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In progress. Can't wait for this to come together. 3 sittings about 20 hours of tattooing time so far. It's Going to be cool leg sleeve eventually. Done on @hannyeisen Harry Potter is healed 100%. Harry's a few months old. #voldermort is fresh. Can't wait to continue. I love to take my time. I never rush. I like to layer my work. Remember when a tattoo is fresh it's hard to judge because it's so bright and nice color is on the surface. The truest of tests is a healed tattoo. How it looks in person. Time tells all and it's the greatest part about the art of tattoos. @blackanchorworldwide@stencilanchored@fusion_ink@bishoprotary#harrypotter#voldemort
A little closer! Thanks @leeshamel for the help couldn't have got this far with out you and can't forget the help and guidance from my friend @chetzar
Very secret project. Cannot wait to let you know who it's for. So excited now to hand paint it. I actually have goose bumps I'm so pumped. @blackanchorworldwide
Who's watching @ballershbo Tonight? Love this show.
P.s. I love when my clients send me healed photos/videos of the work we make on them. Always a plus knowing it's healing well and being well taken care of. I'm really happy with the way this tattoo is settling and becoming a part of @therock watch till the end the horns look bad ass on his shoulder.
The crazy thing is when dealing with tattoos you have no control over ones health or the way they take care of it. So remember as a tattoo artists we do our job but it's always the clients job to take care of it after. So if you spend good money on your art work make sure you baby it and do what the artists says. Don't listen to your friends listen to the artist that is making the work. Every artist has a different way of telling their clients how to take care of it because everyone's work is done differently with different amount of trauma to the skin. Hoping everyone is enjoying a beautiful Sunday. I'm personally hanging with my kids enjoying life. Sorry I haven't been posting new tattoos been working a secret project for Halloween can't wait to show everyone. @blackanchorworldwide
Chipping away. Even though I haven't been tattooing much lately I have been working. I have special project coming with with a special company. One that I have partied with many of times.
Tattooing has brought me so many different types of situations and opportunities. I am truly grateful for them. It has taught me how to paint how to sculpt and so many more things. One day I Will produce a movie write a story. These are the dreams in my head in my heart in my soul. I want to wish you guys a great weekend. I'll be over here just chipping away in solitude.
@monicabrown thank you for being so sweet and patient with process of the art. Great meeting you. It's amazing to be able to chat and enjoy some great conversations. Till next time so we can continue this secret project. 🏼 @blackanchorworldwide
P.S. can't wait for the B day party!!!!!
These last two weeks have been nothing short of amazing. Some super highs and some lows. But all in all a balance of life. Opportunity comes and opportunity goes. New people come into your life and others go. I am so grateful for the life I get to lead. The path I get to make on my own terms and my own way. Tattooing @therock has been one of favorite things I've been able to do to date. It was less of a meeting of a celebrity but a meeting of minds. It was cool to be able to chill, vibe, and tattoo. Making art has always been my passion. This experience has changed me in very positive way. Today is 2 of my children's first day back to school and tomorrow my youngest very first day school. I feel more motivated and inspired to make some major life changes. I am ready to put my head back down and continue to work, and, work smarter. Thank you All of instagram for your support my followers who keep growing and continue to like and comment I see them all. All love all respect. Now enjoy this amazing photo I had the opportunity to take with the one and only Dwayne Johnson. So sick!!! " Be humble. Be hungry. And always be the hardest worker in the room." #therock#dwaynejohnson#itstimetogetmoreserious@blackanchorworldwide
I don't know why I thought of our conversation during the events of yesterday, but I did.
We all are tested throughout our lives and you can remember those especially difficulty times vividly. I remember, we talked about your back and the pain you were in and how you overcame it. But, you weren't going to let it stop you from doing what you love...artwork and capturing memories that tell stories of ones own life.
Yesterday was one of those moments that I will never forget. I saw what HATE looks like in our great country. My resolve has never been stronger to protect and create a better tomorrow for our families across this great land. I truly believe that we are destined to be who we are and through faith and hard work each person can make a difference.
Lives were lost yesterday, but they will never be forgotten.
This picture was taken of me, while catching a breath during the chaos. The source of so much conflict, the Lee statue sitting behind me." @sector7man sent me this and I asked him if I could share.
This is a good man a great officer. He is out there fighting the good fight standing up for all of us of every race every color. I just wanted to show this man some love. The unsung hero the person in the trenches. People like him have to run to the danger stand up for the weak the old the sick the helpless. I say thank you be safe out there and may god bless you and keep you safe! Thank you for the service you provide. We are of two different places two different back grounds but we are friends have great conversations and learn how to be better humans from each other. Your words touch me deeply. There is no room for racism in our country. No room for hate.
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. "Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that." Martin Luther King, Jr.
Through this experience I've learned a lot. Everyone always sees what is on the outside what is shown of our lives no one truly knows behind the scenes. @therock is a true gentleman how I came to tattoo him I do not know. I am a truly blessed human. (Thank you Matt) the process of tattooing a client starts with a meeting always finding out what it is they want. Tattoos are markings on the body that are with you for ever. Imagine choosing a birthmark. The tattoo has to represent you, who you are and what you feel, your image and your personality. @therock and I spend time going back and fourth showing him different ideas, different horns different mana. I always want to do what I want to do but I always have to remind myself that when I tattoo a client it is for them and theirs to wear the rest of their lives. I am excited to tweak and build this tattoo a little further after it heals. When I complete a tattoo in one sitting it is never finished my clients all know this to well. I let the tattoo heal, live, age a little before I come back to it and layer it see what it needs to give it the sculpting or life it requires to be abandoned because we all know art is never finished it is simply abandoned. I am grateful I am blessed I have been given the new gift of knowing about "Mana" thank you world your are nothing short of amazing. Thank you @therock till next time same channel same page! It's your friendly neighborhood tattoo artist.
Evolution of the bull.
After 3 sessions and 22hrs of tattooing with world renowned @NikkoHurtado, the story's complete.
Every detail is a reflection of my own personal history.
From the cracks and heavy damage in the bone representing life's hard lessons I've learned over the years. Just like scars and wrinkles - I'm so grateful to have 'em because they're earned.
To the horns, not pointing up or out to the side, but pointing straight ahead representing relentless energy and forward progress.
The core and anchor of this image is in the eye. Look closely and you'll find the life, energy, power and you'll feel the MANA (spirit). The eye tells the story of a disruptive positive energy always ready to dent the universe.
Depending on the light and angle, sometimes the energy's subtle and sometimes it's glaring. But it's always alive and ready to disrupt the universe and love and protect my family and all things I love with intense passion and gratitude.
Cheers to living, learning, evolving and growing. And to the positive disrupters ready to dent the universe. #EvolutionOfTheBull#Disrupter #NowLetsBreakOutTheTequila
What can I say except you're welcome it's not everyday you tattoo a Demigod #Repost@therock ・・・
Evolution of the bull begins w/ @nikkohurtado.
I've engrained this bull in my DNA for two decades. My core. Humbly, it's also become a symbol of strength, resilience, heart, power and defiance to so many people around the world.
I got this tattoo when I was just a kid. Now I need it to reflect me as a man.
All my ink is a rite of passage and spiritual and the MANA (power and spirit) has to be right before we begin.
Mana is strong with world renowned Nikko. We talked for hours about the man I am today, compared to who I once was. And who I'll always be.
We all desire to grow and evolve. The mana is right.. let the blood and pain begin. #EvolutionOfTheBull#WheresMyVicodin
Thank you for the honor my friend.
Here's to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes ... the ones who see things differently -- they're not fond of rules, and they have no respect for the status quo. ... You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can't do is ignore them because they change things. ... They push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the people who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do." #SteveJobs
One of my favorite works from my past and one of my favorite quotes. @blackanchorworldwide@stencilanchored
Hawaii I'm coming at you very soon! I have two days open Saturday and Sunday at the convention looking to do a two day tattooing something fun. Movie portrait... can't wait to come check this convention out and do a little vacation time. Aug4/5/6 I will also have merch and stuff for sale. Should I bring some prints? Can't wait to meet all of you. Thanks to @hawaiitattooexpo for having me.
Finally! The biggest one yet!!! Tickets are now on sale for the Black Anchor Academy at the @goldenstatetattooexpo January 24th - 27th, 2018
Only 200 tickets are available for the all day seminar , and only 10 spots will be available for the workshops.
During this full day workshop artists will work with students not only in the group, but also one-on-one to teach them the tricks and techniques used create spectacular work.
Sponsors include @stencilanchored@bishoprotary@rinsecup@inkeeze@fusion_ink@tacsciences
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God has blessed me with a great life I am truly grateful. Time tells all and love what I do. New York fucking city! @nyempirestatetattooexpo 2017. Great seminar today I cannot believe people would take the time to listen to me speak and spread some knowledge. You guys teach me more then you know. @blackanchorworldwide
O, beware, my lord, of jealousy;
It is the green-ey'd monster, which doth mock
The meat it feeds on. That cuckold lives in bliss,
Who, certain of his fate, loves not his wronger:
But O, what damnèd minutes tells he o'er
Who dotes, yet doubts, suspects, yet strongly loves! (Act 3, scene 3, 165–171)
William Shakespeare, Othello
12x16 oil on wood. "O" see this piece in person without text and uncensored @coprogallery this weekend July 15 2017 at the @heavymetal#HeavyMetalMagazine 40th anniversary. Honored to be a part of it. @blackanchorworldwide
Just had Saturday open up while I'm at the @nyempirestatetattooexpo hit me up in an email email@example.com or dm me. Thanks you. Include idea a picture of placement and budget you won't get a response with out it. Thank you. Also I want to do something fun. Movie portrait or famous portrait.
I remember growing listening to rap and hip hop I had to have been 13/14 years old hearing about bad boy and just everything these guys were doing. These were hard years in my life but music always helped me out. Make sure to watch this inspiring documentary of my friend @diddy and the Bad Boy story. #inspiring "CantStopWontStop" watch it worldwide tonight on iTunes.