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…

alabaster

hi everybody. don’t you hate when things don’t go like you planned? like, you work really hard to figure out something that you’re sure is gonna work out for you and everyone else, and it doesn’t work out, like AT ALL? yeah. sucks.  in a not-so-subtlely-related note, if you’ve sent me an email in the past two months and haven’t gotten a response, it’s because i have an anxiety attack every time i try to write back. trust me, i’ve tried to respond. but i probably just don’t have a good answer for you yet. thanks for your patience, i’ll…

rain dogs

hi everybody, been a while. i’ve been busy and tired, which is normal… but lately i’ve had little to show for it. i also just noticed, looking at all these photos, that almost all of these clients pictured traveled from somewhere other than portland to get tattooed. weird. first up… tao came all the way from copenhagen and sat for 12 hours over two consecutive days to get this classic tiger/dragon battle…. for his first tattoo. totally badass. we were originally planning on just getting the lines and black done, but at some point i think i lost my mind…

booked!

ok folks, i am now booked through april and will not be taking any appointments until may-ish. keep an eye out here on the blog (subscribe if you’re smart) and i’ll make another announcement here when i’m taking appointments again. thank you everyone, for your continued interest. i got a lot of emails for a lot of good ideas, and didn’t get nearly as many of them into the schedule a i would have liked to this time around. i hope it’s not too discouraging for any of you who missed out… patience and persistence will eventually work out. i…

catapult

heyoooooo 2012, ya’ll. i don’t know about you, but i am STOKED about it. in years past, the calendar change has always come with anxiety and a vague sense of unfulfillment for me… usually related to growing older and weirder or having no idea how i’m ever going to be an adult or if anything i care about will still be around. but, for the first time in maybe ever, i am excited about moving forward and not looking backward. contentment has replaced complacency. no worry, no hurry. everything is going to be awesome. i found this jellyfish at the…