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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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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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“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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Gentleman bug

Super proud of the progress on this carefully reproduced rendition of “Echinacea” by the amazing surrealist Esao Andrews. Many have attempted to reproduce his remarkable color work in tattoo form. I am lucky enough to have a client who has the patience and dedication to sit through the time and care that it takes to re-create...

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Watercolor tattoo

This recent weeks have been a new golden age in experimental tattooing. From the amazing surrealist work of Esao Andrews, to trying to render a jellyfish, to 3D Lattice tattoos to a watercolor tattoo, I’ve gotten to do some of the more avant-guard pieces that are seeming to gain popularity lately. Entertaining a current request...

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Reflecting back…

As I sit down to do my last drawing for the day, I looked up and glanced at my wall. Even though what winds up on my work wall are usually a random selection of the smaller 1- or 2-session tattoos, It is kind of moving to realize how MANY people I have gotten to...

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