Hello, hello. To our dismay, our very own Nick B. will be leaving Flying Tiger Tattoo to venture back to his hometown of Fort Wayne, Indiana. But not to fear- for young Nick will be Tattooing his heart out at Cardinal Tattoo up in the Fort, and visiting Cincinnati on a semi-regular basis. I wish I had some sort of montage of awesome times with Nick B. to show here, but I don't, so you'll just have to trust me when I say that he will be missed by everyone here- and hunted down and beaten if he ever stops visiting:)
On that note, we've been able to rest easy in light of Nick's departure- not only because Cardinal Tattoo is a great shop full of great people, and an awesome place for him to land- but since Andy Blair has decided to come work with us here at the shop! Andy does really great tattoos, and is an all-around good guy, so come by the shop and see him! In the meantime, you can find links to everyone's work ( Nick B., Cardinal Tattoo, Andy Blair, et al.) at www.flying-tiger-tattoo.com -Goodbye!
The Work of Mr. Andy
Thanks for visiting the Flying Tiger Tattoo Blog! This page will feature the art of shop owner Mr. Andy, as well as shop events, goings on, or what ever else seems important or awesome. Shop hours are Monday through Saturday 12-10pm and Sunday 12-5pm. Our address and phone number are listed in the banner above. Feel free to call or stop by!
Sunday, November 27, 2011
Here is the only decent picture- taken on my cellphone- after an Eight-and-a-Half hour sitting with my old friend Eric. Shown is the Japanese Wind God Fujin, who is half of the pair of Furies that Eric had Tattooed in that long session. Raijin, the Thunder God, was unsuccessfully photographed, so I hope to show him soon. This is easily the longest anyone has ever stayed in my chair by far, and the outcome was a great experience all-around. You can still see how angry his skin was after such a great task- so, in a way, I feel like this crumby cellphone pic really depicts the seriousness of the whole event. Awesome, Eric!
Jason has remained dedicated for months now, and has finished the chest-panels and short-sleeves of his bodysuit. We most recently added some leaves, clouds, and a kite to his left side, along with another humorous tie-in of an old comic book image on his inner bicep. He is way ahead of you. Try harder :)
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
This classic-style Lantern Tattoo was really a good choice. Besides the clean lines and ample black shading that you'll find in most Old School designs, this particular image presented me the opportunity to do a few newer things. In specific, limiting the color palette and shading the Roses in a much different way than usual made for an awesome experience all around. Pushing boundaries, even in small ways, can really feel good- and I'm grateful for having had the chance!