Blog Intro & Portland Tattoo Expo

For no particular reason, I decided that I wanted to start blogging again. After a year and a half of drawing every day, some part of me misses writing. I thought this would be a nice way to put the musings of my ever-rambling mind into a more organized and understandable format.

With this blog, I'd like to: solidify my thoughts, help develop conceptual backgrounds for the artistic styles that I am currently exploring, and give credit to the artists, writers, tattooers, and craftsmen that are currently fueling my fire. There is a huge amount of information/inspiration that I pull from when developing my artwork, so I thought it would be nice to show some respect to those sources. 

Hense, a blog is born. 

Portland Tattoo Expo

I just got back from the Portland Tattoo Expo, which I attended with Ian, Britt, and Bridget (fellow tattooers from Blaque Owl Tattoo). I've been to a bunch of tattoo expos in the past, but this was the first expo that I've ever tattooed at! It was suuuuper fucking fun and I met a lot of awesome people. Also, I did a couple of rad tattoos -- So no complaints there! 

Tibetan Hand & Bell that I got to tattoo

Tibetan Hand & Bell that I got to tattoo

I got a kick ass tattoo from Andy Ryan Felty of Death or Glory Tattoo in Dallas, TX. It is weird as shit, but I really do love it. Andy was a stand-up dude and a pleasure to be tattooed by. 

Tattoo by Andy Ryan Felty

Tattoo by Andy Ryan Felty

Also!! Ian and I won 2nd place for "best sleeve"... so, FUCK YES to that! Thanks SO much for the amazing work Ian, I am beyond proud to wear this work for the rest of my life!! 

Our plaque and my sleeve

Our plaque and my sleeve


All in all, an awesome time. Can't wait for next year! 

 

Posted on October 13, 2015 and filed under Events.