Had an awesome time seeing all my friends this year.Stayed fairly busy too. Didn't have a good time dealing with 800 tattooers in 500 booths. Seem like the bigger these things get, the shittier they become. 45 minute lines, being searched like common criminals,getting hastled by security over pocket knives and tattooing under cameras is pretty fucking LAME .Bummer. In my opinion the shariton Hotel was a FAR better establishment to hold a convention in.Biker gangs and all. I Dont know if I'll return next year.Might just tattoo at Olde City tattoo instead.
This is origionally a Gifu Horihide image that I repainted in the "fun house" style. Horihide is a japanese tattoo master that I really admire.I really find that these old Japanese Tabori images make excellent subject matter for painting with black light in mind. I'm thinking about painting a couple from his books this way to see how they all look together.I feel it would look pretty exciting seeing a wall of imagry like this glowing in the dark.