Monday, September 13, 2010



Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit, and as vital to our lives as water and good bread. A civilization which destroys what little remains of the wild, the spare, the original, is cutting itself off from its origins and betraying the principle of civilization itself.

-Edward Abbey

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Wednesday Muse

Wednesday tattoo

My submission for the Idle Hand Tattoo Art Show.
Inspired by my muse, constant companion and endless source of entertainment, 10 year old Boston Terrier/Pug mix Wednesday.

9"x11", ink & watercolor on hotpress paper. Prints for sale, email for info:

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Idle Hand Art Show

Idle Hand Art Show @ Molotov's, S.F.
(Click on image for full view)

The crew at Idle Hand Tattoo have invited me to join them in a group show at Molotov's, 582 Haight Street, San Francisco, CA.
Join us for the opening tomorrow night, Friday Sept. 10, 2010, from 8-11 pm.

Bring your friends! You don't want to miss this one...

Friday, September 3, 2010

Birds, Bears & Battle Axes

Cali Bear
I wish I got to do tattoos like this every day! A new take on the California state flag.

Monocle Skull
Andrew keeps coming in for more fun stuff! Little filler monocle skull and web.

Riley's Rooster
Riley's been wanting a rooster tattoo for years, I had a ton of fun drawing this and can't wait to finish it!

Bear Cub
For her first tattoo ever, Brittany got something a bit different from my usual work. She wanted a piece inspired by 1940's Golden Books children's illustrations, and this is what we came up with.

Rose and Swallows chest piece
Jackie sat like a champ and got this chest piece dedicated to her two sisters. (Click on image for full view)

Miss Nina
First session on the ever lovely Miss Mardi who came all the way from Melbourne, Australia! This tattoo is inspired by Mardi's amazing Devon Rex cat Nina. Doesn't she remind you of Kiki's cat Jiji in Hayao Miyazaki's Kiki's Delivery Service?
Healed Art Deco
I met Mardi last year when she came out to get this Art Deco inspired tattoo. It's always a pleasure to see her, unfortunately we didn't have nearly enough time for fun hang out! Next time maybe I'll be seeing her Down Under...?

Finally, last sunday I did this little guy four different times on a group of San Francisco boys. Good times and buddy tattoos!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Lost In Greenpoint

After a busy weekend with One Trip Pass, painting room 408 at the Ace Hotel in Manhattan, I crossed the bridge to Greenpoint, Brooklyn, for some long overdue girl-time with two of my oldest dearest friends in the U.S., Janis and Sue.

An adventure walk along the East River with Sue just as the thunder rolled in over the city. As a Bay Area transplant I never get thunder anymore, and I do miss the epic late summer thunderstorms in the North East. The smell of the heavy rain on the hot streets is unmistakable.

Sue works at East River Tattoo in Greenpoint. Before meeting up at the shop I had some time to explore the area, a great little neighborhood with cute boutiques, antique stores, restaurants and coffee shops, tucked away just north of Williamsburg.
(More after the jump:)








The lovely Sue and the East River

East River Tattoo, just as the rain started

Seeing how the three of us have been friends for over 10 years, since I was fresh off the boat from Sweden, we decided to commemorate the occasion with some late night spur of the moment matching tattoos.

Janis had never done a tattoo before...

...but for a first timer she did pretty damn good!

There's nothing quite like 3 am tattoos.

I will hopefully be back in Greenpoint by early to mid October, and will be doing a guest stint at East River Tattoo. If you're interested in making an appointment, email me at for more info.

Setting Free The Bears

Sneak peek: Work in progress for upcoming art project for the fall.