Tag Archives: PhoeniX

did this awesome phoenix rib piece on a young lady who was born and raised in phoenix, az, but is now going to school in the midwest.  she wanted a piece to represent her hometown and also remind her of where she’s from no matter where she goes — what a way to mark new beginnings. 🙂


being a small business is tough, but being an artist is even touGHER.

since we’re BOTH @ GoldenTouchTattoo we firmly believe in supporting local biz + artists as well. we are very proud to announce that we will be sponsoring a BATTLE of the BANDS competition for Phoenix, AZ.

This event is sure to be a doo-sy; 5 rounds of competition over the the course of 2 months. Get ready to have your face ROCKED off.  Peep the flyer for more details.

does your band have what it takes?


Phoenix + Vegas, ahhhhhhhhhh, two very hot desert cities to say the least. In this case though, Phoenix + Vegas happen to be the names of two little boys, each one named for the city he was born in. Dad recently came in for a sleeve, wanting to wear his family + history on his arm. Of course, I was more than happy to oblige…

Phoenix Vegas Sleeve

Phoenix & Vegas

can’t wait to post the finished product.

i apprenticed under a tattooer who was a master at the traditional asian style of tattooing — til this day traditional asian tattoos remain some of my favorite pieces/styles to do. and of course, anyone who knows anything about asian art knows that dragons + phoenixes go HAND in HAND.

here are a few examples of my recent freehand asian work.

first up, DRAGON:

freehand dragon

as you can see this is our 2nd session. during our first session i created the dragon head with some finger waves around it. he then came back for the background/surrounding elements.

freehand dragon

next up i was asked to create a phoenix backpiece, so here’s what i came up with:

freehand phoenix


freehand phoenix

in flight

look ma! no hands!!!