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LA for Christmas

LA for Christmas

I am really behind on this blog and I am just going to pick up where I left off. My plan is to update three times this week in order to get all caught up. Over the holidays I made an unannounced trip to LA. It was really just to see my family but, I...
Brooklyn in the fall

Brooklyn in the fall

I just got home from a little Brooklyn trip. I had a blast and thought I would share a few photos and words. Greenpoint Tattoo Co. is a beautiful shop and I was so glad that they agreed to have me sit in for a few days. Everyone there was very helpful and accommodating. The...
Greenpoint Tattoo Co. Brooklyn, New York and Washington DC

Greenpoint Tattoo Co. Brooklyn, New York and Washington DC

I am fortunate enough to be doing a quick guest spot in Brooklyn, at Greenpoint Tattoo Co. I’m excited to visit my good friend Mark Cross and to meet the crew of Greenpoint. Jason Phillips is also traveling with me and he will be sitting over at Smith St. Tattoo this weekend as well. After our respective...
Goldfield's Tattoo Studio

Goldfield’s Tattoo Studio

Henry Goldfield is one of the living legends of San Francisco tattooing. He has been making quailty tattoos in San Francisco since it was just Lyle, Pat and Ed in town. His shop Goldfield’s Tattoo Studio has been on Broadway since 1978, making it the oldest continuously open tattoo shop in its original location in...
Easyriders art show Paul Loya Gallery

Easyriders art show Paul Loya Gallery

I’m here in Los Angeles at the end of a week long guest spot. It’s been a really wonderful trip. I will post some of the tattoos I’ve been fortunate enough to do this trip later this week when I get home. But there is an art show hanging at Paul Loya Gallery that I had...

Los Angeles guest spot

I just finalized another trip to Los Angeles. I have a couple of big projects to work on and I also have time to fit in a few single sitting tattoos as well. I will be working at my old employers shop American Electric Tattoo Co. in Silverlake. So if you have a piece that...
Biggest is best

Biggest is best

Here are are a couple of things I’ve made  in the last couple of months. These pruners are on Molly, she’s a landscaper and an all around cool client who I love working with. We have since started a flower piece on her thigh which I will post as soon as it’s finished. I’ve also...
Stuff I made in Los Angeles

Stuff I made in Los Angeles

My LA trip was very fast paced and booked solid. I worked at my old employer American Electric Tattoo Co. in lovely Silverlake. It was good to see Craig and the old crew as well as a couple of new faces. The shop was all I remembered. It was loud, it was busy, it was...
FTW Hawaii....next up LA

FTW Hawaii….next up LA

First of all I’m going to be tattooing in LA, August 19-22nd.  I have a couple of spots left on Monday the 19th and Thursday the 22nd. Please email me with your tattoo ideas ASAP for an appointment. mr.bananchez@gmail.com Now a little Hawaii recap…. We just returned from the Pacfic Ink and Art Expo in...
Pacific Ink and Arts Expo 2013

Pacific Ink and Arts Expo 2013

I’m very happy to announce that I will be attending the Pacific Ink and Arts Expo in Honolulu, Hawaii this coming weekend, August 2-4. Jason Phillips, Jay Watkins and Alex Matus will also be attending and we are looking to knock out a ton of tattoos this weekend. We have all been working hard to...
Thanks Oakland

Thanks Oakland

Oakland has been treating me wonderfully. I’m building a really fun client base and people up here are really educated about what a great tattoo looks like. I’m surrounded by some great tattoo artists and I’ve seen lots of collectors come into the shop with fantastic tattoos from tattooers all around the bay area and the...
Tattoos from our BBQ

Tattoos from our BBQ

The FTW Owen Jensen BBQ was a great success and a lot of fun. There were people in the lobby right at noon ready to get first pick at the designs we had to offer. There was tons of great food, more beer then our guests were able to drink (shocker) and in all about...