Jacob Des

Des in Chicago

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.


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.

Guest Spot Alert- Jacob Des in Philly

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.

Book and Skull Tshirt- Jacob Des

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.

Des is Halloween

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.

Zines are cool.

Zines are cool.
True Story; before any of my websites or blogs, I had a zine.
Several copies of the various issues still exist in my  filing cabinet. Secretly, I’d love to do OV as a zine, too. Nothing as fancy as a book, but something about a digest sized zine that was ‘cut and paste’ with scissors and glue appeals to me.

Luckily Jacob Des is considerably more motivated than I am, because he’s dropping DEEP THOUGHTS #1 in ‘zine format.  Swing on by his blog at:  Nothing But Regrets for more goodness.

For the ‘zine:

Deep Thoughts no.1 is now available.
Full color photos from around the world, with hand screened cover and flash centerfold.
They’re $10 plus shipping.
Shoot me an email if you want one jacob.des1@gmail.com
Cop em quick cause there are only 50 copies.