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. 🙂
a father’s tribute + love to his two sons — here’s the final session on this sleeve. check out the previous session here.
one kid was born in Phoenix, AZ and the other child was born in Las Vegas, NV. Now he wears both of them proudly at all times.
by Ernie Rojas aka Serv1
an existing client of mine wanted to add-onto what she already has – the phoenix is obviously because we’re in bird city (phoenix, az), but she also wanted to build upon it so it would become a piece that represents her family + her tribe, while remaining delicate and feminine.
this is what we came up with:
stay tuned for the finished piece…
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…
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:
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.
next up i was asked to create a phoenix backpiece, so here’s what i came up with:
look ma! no hands!!!