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!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Shop News!

 Lots of cool things are happening around the Shop as of late! First and foremost, Sagent Staygold will be back once again from sunny Los Angeles from Thursday until Sunday. If you haven't already, hit him up for a time and get a super-clean classic tattoo! He's the man!
 Next, we are finally fully staffed, and so our hours are extended. You will now be able to stop in and get a Tattoo, or set up an appointment, Monday through Saturday 12-10 pm, and Sunday 12-5 pm.
 Lastly, our apprentice, James, has done his first few tattoos, and is now doing free work on Wednesday nights to build his skills! If you are interested, and understand what it means to be tattooed by an apprentice, stop by Monday-Wednesday, or Saturday and grab a spot. As time goes on, he will be tattooing more days, and eventually be paid for his services accordingly- so if you want to help a brother out, and get a free Tattoo, come get it while you can!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

One, Two...One, Two...

When you've worked in Tattoo Shops for awhile, you start to notice patterns- and patterns within patterns- in the way people get tattooed. The strangest part of this experience is that, three times out of four, there is no real explanation or reason as to why random people with no knowledge of each other or each other's decisions are asking for the same stuff on the same day. Sure, some folks come in after each other asking for the same Tattoo they saw on the same celebrity from time to time, but slightly more so are perfect strangers with very similar ideas drawn to the studio in timing with each other. This also poses the challenge of keeping each customer's design unique from the other. Shown below are two examples of two tattoos done twice (in two days, none the less). First, you see a pair of cherry blossom tattoos- the first in a sumi wash style, and the second in solid graphic black with small bits of red- both gorgeous ideas in their own right, and a pleasure to tattoo. Next you'll see two keys, once again- each tattooed on the same day. Even stranger about these is that they are the second set of two keys done on two separate people on the same day, unbeknownst to each other whatsoever- and the last of those four keys, by request of the client and unprovoked, is crowned with the number four! Tell me that's not strange...

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

New Artist!

Flying Tiger Tattoo welcomes our friend Nate Hudak to the crew full-time starting next week! He'll be coming all the way from Santa Barbara, California to make a life back here in Cincinnati- so if you like his work, be sure to set something up with him. If you haven't seen his tattooing yet, you can check it out here: This also means that, including our apprentice, James, the shop is officially fully staffed! Keep watch for more info on new hours of operation in the near future. Thanks!