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Take a deeper look into the mysterious world of tattooing.

ELM STREET TATTOO & MUSIC FEST

It's mid April and the taxman wants his cut of the yearly profit. I've spent the last couple of weeks sorting through bank statements and tax documents. The end of the tax year is always stressful for those of us who choose the self employed path. One good thing about...

TRIBAL VIRGO

It was the spring of 1996 when I started 7th grade at Monnig middle school in Fort Worth. I was 13.  My friends and I would skip class and stroll around town, dodging truancy officers, getting in and out of trouble, and committing minor acts of vandalism and petty...

TRADITIONAL TATTOOING IN 2019

The end of the year is a happy time for me. I take my winter break to spend time with my family and friends, who I see so little of during the busy work schedule. I also spend a great deal of time reflecting on the long year of tattooing in the books, and the year of...

MYTH TO REALITY

The phoenix, in Chinese and Japanese mythology, has always been considered a good omen. When Sean first contacted me about getting a full Phoenix sleeve this was definitely the case. Good fortune was on the horizon. Sean reached me through email which is usually the...

WORKS IN PROGRESS

More and more lately I have been approached by clientele seeking larger scale projects. Sleeves, backs, and chest pieces are becoming a common request. These days everyone wants to get "sleeved out". Understandably so, there is nothing cooler than looking...

HEART IN HAND GALLERY

About 3 years ago, Oliver Peck and Dean Williams asked me, and several of my coworkers at Elm Street Tattoo, if we would be interested in working at a private, appointment only, Tattoo studio. A lot of the artists at the street shop were beginning to get heavily...

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