War is hell.

•January 22, 2014 • Leave a Comment

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The end of everything…and January…

•January 22, 2014 • Leave a Comment

So I noticed I got a little picture-heavy during the last posts, so here`s a little brainstew…

I can`t get over the fact how priviliged I am being allowed to work as a tattooer. Not because it`s an easy job (it sure is not), not because I make a lot of money (I sure do not) and not because it gives me a certain social status ( still lots of stereotypes out there) but because it is something I truely love. It takes up alot of my time, because it`s not like I leave the parlour and my work is over. I still spend hours sketching for clients, researching references, drawing in order to keep progressing. I try to stay inspired and not copy other artists work or, even worse, my own. I try to find a fitting, original style for every single person that allows me to tattoo them, because that`s what they deserve. Sometimes they surprise me though, because often they ask for a copy of something they found online or actually ask for something “standard”. I really try to avoid that! We can do something aesthetically pleasing even though it is not standard. I´m not the one to judge somebody`s ideas about his tattoo, but I try to take a slight influence on it. Not because my ideas are principially better, but because it is my professional point of view backed by some experience. I highly appreciate the fact, that most people are willing to accept this.

The interaction with the people, the time I (have to) spend looking through all the amzing art that was created in the past and is being created somewhere right now and doing that for aliving… it can`t get any better for me right  now. So I would like to say thanks to Oli for offering me an apprenticeship, Billy Bernert for patiently helpingmy shitty drawing develop and the Visvajara crew for being outstanding nice people!!! And of course my friends that do not give a f*** about tattooing and keep me down to earth and interested in reality…

And if you wonder what a good teacher looks like: Here`s Oli!

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In other news: I created a tumblr account just to see what happens. I will use this blog a little less often and mostly for announcements while putting most of the visual stuff on http://infinity-ends-tattoos.tumblr.com/.

Song of the now: The Smiths – I want the one I can`t have

You can`t go wrong with the Smiths, if you ever feel to happy, they will bring you right down. I have the strangest love for them.

January II

•January 14, 2014 • Leave a Comment

Listen: If you don`t know when you have time to get tattooed, don`t come to our place and try to get an appointment, don`t tell us when you DO NOT have time and don`t block appointments you are not going to keep. From this year on EVERYBODY has to leave a deposit, no matter who you are, how many tattoos you already got or how long you have been planning that project. No deposit – no appointment. Say thanx to all the guys that take advantage of other people`s good will.

In other news: My camera is back in bussinesIMG_6300 IMG_6215 IMG_6224 IMG_6237Song of the now: Gil Scott Heron – The revolution will not be televised

January 2014

•January 10, 2014 • Leave a Comment

Hope everybody got through the holidays well and is ready for 2014!

My camera is out of order rught now so I can only post some paintings it did recently.

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Song of the now: The Replacements – Takin a ride

December

•December 13, 2013 • 1 Comment

Song of the now: Ed – Dry me out 

Ed was a band from Tel Aviv and are to this day one of the most interesting acts I have heard in the last ten years.They only published on album, but”Mind on hill” changed the way I listen to music forever … and they are some of the nicest, down to earth people I know.

How it`s done.

•November 28, 2013 • Leave a Comment

Maybe some of you aren`t aware of how getting a tattoo works (at least in our humble parlour), so I have a little something for you:

An entire workprogress and all the information you need in one illustrated post.

Step 1: Contact us.

When you have made up your mind what motive you want to get, you com to our parlour, choose the tattooer whos style you like, tell him your ideas and make an appointment. In this case the client opted for a rose in front of a moon.

Step 2: The appointment

We create a sketch (which we usually don`t give away before hand) and talk about it with the client. The client didn`t really feel the sparkles, so we took them out. Then we chose the right size by copying the design to various sizes.IMG_6106Then we make a stencil, which is a basic linedrawing of the design and I prepare my station… well, I smoke a lot so this may take unnessecary long. IMG_6086The stencil is printed on the skin and dries into the skin within a few minutes, so I have some orientation while I work. While it dries, I smoke some more cigarettes…IMG_6091After that I do the lining, add details and depending on my mood and the client`s condition, some shading. Then it`s time for another cigarette. We finish the whole thing, clean it and wrap it up well, we tell the client how to take care of his new tattoo and everybody`s happy.IMG_6101Thanx for your time and your ideas!

 

Song of the now: John Coffey – Romans

Go see them when they are in your area, one of the best life bands I`ve seen in years, they even made the stubborn nuremberg audience sing and dance!

 

…ink.

•November 22, 2013 • Leave a Comment

Stuff I`ve done and stuff I want to do.

Song of the now: Infa Riot – Riot riot