Here in the U.S. some of us are celebrating Thanksgiving; a time for us to reflect on what
we’ve got (and hopefully what you offer) and how lucky we are to have it. That culminates in overeating and usually grumbles about how dry the stuffing is.

For me, I’ll be having a catered meal at Philadephia’s KNOCK along with my family then off to a night of work.

But as per tradition, here are the things I’m thankful for in 2011:

My girlfriend Claire accepted my marriage proposal, and in 2012 we’ll be husband and wife.
My creepy dog Bailey.
My family and friends.
My job.
Stability and Clarity.

I’m thankful for Occult Vibrations. I’ve been ‘blogging’ since we called them webpages/sites and used to publish ‘zines before that; and of all the projects I’ve ever done, OV is the most satisfying and personal.

So thanks go out to: Rick Lohm, Robert Ryan, Thomas Hooper, Deno and Scott Harrison for the amazing tattoos I’ve gotten this year. Thanks to Chad Koeplinger who’s going to hurt me in a few days. And thanks to every person who reads OV, takes the time to email or comment, and who helps encourage me to keep it up.

Today’s clip is from Signatures of the Soul; tattooist Mitsuaki Ohwada (Horikin) is prominently featured, though you can catch Horiyoshi III at the end.

Thanks everyone!


  1. Stability and “Clair-ity”…..sorry, I couldn’t resist. I’m thankful for you SPC….and I’m thankful for the paths that led me to you and numerous other wonderful people. Life is…indeed…good. Miss you.


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