October 5th, 2010

South Africa’s Southern Ink Exposure

Last January Kelsey (my wife) and I went to South Africa for the Southern Ink Exposure. It was a really wonderful experience.

We started off in Jo-burg before heading to Kruger National Park for a couple of days. We went on an all day safari that was just amazing. So many animals in such close proximity coexisting  was such a sight to see. I could have spent weeks there just taking it all in. After Kruger we headed to the beautiful city of Cape Town for a week. There’s so much to do and see in this part of the world that it was hard to fit it all in. We visited the top of Table mountain, we went great white shark cage diving, visited the penguin beach and headed down to the Cape of Good Hope. The south western mots tip of Africa. The vantage point from there is immense. You can look south and just see the earth curve.

We finished our trip there in the city  at the Southern Ink Exposure . It was full of great artists in a much different kind of spirit that I rarely see. Everybody there seemed so laid back, Enjoying the easier pace than the regular convention hustle. I did some fun tattoos there and made some great friends.

Africa is a place that has to be seen to be truly understood. All in all it was a great experience that I’d recommend to all.

Here’s some photos from abroad and a couple of tattoos I got to do.

October 4th, 2010

Back in Action in NYC

It’s been a week now since we made it home after a week spent in Paris, then London, finishing up with the London Tattoo Convention. The event kept up its reputation as the best convention out there—top artists, comfortable space, and amazing crowds. Alas in a stupid rookie move I forgot my portfolio back in NYC. Regardless things worked out well. I was all booked up for the weekend and got to do some great pieces—many on legs, soooo glad I packed my portable massage table. Here’s a few pics of the event and some of the finished work. Thanks to everyone who dropped by my booth and showed support.

August 29th, 2010

London Tattoo Convention

I’m headed to London soon for the show this year. Really looking forward to it. I hope to see some old friends and make some new ones.