INJURY UPDATE

today marks 1 week since surgery, and it has been a tough week. thankfully, it hasn’t been particularly painful, but i was specifically instructed to not do any physical activity, and to make sure my arm stayed elevated (elbow above my heart 24/7) for the entire week. so the physical discomfort and mental fatigue/boredom from that definitely took a toll… i literally did nothing but lie down, eat popsicles, and re-watch game of thrones in its entirety. none of that is as fun as it sounds. the surgery itself was a little more intensive than expected, and it’s clear now…

best of the worst

hi everyone. i haven’t been using this site for much lately, but a bunch of stuff happened this month and it felt like i needed to post something about it. two weeks ago, i was on track to open my new studio, snake mountain tattoo, in north portland in early july. i was really excited to get back to work after a two month hiatus. then over the weekend of june 13, the new shop was burglarized before my insurance policy kicked and before i had any kind of security system in place. i lost all of my tattoo machines(i…

THANK YOU SCAPEGOAT

after 15 wonderful years, i officially ended my tenure at scapegoat tattoo a few days ago. i cannot begin to describe everything i’m feeling about this decision, but i can say for sure that many of those years were unforgettable and i will miss it here. i’ve been lucky to share this floor with some of the finest humans and formidable talents in the biz. instagram only lets you tag 20 people, but many more have passed through here who have all shaped my life indelibly. i’d be remiss to not specifically thank @the_noble_mountain, who i will always love like a brother, for…

silver linings! also RAFFLE!

welp, here we are. june is around the corner and we don’t have much more information about returning to work. i think at this point, the idea of going back to work in june is unlikely. much of oregon has started to reopen, though our county has yet to apply for reopening, as we have by far the densest population in the state. even if we are legally able to return to work soon, there are practical hurdles to consider at the shop… we’ll have to work that stuff out when the time comes. as of right now, i can…

lockdown

hi friends! it turns that all it takes for me to make a real blog post is a global pandemic. the state of oregon has suspended all tattooing until further notice, so we are all out of work indefinitely. it sucks, but it’s not wholly unpleasant to have some time to breathe. i’d been tattooing at maximum capacity for over a decade, and had fully normalized all the stress and anxiety and coping mechanisms i’ve developed to manage the ever-growing workload. it’s only being forced to stop that it’s become clear how abnormal those behaviors really were, and how separate…

COVID-19

we need to talk about this, y’all. this thing is happening and it’s happening fast and no one knows what to do. i’m concerned that too many people aren’t taking this seriously enough. as of right now, scapegoat is closed until april 1st. given all the unknowns about the asymptomatic transmission of the virus, the widespread inaccessibility of testing for most people, and the government’s inability to protect us… we cannot afford to take chances with this. this situation is clearly getting out of control, and we can’t safely do our work until it is. i think it will be…

PRINTS!

i’ve got three new prints in! really happy with the quality of these… click for purchase info. they are also available at scapegoat, and i should have some on hand for SLC in a few weeks.

winter update!

maybe someday i’ll update this more often than once a year. but looking at my track record, i think that might be wishful thinking. ANYWAY, some announcements: i made HOODIES! i’ve been meaning to get hoodies made for years, and i could not be happier with these. super soft and comfy, and just in time for the really cold stuff. they are available here or at scapegoat. $55 ALSO, CONVENTIONS! i’ll be in austin, TX in january(30-1) and salt like city, UT in february(21-23). contact me if you’d like to get tattooed! i plan to have a bunch of one-off…

SLC! PRINTS! NEW PHOTOS

i got new prints! available on the “store” page… very happy with the quality of these. click the images for more info!   i’ll be sure have a few of these on-hand at the SLC convention next weekend, which i am now taking appointments for. get in touch if you wanna book something! i also updated the photo galleries with some new more recent stuff. :) thanks y’all! r

news and new stuff!

hey y’all. it’s been a while, but this is the first time in a while i’ve had stuff worth updating on a blog and not just instagram. 1. i have prints of this painting for sale in the “store” section now. go buy one! you’ll have it just in time for xmas. 2. i also have these crewneck sweatshirts available in the store… they are super soft and expertly printed. check em out! 3. i will be attending two conventions in the coming months: the star of texas convention in austin january 18-20, and the salt lake city convention february…