Posts Tagged "tattoos"
It’s been about two weeks since I finally finished up the tapestry of needle work. As I’ve been writing these blogs, I have been thinking of all that these tattoos mean and about my life. It has been a very tough year. I have had two deaths in the family. I have lost my grandfather and my business. While I won’t go into all the details, the death of the family business has been...Read More
I have always been the type of person that when I do something, I do it all the way. So when I decided to go back to Animated Canvas and see Shane, I decided that I wanted to do a half sleeve. A sleeve is the term used when someone has multiple tattoos ones arm. A whole sleeve is from the shoulder to the wrist. A half sleeve is from the shoulder to the elbow. During the year inbetween tattoo...Read More
It was almost a year exactly between my first and second tattoo. A lot changed in that year. The most obvious was the addition of my son, Roadie #2 on January 18, 2010. So the second go around was going to be for my family and my role as a dad. There is a lot of family heritage wrapped up in my kids. First, my daughter was named after both of my wife’s grandmothers. Virginia for her...Read More
Picking out my first tattoo was a daunting task. I went through several ideas over the years. All along there were two criteria that this tattoo had to meet. First, it had to be be original. Like I mentioned earlier, I was not going to walk in and pick something out of a book. Nor was I going to get the standard “barbed wire” or tribal design. No disrespect to those that have one of...Read More
I have always been in love with tattoos. My love for tattoos started in 6th grade when I first got into music. Back in 1986 bands like Motley Crue, Poison, Metallica, and Iron Maiden were my cup of tea. (and still are today.) I think I love tattoos and shows about tattooing(like Miami Ink and L.A. Ink) because drawing is something I am not good at. I can play guitar, piano, I can keep a beat on...Read More