immortalis

hello friends, i’ll keep this one short… everything is busy busy and i’m mostly having fun with it. -i’m booking appointments for london (sep 19-25) and copenhagen (sept 27-30) now. if you’re interested in getting tattooed in either city, send me an email at ryanscapegoat@gmail.com, including a good idea of what you want for a tattoo and what days are best for you. -it’s probably safe to say at this point that i am waitlisted/booked out for the rest of 2011. i will probably be re-doing a lot of my scheduling/waitlist stuff in the coming months to accomodate for the…

heavyness

right after i made my last post, i started to realize that maybe this thing wasn’t so obsolete after all… i just never had the time to write anything worth writing. i still don’t, but i now recognize that i’m not done just yet. as we learned in my last post, i have all kinds of anxieties and assorted malaise about my ability to maintain my chosen field of work, and i think with that there will always be something worth sharing there. because as we also learned, in the comments of my last post, people tend to think of…

onward!

hello friends. so, although it’s been a good run, i think this blog has become mostly obsolete. i think at first, it was a time when i needed a thoughtful release from the day-to-day travails of my own mind and heart, and it served well as journalistic therapy for me as much as a medium to connect with folks interested in the tattooing. i’ve often seen myself as an underachiever in the context of tattooing as a profession, weighed down by the responsibility and workload presented to me every day, continually buried in the self-doubt that comes with navigating my…

estacionamiento

april is easily my least favorite month. i’m not even going to make any qualifying statements to support that admission, or even welcome any lateral movement to that thought. april just always sucks and it’s the worst ever, hands down always no matter what all the time. so i’m pretty pumped that i still did cool stuff anyway: ron wells tattooed my shin and i’m so thankful because now i never have to get my shin tattooed again. i found a tree swing in the nieghborhood. i FINALLY did tattoos from some dan rick flash we have here at the…

fire hoop

ok. it’s been a month. that seems like enough time, right? this blogging thing isn’t really a priority for me these days… it’s starting to get somewhat intermittently nice/sunny out once in a while so i try to enjoy that and not spend all that time on a computer. i think that trend will continue into the summer, so i hope monthly updates are sufficient for ya’ll for the next 6 months. i’m just not interested enough in my own life to share much of it lately…. i bore myself just thinking about it. i’ve actually been pretty stressed out…

bear attacks

for some reason, even after 5 years in portland, i had never been to the redwoods before this past weekend. and now i feel really dumb about it taking so long… it was a wondrous road trip.   shimmers rocks/docks/tiny people dead shit seadogs brachiosaurs fuckin wicked big trees canopies bunyan’s babe’s balls oh, it was grand.   as far as work stuffs, well. i’ve felt like i’ve been very efficient lately. lots and lots of new stuff getting started and others getting finished, but i’m only gonna show a little at a time. mourning flock roses more like this,…

obscura

ok. i’m not going to australia in march like i had hoped.  i would’ve had to really scramble and throw together some shitty haphazard two-week trip without much preparation, and would have been neglecting a bunch of other things, like dogs, by leaving town for that long. but thank you, everyone, for supporting the idea and i’m certain i will get out there at some point, maybe next year. i just didn’t have enough time to get it together. but there’s always a silver lining, right? in this case, it’s a blurry, deep-fried, beer-goggled one…. in effect, i’m trading in…