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 will also have crewneck sweatshirts with a new design available here soon, check back and get one of those too! 3. i will be attending the star of texas convention in austin january 18-20. come get tattooed! email me ryanscapegoat@gmail.com to book an appointment. that’s all…

finally some news!

hey everyone! finally a real update! i got some new scapegoat shirts printed, so come and get’em. check out the new “store” section for ordering/details.   ALSO, i’m happy to announce that i will be working at this year’s Lady Luck Tattoo Arts & History Expo in Reno, NV at the end of this month(march 31-april 2), along with everyone else here at scapegoat. come say hi, get tattooed, get some shirts! more info on the “travel” page.   thanks! r    

update

hi everyone, wow. you still here? well, it’s been a long time coming, but i finally got around to updating the more outdated stuff here. much has changed since i last regularly made use of this site, and instagram has made redundant most of the stuff i posted here. but at long last, there’s a proper tattoo gallery and revamped info/contact page. eventually i’ll include pages for merch, art, and project wishlists, but that will come in time. i’ll probably never use the blog part here as much as i once did, but for prosperity’s sake i figured i’d leave…

farewell

i lost my best friend yesterday. my house feels weird and deafeningly quiet. i’ve gotten so used to every little sound she made. climbing down from the bed, shaking off, and puttering about the house every morning, waiting patiently for me to wake up. so many things i’ve gotten used to. so many things i couldn’t have noticed until now. i adopted olive from the humane society in february 2008. i was 24, she was a 9 months old. to this day, i stay amazed and unbelievably thankful for whatever circumstances allowed her to be watching as i walked in…

brambles

hi everyone. been a while. i had not found much reason to keep up with anything over here for most of the last few years. there is a diminishing quality to maintaining an internet presence in this way, and for me it diminished to the point of no return. when i started this blog four years ago, it developed into a kind of therapy for me… a way for me to find value in the sleepless, lonely hours of night where my mind raced against itself. “somnambulance(medically defined as sleepwalking),” was an active choice for the title here as much…

hi guys! this’ll be a quick one… i apologize for the late notice, but i will be working the silver state tattoo convention in reno, nv this upcoming weekend, may 10-12, with my good friend and cohort brian wilson. i will not be taking appointments for this convention, instead i’ll just be doing walkins, from a little book of line drawings i’ve put together. i’m stoked to do it that way and will probably do that for every convention i ever do again. the lineup for this one looks pretty good…. you can find more info about the convention at http://silverstatetattoo.com/….

machinery

hi folks, so, clearly i haven’t been in the blogging spirit for a while. i’m still not, but there’s something about holidays and the turning of a new year that compels me to try and touch base with the outside world and share a little. that said, i don’t expect to carry this spirit onward into the new year as some sort of half-assed resolution… i don’t think i’ll go back to blogging with the regularity that i used to.  no, i just like to look at  year retrospectively, and remember it was a good one. posting six months worth…