it was an awesome experience to help put together last years skateboard show GET RAD i wish i had more time to be a part of it this year.... while i havent had much time to skateboard this summer with our new sons arrival i still have been riding to work almost everyday... it is great fun i often times think about a statement bruce lee made..... and although i dont look at the city as my enemy i do think of it often like the ocean... bruce lee said.... "where my enemy expands i contract and where my enemy contracts i expand"..... this is very fitting if you have ever ridden down town in traffic late for work..haha
anyway i would like to take this chance to announce i have officially decided to do another show...... the idea for this show has been festering in my head for quite some time... and as per todays conversation i think that i have a direction that i feel comfortable taking it... no not all of it is worked out in my head and im sure there will be many more insane and enlightening conversations to be had on pattie street..... no im not going to give to many details... everybody loves surprises,,,, the official press release reads something like this...
what...OFF THE WALL- in defense of tattoo flash, an educated look
who.... tattooers local far dead alive
when... sometime in the next year i will make no dead lines i am more concerned with the show being perfect than rushing to try to fit a schedule.....if it takes longer than a year to put together than so be it
why... to protect the life blood of tattooing ... to educate so people understand what they are seeing.... to show the beauty that is sadly overlooked by the modern day tattoo collector
....i refuse to let swallows fall to the grace of the google bird
anyway a picture of my son and chris from notes and noises and a few tattoos i did last year that i got photos of today... o and a super fun hardy dragon i was blessed with last week..