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Monday, March 29th, 2010
The Lowrider Tattoo Music Pick of the Week is chosen by tattoo artist Miguel Ochoa. The motivating jam is called Rain Forest by Paul Hardcastle.
Thursday, March 25th, 2010
The Stag who Admired his Reflection A vain stag saw himself reflected While standing in a crystal pool. His antlers like a thicket spread But when he looked below he rued The sight of his narrow limbs Which thinned to nothing under him. "My legs do not match my head" He said in sorrow regarding his form. "This copse upon my his is merited, While my feet do not conform." Now while the stag was speaking thus A bloodhound came and chased him off. He tried to save himself as furious, into the forests he took off. But his antlers were an impediment Catching the branches as he ran, Impeding the service rendered by His feet on which his life did hang. And as he ran he cursed the crown Which now began to drag him down. We value what is beautiful and scorn the useful. Yet beauty often destroys us. The stag despised his feet which gave him life, While valuing the crown which caused him strife. =================================== Le Cerf se voyant dans l'eau Dans le cristal d'une fontaine Un Cerf se mirant autrefois Louait la beauté de son bois, Et ne pouvait qu'avecque peine Souffrir ses jambes de fuseaux, Dont il voyait l'objet se perdre dans les eaux. Quelle proportion de mes pieds à ma tête ! Disait-il en voyant leur ombre avec douleur : Des taillis les plus hauts mon front atteint le faîte ; Mes pieds ne me font point d'honneur. Tout en parlant de la sorte, Un Limier le fait partir ; Il tâche à se garantir ; Dans les forêts il s'emporte. Son bois, dommageable ornement, L'arrêtant à chaque moment, Nuit à l'office que lui rendent Ses pieds, de qui ses jours dépendent. Il se dédit alors, et maudit les présents Que le Ciel lui fait tous les ans. Nous faisons cas du beau, nous méprisons l'utile ; Et le beau souvent nous détruit. Ce Cerf blâme ses pieds qui le rendent agile ; Il estime un bois qui lui nuit.
By:Jean De La Fontaine
It's easy to value what is beautiful, though beauty should be admired.
Valuing our talents or attributes allows us to accomplish
the beauty we wish to posses. What we esteem in our life will ither
destroy us or make us. Whats on your to do list?
Thursday, March 25th, 2010
As you know we just recently got back from our trip over in Europe where Willie T got some amazing footage of the Milan convention. Willie and the guys over at Tribal compiled a few clips and created a little teaser video of Jose, in which there will be more to come. We just wanted to give a big thanks to Willie T, Tribal, Mickey for inviting us to come out, and everyone else who came out to make it all possible.
Wednesday, March 24th, 2010
We recently found out that out boy Danger made the front cover of TATTOO REVIVAL, The biggest Australian Tattoo Magazine. This is something that at one point was only a dream for most cover are always pictures of hot girls….. A couple of years ago our dear friend Chuco was one of the first male to make it to the covers of tattoo magazine, this made us very proud. May you rest in peace Big homie We miss you , and hope that you are proud of us too.
Im very proud of all my boys for giving their best her at home and everywhere we go, and of course all the beautiful people out there that keep supporting us.
My most sincere thanks.
your friend and artist
Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010
Jose’s return from Europe has had his artistic ablitly working non stop. Being booked for months, day in and day out his disipline emits relentless energy. Masterpiece after masterpiece collectors express their joy and respect towards his talent. Not just a soilder but a leader at the shop, here are a few sneek peeks of his current pieces.
He admires and feels honored in the trust beteween collector and artist. And day after day he coutinues to show his feelings of thanks.
From a local Fire Firghter that risks his life daily for others…
…to the traveling Australian searching for some Cali love. We thank you all.
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Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010
Local student from Newport-Mesa Unified School District came into the shop a few days ago inquirying if she was primitted to walk through and stay to ask a few questions. Other students have roamed our shop as well and every time someone new walks in its always a progressive interaction. Not to get a tattoo, not to kill time but an honest teenager interseted in observing the old art in a new environment. Surrounded by big screens and the latest technology Gaby only had her eyes set on the art, tattoos, and artists at work. She had interestes of writing a report on the hands on observation of the tattooing process.
Intrigued by the making of the stencil to the placement and adhesive used, Gaby did not lose sight of every action. The first day she came in she obsereved Gustavo throw down a sick tattoo and Miguels lettering from its pencil beginnings. What is that? How’d you do that? Why? Wait, what did you do? The second day, on St. Pratricks Day she was presented to Jose and stepped into his office for an official glimse. Our friend Scott was in session heming up his beuaitful sleeve in progress. Scott even added expressing his insights and expreince in the chair as a tattoo collector. So much more can be wriiten on just this story alone, like the half hour that Jose dedicated in giving his thoughts and insights, to Scotts personal life expriences. Gaby we’re leaving the rest of the story for your high school report…
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Saturday, March 20th, 2010
Wednesday, March 17th, 2010 was an ordinary day. But for us who are inspired by tattoo artwork, we were blessed to have our boy Klown come in and guest spot at the fountain valley Lowrider shop.
A tattoo artist for over 11 years, Klown is best known for his black and grey work rangin from Aztec masterpieces to picture perfect portrait work. Art has been in his life since he was a little boy. His father was an artist and Klown began tattooing when he was in high school. Now, he is a tremendous artist, person, and he is a humongous influence to all of us here at Lowrider and we wish him nothing but the best. Be sure to check him out in the May issue of Lowrider magazine.
Klown can be reached at Lifestyle Tattoo Studios in Carson, CA. [click here]
or @ (310) 830-4350.