Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Why hello thar.

This post is looooonnnnnnggggggg over due, and I apologize. It is nearly the end of January, but I hope everyone had a really great holiday nonetheless. I don't know about everyone else, but my '09 was not the greatest so I'm really excited for '10 and I have really high expectations. Since the new year, I've passed my Body Modification Technician exam and am now officially LICENSED! Which is good 'cause that means more work around the shop for me to do, like set up and tear down the boys' rooms post tattoo. No big deal. I have also established an apprenticeship with body piercer, Rob W. Tomkins, who owns his own shop out in Dauphin. I've been doing research assignments so far but I am REALLY excited to get hands on with this!
Aside from myself, the shop has been doing good. Lots of cool tattoos have come and gone since the new year, and many more are in the works. As I speak, Brito is finishing up a dragon chest piece (I've posted pictures of it before) on a client (who apparently sits really well with no complaints, which is awesome!). I know Sean started working on a really awesome Medusa piece on the weekend but since I do not work on weekends, I can't exactly tell you how that went and I also have not seen it yet. I'm pretty sure it's still in progress though.
Now that the new year has settled in and I'm done spending all day at work studying and doing homework (for now), keeping up with the blog should come a lot easier, haha. I'll be sure to post some pictures soon, so stay posted.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Winnipeg Ink

Some footage taken the other day of Brito tattooing a caricature of Flea from RHCP on Sean. Enjoy!


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Friday, December 18, 2009

It's depressing outside.

It's a super gloomy day outside but the boys are busy at work as always. Business is really good and the boys are getting BOOKED, so if you're looking to get some work done in near future, it would be in your best interest to come down to the shop and book an appointment sooner than later. Also, if you have any last minute Christmas shopping to do, we still have gift cards available! :)

Friday, December 11, 2009

It's an EXciting day

MJ hits are bumpin' in the shop as some pretty cool tattoos are in progress. One of them, of course, being a Michael Jackson portrait that Sean has just started on a client. While he works on that, Brito has just gotten started on a chest piece for my ex boyfriend that reads, 'No Guts No Glory', and his friends are in there with their high tech camera equipment capturing the experience, so I'm sure I'll have some pictures to post tomorrow.

Sean worked on a memorial rib piece for a client yesterday but ribs are definitely a painful spot and they couldn't knock it all out in one day, it was pretty big as well but I'm sure it'll look great once it's complete.
The picture below is what Brito accomplished yesterday, a portrait of a clients mom (unfortunately not the greatest photo of it)


Wednesday, December 9, 2009

09.12.09

With Christmas creeping closer, there are only about 2 weeks left to get gift certificates! $75/hr, you can't go wrong. Come on now.
The boys continue to be pretty busy all through December, apparently everyone wants new ink to show off in time for Christmas.
Here are some pieces that Sean and Brito have been working on in the past week or so...


It's been a fun week for Brito! The robot (not quite complete) and the monkey were done [by Brito] within the week. Both pieces look awesome and according to Brito, were super fun to do.

This raptor was done by Sean yesterday and looks amazing! I got to see it in person last night after he finished it and I can definitely say that this picture doesn't even do it justice.

As for right now, both of the boys are busy tattooing. Brito is working on a chest piece (script) for an aspiring baseball player and Sean is finishing up a tattoo on a client; I'm not sure exactly what the tattoo is, but I know it involves roses! But I think they plan on finishing it today, so hopefully there'll be some pictures for me to post within the next couple days.

That's all I have for now, I hope to see you guys coming in to buy some gift certificates for Christmas within the next couple weeks and I'd also be happy to book some appointments! Happy holidays :)

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Saturday

Like I've stated before - there is a first time for everything, and today is the first time I'm working a Saturday at the shop - a sort of glum Saturday at that, weather wise. There was a TINY bit of snow falling from the sky this morning when I woke up and the mere sight of it forced the thought of swallowing glass run to through my mind if only for a moment. Then again, I hate snow and am desperately praying for a snow-less Christmas, which I know is extremely unlikely but dreaming never hurt anyone.
Anyway, back to the important stuff! Yesterday was pretty quiet over here, and Brito completed a lovely memorial tattoo (below) on a client.





But it doesn't stop there 'cause I have photos of work done on Thursday as well...



This dragon chest piece, an obvious cover-up, was started by Brito on Sunday. The girl was tough and sat through all the lining, another session or two to finish this up and I'm sure it's gonna look insane!







While Brito was working on that chest piece, Sean filled in some background and details on the piece above.



Thursday was a busy day for Brito. Aside from the chest piece, he managed to knock out this pretty monarch butterfly on a client that evening. He also had another small piece he did following the one above but unfortunately, I can't seem to find any pictures of the finished product on his laptop!

Well, that's all the news and pictures I have to post now, I hope everyone enjoyed the eye candy! Have a great day everyone :)

Thursday, November 26, 2009

It's been a while!






The shop's been busy and I apologize for not keeping up with the blog! Christmas is coming and business is picking up a bit, which is good of course. I don't know about everyone else but I am always BROKE around this time of year, although it's awesome to see that people still have the funds to come in and get tattooed even with Christmas creeping around the corner. And speaking of Christmas, just a reminder that we still have gift certificates available, so come get them while you can!
Even more good news: I have some photos of some recent work the guys have done for everyone to check out!

I wish I could arrange the pictures better and more to my liking but it happens to be very difficult...
The Anarchy chick right at the top is a piece Sean is finishing up for a client today and again, I'll get some pictures up of that once it's finished as well.
The Marilyn Manson up there is MY latest tattoo (not a big deal or anything) as of yesterday and is courtesy of Sean! It's on my inner bicep, was extremely painful to sit through and I am still in pain today, but looks AMAZING (clearly). There's still one more session to go to finish up but I will be sure to post some pictures once it's done.
The free-hand forearm piece was actually done on a friend of mine by Brito and turned out amazing; everyone loves it and Brito did his thing and beat all expectations, including mine! It's no doubt a very impressive piece.
Another piece done recently by sir Brito is the peony, which was done on the elbow and the colours look great!

Stay posted for more pics and updates!