Monday, April 26, 2010

Chugga chugga chugga--

Have three tattoo appointments today. Have two tomorrow. Have two next Monday. One next Tuesday.

Pictures to come!

Friday, April 23, 2010


This Monday went very well! The first tattoo I did was pretty bad... but it was the first time I had ever tattooed someone with a Neuma machine. After a lot of trial and error (and a doll of a client) I finished up the linework.

(traditional tattoo machines are run by electric coils, they are heavy and I had a hard time holding one.... Neumas are powered by a turbine and a clean air compressor. They weigh virtually nothing by comparison and thats the machines that I bought.)

The next tattoo gave was a gemini symbol that two friends are getting. We made it look like brushstrokes as opposed to just black boring kanji (chinese symbols) Turned out great... and I am tattooing his friend on this coming Monday.

Third was a wilting rose on a regular client of the shop... I actually have a picture of that one:

Also... dyed my hair to look like flames... this is a terrible picture, but here ya go!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Hecckkk Yessss

I have three official tattoo appointments!

Because the other shop that my teacher (Nate) co-owns is missing an artist, my training is shifting into hyper gear and I am likely going to be sent over to that shop for a little while to keep the income flowing. Extra good news is that I am going to be actually making income from tattooing now, or at least in like two weeks.

None the less, I will be tattooing my hairdresser, Brandie, a friend of the shop who goes by the name Testicles (he has "testicle" tattooed on his knuckles), and a friend that I made at the bar.

Photos to come, but I am fa-reaking excited.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

March of the oranges

Tattooed three more oranges last night.... unfortunately they were somewhat old and didn't tattoo well. I bought some more this morning and I plan to ink them all sorts of up today. Gonna work on my black and grey shading.

Our piercer Misty quit so I set up a practice station in our piercing room. I am now allowed to tattoo any fruit any time since I have my own tattoo set up. Tony, our resident black and grey artist, is going to help me today.

There's my little station. :)

Also, my tattoo machines now have names... the green one is Claude and the black one is Blackie. (Named after the crow I fed Gardetto's to at the Racquet Club swimming pool.)

Friday, April 9, 2010

The machines have arrived!!!

I received a shipment via UPS yesterday that had my complete tattoo set up in it. I opened it and everything works the way it is supposed to!

Cleaned my machines out, they were quite gunked up.

I need to name them, one of them I am thinking will be Claude. The other I'm not sure. Any suggestions?

Worked at the bar last night and it was so slow I ate cheesecake and played Pokemon on Syd's gameboy that I stole over Easter.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

I am back in town

Made it back to Springfield in one piece... the drive home was FAR easier than the drive to Wichita. It helps to not be sleepy. :)

I got home and realized exactly how dirty my apartment was so I brewed a pitcher of orange Kool-Aid and set to work.

I also attempted to change my lightbulb in my kitchen, but the above photo demonstrates perfectly that I was unable to successfully do so.

Need to do laundry REALLY bad, but I think I hate folding clothes more than I hate Nazis. Ugh.