been nominated, and are now even more humbled by winning. It's been such a blessing for us to be able to work in a field where we get to do exactly what we truly love, which is art. To be able to create so many different works of art for so many different people, from all walks of life is very fulfilling. We are extremely proud of our shop, and do our very best to maintain a clean, and sterile environment for our clients. We have a great respect and understanding of our clients needs, and the importance of expressing them.Whether celebrating or commiserating over events we feel all pieces deserve the same level of attention and creativity. Having said that, we are pleased to be a part of this great industry, and look forward to many more years in it. We have the very best clients around, and we appreciateall of your support and business so much...many many thanks : )

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Inked To The Bone...

Today's client had an interesting idea for his piece.
He wanted to portray his bones visible beneath his skin surrounded by torn flesh.
He truly loved the idea of being inked to the bone.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Edward Scissorhands Tattoo

Crafty piece by Chris Lowk
Client requested an Edward Scissorhands portrait,
 to go opposite a Nightmare Before Christmas piece she previously had him do. Both came out pretty sweet, we will be posting the other tattoo pics up soon.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Tattoo of the day...

Today's tattoo was a very personal piece for a client. It's a portrait of her mother in law who recently passed away due to cancer. Our aim was to not only capture her beauty, but to also symbolize her passing with a Dia de los muertos feel.