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FREE AEROSMITH AND MACKLEMOORE CONCERT IN PHOENIX TONIGHT!!

Dude Aerosmith is here. That is one of my favorite rock bands ever, I am so excited. After Busta Rhymes last night, Aerosmith today, and it’s FREE?!?!  im tripping.  Had to do my internet due dilligence and verify, and it is indeed true. And i of course, must share the info with my loyal followers...

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Aaaw! I came across this while I was updating my portfolio and could not help re- uploading this photo. This is the kind of thing I love to show to people who say " you cant" to tattoos that are too bright, to blended, or too detailed. This is my freind Diane. She has always beeen huge supporter of Fine Art For Bodies.She got this tattoo at a *undisclosed location* waaaaay back in 2009, and this phot was the spring of 2013. Still looking brilliant and subtle and awesome. The old sayings DO hold: Bold will hold, and simple is better. But cleanliness and quality of craftsmanship, and TIME invested, and care taken will go a long way. Make sure you rad your artists' aftercare instructions and FOLLOW them. (Mine are at www.fineartforbodies.com/aftercare, but you follow YOUR artist's instructions.) Technology and technique in tattoos has evolved a million times* in the past 10 years, as has both the social acceptance of tattoos in general, and the aesthetic, the knowledge of, and acceptance of what a tattoo looks like long term, and how it is supposed to age. I have a strong theory that tattoos done since 2005 will last WAY longer and neater and cleaner than those done, healed, and abused with less evolved methods back in the 50's. Heck that was back before they even "invented bacteria." -Philadelphia Eddy, "Hori Smoku" Documentary. lol!! But even if they don't, I have confidence in the thought that, WE as grandparents are going to be twisted and gnarled, and faded, and weathered, and BEAUTIFUL. And so will our tattoos.

Long Term Tattoos- More experience than image

Aaaw! I came across this while I was updating my portfolio and could not help re- uploading this photo. This is the kind of thing I love to show to people who say ” you cant” to tattoos that are too bright, to blended, or too detailed. This is my freind Diane. She has always...

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BLACK FRIDAY SPECIAL!!

  I am pleased to announce, my first ever… *ahem* BLACK FRIDAY SPECIAAAAALL!! Please read below for complete terms. The following promos are being offered: OPEN HOUSE I will be painting live, and hosting Open Q+ A Discussion, and Brainstorming! MAYBE FOOD! (probably just cookies and fruit platters though. Mmmm cookies) $50 OFF SESSION RATES *Two...

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Reconstructive Tattooing

[youtube 1=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Egq2qnnXSPY&w=580&h=326″ ]   http://www.superstarmagazine.com/tattoo-artist-gives-women-a-new-hope-of-loving-their-bodies-again-this-is-epic/   Someone sent this to me this morning… I thought it was a awesome way to illustrate how I’m always going on about how tattooing can be a “transformational” experience. While it very rarely seems as momentous as this woman’s transformation, I see the same effect in practice quite often....

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Studio Shots….

*Sigh* I miss when my studio used to look like this all the time… Stumbled into an ooold album of photos on facebook today, and it sent me on a trip down memory lane. Here’s a rare glance inside the actual studio of Fine Art For Bodies. Sorry for the foggy pic, pretty sure this...

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Hello again!

Got to see this delicate little sakura flower piece over 1 year healed a little while ago, when this young lady brought her cousin in to get tattooed. Still looking great! Still soft and subtle 🙂 This is just a good example of what good aftercare, and good long-term care can do! Always an honor...

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“Go Beyond the Cover” Tattooing without Fear.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mIBKifOOQQ Check out this awesome ad by Dermablend featuring tattooed model Rick Genest! Prompted by a recent discussion on tattooing and modeling, I read up a little bit on the model, and was super happy to read of his story and success. You can see more about him here, check out a quick interview here,...

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Dragonfly, dragonfly…

“Uplift” A 2009 Painting, this sat in my studio for some years before I looked at and asked why isnt this hanging somewhere? It is currently for sale at Snoh. I find it so interesting how we can create and then totally disregard something, and only later realize the value of it… I work in...

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Throw Back…

This tattoo is from like… 2010. I just came across if while re-organizing my files and thought I’d share. I love looking back and critiquing and seeing my own development. This piece, I think I would like to add a background if I’m given the chance… This was one of my early experiements with blue-white...

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