Posts Tagged ‘john raftery tattoo’

Interior Decorating

Monday, April 11th, 2011

We’ve been hard at work this week on paintings for the lobby of the shop, here’s a couple of new ones. The lady coming out of the rose is 8×10″, the fairy is much bigger- 18×12″. Come by the shop to see the rest!

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.

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 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.



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…

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.


Friday, March 12th, 2010

I haven’t been particularly busy with tattooing lately because I’ve taken a lot of time off for traveling and recording. Here’s a couple things I did last week. The bigfoot is on Lyle who has been very punctual about getting his arm done before I move. The nurse painting is a birthday present for my Grandmother, her name is Nana.

Life uh… finds a way.

Sunday, February 21st, 2010

These are my friend Bo’s hands. He’s straightedge. He plans on being Straightedge as long as these last. The Anchor is on Lyle. I tattooed him a year or two ago and now he’s getting the rest of his arm filled with very american tattoos. He’s a dream of a client, he hold still like a corpse and gives me just the right balance of direction and freedom. The black Popeye is on a gentleman named Q. Q has been getting tattooed by me and the other guys at the shop for quite a while and is always an adventure. I can’t describe how fun this tattoo was.

Nothing you can’t leave behind in thirty seconds flat…

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

Here is a painting and a strange cardboard creature I did for the Thought Processor show put on by mister Phoneticontrol and held at Urban Light Studios in the Greenwood Collective.  The gorilla is on Chris LaPointe, it was the first real tattoo I’ve done on him. It was a blast. The teeth are gold, they’re just bloody in the photo. The black and grey one is on Brian who has the dagger/heart tattoo from earlier posts. The art is from the insert to the new record by a band called Another Breath. Definitely not the way I draw but it was really fun to tattoo. Lastly, the panther was on a very nice woman named Carrie whom I had not tattooed before. She was super easy going about the design, it’s halfway in-between the Bert Krak/Lee Hanna flash that she liked and the real old one they probably got it from.