Friday, September 14, 2012


I have nothing fun or interesting to say today, just photos of tattoos I've been working on.  Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, August 31, 2012


You get a tattoo of Tanuki, you get immediate blog attention.  Thanks Alex!  Pretty awesome first tattoo.

Monday, August 27, 2012


So that's August I guess... seemed to go by rather quickly, but then again, it's been a busy month.  I'm always behind on emails now... sorry.  I just can't seem to keep up.  On a positive note, I found an old memory card that I thought I had lost, however there are probably 500 photos on it to go through and edit.  These aren't any of those photos.  These are off of my phone from the last few weeks.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012


... started going through my iPhone today and I guess I have a ton of both life and tattoo photos to edit.  I know most people come here for the tats, so I'll start there.

Started colouring the bottom of this Tiffany Bozic reproduction.
 Drew's Traditional Wife/Pin Up
 Hillary's Foot
 Darcy's foot
 Started colouring the water on Craig's Octopus fighting an Apache helicopter
 Inside of the arm Peony on Justin
 Inside of the arm Lotus for Dylan
Coloured the top flower for Sherri
Just a few touch ups for Denise's Pierogi/ Grandparent's tattoo

Sunday, July 15, 2012


This is a freebie... I'm just cross posting from Instagram.  Grandma/Grandpa Pierogi from earlier this week.

Friday, July 13, 2012


Here's the last of the photos I had edited on my days off.  I was going to post them one a day... but I have a few drawings to do before heading back out to Chicago next week.... so I'll just post 'em all now-

Naissa's sweet peas
Neal's Mask (fresh colour)
 Carmen's back... finally done touch ups, repacking color etc...
 Morgan's finger


Tuesday, July 10, 2012


More tattoos from a few weeks ago.  Finished Robyn's tattoo... unfortunately I got lazy at the end of the session and didn't make her stand on a chair or get right down on the floor, so bad angel for the photo.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Friday, July 6, 2012


Mostly healed tattoo on my friend Chris' inner arm.  He came in for a quick consult the other day so I snapped a quick photo.   He'll be back in a few weeks and I'll get portfolio quality healed photos.

Thursday, July 5, 2012


Keeping with the theme of catching up on old photos....

June 17th Deadly Tattoos in Calgary had their "Getn' Tanked" show and I was lucky enough to be invited to participate.  I'll be completely honest, I don't own a motorbike, I've never even sat on a motorbike... So I was fairly surprised how big the tank was when I went to pick up from the salvage yard.   Needless to say,  I've never painted a gas tank before, but that's the fun part about participating in Deadly art shows...  Usually puts me out of my comfort zone.

I was both shocked and honored that Rich Handford of Kapala Tattoo in Winnipeg bought my tank before the show even started.  Rich is an amazing artist, so it makes me really happy that he ended up with my tank.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012


So I finally remembered to check out the Blogger app posts on my desktop computer.... what an absolute embarrassment.... those photos looked horrible compared to what I'm used to.  Not sure if it's the application, or the photo editing app I used on the iPhone... either way, those post are gone.

I've got a ton of photos to upload, but for now let's just start by righting the wrongs-

Tuesday, June 5, 2012


Alright... I finally have a new camera... not a super awesome SLR... but a new iPhone.  Super excited that my in progress photos just got a lot better.  Hopefully a new SLR soon to take good healed portfolio pictues in the not too distant future...

I took this with my new phone in out backyard.  Someone should incorporate it into a tattoo.
Second order of business- The prolific Deadly Tattoos in Calgary, AB is having another art show.  Motorcylce tanks painted by tattooist.  Although I don't ride a motorbike, I'm more then happy to be invited to participate.  I started priming a used tank I picked up from a salvage yard yesterday.  Better late then never...

BE THERE (and buy the tank I'm painting... I have no idea what else I'll do with it)
Tattoo photos from the last few weeks?  Sure, why not-

Started colouring Jillian's owl and roses add on
First color session on Stephanie's back
Getting closer to done on Tessa's ribs/back
 Outlined and started a bit of colour on Nicole's foot
Snapped a few healed pictures of Leanne's rose and cloche.  I'll get those up in my portfolio on my website... soon...
I went to elementary and junior high with my friend Chris, but lost touch when I switched schools and haven't seen him in probably close to 20 years.  So excited that he randomly came across my portfolio on the internet and is getting tattooed!  I don't know what it is, but Chris makes me smile the second he walks in the door.   There's an octopus on the back of his arm. too.. but the pictures were to blurry to post..
Finally got a couple of hours on Drew's leg
Sandy's a maniac

Healed Photos of Pete's chest.  Pete slayed this one.  Thanks Pete!

Finished up Jackie's bird's and flowers.  I absolutely love working on this tattoo and I'm super excited to do a few touch ups and get healed photos.  It's her first tattoo and she knocked it out of the park in a few months.  When clients come in every 3 weeks, from start to finish, the project stay fresh in my mind, I can work faster, and get more done in a shorter amount of time. Another way of putting that would be- the more excited you are to work on and finish your tattoo in a timely manner, the more excited I am to work on and finish your tattoo, the better the end result.  Model client, thanks Jackie!
AND last but certainly not least... small gap filler on my good friend Justin.  All the best ideas come at the last second....

That's enough... See you next time...