Arnie's most recent tattoo as of May 11th, 2011 -
It was time to get some new tattoo work done and I just wanted to thank my good friend Whitey at Body Bazzare for hooking me up. If you looking for good work (and you are in the Sacramento, CA area) give him a call at 916-332-8287
So before any tattoo the area has to be shaved, and I think this is Whiteys favorite part.
The first part the outline is done and is looking great.
The shading is a really cool dark blue, and this is the part of the tattoo that I fell asleep during.
And now the finished product. People say this area really hurts and that means your a pussy!
Ok, so I get asked alot of questions about my tattoos and sometimes the questions are legit. Sometimes they are just flat out stupid. So here are a few rules about what questions not to ask when you go to a tattoo shop.
1. Is this going to hurt????????
Of course it's going to hurt you, especially if your a girl!!!!!!! Hello they are using needles to put ink in your skin. Toughen up you puss!!!!!!!!!!! This isn't swan lake that you are doing, you are getting a TATTOO, they are supposed to hurt.
2. How long will this take???????
How good do you want it? I mean if all you want is a bunch of crappy ink in your arm then it won't take long at all. These guys are artists, you can't rush what they are doing, so it might take a while. If you have something else planned your going to have to miss it or come out with a half done tattoo.
3. How much does this cost????
Well, for $10 bucks I can do a tattoo on you but I have absolutely no artistic sense so the old rule applies. You get what you pay for. I have a tattoo that I got in South Padre Island for $15, and guess what???? It looks like a $15 tattoo.
4. Can I get barbed wire??????
NO NO NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What are in you in a hair band that has traveled through time and came out now????? Barbed wire is sooooooooooooo played out that if you get this done, you will also recieve a pair of parachute pants and a years supply of AquaNet.
5. Where's the best place to get a tattoo??
I don't know where do you want it????? I mean no matter where you get it on your body you are going to show it off. So I would say get it in a place on your body that you don't mind people seeing it.
6. Will this wash away???
STUPID!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NO, it is ink that is in your skin. This will not wash out if you use a loofa or even a brillo pad, it is there for life. Or until you get laser treatment to get rid of it, and I hear that hurts even worse.
I hope these are rules that you can understand and live by. Tattoo artist want to give you what you want, so I say when you go in there be ready to tell them what you want, where you want it and sit there still so they don't mess things up. Good luck and enjoy your artwork.
Speaking of which, Whitey celebrated his one year anniversary this weekend and to mark the occasion (get it, mark?), I decided to start putting the finishing touches on my half sleeve on my right arm. Here are the photos I took while I was getting tattooed...
Not only is Whitey an exceptional artist but he really is a good guy too. He is very soft handed and does amazing line work. We are still working on my arm piece that will be a big erupting volcano on my right arm that when done will look as awesome as all the other tattoos he's done for me!!!!!!!!!!! Here are some photos of my most recent tattoos. I got these done back in February...
Here's a photo of Whitey in action...
Now that you've met my tatto artist,
Here's the rest of my art collection. That's the way I think of tattoos. It is art that you can take with you for the rest of your life. The people that do tattoos, at least the good ones, are indeed artists.
And of course, ya can't just get a tattoo on your right elbow without a matching one on the left. (If you look close enough, you can see nipple!)
Big props to my tattoo guy Whitey, who does all my work. Seriosly, this guy is the master.
The outline is done baby! Now time for some color...
The finished product...the "Jesus" fish wrapped around the immortal letters "A.I.G." .... say it with me... "ARNIE IS GOD!!"
Of course, I had to get something on the right foot. Why not... "G.I.A." ...... "GOD IS ARNIE!" Look for the t-shirts coming soon.