fu dog

[fu fogs, foo dogs, or shishi aka “the lion of buddha”]

[…drives away evil spirits and brings health and wealth.]

[…undamentally protective, strong, and courageous.]

[It is even said that when they are cubs, their mothers will throw them from cliffs, so that only the strongest survive.]

usually found in pairs of male + female guarding either side of a doorway/entrance.


Any artist out there working on a large piece knows the agony of waiting. The particular pain tolerance of the client, their ability to SiT, how their skin heals out, their schedule to even come in, etc., etc., the list is endless… it’s like bart + lisa in the backseat chanting, “Are we there yet? Are we there yet??”

I don’t know if it’s all those episodes of Miami Ink & LA Ink, but people, most large pieces are not done in one sitting – let alone 10 minutes. come on now. 😛

Here are two wonderful, consistent, committed clients – just 1/2 sessions away from being complete…

dragon backpiece

fudog rib piece

both of these pieces were started a few months ago and are finally on the homestretch of being DONE — can’t wait to finish them up and then hurry up and wait for them to heal out. 😉