Shazam…

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Rocking some script on an inner upper arm

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Detroit Tigers love! All custom drawn and designed

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Chickadee from my flash sheets

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Panel from pop artist Joseph McDermott on an inner bicep

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Foot rocker on a jumpy first timer

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One of the Tattoos I did at the Massachusetts Tattoo and Art Festival

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Another tattoo from the Massachusetts Tattoo and Art Festival

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Lily and Polynesian tribal on the shoulder

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Varied Thrush on a thigh

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Custom tinman on Mike's back

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Custom design on the hip

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Don Ed Hardy inspired Panther Shark, colored pencil

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Available to be tattooed!

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Art for a project with my homie The Bearded Barber

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Work in progress!

That’s all for now! Thanks for stopping by!

Bear skin…

Howdy y’all!  Hope you had a rad weekend (I know I did :)!

Here’s a tattoo I got to start on Friday on my friend Rachel!  It was lots of fun and nice to get to do something I’m really into!

Here’s the original art:

Rachel Bear Art

Here’s the start of the tattoo:

Rachel Bear

 

Sorry for the lil bit of shine on the pic!

I really can’t wait to finish this up!

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Back Atcha…

So it’s been a while, eh?  How ya been?  Looks like you’re doing well!  Fear not, I have returned with a slew of new tattoo goodness for y’all.  I have been working hard and making some adjustments to this here blog, all for your viewing pleasure!

This post will be dedicated to putting up some of the tattoos I’ve done since getting set up here at Wells & Co. Custom Tattoo!

First, some pix of my new digs!

Werkin 2 Web

werkin Web

Cozy and rad eh?  The fella in the pic getting tattooed is my friend and bandmate Bret, from The Loveless!  We were knocking out a tribute tattoo to the great Nick Curran, which you will see below :)

On to the tattoos!!!

It seems like I have so much to share, so I will keep it brief (well, as brief as I can :)…

Polynesian inspired Devil Ray

Polynesian inspired Devil Ray

Switchblade Banana!

Switchblade Banana!

Nick Curran tribute on Bret

Nick Curran tribute on Bret

Start of flame rework... both arms, all the way around

Start of flame rework… both arms, all the way around

A rose by any other name...

A rose by any other name…

Rework

Rework

OI OI OI!!!

OI OI OI!!!

Progress pic of a raven/blackbird... this has since been finished, healed pic soon!

Progress pic of a raven/blackbird… this has since been finished, healed pic soon!

Rework of an apprentice tattoo I did many moons ago

Rework of an apprentice tattoo I did many moons ago

Original flash

Original flash

Custom traditional lettering

Custom traditional lettering

That’s it for now… I have made it a point to update this thing more often, so the next posts will be as lengthy!

If you are interested in getting tattooed by me, get a hold of my via the info on my ABOUT PAGE, or at MY FACEBOOK PAGE!

Thanks for stopping by!

Old New Art…

I have been meaning to get this and a few other pieces up on this here blog for a lil while now, but, wouldn’t ya know it, I have been busy :)

This watercolor painting was inspired (yet again) by old time tattoo shop signage… this time, instead of fixing black eyes, the barber shop customer waiting was alerted to the fact that he could get tattooed while waiting for his turn to get a haircut.  I have never actually seen an original sign for this offer, but I am still searching diligently to find one.

I tried some new things on this painting and am pleased with the overall results.  This is going to be part of a mini flash set I intend to use for promotional materials.  Keep it locked here or my Facebook page for more info.

Thanks for stopping by!

Old School…

Here’s a painting I completed a little while back.  The inspiration came from watching Marcus Kuhn’s web series “Gypsy Gentleman”  If you have yet to check it out, do so, you won’t regret it.

Kuhn does a great job explaining a piece of old sailor tattooing that is seemingly going to be forgotten to the depths of history.  As I have said previously, I have a huge love and appreciation for history, especially when it comes to tattooing and punk rock.

What’s cool about this post (from my perspective) is that I have progress shots to show you how I work (minus all of the sloppy paint dripping and cursing)… It is rare that I have several shots of a painting or project to show you how it goes.

Enough jibber-jabber, check ’em out!

 

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