Friday, September 9, 2011

Thursday, September 8, 2011

It's Time to Say Goodbye...

After almost two years at Studio One Tattoo, I am leaving to pursue art, life, and happiness elsewhere. Thank you to all my friends and loyal customers who have shown me a great time. You will be missed. I'm thankful for working with some great guys who have made me laugh and taught me a lot during my stay. I owe a huge debt of gratitude to Paul the owner, who has been more than generous, and will always be a great friend. I am sure that I will continue to keep in contact with some of the guys from the shop, and hope the future holds nothing but success for them. Good luck boys, I'm out.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Fokis/Atomik Graf Production...

I've found some photos on google of a wall that Fokis LTS and I had done about 12 years ago in Charlotte, NC. Fokis is from Cali, and we met while he was visiting NC and I was visiting from Pittsburgh. We quickly became good friends and had a great time hanging out and painting together. His style influenced me a lot, and I'm grateful for having the opportunity to destroy some walls with him!
I don't know who took these photos, or why, but they show us in the process of painting a graveyard scene production. I remember Fokis telling me that we had to paint our pieces huge, and it was so out of my normal style because where I grew up we learned to paint on a smaller scale. Whoever took these photos blurred out our faces, which I think is funny, but anyways, I appreciate them posting these pics!
This is a mixed medea piece that Fokis gave me when I left Charlotte, and will always be one of my favorites. We had a rad time hanging out, and have lots of stories from that short amount of time. I hope to hang out with him again sometime soon