“Something is wrong here. War, disease, death, destruction, hunger, filth, poverty, torture, crime, corruption, and the Ice Capades. Something is definitely wrong. This is not good work. If this is the best God can do, I am not impressed. Results like these do not belong on the résumé of a Supreme Being. This is the kind of shit you’d expect from an office temp with a bad attitude. And just between you and me, in any decently-run universe, this guy would’ve been out on his all-powerful ass a long time ago. And by the way, I say “this guy”, because I firmly believe, looking at these results, that if there is a God, it has to be a man.
No woman could or would ever fuck things up like this. So, if there is a God, I think most reasonable people might agree that he’s at least incompetent, and maybe, just maybe, doesn’t give a shit. Doesn’t give a shit, which I admire in a person, and which would explain a lot of these bad results.”—George Carlin (via hockey-teeth)
“Some people turn sad awfully young. No special reason, it seems, but they seem almost to be born that way. They bruise easier, tire faster, cry quicker, remember longer and, as I say, get sadder younger than anyone else in the world. I know, for I’m one of them.”—Ray Bradbury (via atomiclanterns)
Hi there. Im an apprentice tattoo artist up in Canada. I love your work and style. I work in a shop that regards the traditional style of tattooing as nothing more then flash and don't enjoy doing it all. I on the other hand love the timelessness of the look and feel and I was wondering if you had any tips to help an apprentice develop their own style when it comes to traditional style art and tattooing
Hey! Thanks so much! The way I see it, traditional style Tattooing has remained fairly “popular” for a reason. When done well, it holds up over time and, frankly, it’s classic. To me, you can’t go wrong with nicely done traditional work. That being said, a lot of todays traditional work is a copy of what was being done in the past. Study some of your favorite artists work. Redraw it. Make it yours ( in a way). Branch off of that. When you get a feel for how things are simplified, put that to your own ideas. Hope that helps! Good luck!