June 20th, 2015

Recent tattoos

I’ll always be a fan of animal tattoos. I’m constantly trying to find new ways of adding ornament or pattern into them to make them more original.  If you have an idea for a tattoo feel free to contact me at info@adamguyhays.com    

June 20th, 2015

Star Wars Goodness

Seems like everytime I post in here it’s to say sorry it’s been so long. I’m trying to get back on top of recapping all the fun times I’ve had the last year, and this is a stand out to me. Star Wars Celebration happened in Anaheim, CA a couple months ago. My friends Vinny Romanelli , Shannon Ritchie and I were able to tattoo out of a booth in the tattoo pavilion as part of Marc Draven’s Ink Fusion Empire. The organization combines tattooing with other counter and pop culture events. We’re able to make friends and clients that share a similar passion for all things nerdy. I just wanted to say thanks to all that got tattooed or picked up schwagg in support of what I do.  It’s a great event and I look forward to the next one.                 

March 23rd, 2014

Tattoo Pitches

In the hopes of staying fresh in my artistic endeavors and in trying to avoid too much repetition in the imagery that gets tattooed today I’d like to pitch these ideas out there and see if anyone would be interested in getting my version of any of these ideas. My usual wait time for tattoos is a few months but if anyone is interested in any of these please email me at losttex@gmail.com and we can see about getting you in much quicker;)

Pieces I’m interested in doing:

• I’ve got some good ideas for some art nouveau inspired roses. Or just roses in general. These are great single session tattoos.

• Animals with ornamental details, like this painting series I just finished.  I’d be interested in doing variations of this series or trying new animals in this theme. Namely Buffalo, Elephants, antelope, most anything that’s furry.

• Animals that I haven’t done at all or not enough of. Gorillas, Rhinos, Zebra, Deer or different kinds of Antelope like Kudu or Sable. Jacob’s sheep, Elephants, Hawks, Big beetles like elephant ,rhino or stag.

• American West Imagery. Cowboy/Indian stuff. I’m always a fan of this stuff. I’ve been incorporating a good bit of Navajo blanket patterns into my work in a graphic way and would like to see what else I can do with it.

• I’d like to do some classy lady head tattoos, similar to my banner painting I’d like to do some theme versions of lady heads.

Favorites I’d like to do would be:
- The Wicked Queen from Snow White
- Malificent the Evil witch from Sleeping Beauty
- Storm, Rogue or Jubilee or Phoenix from X-men.
- She-Hulk
- Red Sonja
- Valeria from Conan the Barbarian.
- Uma Thurman  as Marcelus Wallace’s wife in Pulp Fiction
- I’d like to do an illustrative Marilyn Monroe
-Lucille from I Love Lucy
- Morticia Addams could be super fun
- Dolly Parton will always be a favorite. Bigger the hair the better.

• There’s a few Star Wars characters that I’ve got good ideas for: Chewbacca , Leia or Stormtroopers. Or a character I’ve never tattooed before, Obi-Wan Kenobi

• Any Planet of the Apes character. So long as it’s an ape.





March 22nd, 2014

Conventions and Travels for 2014

This year I’ll be a doing a few different shows from my standard ones. I’ll be doing a few local to New York and some travel abroad.

I’d like to try something different for me at these shows. I may book  a few appointments  for each convention but I will have pre drawn tattoo designs available for walk ups all weekend.  There’ll be a variety of different stuff to pick from that I think will  be cool stuff to tattoo and own.

- June 20-21 NY Empire State Tattoo Expo (Westchester, NY)

- July 1-3 Electric 13 Tattoo (Austin,TX)

- July 7-10 Rock Of Ages (Austin ,TX)

- September 5-7 Art Tattoo Show Montreal (Montreal, Canada)

-September 26-28 The London Tattoo Convention (London, UK) I’ll also be doing some days as a guest with dates un-decided currently.

All inquiries for tattoos at these location please email me at losttex@gmail.com



January 22nd, 2014

Pop Portraits

Recently I did a cool tattoo of Walter White from Breaking Bad. I was pretty inspired to try a new series of tattoos in a similar style. If anyone has any ideas using these characters or other pop culture esque people please shoot me a buzz at adamguyhays@gmail.com unnamed12364_341925655945247_1276838927_n 47627_341909279280218_2059154252_n


Here’s a few tattoos I did from this inquiry post. I was super happy to get to do a few of these guys.

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December 23rd, 2012

Carol’s Rat Fink Raider

Finished this guy this week. It’s been a fun process from the start. The whole of the tattoo is freehand. Done in 4 sessions I think. I love mixing Star Wars imagery into different styles.








December 18th, 2012

December 17

It’s been a while since I’ve updated the images in my online portfolio. It’s so easy to post things to Instagram and Facebook with a single click that I tend to forego putting things up on here. Recently Instagram owned Facebook looks to have changed their policy and I’m going to cut back on posting full images on social media. I’m just gonna put up sneak peeks and display the full images here on my site. You can keep track of my updates on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram all @adamguyhays. Until then here’s a couple new tattoos.




December 13th, 2012

New Works






June 22nd, 2011

A few new tattoos




April 21st, 2011

Tattooing in Toronto this June

I’ll be coming to  Toronto again this year for the Northern Ink Exposure. I was honored to get to do the artwork for the poster this year so I very much look forward to seeing it posted everywhere. I think it came out pretty rad.I’ll also be Joining my friends at Seven Crowns Tattoo to do some guest work there as well. I’ll be there before the show doing tattoos that Tuesday and Wednesday the 14&15 of June. Contact me here to get tattooed at either event.