Mays Landing Tattoo

snow, again…

The story this week is snow again. Instead of tattooing we focused our energy on building a snowman outside the shop. Which started a chain reaction down the block. The bakery, Brownies Squared, made snowmen cupcakes and the hardware store made a snowman outside their shop, so Main Street was looking alive in the middle of this slow season.

P. Cause finished his sleeve and we started lining out a new project.

Lined out Nicole’s back. Her back piece has Halloween images and her 4 Jack Russell Terriers. Hope to get this done by the summer.

Kyle came by on Traditional Tuesday. The Original Sailor Jerry octopus has only 6 arms, so I added 2. Traditional tattoo = traditional price, Tuesdays only.

Started Laura’s shoulder, flowers and birds always look feminine, good start.

Cliff came threw and got a Celtic style Maltese cross (no relation to the dog, all about firefighting).

Next day Brian finished up a Norse style dragon around an older Celtic piece.

A walk in came through. Christian from right down the street got some script.

Then more snow and cancellations, so I used the time to complete some homework, study drawings and making stencils all day. The corkboard is filled with tight stencils ready to be tattooed.

Chris got his King Tut Ernie.

Lucy started on her cherry blossoms.

Jamie came by, got “long way to go” collar rocker plus I got better photos of her owls. We also brainstormed about future chest piece options.

A lot of cool people came through this week, I’m lucky to be tattooing so many easy going, smart & funny cats. Makes me want to put everything into this.

Mary’s been building her watercolor portfolio, this stage of the apprenticeship is the seed for the tattooing,

Russian prison tattoos

Girl Head Bird’s Nest

Caged Heart

Greg’s new thing is making “one offs” which is a machine where the frame is not mass produced. I have been using this one all week check out Greg at

Thanks for reading this, Josh.