My various social networks are all linked together, so when I see a photo on one, it tends to pop on the rest. So as you can imagine, a whole social flutter of BORN WEIRD made so very happy. Scott and his partner Kayla are really doing right by the Tattoo Community with their Yellow Beak Press imprint, and if the samples I’ve seen from Born Weird are any indication, this is going to be an indispensable book for tattoo nerds.
I think there are still copies available, so swing by Yellow Beak central for more info. If they Zeis book is still available… pick it up too. You seriously won’t regret it.
Now all I have to do is sit by the mailbox till it arrives!
Posted by Shawn Porter on April 21, 2013
There are people who don’t like weird things just for the sake of weird.
There are people who think that a tattoo design of a diarrhea spewing anus is gross.
For those people…. Born Weird probably isn’t for you.
For the people who always wish that a Dave Lum design could not only come to life, but could fuck the hell out of a Scott ‘Welt’ Harrison tattoo and thus create the ultimate “what in Christ’s name is that” masterpiece…. c’mere. I’ve got something to show you. The folks at YELLOW BEAK PRESS are still taking preorders for the 11×14 compendium of all things what the fuck, BORN WEIRD, which is scheduled, tentatively, to ship in April. I’ve shown some samples from the book in previous updates, so I’m not going to ruin the surprise, but… buy it.
Yellow Beak Press.
Posted by Shawn Porter on February 10, 2013
It makes me happy when David paints.
He’s been dropping all kinds of amazingness on Instagram lately; this one is just the most appropriate for today. David recently moved from Oklahoma to Tampa to join the crew of Redletter 1.
David is an amazing tattooer and one of my favorite people. If you find yourself in Florida, looking for a dang good tattoo, Mr. Bruehl is your man. I’m hoping to make a trip down to see him before the year is out.
Happy friday the 13th, everyone!
Posted by Shawn Porter on July 13, 2012
I wonder if the world of tattooing will ever have genuine characters like Stoney St. Claire again?
Not a twentysomething with pomade in his hair who loves boxing with (insert exotic animal here) while waxing his mustache, but honest to god hillbilly carnies like Stoney.
Sadly, probably not.
That said, Stoney’s legacy left us with so many amazing stories and anecdotes- some of which can be seen in the film by Alan Govenar with even more in the classic Stoney Knows How book.
This painting came to me recently as a gift from my good friend Wayde Dunn; an Australian living in Canada. Like myself, Wayde can’t get enough of Stoney, and this painting is a little reminder of an accent paying off- something I’m sure Mr. Dunn can relate to.
Posted by Shawn Porter on April 15, 2012
I grew up in a small rural farm town in central Florida. Technically we didn’t even have a name (the area was unincorporated) so we shared a postal address with Plant City, the next town over. Every October the local elementary school (Springhead) would host a Halloween Carnival that transformed the entire school grounds into Halloween central.
Haunted Houses. Spooky Midway Games. Hundreds of kids and adults really getting into the spirit of the event and wearing costumes. When I was a kid, I went to it every year. As a teenager even volunteered in the Haunted House once, happily scaring the next generation of Horror Kids.
My Mom told me that a few years after I left Florida, the town, primarily conservative Christian, banned the Halloween Carnival. It was rechristened ‘Fall Festival’ and all costumes had to follow specific guidelines.
For the kids- No devils, demons, vampires, zombies or monsters.
For the adults- Same as above and nothing sexy. No hot nurses. No sexy maids. Nothing.
The Haunted House was gone. Little black eyed vampires in cloth capes, fangs oozing fake blood. No mummies or pitchfork waving devils… all gone.
The moral of the story is that as adults, we can go to see Jacob Des at Truth and Triumph Tattoo the entire month of October and get badass Halloween themed tattoos for a cool $100 bucks.
I’m really geeked by all of these cool October Halloween tattoos.
Contact Jacob for more info!
613 Watervliet ave, Dayton OH 937-258-1410.
Posted by Shawn Porter on October 10, 2011
Mike Adams will be offering these Halloween themed pieces throughout the month of October for the bargain price of $66.60. As you know, we here at OV love the devil as much as we love Halloween, so two birds one stone.
The Halloween tattoos are morning appointments only (10am)
Email Mike for an appointment for these: firstname.lastname@example.org
I’m partial to the Cat with the Fiddle.
Posted by Shawn Porter on October 7, 2011