I wanna dedicate this P.O.T.W. to my lovely wife Daisy, it’s officially her birthday today. I wanted to show her this track that reminds me of us dating about nine years back. She’s my angel and I love her as a partner, friend, and mother.
I will be heading to England this week for an entire month, and this is the number one thing about the tattoo industry that I can say I dislike…being away from my immediate family.
Yesterday I was given the opportunity to tattoo one of Europe’s leading Black & Grey tattoo artist. Antonio Todisco better known as Macko, from South Italy. An amazing person inside and out, breaking barriers and delivering solid fineline work non-stop.
With an up and coming tattoo collection from many artists from all over. Such as Jose Lopez, Johnny Quintana, Ivano Natale, Carlos Torres, Placaso, Fernie Andrade, Carlos Rojas, & so many talented others.
I truly feel honored to have taken part in Macko’s bodysuit, much love to my brother from another mother. I’ll see ya at the London Tattoo Convention next month!
Emma dropped in all the way from Sydney, Australia to get a lion portrait on the arm today. We went for a more calm, collective feline but with a piercing look. Minimal background clouds and rays & very few white highlights to set things off.
Horacio from Anaheim finally got me to finish this portrait of Luis Aguilar - the golden age-mexican cinema icon. Growing up back in the day, our families were brought up with films such as these to take them back to a better time.
Also known as ”El Gallo Giro”
Bowers Museum of Cultural Arts is holding an amazing exhibit on the Medici Family and its legacy, if you’re in the area be sure to check it out. I personally feel that times are changing and we’re all beginning to forget about these type of programs.
Too much television, gaming, social media, etc. is distorting all things important that make learning fun. Most events, galleries, workshops, lectures, & performances are inexpensive or most times free, and hold much more meaning then any modern trend or fad. Which ultimately end up boiling over and dying out.
Here’s a few shots of the tour.
Cosimo I, Grand Duke of Tuscany
Although they were a banking empire they were the pioneers to establishing art and literature in Italy. Commissioning and supporting master painters, sculptors, goldsmiths, etc. such as Michelangelo, Brunelleschi, Donatello, and many more.
The late Jamaican musician Bob Marley with his rocksteady-reggae sound delivering Jammin’ for this weeks pick, Enjoy.
”One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain. -Bob Marley”
Nick came all the way from Sydney, Australia to start a task for his frontside, stomach shot of a traditional chicano clown girl for his Cali theme.
He was very opened minded to my ideas for this overall piece, thanks a lot for allowing me to have my insight on the final pattern. Also, last but not least, we went in on this one…10 hours in the chair for the homie. My hat goes off to Nick for taking it like straight champ!
and this is only the beginning…
Here’s a backpiece I began roughly about three years ago on good friend Daniel Rodriguez from Corona. With an already existing collection from Jack Rudy, Stan Corona, Danny Romo, & Corey Miller I was honored to take part alongside some of these longtime greats.
I wanted to dedicate this particular assignment to two modern-day Michelangelo’s Chuey Quintanar & Pint Gonzalez. These two artists have paved the way for the chicano style tattoo industry. So I wanted to give back and say thank you for all artwork that inspires a whole lot of us, young and old.
This design will be attending some of the upcoming tattoo shows and conventions so be on the look-out for Daniel. Once again I’d like to thank everyone for their continued love and support.