The beginning of this year has been one of creativity introspection, I made a rash decision on the 1st of January to not post any tattoos on my main Instagram ( I may have started a new one that’s private for now as I attempt to do one abstract painting a day for the whole year…… more on that later) and try my best to disengage from any interaction on the platform for a while, instead turning that time into drawing and reading.
Creativity is the Key to surviving 2020!
My good friend David Hines recommended this book towards the end of last year and it is providing a wonderful insight into the way I look at pictures, wether it is something I am photographing or a drawing/painting I am creating.
I now find myself wanting to capture more of my tattooing on film, below are some images from the last few months, thank you for reading through and taking a look at the photographs.
A portrait of Carl Brunson, an inspiring and talented painter I am very fortunate to tattoo.
A visit from an old friend and client.
Stepped back into the ring with an old friend.
Getting close to the finish line with a wonderful client.
Joel Miller has been a client since 2005 and I’m honored we get to continue this journey here in ATX as he now lives local!
A recurring favorite Michael waters with the start of his legs.
And as a little foot note, today my good friend Dennis Mcnett AKA @Wolfbat dropped by the studio today and gifted me this set of woodblock printing tools and materials as he will be teaching me some of his amazing craft, more info on that as it progresses!
Thank you Dennis and thank YOU for taking the time to look at my work.