Sunday, August 31, 2014

Lucky Bastard Session@Mr. Lucky's Fine Tattoo Work

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Where The Ink Runs Deep

Watching someone getting inked always gives me the itch to get some work done myself. I haven't fully taken the plunge to get inked anything bigger than a dime yet, but watching the progression of someone else's work has helped determine what kind of direction and concept I want in my tattoos. I came to admire the connection between the artist and their "canvas" and how the relationship develops throughout each session. 

It's been awhile since I last shot JP's first full sleeve tattoo sessions so I got another chance to document the progress of his second full sleeve done by well-respected, Mr. Lucky Bastard in Orange, California.  An admirer but above all, a knowledgeable and experienced veteran of love for Japanese culture, his office space felt like a piece of Japan sitting right behind him. The whole store was filled with all sorts of Japanese nick-nacks and of the sort which gave the whole shop a unique character.  

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I'm no tattoo artist or anything close, but to see how clean and sanitary Lucky's work was indication this man is a perfectionist in every aspect. Details. Lucky has been tattooing back and forth from Japan since the mid-late 1990's, being absorbed into the culture, his Japanese style of tattooing developed to be recognized as one of the top in his industry.
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Intermission
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Welcome to Mr. Lucky's Japanese Museum! Check out al those original daruma pieces brought over directly from Japan
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Finishing touches and on goes the saran wrap. Special thanks to Lucky for letting me watch and take pics during the session. Looking forward to seeing the finished result.
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Mr. Lucky's Tattoo Fine Tattoo Work
745 W Chapman Ave

OrangeCA 92868


http://www.finetattoowork.com/

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Happy National IPA Day!

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Hop Heads Unite

Cheers!