“Don't act like you're not impressed” Ron Burgundy. What’s your favorite quote of his? Haha one of my favorite moves. Thanks to my client for flying out from Atlanta. He sat like a champ for his first tattoo. About 12 hours. Theses two pictures are two different camera set ups. What do you prefer? @blackanchorworldwide
Yesterday I spent the day with a great group of kids. Thank you @romita214 @adventureswithdisneydeb Growing up angry or always getting into trouble people will label you a loser or will give up on you. This was me after my parents divorced. I was angry but I didn’t know how to deal with it or verbalize it in a healthy way. Art saved me because it always kept me distracted and gave me an outlet for how I felt. A lot of time we have no idea what a child is going through. Life is not easy but if you are willing to better yourself you can come out on top and prove others opinions wrong and to prove to yourself that you’re worthy of love and a great life. I hope each of these kids use the sketchbooks to their advantage the way art helped me through the years. A sketch book is a diary and a friend sometimes when there is no one to listen or give you what you need back. It’s there to let you vent. Happy holidays and I’m truly honored to spend time with these amazing people. @adventureswithdisneydeb is a #freedomwriter and she’s got the biggest heart we need more teachers like her and Roma. Shoutout to all the great teachers in the high desert and beyond like @outward_brown ‘tis the season to give without expectations.
Always a pleasure tattooing my friend @coachmikebayer always making me think and question my self. Thanks for always making me be a better self. Till next sitting. Here is the progress of his half sleeve. Getting close to the final. @blackanchorworldwide @stencilanchored #bestself#wizard#magic#coverup
If you could identify as a super hero who would you be? In my mind I would be Wolverine but I think I’m more like Leonardo from TMNT. Fun #spiderman from last week. @marvel @marvelstudios @sony @blackanchorworldwide @stencilanchored @fusion_ink @bishoprotary
It’s been a productive busy week! Here is the @thealexrossart tattoo I did on a really cool dude that flew in. Glad we managed to squeeze you on bro. One more sitting for the final touches. @blackanchorworldwide @stencilanchored thanks for looking. Mostly healed.
Damn this hits home. When I was four years old my parents didn’t know I needed glasses. When my grandfather noticed I always was squinting my mom @mother_of_all_hurtados_raygoza took me to the optometrist and boom I was blind and a 🦇 well not that bad but I had really bad vision. My beautiful mother said when I walked out side I was like wow I can see the leaves in the tree and everything was so clear. My mother said she cried she felt so bad she never knew I couldn’t see clear. Many blessing to this young man. Be grateful for the small things and thanks to my parents for buying me so many glasses because I would break them weekly and I always had tape on them 🤓#Repost @shaunking ・・・ I was so touched and humbled by this. His teacher gave him brand new glasses that allowed him to see colors for the very first time. Even on a bad day, we have things to be thankful for that we easily take for granted.
Saturday’s lesson- read and learn. Some time ago in a village near the capital city of Japan, lived an old samurai who put his fighting days behind him. One day when the old samurai was conducting a class for his students, one young warrior, who was famous for his rudeness and cruelty, approached the samurai wanting to challenge him to a duel. When the old samurai didn’t accept the challenge the young samurai used his tactic of shaming and rudeness. In Japan, honor means a lot and people are willing to die to uphold their honor. The young samurai knew that and he used this knowledge against better opponents by blinding them with rage. In that state, his opponents made mistakes in fights and ended up dead. Since insulting words of the young samurai didn’t evoke rage in the old master he decided to throw stones at him. After that had no effect he started spitting at him. When that still didn’t work the young samurai was outraged and pulled out his sword. But still, the old master didn’t react and continued on with his lesson. The young samurai knew that he couldn’t hurt the old master if he didn’t accept the challenge. It was the law. Killing a man in a challenge was not a crime, otherwise, it was a crime punishable by death. The young samurai continued to insult the old master the whole day in front of the whole class. At the end of the day, the young samurai was tired, irritated and felt ashamed that his plan failed. So he set off home feeling defeated. The old samurai’s students were amazed that the old man withstood so many offensive insults, and asked him: “Why did you not accept his challenge of a fight? Surely you weren’t afraid of him?” And the old samurai replied: “If someone comes to you with a gift and you refuse to accept it, who does the gift belong to?” “It’s former owner,” said one of the students. “The same applies to envy, hatred and rude words. As long as you do not accept them, they belong to the person who
Crazy story. I started this on @trevor_friedrich 11 years ago. We never did a second sitting to finish it. I used to block in a full tattoo with washed out color then go in and finish detailing on another sitting. This was an old process of mine. We ended up doing two full back pieces his neck and head we never went back to this piece till the other day. Just want to say thank you so much @trevor_friedrich for the years of work and dedication. We have become friends and I’m super grateful for everything over the years! @blackanchorworldwide @stencilanchored oh yeah and @trevor_friedrich is a killer artists check his stuff out. Original art by @davidstoupakis one sitting to go.