Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Ripper ala Powell peralta

Was sooooo itching to do the ripper for a loooong time. The homie Bill wanted it to commemorate his skating years. Stoked 

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Beware!!! The sharktopus !!!

Sneak peak. Full blog and detail shots coming soooooooon.

Anchors away

Did this one on my friend Sarah. Born to run was her thing. I came up with the artwork, and this is how it all turned out.


Tinkerbell, detail shots. Thanks Mackie it was a fun one.

Bold will hold! Helping Lee remember his fallen friends

Lee is 93 years old, he served in world war 1 and the Korean War. He started collecting tattoos at 18 when he joined the Navy. He has collected all his favorite ports (12) commemorated 2 love affairs and got two swallows to help him float after his ship went down. Today we tattooed U.S.S.STRONG his favorite ship he was a gunner on. Next week we will add gun 41 on his stomach. We also tattooed "baby John" his fallen comrade. Stories were told, laughs were had, tattoos were made. You want a good story sit down with a guy whose tattoos are twice your age. It was a truly awesome experience, it made me proud to call myself a tattooer, to pay homage to those who came before me, to sit down and be humbled by this mans stories made me realize how amazing this life can be. If I'm half as cool as Lee at his age I would be just fine. On top of it all even after a almost fatal car accident where he was walking and got hit by a car at 55 mph. They told him he would never walk again, not only does he walk well, he has a clean bill of health. Anyway any week anywhere I got time for Lee, he's alright in my book and I'm honored to call him a friend.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

water+liquid acrylic+2brushes+textured paper oops have I said too much.

finished this awhile back. It's 12X16 and I do have prints available $20.00 + $5.00 shipping anywhere in the US add $8.00 for International. Inquiry's fritzart76@gmail.com

I made these little guys for my homie Ash when he was going through rough times with his apprenticeship. His hard work paid off, he finished his apprenticeship and is continuing the path in becoming a master tattooer. good job Ashkon

this is a sneak peak at a split page of rose flash Ash and I did, it's 1 in a set of 12 sheets! we are early on in collecting and selecting the line drawings but it's looking pretty killer. COMING SOON!

as always good will and good fortune to you and yours
thanks for your time.

creepy crawlies don't bite, they entertain the ghosts

sooooooooooo, it's a bit late so i find this piece rather fitting for the post. I put this little guy on Hartman, aside from being a rad dude he protects this awesome country. The creepy crawly, jester to those who go click and clack, tip and tap amongst the quiet still night. Said by old polish miners first in the hole at day break the roaches and creepy crawlies would scurry at oil lanterns light due to fact thier eyes hurt for they have been up all night dancing with mischief entertaining ghouls, ghosts, and the unexplained. Hartman has named this little fella Carl, fitting for a jester to entertain all the ghouls and goons that may cross our man Hartmans path. Thanks for your time and as always good will and fortune to you and yours.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Pin ups and horse shoes.

So went a bit out of character on this one, My buddy Luis wanted a Betty Page piece with my twist. He wanted to incorporate cheetah print and a vegas vibe. I wanted to pull off something different on all levels, as far as the Betty Page I wanted to stick pretty close to his reference but enhance and tweak it a bit. I threw in the horse shoe to give it a traditional vibe and some shimmer diamonds. As far as the cheetah print I didn't want to do the same old thing, I added a couple different browns and randomized the pattern a bit and it turned out rather well. As always Good Will and Good Fortune.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

New York Frank a stand up guy.

Frank came in awhile back, he was sent to me from another client. He got a memorial for his dad and his love for New York his hometown. We hit it off from the get go, Frank is a positive, well traveled, seasoned man. He has some of the best stories to boot, and one hell of a listener, it was if have been friends for years. Anyway Frank's wife's nickname for our hero is "cranky Frankie" she had a magnet made up and it sits on the fridge everyday reminding him how much she loves our pal Frank. A couple weeks back Frank came to me with the idea of getting a tattoo for his wife, he wanted something similar to the magnet she made. The image resembled an old playboy comic style. I was totally into the idea and ran with it, I made the guy look like Frank and gave him NY monogrammed swim shorts and a nice cold one in a mug resting on his belly. He was stoked on the drawing so we planted it on his right peck "so shes can always see it" he chuckles. The world needs a lot more of guys like Frank, happy go lucky, hard working, enjoyer of life. Thanks Frank can't wait for the next one.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Fun one.

Cartoony flowers oh yes, we do those too.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Dreaming of a hula girl sailor J style.

Got to do this fun one for Sailor Jerry's birthday. Oh it's a classic, here's your bonus pic of the day thanks Rhiannon

Mike Jone's "back den girls didn't wunt meh"

Got really lucky by the chance of Jupiter's cock Mike and I crossed paths. Mike owns encapsulated records which of course anybody who knows me knows I Like's my tunes. So anyway he had about seven hours and two feet to spare, I had some drawings that I wanted to get down on. We settled on a goatskull with my take on it. A couple hours here and there hung out with the guys from Bent Left (cool KC band) chatted our hearts content of music from A to Z. Eventually we have birth to these guys. Pretty much split the design used some sepia tones on the skull, I'm really happy with how they turned out. Thanks again Mike and your welcome at my house any day my friend.

Monday, February 11, 2013

The Hermit thoughtfully given to Mikey.

The main idea was to replicate "the Hermit" depicted in the inside album cover of Led Zepplin 4. Mikey (lucky recipient of said tattoo) is a shredder (skateboard lingo for righteous dude) and well deserving of the hermit. While doing research for reference pics I ran across this little nugget of info from the old Wikipedia .
The inside illustration, entitled "The Hermit" and credited to Barrington Colby MOM, was influenced by the design of the card of the same name in the Rider-Waite tarot deck.This character was later portrayed by Page himself in Led Zeppelin's concert film, The Song Remains the Same (1976). The inner painting is also referred to as View in Half or Varying Light and was sold at auction under that name in 1981.

Varied versions of the artwork within the album exist. Some versions depict a longhaired and bearded supplicant climbing at the base of the mountain, while some others do not show the six pointed star within the hermit's lantern. If the inside cover of the album is held vertically against a mirror, a man's face can be seen hidden in the rocks below the hermit. Speculation exists that the face is actually that of a black dog.
I found it interesting seeing how I am a big fan of the tarot arts. I pretty much stayed true to the album artwork. Hesitated about putting in the gold but Mikey wanted a suttle but complimentary highlight. I've been using Waverly and Alla Prima inks, they are quality color systems that proove to go in rather effortless in most cases. Overall I feel the final product was a success and all parties involved walked away satisfied and happy. My main concern when approaching a tattoo will always be my client's(and most will find the client process is short lived and most walk away friends after the first visit)overall satisfaction. Thanks for your time and good fortune to you all.

A little good fortune from mother lotus.

This was a fun one to do. It is from an old Sailor Jerry flash sheet. Had a couple hours to kill, no better way to murder minutes than with good fortune. And just a reminder I can make prints of any painting I've done they come framed signed and numbered. $20.00 plus shipping. Thanks for your time.