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Cats and Dogs

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

Here’s some little ones. The little dog is on our friend Aaron Sanchez. I’m very happy with the way this one came out, especially considering the placement. The Felix is on a guy named Stu who likes cartoons. If I could do a Felix once a week I think it would be great for my mental health. The painting I did for an art show that Chuck D opened last night at Max Fish on Ludlow street. Trying to keep it crude but delicate.

One Swallow Doesn’t Make A Summer

Sunday, March 20th, 2011

I did this ship a couple weeks ago on Anna in Seattle. Tracy got this dagger a while ago but I just found the picture. The pigeons are on Eric and Mara, I’m assuming they have something to do with the movie The Notebook.

Tiny Dancers

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

I’ve been getting a lot of emails from people wanting to get tiny animal portraits lately so I decided to post the info here to make it easier for everyone.

On the day of your appointment please bring a normal sized photo- NOT a tiny one, as well as a couple extra photos for color reference and a quarter minted the birth year of the animal. Remember, the clearer the picture is the better since these tattoos are so small.

To make an appointment email me at rafterytattoo@gmail.com.This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it You can also call Daredevil at 212 533 8303 or come by the shop in person Friday through Tuesday.

I hope that answers everybody’s questions!

Crow, Mare and Squab

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

Here are some new ones- The crow I did on my friend Eric and has a lot of tiny stuff that I don’t usually do in it. A nice change of pace. The horse is on tony who has the gypsy woman from earlier, and I did this pigeon on Vincent at Under the Needle during my last trip back to Seattle.

 

Eagle, Snake, Gypsy and Rose

Thursday, December 9th, 2010

This eagle/snake tattoo is on my friend Jay who also works the counter at Daredevil. The gypsy head is on a guy named Tony, who until this had only been tattooed by Oliver Peck- no pressure. And a rose.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SEA to NYC

Monday, October 4th, 2010

I haven’t updated since I moved to New York. I’ve been tattooing at Daredevil for four months now and loving it. This city is a very distracting place but I’m going to try and get back in the habit of updating. Here are some recent photos…

Shark, cat, hippo.

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

Here are a few new tattoos from this week. The shark and the anchor are on John who is my eyeglass guy and a pretty great guy in addition to that. The cat is on Rachel, she wanted a picture of her cat but wanted it to still look like a tattoo. The hippo is on my friend Josh and is part of his angry animal arm.

Seek the wolf in thyself.

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

In 28 days I will be hurled into the sickening New York summer. I cannot wait. In the meantime I’ve been working like crazy trying to get as many tattoos finished as possible before I leave. This is one I did on Vincent, I could have drawn a wolf head but this old one is perfect so why bother.

Death lives every day

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

Here is a Pharaoh’s Horses tattoo I did on Lyle. I outlined and did the black shading a while ago and we just got a chance to finish it. The rose with initials/dates was on a new customer named Daniel, it was his first professional tattoo and I think we were both really happy with it. The native girl is on girlfriend Heather, her Grandfather was a native cowboy and the DW/ was his brand. This was also the first tattoo I got to do with the new shader Nick Ackman built for me. You can see his machines and tattoos here. 

Only bones

Monday, April 19th, 2010

This is a new tattoo I did on my good friend Metalmike. It’s from a Merauder song which is hilarious. The tattoo looks like it would be on the side of your step dad’s motorcycle so I think it was a success. He has a lot of really amazing tattoos like the Seth Wood chest piece you can see part of in this picture, so I was flattered when he asked me to tattoo him. The Mexican skeleton I did on a guy named Chris who I had never tattooed before, he was a nice guy and I really like how his tattoo turned out.