Friday October 21, 2016
I finished this wildlife sleeve a little while ago and was able to get a nice healed photo of it. There's a lion, tiger, bear, and panther in this one. He sat like a champ and it's alw...
Tuesday October 18, 2016
Realistic triple skull tattoo. It's a Hyena skull, Human skull, and Fetus skull.
Friday October 14, 2016
This skull is the last piece of the reaper sleeve. Right in the ditch and upper forearm.
Wednesday October 12, 2016
This skull hand tattoo is the bottom piece of the Reaper and Skulls sleeve I finished up recently.
Friday October 07, 2016
This is a close up of one of the skulls on the Grim Reaper, Graveyard, Skull sleeve I finished up recently.
Wednesday October 05, 2016
This client came to me wanting a space themed sleeve, with an astronaut Jesus as the primary focus. The whole piece was a lot of fun to work on. Boba Fett is riding Han Solo frozen in Carbonit...
Monday October 03, 2016
This is the full sleeve of the reaper piece I posted last week.
Thursday September 29, 2016
This is just a part of a Grim Reaper and skulls sleeve I finished a little while back. The graveyard cat was a fun addition.
Tuesday September 27, 2016
Traditional Black and Grey Japanese dragon clutching a red crystal. This made for a fun challenge with the selective coloring.
Thursday September 22, 2016
"The Flower of Life has been found all over the world in many different religions. It is one of the oldest sacred symbols known to man. It is a geometrical shape that is made up of multip...
Tuesday September 20, 2016
Thursday September 15, 2016
Roughly 20 hours of tattoo time went into this realistic American Flag sleeve. It turned out pretty Star-Spangled Awesome.
Monday April 18, 2016
This is a part of the half sleeve I posted the other day. This realistic Lizard and Skull was a fun piece to work on.
Friday April 15, 2016
This is a healed close up photo a of a frog on an amanita muscaria mushroom, or as it's more commonly known the fly agaric or fly amanita. It's a psychoactive mushroom. This is just a ...
Thursday April 14, 2016
Took a couple sessions but we finished up this Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake, Mountains, and Bull skull half sleeve.
Tuesday February 09, 2016
This Black and Grey sleeve was done using Silverback Ink. I had the pleasure of doing this sleeve on a loyal client. There are a lot of different aspects to this tattoo but we made them work t...
Monday February 08, 2016
This Peruvian Shaman portrait was a very rewarding tattoo for me. I enjoying doing portraits and this one was a great experience.
Friday February 05, 2016
Little by little I've been getting this Zombie Pirate Pin Up finished. Still a work in progress but she's coming along quite nicely.
Thursday February 04, 2016
Mostly known for fighting in the Crusades, the Knights Templar were among the wealthiest and most powerful of the Western Christian military orders and were prominent actors in Christian finan...
Wednesday February 03, 2016
As this piece was in progress I posted a few individual pictures of it. Now that it's finished and healed, I'm proud to show the whole tattoo. »Read More
Tuesday February 02, 2016
This floral and hummingbird half sleeve was completed a few weeks ago. It was great to get a healed photo of it.
Monday February 01, 2016
This is just a portion of a large backpiece I've been working on. Thanks for looking.
Friday January 29, 2016
I've posted a few individual photos of this piece as it was going. I finally got a healed photo of this full dinosaur sleeve I finished a few months ago. It was a great time working on it....
Thursday January 28, 2016
I've always been a big hockey fan and the Chicago Blackhawks are my favorite team. This realistic Blackhawk portrait was a great piece to do.
Wednesday January 27, 2016
I enjoyed tattooing this black and grey, wooden detail aztec mask.
Wednesday August 12, 2015
I do a lot of different styles of tattooing. Sometimes it's nice to break away from my norm and do a flower or two. This one was done a little while back....
Tuesday August 11, 2015
Frank Frazetta has always been a big inspiration for me and my art. I have done many Frazetta inspired pieces and will continue to do them. This is one of my most recent Death Dealer tattoos. ...
Monday August 10, 2015
A very loyal client to Tattoo City got this done by me a few weeks ago. She has quite a few pieces by some of our other artists and I got the opportunity to do this great Tiger on her back. Sh...
Friday August 07, 2015
I recently did this man's whole family's portraits with a Day of the Dead twist. Here is the baby! This was a fun challenge. He gave me their portrait pictures and I did the makeup des...
Thursday August 06, 2015
This sassy Alice in Wonderland tattoo was done on a very nice woman named Alice. It's got a bit of a Mean Girls spin on it too.
Wednesday August 05, 2015
I recently did this man's whole family's portraits with a Day of the Dead twist. This is the one I did of his daughter.
Tuesday August 04, 2015
I recently did this man's whole family's portraits with a Day of the Dead twist. This is the one I did of his son.
Monday August 03, 2015
The Blue Sword is a Young Adult Fantasy book written by Robin McKinley and published in 1982. It has won three awards; Newbery Honor, ALA Best Book for Young Adults, and ALA Notable Children...
Friday July 31, 2015
This gentleman got this memorial tattoo for his grandparents. This is his grandfather's classic car and his fondest memories with his grandmother were sitting around drinking Angry Orchard...
Thursday July 30, 2015
I got to do this black and grey skull piece on a very loyal client's elbow. It's a part of a whole sleeve. Full Sleeve Pictures will definately come later. Black and Grey was done usin...
Wednesday July 29, 2015
This was a cool piece to do. Some bees and their beehive. I really enjoy doing tattoos wtih original ideas.
Tuesday June 02, 2015
This skull in an army helmet was done a couple of months ago. It's all black and grey and done with Silverback Ink. It's a smaller than a lot of other tattoos I've done but just as...
Monday June 01, 2015
This 1941 Classic horror monster is portrayed by Lon Chaney Jr. The Wolf Man played a large influence on how most movies view the werewolf. This "Universal Monster" is one of many I ...
Friday May 29, 2015
This is another elephant I finished recently. This piece is a part of a whole wildlife sleeve I've been working on. All done using Silverback Ink.
Thursday May 28, 2015
I got to do this colorful half-sleeve inspired by the Calvin & Hobbs comic strips. This one was with Spaceman Spiff. I enjoy doing comic inspired tattoos.
Wednesday May 27, 2015
I had the privilage of doing this dead dove chest piece at the Detroit Motor City Tattoo Convention. This tough girl sat 9 hours to complete this piece on a very painful area.
Tuesday May 26, 2015
This plesiosaur dinosaur is just a part of an epic dinosaur sleeve I've been working on for one of my favorite clients. We finished this whole sleeve last week, so those pictures are comin...
Monday May 25, 2015
I'm not sure how many Lion Portraits I've done, but they're always different. I enjoy doing animal portraits and Lions are very regal creatures. This is the most recent one I'v...
Friday May 22, 2015
The little frog is sitting on a Amanita Muscaria. "Amanita muscaria, commonly known as the fly agaric or fly amanita, is a mushroom and psychoactive basidiomycete fungus." This is a ...
Thursday May 21, 2015
I enjoy doing Wildlife tattoos, realstic animal portaits. This Elephant was finished a couple of months ago.
Wednesday May 20, 2015
These black and grey roses are a coverup on this woman's lower back. I don't remember what was here previously, but that doesn't really matter now. Now, she has this beautiful tatt...
Tuesday May 19, 2015
This client wanted a custom skull piece to represent the loves in his life. The skulls are Iron Working, the City of Chicago, and The Chicago Blackhawks. The Flowers and the Opal in...
Thursday March 26, 2015
I am currently taking clients for tattooing at the Hell City Tattoo Convention in Columbus, OH. May 1-3rd. If you're interested in setting something up, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday March 18, 2015
Vladmir Kush is a Russian born surrealist painter and sculptor. This sleeve is a combiniation of different pieces of his work.
Monday March 16, 2015
I've posted a few pictures of this side piece as it was in-progress. Here's the finished product. all together. Now we're working more on the full back.
Thursday March 12, 2015
This cool guy is a part of a full Dinosaur sleeve I'm doing on a very loyal client. Very cool piece to work on.
Tuesday March 10, 2015
I did this pit bull portrait as a memorial. All done with Silverback Ink.
Friday March 06, 2015
Not a style I normally do, but I make the occasional exception.
Wednesday March 04, 2015
This is a half sleeve I completed a little while back. This knight just finished defeating the dragon and is pretty proud of himself. This was a great piece to do.
Monday March 02, 2015
This is a Cape Buffalo, or African Buffalo, I did as a part of a whole collection of wildlife animals.
Friday February 27, 2015
This is the finished product of the Angel and Claddagh piece I've been working on. This realistic black and grey piece was completed in two sessions with Silverback Ink.
Wednesday February 25, 2015
This sign of the devil skull with tentacles was done in one shot with Silverback Ink.
Tuesday February 24, 2015
Two tiny granparent's portraits, about silver dollar size. Blending black and grey AND color.
Monday February 23, 2015
This black and grey, realistic triceratops is just a part of a full sleeve, in-progress. This is done on one of my regular clients. All black and grey done on Silverback Ink.
Friday February 20, 2015
Another rendition of the classic "Self Made Man" sculpture by Bobbie Carlyle. This color piece was knocked out in one pass.
Thursday February 19, 2015
This angry looking Tiger was done in one shot. All done with Silverback Ink.
Friday February 13, 2015
Tattoo City and The Flower of Life Art Gallery are hosting a Charity Art Auction in April. We're currently holding an art contest.
Wednesday January 28, 2015
This religious piece is of Jesus walking on water and saving the drowning man. This black and grey half sleeve was done using Silverback Ink.
Friday January 23, 2015
This is a healed, close up photo of an arm I did a while ago. That's one ugly demon.»Read More
Monday January 19, 2015
This is a Russian themed full sleeve. All Black and Grey done with Silverback Ink.»Read More
Friday January 16, 2015
This is a realistic, portrait style Boar I did a few months ago. It's part of a half-sleeve cover up. »Read More
Wednesday January 14, 2015
I haven't counted but I'm sure I've done hundreds of pinups in the last 20+ years. This is one of my most recent. All black and grey done with Silverback Ink.
Tuesday January 13, 2015
I am in search of another artist to join our team. We're a custom shop looking for a talented, experienced artist. Please e-mail portfolio and job history to me at email@example.com
Monday January 12, 2015
These are the different angles of a Skull half sleeve I completed a little while back.
Thursday January 08, 2015
This smokey skull is just a part of a multi-skull half sleeve. All black and grey completed with Silverback Ink.
Wednesday January 07, 2015
"The Marines Amphibious Reconnaissance School in Coronado is the first step to putting the amphibian into Amphibious Reconnaissance Marines. Their unit insignia is a Marines Ka-bar fighting knife and Inflatable boat paddle in front of Marine Gold ...
Tuesday January 06, 2015
Although there are different accounts of the manifestation of death, the Grim Reaper has become a conceptual personification of death the world over. The presence of this nightmarish entity has captured the imagination of storytellers, writers and arti...
Monday January 05, 2015
The bullmastiff is a large size breed of domestic dog, with a solid build and a short muzzle. This is a portrait of this man's beloved pet. I hope I did him justice.
Friday January 02, 2015
This raven holding a pocketwatch is nice leg piece I did a few months ago. Ravens can represent different things to different people. Though most people associate ravens with impending doom and similar dark thoughts, ravens can also symbolize intellige...
Wednesday December 31, 2014
"The Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World" was a gift of friendship from the people of France to the United States and is recognized as a universal symbol of freedom and democracy. The Statue of Liberty was dedicated on October 28, 1886.&...
Tuesday December 30, 2014
Chinese dragons traditionally symbolize potent and auspicious powers, particularly control over water, rainfall, hurricane, and floods. The dragon is also a symbol of power, strength, and good luck for people who are worthy of it.
I did this ...
Monday December 29, 2014
Did this Skull and Roses half sleeve a while ago. Completely Black and Grey, done with Silverback Ink.
Friday December 26, 2014
This is a happy little tortoise I did on a woman's shoulder blade a little while back.
Tuesday December 23, 2014
This is a close up of the angel on a sleeve I did. The full tattoo is below.
Monday December 22, 2014
This was an orginal idea. A totally custom piece of a Giant Squid vs a Battleship. It's always a good time when the client gives me a concept and lets me have fun with it.
Friday December 19, 2014
I did this half-sleeve a while back with a Grizzly Bear and an angry Wolf facing off. All in black and grey, using Silverback Ink. The face on that wolf is so elaborate.
Thursday December 18, 2014
I did this very detailed dragon chestpiece I did on a great client. He's always fun to work with. And this piece is the cover of my newest portfolio book.
Wednesday December 17, 2014
This colorful poison dart frog and lillies is a vibrant and detailed piece. Always fun to do.
Tuesday December 16, 2014
The Corsican sheep, or Corsican Ram, is probably the most hunted of all the exotics in the United States. The Corsican is a hybrid sheep that began its history in Texas about 40 years ago. ...
Monday December 15, 2014
Nude Black and Grey Angel upper arm tattoo was done with Silverback Inks. She has long Raven colored hair and a very satisfied smile on her face.
Friday December 12, 2014
Beautiful thigh piece of a Mexican-Indian woman with a hummingbird. She sat really well and we got this knocked out in just two sittings.
Thursday December 11, 2014
Wolves travel in packs so it makes sense that this guy got two wolves on his arm. There's a lot of fine line detail in these pieces.
Wednesday December 10, 2014
Rosie the Riveter is a cultural icon of the United States, representing the American women who worked in factories during World War II, many of whom produced munit...
Tuesday December 09, 2014
I enjoy the diversity in the tattoos I get to do. From dark and creepy to more bright and religious pieces. I never know what's gonna be next.
Monday December 08, 2014
This guy here is a part of a skull themed quarter sleeve. Done with Silverback Ink.
Friday December 05, 2014
Some people need stronger guardian angels than others. This is a beautiful memorial tattoo I did a little while ago. It's a Warrior Guardian Angel.
Thursday December 04, 2014
It's not often I'm asked to do bearded angels. This one was definitely an interesting piece. The picture is still a little red as this was very fresh but it is all black and grey, d...
Wednesday December 03, 2014
I finished this piece about a year ago but I realized I hadn't posted detail photos. Here they are. This whole back piece was done last year, using Silverback Inks....
Tuesday December 02, 2014
I started this piece a few months ago and posted a progress photo. Here is the completed tattoo.
Friday November 28, 2014
This black and grey sexy pin up was done with all Silverback ink. It's always fun giving a tattoo a tattoo.
Wednesday November 26, 2014
Wizard of Oz half sleeve. Wicked Witch, Glinda the Good, Cowardly Lion, Tin Man, Dorothy Gale, Scarecrow, and Toto.
Tuesday November 25, 2014
This is an in progress photo of a Ghost Rider backpiece. Pretty excited to get it finished.
Monday November 24, 2014
I did these two pieces on this clients leg. Pretty cool to do them side by side. Dark Side Anakin Skywalker and Darth Vader. »Read More
Friday November 21, 2014
Badass chest and stomach United States Marine Corp piece. This guy sat like a fucking champ.
Thursday November 20, 2014
Pin up zombie pirate will do anything to protect her treasure. All black and grey done with Silverback Ink.
Wednesday November 19, 2014
This Chinese dragon clutching the world was a great piece to do.
Tuesday November 18, 2014
Got to get in touch with my nerdy side with this Dune Sandworm, Doctor Who Tardis, and some Klingon piece.
Monday November 17, 2014
This was roughly a 7 hour sit with Silverback Ink. Black and Grey, realistic tiger cub catching a mouse by the tail. This woman sat like a champ and came back two weeks later to add more to...
Friday November 14, 2014
Inner arm tattoo of a pin-up angel. Who knew angels could be sexy. Black and Grey all used with Silverback Ink. »Read More
Thursday November 13, 2014
This is Baku, The Devourer of Nightmares. He comes from both Chinese and Japanese mythology. Lots of color with this one.
Wednesday November 12, 2014
This is a black and grey angel holding a Fireman's helmet. I am unsure of the backstory to this piece but it provides a very powerful feeling. They say "pictures say a thousand wor...
Tuesday November 11, 2014
Monday November 10, 2014
Shrunken severed head. I do enjoy the creepy stuff. »Read More
Sunday November 09, 2014
This Flesh Eating Zombie Girl was a nice and creepy piece to finish around Halloween.
Friday November 07, 2014
Her grandmother used to call her "Gypsy Girl." In honor of her nickname and her grandmother she got this tattoo of herself as a gypsy girl. She sat great and it was an ...
Thursday November 06, 2014
I did this fun angel tattoo recently. Mostly black and grey with pink selective coloring.
Monday November 03, 2014
Wednesday October 01, 2014
What better way to welcome the month of October, than with this bloody Demon portrait. Gotta love the creepy stuff.
Friday September 26, 2014
These beautiful Day of the Dead girls are the epitome of "Hear no Evil, See no Evil, Speak no Evil." This was a fun piece to do. »Read More
Friday September 19, 2014
I am very pleased to announce that International Award Winning Canadian Badass, John Wayne, will be doing a guest spot here at Tattoo City from October 14-18th. ...
Friday August 08, 2014
I got to do this little bluebird for a client a couple weeks ago.
Thursday June 19, 2014
I really loved doing this Dragon chest piece and want to d...
Tuesday April 08, 2014
This Sunday April 13th will be 1 year since the new shop opened. I can't believe how fast the time has gone by. The Flower of Life Art Gallery has had three...
Thursday November 07, 2013
The Art of the Geisha show at our Flower of Life Art Gallery went great on October 5th. The art auction is over but the unsold artwork is still available at the gallery until the show ...
Tuesday July 30, 2013
This cute little Demon is a coverup of a cross and some old bible verse on my fellow artist George Zabala. I tattooed him in trade for some old hockey sticks signed by the whol...
Monday July 15, 2013
I just finished this fun backpiece of the Norse God Thor fighting the epic battle against the Midgua...
Tuesday July 02, 2013
So sorry for the long delay since the last update but it has been very busy before and after the Grand Opening of the new Tattoo City and Flower of Life Art Gallery. &nbs...
Sunday March 24, 2013
There is less than 3 weeks until our Huge Grand Opening Celebration and you are all invited to attend. Saturday April 13th at 6pm is the date and time. We will kick off the new chapter in Tattoo City history with the ope...
Wednesday January 02, 2013
Monday November 26, 2012
This healed sleeve is a reminder of how short life can be and that we need to live life while we can instead of just existing. The hourglass of time is running out so mak...
Thursday November 22, 2012
Happy Thanksgiving everyone.
I wanted ...
Sunday November 18, 2012
Larry Brogan will be teaching his 101 Tattoo Tips That Can Change Your Career Forever Seminar at the Detroit Motor City Tattoo Expo the weekend of February 22-24th 2013. This seminar covers a huge amount of helpful...
Friday November 16, 2012
Tattoo City is very proud to announce our soon to be opening second location at 1601 State Street in Lockport. The new shop will feature private tattooing rooms and a beautifu...