SOLD: Studio Clearance Sale: Tattoo Kit and Supplies

Raising funds, clearing space and letting go. Studio Clearance Sale (Vancouver BC) ON HOLD FOR SALE: Excellent condition tattoo kit includes 3 tattoo machines (one unused) and power source and foot pedals (one unused), and all related supplies with lots of needles as well as books!  See content photos below. SOLD CONTACT: EMAIL  

New tattoos. Wear your heart on your skin in this life. – Sylvia Plath

I originally visited Granville Street Tattoos last year for my Frida tattoo by English Dan.  I was so happy to be back as I treated myself last week to a very healing session with Dusty.  He created a gorgeous and happy sugarskull for me. I am so honored to have Dusty create the image and…

First human victim other than myself. #Tattoo.

You may recall that I purchased a tattoo machine awhile back. And I SLOWLY got to know it… And that I took the process seriously… And I hardly dared plug it in… And I tested it out… And I doodled all over myself with surgical marker… And finally did one on my left thigh: And…

“Walk your own path.” Portrait of Jordan. #tattoos #streetart

Simple one of my favorite people. Jordan H.          

English Dan PART 2: The Frida Tattoo, Granville Street #Tattoos, #Vancouver

Recall part 1: meeting English Dan I was so honored to have English Dan interpret my drawing of Baby Frida in a tattoo.  GLORIOUS! Again, I’ll let the photos speak for themselves: The inspiration: “I am in my nurse’s arms, with the face of a grownup woman and the body of a little girl, while milk…

English Dan: tattoo artist, Granville Street #Tattoos, #Vancouver

Huge thank you to English Dan for graciously allowing me to witness the process of inking Jay Fisher. I’ll let the photos speak for themselves: Looking forward to Dan’s interpretation of my sketch for my Frida Kahlo tattoo next Saturday!  I give him free reign! “I am in my nurse’s arms, with the face of…

#Tattooing journey- step 4: Testing on skin! On myself! #outline

Recall my posts: Watercolor tattoos 1 Watercolor tattoos 2 The purchase of a tattoo machine Getting to know the machine Tattooing- taking it seriously Tattooing Step 1: plug it in Tattooing Step 2: testing it out Tattooing Step 3: testing skin markers — Checking in one hour later: Checking in 12 hours later: Note: I…

#Tattooing journey- step 3: Testing a skin marker!

Recall my posts: Watercolor tattoos 1 Watercolor tattoos 2 The purchase of a tattoo machine Getting to know the machine Tattooing- taking it seriously Tattooing Step 1: plug it in Tattooing Step 2: testing it out — I am not interested in doing old school tattooing and classical tattooing.  I will leave that to the…

Scenes from an art room… #wherewecreate

Guest speaker in my journal today is Richard MacMillan: Written March 29, 2012 on our last day for Session 4 at Intersections Media

Tattooing- step 2: testing it out!

Recall my posts: the purchase of a tattoo machine, getting to know the machine, tattooing- taking it seriously, and Tattooing Step 1: plug it in. Since I got my machine, my schedule has not allowed me the time to play with my machine.  Too many other things on the go.  But I now have a wonderful student, Simon,…

Tattooing- step 1: plug it in and embrace beginner-hood.

Recall the purchase of a tattoo machine, getting to know the machine and tattooing- taking it seriously. My schedule has been so full of late that I haven’t had a chance to start up my machine until today.  I am a beginner of the most beginner kind but we all have to start somewhere! I have dedicated…

Tattooing- taking it seriously. #sanitation #disposables #bloodbornediseases

Recall the purchase of a tattoo machine and getting to know the machine. Now it’s about getting my chops back up on sanitation etc. It’s all about learning about autoclaves and disposable parts etc. It is possible to do a 100% disposable tattoo.  You can use single use needles and bars.  Throw away the grommet that…

Getting to know the tattoo kit slowly, savouring, taking my time.

Recall the purchase of a tattoo machine. Stencilling is fun and satisfying when transferring it to skin, but kind of awkward and not ideal. My sense is that I will be drawing my designs freehand directly on the skin as I want to emulate my drawing style: But I do love the look of a discarded…

Tattoo machine arrived!!! a. open box b. close box c. stop hyperventilating d. read manual e. manage requests!

The Giving Tree- is that me? Time for #selfcare

PRACTICE REFUELING, COCOONING, CELEBRATING YOURSELF, EXQUISITE SELF-CARE. A few years ago, my therapist was helping me through a particularly rough patch as I was being pulled in a million directions in my role as caregiver.  She gave me The Giving Tree to read and asked, “Which character are you?”    It was obvious to me…

Painting on @jocelyn_louise… Walking canvas.

From Holt Renfrew Art Event March 26, 2011 (Photos by Fredrik Thorsen) From Skin is In August 13, 2010 Gallery Gachet As always, thank you’s to my beautiful muse, Jocelyn Louise.  

Fabulous Jay!

I love painting on Jay- it soothes the soul!

SKin is IN!

I had a great time last night at Gallery Gachet!  Here are some samplings of my watercolor tattooing and other highlights from the night! Artist’s Statement: So how does a body art event tie into mental health? I would like to think that being comfortable in one’s Skin is a mental health concern and the…

Skin is In at Gallery Gachet tonight!

I’ll be one of the artists in attendance at Gallery Gachet.  I’ll be painting on my muse Jocelyn and guests.  Two of my pieces will be on sale and part of proceeds go to support the gallery!