"Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote!" -Benjamin Franklin

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Hell On Wheels Trophy

Did this last night.  It was kind of a rush job- they need it for the 'Hell On Wheels' Festival this weekend.  I didn't make the trophy, just did the painting.  Pauly from Jailhouse Choppers made the trophy out of a part from an Apache Helicopter.

Gonna go home tonight and get started on the tins for the 'Sand Bastard' bike- that's gonna be fun.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Dumb-ass customer of the day

Well, so far at least- there's 6 hours to go, so ya never know...

I'm in the middle of eating my lunch.  Big fake titty blond comes in the shop looking for lettering going down her side (yeah, that's original).  She has it printed on a sheet of paper but it's small and pixely.  She shows it to me and asks how much it will cost.  I tell her that I don't know, because I have to get it to the right size first and then I can give her a price.  She says,"well, can you do that?"
I tell her,"Sure, as soon as I finish my lunch"
She says,"there's something else I want too, but it's on google and you'll need to print it out, do I have to wait for that too?"
"As soon as I finish my lunch, I can help you with both of them."
Now, she's obviously irritated that she can't have what she wants RIGHT NOW.  But I don't give a fuck.  I get a lunch break just like everyone else.  So, she sits down and waits.  A few minutes later I finish my sandwich and ask her what site she found the lettering on.  She says it's on fontspace.com.  So, I get on line to look it up.  I ask her if she knows the name of the font and she tells me, No, but if I scroll down to 'handwritten' on the left side and click that, it's the 4th of 5th font on the page.   Well, there's no 'handwritten' on the side.  I tell her that and she shows me that on her phone, there is.  
I say,"pages aren't always the same on the computer as they are on your phone"
She says,"Never mind, it's all good" and starts to gather up her crap and walk out.
I ask, "What are you getting all pissed off about?"
On her way out the door, she says "You're a fuckin asshole", and leaves.
Now, I had every intention of searching around on the site to find the stupid font she wanted for her stupid tattoo.  Apparently, trying to help people makes you an asshole.  I guess I just wasn't getting it done fast enough for her liking.
I hope she gets a really shitty, fucked up tattoo that she has to live with for the rest of her life.

Start of a Helmet

Started this helmet last night.  I started with a loose sketch of what I wanted to do- some kinda crazy spider skull thing.

Then I painted some webs:

Then I laid down an Emerald Green base color for the spider.

That's as far as I got on this last night.  I'll probably get it finished up in the next week or so, but I picked up a couple of projects today, so the helmet will have to wait.  The first is the 'Sand Bastard' bike.  I picked up the painted tins from Jailhouse Choppers this morning (I'll post pics as I work on this one).  While I was there, I got talked into painting a trophy for this weekend's 'Hell On Wheels' show, so I guess I'll be working on that tonight.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Another Helmet and some Tattoos

Here's another helmet I did recently.  This is a Large Daytona DOT 3/4 Helmet, and it can be yours for $150.

Here's a healed picture of the Black and Gray Feather Tattoo I posted a while back, and a picture of a goofy bat tattoo I did in the pit of my friend Frank's elbow.

While I'm at it, here's a T-Shirt design that cracks me up.  Remember, there is no such thing as 'PC' here.

Saturday, October 16, 2010


So, I'm really sick and damn tired of Thug Ass Gangsta Wannabe Fuckheads.  It's cool, I get it- you like Rap music.  That's fine.  I've been known to listen to some NWA or Public Enemy on occasion, but you don't have to act like a piece of shit.  I listen to a lot of Reggae, but I don't have dreadlocks, and I certainly don't believe that Jah Jah will save us and burn down Babylon.  You look like a fuckin' moron- pull up your pants- nobody wants to see your ass or cares what underwear you have on.  Turn you're fuckin' hat around- it just makes you look stupid.  Take the tags off your overpriced hat and sneakers- you're not impressing anyone.  And, for fuck's sake, try to speak the English language at least well enough that people can understand what the fuck you're trying to say.  I am in Snellville, Georgia- SNELLVILLE- FUCKING- GEORGIA.  News Flash- this IS NOT THE 'HOOD'.  If you really wanna live in some shitty fucked up place- move there and stop fucking up MY PLACE!  Before anyone starts yelling 'Racism', I'm not just talking about black people- these dumb motherfuckers come in all colors.  In the last few years, there has been an influx of Bosnian immigrants in this area.  And for some reason, they wanna be 'Gangsta' too.  Lemme clue ya in on something- you don't sound 'Hard' or 'Gangsta' when you say things like "Yo Dog" with a Bosnian accent.  I know that it's cool in gangsta culture to be a piece of shit, out of work bum, or a drug dealer, or a pimp, but these are all professional choices that allow you to live your lives leeching off of hard working Americans like me.  I pay my taxes, and I'm tired of that money going to support pieces of shit like you.  So, I hope you die a horrible death in a rain of bullets or at least end up in prison for a long time- either way, you won't be around to fuck up my community.  Personally I would rather it be the bullets than prison.  If you're in prison, I still have to support your sorry ass and you end up with 'street cred' which allows you to be an even bigger gangsta piece of shit.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Speed Freak Helmet and a little rant

Just finished this one up last night.  Large Gold Daytona DOT 3/4 Helmet.  This fancy lid can be yours for the low, low price of $150.

As usual, I'm irritated about the state of the tattoo industry.  I know a guy that recently started tattooing, or scratching as it may be.  He started with absolutely no experience working at a shop that is known for being run by Meth-heads, and doing really shitty tattoos.  Did they teach him anything?  NO.  He's a total hipster moron- whatever is cool at the moment, that's what he wants to do.  If he really wanted to tattoo the right way, he would have sought out a traditional apprenticeship, and would be scrubbing a toilet or mopping the floor right now.  But that's not the way people do things anymore.  Why do things the right way when you can have it NOW.  Anyway, I recently heard some comments he made about my business.  How the fuck does someone who has been scratching on people for 3 weeks know a fuckin' thing about the tattoo business?  The tattoo industry has been taken over by greedy fuckin hipsters that don't give a rat's ass about doing things the right way as long as they can line their pockets.  They cater to the morons that want cheap tattoos over quality work.  The scumbag supply companies get 'em started with their $169 tattoo kits and how to DVD's.  The TV execs and big mouthed tattooers started the ball rolling, and now it has turned into a giant ball of shit that rolls over anyone that respects the old ways and cares about the industry.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Some New Stripey Stuff

A couple of recent striping projects.  First, a new skate deck.  Variegated gold leaf and 1-shot on a stained black deck:

Next up, a German style 'novelty' helmet.  This helmet is NOT DOT approved.  I wouldn't wear it, but I use my brain and would like to keep it in tact if something were to happen.  I see plenty of people riding around wearing helmets that I wouldn't feel safe wearing.

As usual, both of these snazzy items are for sale.  Either of these can be yours for the low, low price of $150.