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  • @yodaddynukka 132340 wrote:

    Are u going to the convention in Oct?

    Unfortunately most likely not this year. I’ll be stuck in either Louisiana working or back home in Texas. The lucky thing for me though is that I work for an airline so I fly for free which means I’ll be flying from Houston to San Jose for every session with Horitaka but that’s free…[Read more]

  • @yodaddynukka 132337 wrote:

    Looking good. You should get some work from horitomo, much better artist than horitaka imo. I’m not a fan of mario barth so I am a little biased and won’t be watching that video lol

    Well both Horitomo and Horitaka apprenticed under Horiyoshi III for roughly the same period of time but Horitomo only tattoos by tebori…[Read more]

  • This is the trailer for it. Really only the beginning is about him. http://youtu.be/LaaLajc96wY

  • Thanks. As you can tell by my arms which were tattooed first I wasn’t always into the traditional Japanese style but Mario Barth’s movie “Under the Skin” really had a huge impact on how I viewed not only Japanese tattooing but tattooing in general and tattoo etiquette. If you’ve never seen it I highly suggest seeking out a copy of it.

  • @BertNaked 123639 wrote:

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    Did 7red.com rip off your tattoo? or pay for it?

    Ha I had never even heard of that site. That tattoo was kinda a spur of the moment thing. I showed the buddy of mine who doing my backpiece currently these two pics and said put something like that together to fit here. He sat down in his shop and drew for awhile and came…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic A long over due update! in the forum Inked Skin 11 years, 7 months ago

    @buttwheat 120492 wrote:

    good stuff man.

    Why you look so angry?

    I think that pic was from the morning and I’m not a morning person lol

    @yodaddynukka 120511 wrote:

    The kappa is dope. Please credit your artist.

    Thanks. The kappa was my idea since I love the myth of them and you just don’t see tattoos of them everyday. The artist who did it is…[Read more]

  • kcgreyhound;106352 wrote:
    I read through the five pages, but didn’t see the answer to this. Is getting waxed over a tattoo harmful in any way to the tat? I shave my upper arms over my current ink, and it always seems I get ingrown hairs and such, and that’s just not fun. Now I’m planning on extending to full sleeve, and I sure don’t want to…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic Update on backpiece in the forum Inked Skin 12 years, 11 months ago

    Thanks guys. I’m planning on getting this part done then doing all the foreground stuff on my chest and stomach before doing background on all of it which will complete my torso.

  • replied to the topic Update on backpiece in the forum Inked Skin 12 years, 11 months ago

    WardyInk;93020 wrote:
    look cool dood loving the sleeves

    A old friend of mine named Dave Bozeman is doing it. He owns Locally Famous Studios in The Woodlands, TX.

  • replied to the topic My new project! in the forum Inked Skin 13 years, 1 month ago

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    Adler;88431 wrote:
    Nice work, I especially like the winged piece on your stomach. Was that done by the same artist or someone else?

    The winged 7 piece was done by the artist doing my back piece. I just had the idea for it and went up to the shop one night and he sat down and drew that out by hand stencil and all since he didn’t have a…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic My new project! in the forum Inked Skin 13 years, 1 month ago

    Aussie Tom;88404 wrote:
    Fantastic thanks for the info. Do you have pictures of any of your other work? From what I can see and you’ve mentioned it all sounds top notch. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yeah here’s a few other pics of some of my work. I’m getting the leg touched up tomorrow.

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  • replied to the topic My new project! in the forum Inked Skin 13 years, 1 month ago

    Amok;87896 wrote:
    That’s going to be one damn wicked tattoo!

    PS Please shave your arsecrack for the next photo!

    lol it wasn’t as hairy as the lighting in the picture would have you to believe. For all the tattooing below my waist now I will be having to get plenty of nair and a banana hammock to wear.

  • replied to the topic My new project! in the forum Inked Skin 13 years, 1 month ago

    Aussie Tom;87993 wrote:
    That’s going to be awesome. Do you have a copy of the book? Worth the buy?

    BigZach;88000 wrote:
    Did you buy that book?

    I actually just found the pictures online from that book and the book “108 Heroes”. I’d like to buy it but never found it in person. I do own a couple of other books “Bushido: Legacies of the…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic My new project! in the forum Inked Skin 13 years, 1 month ago

    yodaddynukka;87839 wrote:
    looks clean, cant wait to see the finished product? who is your artist?

    David Bozeman, the owner of Locally Famous tattoo studio in The Woodlands, TX just north of Houston. Helps that we’re friends from high school, doesn’t help that I live 4 hours away from Houston.

  • replied to the topic My new project! in the forum Inked Skin 13 years, 1 month ago

    BigZach;87835 wrote:
    Outline looks solid as hell so far, can’t wait to see the finished product

    Yeah we still have another session so that some lines can be made bolder then maybe starting shading during that session. The background will go all the way down to my upper thighs. Also this is based on Demon #47 from Horiyoshi III’s Book of 100 Demons.

  • kryptonite;79509 wrote:
    i shave my arms, i have very little hair there and also i dont have any lower ink(just yet, im working on a half sleeve to finish my right side). ink just looks better when not disturbed with lots of hair. my tattooist(a hot chick), confessed that its the worst part of her job as she has a slight hair fobia.. we got on…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic Finished! in the forum Inked Skin 13 years, 6 months ago

    JENerationX;78342 wrote:
    Very nice!!!! Love the 3-d effects on this one. How long did it take?

    It was done in 4 sessions. One the outline, one the horseshoe and 7, one the wings and leaves, and a final one touching everything up and the dice and cards. In total I would guess somewhere around 8-10 hours.

  • replied to the topic Finished! in the forum Inked Skin 13 years, 6 months ago

    Zorba;78473 wrote:
    That is a beauty – and I too am curious about the pain level. Looks like it would hurt as much or more than a lower back tat (my only reference point at this time).

    Sorry I haven’t been able to reply to this sooner. I’ve been busy working on getting a full back piece drawn up and work out of town so I’ve been burning the…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic My new project in the forum Inked Skin 13 years, 9 months ago

    Sherav;75223 wrote:
    That is looking very sweet – I really love Japanese tattoos.

    Take Care
    Matthew

    Thanks a lot. Yeah I’ve read a couple of books recently, “Bushido: Legacies of the Japanese tattoo” and “Studying Horiyoshi III: A westerners journey into Japanese tattoo” and they’ve really given me a new appreciation of tattooing and the…[Read more]

  • I basically just have the background from the elbow up and some other highlights and stuff going in that’s gonna be like light reflections and stuff. I’m guessing somewhere from 6-10 hours.

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