Tuesday, June 15, 2010

With so much drama in the LBC...

I got back last Monday from an intense weekend in Long Beach CA for the Ink-N-Iron tattoo convention. For those of you who don't know, Ink-N-Iron takes place on the original Queen Mary cruise ship in Long Beach harbor. The ship has been converted into an epic hotel, and hosts the three day tattoo and music festival.

On Friday I tattooed Joel, we did a very personal piece for his father
Lost at sea

Saturday was busy, I started out doing a portrait of Kayleigh's cat, Bixby

Another cat, a Maneki Neko colored like Joshua's cat
Maneki Neko

A small ship, that I didn't get a good picture of, and lastly I started a fortune teller piece on Leo
Fortune teller

On Sunday I did the smallest dog portraits I have ever done on the lovely Trisha
Tiniest portraits ever!

I had the pleasure of spending the weekend with my good friends Uncle Allan and Amalie of Conspiracy Inc. in Copenhagen, Denmark, along with Eckel from the same shop, Hata and Rei of Ink Rat in Tokyo, my girl Corey from Vancouver Canada, Klaus from the OC and the crew from Sid's in Santa Ana, CA. Long days of tattooing and late night meals at shabby diners, but in the company of good friends it's the best times ever! We even managed to top it off with a visit to the Long Beach Aquarium on Monday morning before saying our goodbyes...


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