This year’s Cyber Monday, December 2nd, SW Tattoo Supply will have items on sale up to 50% off. All Tattoo Pen® sales will be 25% off, all hand made machines will be 25% off, all needles will be 15% off, both Tim Hendricks pin-up books will be 20% off, every size bottle of Stencil Green® will be 10% off and we will have three of our t-shirt designs 50% off. It is our way of saying “thank you” to all who support us and what we do, we are so grateful for every person who uses our product even down to the smallest item. Thank you and happy holidays – Tim Hendricks
Yes, yes and more yes. I will be in Miami for Art Basel and I will be tattooing a few days at Love Hate Tattoo in South Beach. Come and get tattooed and enjoy South Beach and all it has to offer… shit, just get tattooed and have a crazy weekend. – Tim
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The other day my friend and solid tattooer Christian Cervantes came to me to get his sleeve finished. It is quite an honor when other tattooers ask you to tattoo their hands or neck. It shows trust, and I am ever so grateful to have earned it. Christian asked me, “Do you think a Rock Of Ages will fit on my hand?”, I said, “Hold on, let me see…” as I made the stencil as big as I could fit it. I hope you guys enjoy it, much love. – Tim
I posted this on Instagram and I enjoyed making this tattoo so much I had to post it on my blog. I love doing tattoos like this! So keep that in mind all you future clients… And now, listen to Dio, Holy Diver; and ride the tiger!
When I got the approval to do the monthly throw up at Hurley I was elated. I don’t get opportunities to paint big stuff as much as I’d like to, so this was enjoyable to say the least. I am letting go of this mural to the highest bidder and all the money will go to Barbells For Boobs. Just email me your bid to firstname.lastname@example.org. Keep in mind, no bid is too low, you might be the highest bidder and win the mural, you never know. It is 8 foot by 12 foot and comes in three 4 x 8 pieces. SO DON’T BE SHY, BID NOW! note: you must be able to pick up or arrange your own shipping, I will be taking bids for the next two weeks.
video by YB from Hurley
I look forward to this convention every year. Not just because I love SF, but because I get a chance to catch up with all my friends and get to meet some great tattooers. This year I’m extra excited because of a few things:
- This year first ever US seminar by Shige – registration on the website under special attractions.
- Ed Hardy free lecture Saturday afternoon – must pay convention admission/have wristband to enter – IMPORTANT- room capacity is 100 – doors will shut after that
- Ed Hardy and Thom Devita will be selling art in person
- Official poster by Steve Byrne and Tony Hundahl, prints available at show
- Official t-shirt by Valerie Vargas and Stewart Robson
- Book release: The Fingerwave Book, The Rose Book, Monmon Cats
- OG’s like Ed Hardy, Jack Rudy, Bill and Junii, Thom deVita, Trevor McStay
I mean… It doesn’t get much better for a tattoo enthusiast. They’ll be no bands, no contests, no piercing and no overcharging for entry. Here is the rest of the info if you guys need it:
9th annual Bay Area Convention of the Tattoo Arts
October 25-26-27, 2013
SFO Hyatt Regency in Burlingame, CA
I was always taught that it’s very important to get healed pictures of everything you do. I am guilty of putting ‘just done’ tattoos in my portfolio as much as the next guy, but I try to keep the ratio leaning towards healed pics. Needless to say, I was super stoked to get these photos of these Neck Tattoos I did in New York.
That’s right. My homie Ami is giving out a trip to Miami and a Tattoo to the winner, but you have to play to win… Go here and follow the instructions www.facebook.com/tattoodo.com
The Lucky Supply and Tim Hendricks collaboration machine
This machine is made from one solid block of ductile iron. Jimmy and I have talked about this for a while now, so I ended up hand making a prototype and sending it to Lucky Supply for modifications and C&C programming. The unique swing-hinge tube vise was added by Lucky’s, as well as the ability to choose inner or outer clipcord placement. I was so stoked to see the finished product and we both decided that each one of these machines should have a unique look, and no two should be alike. You can only purchase these through Lucky Supply, or randomly through myself at conventions and such. Here is the link to buy one from Lucky Supply www.luckysupply.com. Now remember, you must be an established tattooer to buy one and have it shipped to your shop.
Can’t wait to hit my next tattoo convention with my friend Jason Maloney’s signature soundbox. This thing is so freakin loud! Usually I only take my sounds to local conventions because I can’t travel with such a big boom-box, but this thing is perfect. I always get so happy seeing friends of mine get to do cool projects. Jason has really branded a whole style of his own and I love every part of it. If you have some extra coin to spend you can pick one up on apple.com
The last time I was in NYC I got to make these roses on a repeat client Emily Bearden. I love this girl! She is always so positive and sweet, she also happens to be a world class kick-boxer. Emily is fighting tonight and if you’re in the area you should check it out. Here is a pic at Emily’s weigh-ins, I hope she does great tonight, she deserves every win!
I’ve been getting caught up with machine orders lately and had a chance to make a few one-offs. This was one of the ones I threw up on swtattoosupply.com. The elephant has always been a symbol of good luck and so what better place than on a tattoo machine. I posted four new one offs on the site and will be posting more sooner than later.