There are three universal thruths that can’t be argued:
1. Jacob Des is cool.
2. Zines are cool.
3. Adult Content is cool.
What happens when all three of those things collide?
An adult content zine by Jacob Des is born. Tearjerker. A strange Tijuana Bible with tattoo flash hidden inside. When I got my copy of ‘Deep Thoughts’ from Jacob last year, it inspired me to work on a new ‘zine of my own. (They exist and are occasionally left in public places to be picked up by strangers) I’ve no doubt that TearJerker will have the same effect. If you’ve never made a zine, you owe it to yourself to crack open a design program (or hell- cut and paste that son of a bitch like we used to in the early 1990s!) and get to work. There’s something undeniably rad about holding one in your hands (that’s not an adult content joke) after you’ve put a dozen hours of work into it.
I’m not sure how many Jake made of these badboys, but you can contact him via: Des Central to try to snag one.
Better yet… book an appointment with him. Maybe you’ll be in his next zine!
Posted by Shawn Porter on August 4, 2012
As my latest tattoo from Robert Ryan heals (and coincidentally enough, it’s of this fella above’s arch nemesis) I find myself being very protective of the remaining skin that I have left to tattoo. I’ve posted ‘painted into a corner’ updates before; that I’m rapidly running out of available spots and that every new tattoo is one less that I’ll ever be able to get.
It makes me happy that I’m so close to being ‘done’ but there are just so many folks out there doing killer work who I know I’ll regret not being tattooed by- folks like Michael Bennett, Adam Shrewsbury and Ohio’s Jacob Des.
Every time Jake busts out a new painting (and it seems it’s daily- he’s the hardest working painter in Tattooing sometimes) I realize that saving him a little spot is a necessity.
So enjoy this one from Mr. Des. It’s the devil, and who doesn’t love the devil?
Jacob Des Central.
Posted by Shawn Porter on June 25, 2012
I really wish I could make it out to the Chicago Tattoo Convention this weekend; the line up of attending artists keeps getting more and more impressive. Word has it that Jacob Des is going to be working it; and lord knows that Des always works it.
Getting tattooed by Jacob is in my 2012 ‘to do’ list….. you should do the same and contact him for an appointment: Jacob Des Facebook.
Posted by Shawn Porter on April 10, 2012
I have no idea what to expect from 2012. Dr. McKenna’s timewave zero ‘novelty’ theory, the return of Quetzalcoatl…. or just another year. Anything is possible. The only certainty is that if you use code 2012 when you buy a Jacob Des ‘Occult Vibrations Skull on Book’ tshirt you’ll get 20% off.
Can Quetzalcoatl get you a discount on fine clothing?
I think not.
Posted by Shawn Porter on December 30, 2011
Jacob Des is going to be working at No Ka Oi in Philadelphia December 6th-10th.
He did this really disturbing Kewpie tattoo (It’s the shoes that make it creepy) but is available for all of your non-creepy related tattoo needs while in the city of Brotherly Love.
You can contact him through his Facebook page or his handy-dandy blog for appointments.
Posted by Shawn Porter on December 1, 2011
I just added a new section to the blog; Shirts.
It’ll eventually include all sorts of fun stuff/giveaways but for now it features our first Tshirt with art by OV favorite Jacob Des and printed by Philadelphia’s own Awesome Dudes Screenprinting.
I’m doing a pretty limited run for the first printing; swing on over to the OVShop to see if I have the size you need.
Posted by Shawn Porter on October 18, 2011