After a little over a year, our website is finally fully functional and up to date! Give us a look at www.flying-tiger-tattoo.com, and don't forget to visit our friends in the Guest Artist and Random Awesomeness sections, as well as all the brand new photos in everyone's portfolios. Theres too much good stuff there to pass over.
Also, the shop will be closed for a Holiday break from Thursday, November 22nd until Sunday, November 25th. Big Thanks to All- have a safe and fun Holiday!!
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!
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Everything about this design made it fun! I know I've said it before, but Pretty Ladies have always and always will make great Tattoos. This fella sat like a real champion for his, and healed his piece just right, too- everything pictured here besides the skin tone is healed and solid! Thanks, Skavenger Brandon, for doing it right, on top of being a proper dude!
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Gary came all the way from Pittsburgh for a Tattoo of the Red Baron's plane a few weeks ago. Initially, the idea was to illustrate the Baron's more famous Triplane- but, as I found through a small bit of internet perusal, his most well known vehicle was more for show than anything else, and added to his arsenal of quite a few planes much later in his career as a pilot. It was apparent at that point that a bit more research was in order- an aspect of tattooing that I've been enjoying more and more as of late. It turns out Manfred von Richthofen, a highly decorated WWI fighter pilot, actually made his start as a bit of a hack. It wasn't until a flight he made against orders through a huge storm, where he nearly perished, that he realized his folly and began to step up his game. It was at this point that he began shooting down plane after plane- and although he was a stunt-pilot by no means- he developed his signature takedown maneuver wherein he would lure his opponents to a position where the sun was behind his plane, rendering him nothing but a silhouette against the sky and very hard to see. It was also around the same time that he painted his plane red for the first time- and Albatross DIII biplane that earned him his famous moniker- shown here on Gary's chest...
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Pictured here is Brian's Tattoo of Ebisu- one of the Seven Gods of Luck. He resides over Fishermen, Workers, and Children, and his origin story is pretty interesting. According to Eastern Myth, Ebisu was born with no skeleton due to some grave violation his Mother committed during the Marriage Ritual. He was cast into the sea on a boat, washed ashore, and somehow overcame his disfigurements by mysteriously growing a skeleton and learning to walk again. He remained deaf and slightly lame, but is known for his pleasant disposition in spite of his hardships. Thanks, Brian, for yet another opportunity to learn about and tattoo a great piece of Japanese Mythos!