Archive for October, 2010|
Friday, October 22nd, 2010
Lowrider Tattoo will be hosting a much needed car wash fundraiser this saturday afternoon. Please come and join us for a good cause. All the proceeds will benefit a family in need. Donations will be taken. If your car is dirty, come on through. We will be holding the car wash right outside the Lowrider Tattoo shop in Fountain Valley.
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, CALL US AT 714-418-9575.
CAR WASH WILL BE HELD:
LOWRIDER TATTOO STUDIO
16014 HARBOR BLVD.
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, CA 92708
SATURDAY OCTOBER 23RD, 2010
Saturday, October 16th, 2010
It has finally arrived!!! The long awaited Lowrider Tattoo Flash book is here and is flying off the shelves.
Don’t miss your chance to get some of the greatest artowk to inspire the Southern California Chicano fineline black and grey tattoo style. In this book, you will find the works of Tattoo Tony, Adrian “Spider” Castrejon, and of course Lowrider’s own Jose Lopez. Filled with 94 pages of Chicano artwork, this book is a must for any fan of the Lowrider Style.
Your copy awaits you.
“I have no words to describe what keeps me going or where i will end up. The only thing that I can say for sure is that I will continue to do what I do best, creating not only art but everlasting memories with all the beautiful people that I come across who support me and support my craft. To all of you, I would like to say that everything I say and do is from the heart.”
- Jose Lopez
Friday, October 15th, 2010
“The successful always has a number of projects planned, to which he looks forward. Anyone of them could change the course of his life overnight.”
Lil-B is at it again. His days have been filled with one project after another. First off, he’s been doing what he does best, tattoing. His most recent works have amazed all the artists here at the shop as well as his clients. Check out his latest.
The pictures above have been done on the homie Anthony “Chueco”. He’s a big supporter of what Lil-B is doing here at the shop and can’t wait for his next piece.
and of course…
Another project that he’s really exited about is his release of his newest Flash set. Now with 3 Flash sets, Lil-B is releasing them to the public. So come into the shop and pick up a copy of his most recent artwork.
click [HERE] to visit Lil-B’s new facebook page where you will see all of his work.
Thursday, October 14th, 2010
Mikey Doodles is back again, now with a colossal hunger that is driving him to stamp his style in the tattoo industry. He was away in Europe for 2 months and now with only 2 days back at the shop, Doodles has been at work non-stop and is filling up his calendar at rapid rate. Don’t miss out.
Here’s some of Doodle’s latest work. Check it out.
as well as…
The man who has inspired many of the apprentices at the shop is back with what he does best, making us laugh and motivating the rest of us to push ourselves with our tattooing as well as our drawings.
click [HERE] to visit Mikey Doodle’s Facebook page.
Thursday, October 7th, 2010
It’s never all said and done. Like any city, life is constant, and continues without missing a beat. Absorb these final moments of Barcelona, Spain…..
Half a second. That’s all you’ll get…..
And finally, some parting gifts we forgot to show you from back in London…..
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Wednesday, October 6th, 2010
When we refer to tattooing as a way of life……we mean it. In Barcelona we get another chance to live out this culture with friends, family and artists from around the globe. And as the general public revisits this showcase during a time where the industry is in just as much of a transition as the economy, the work is still in constant motion. But regardless of the place, time, and conditions we never trade the passion for glory—depend on nothing.
Abey all day. A veteran to showcases, the big homey has been on a mission since day one.
Spain is Miguel’s first rodeo. And the outcome was one strong piece after another.
Jose doing the job like the mob. When clients come in, they come in deep.
A piece done earlier by Jose on a client who began his lower leg calf.
A dedicated collector Janche repping the homies of D y D Lowrider of Barcelona, came through to dedicate a piece for the love and beauty of his wife.
Lower right sleeve. A big thanks to Janche and the brothers of D & D for their support.
And speaking of beauty, meet Mariana. She’s a prime example of every other women in Spain.
And we can’t forget the kids—it’s all about the kids.
On the other side of the booths, Miguel and the family of V tattoos were holding it down strong all weekend. With 6 years of experience, Miguel is blasting his way to success–literally. Piece after piece, Miguel delivers strong, sizable pieces. Keep a look out for their visit to the shop in coming months.
And speaking of success, our good friend Jess Yen of My Tattoo was just around the corner.
Hard at work…
Moving right along, our good friends from East Tattoos of Taiwan kept us on our toes since last year. And our relationship grew even stronger here in Spain. There’s few who can make jaws drop as wide as the studio master Yang.
Months to years of dedication comes along with this level of work. So when Jose and Yang came together they both had the same question for each other, “……So…. when do you sleep?”
Amazingly, a special someone had the honor of getting a piece by the man himself. Mrs. Lopez was in the house to work her upper right sleeve. Oh and by the way, did we mention Yang has one….
Like we said, way of life, depend on nothing!
And to wrap it up, the fellas hit the stage.
Not sure if Many here is showing his collection or his 7 month old baby he’s been trying to give birth to for the past four years….
It was probably the collection.
Verdict: Lowrider Tattoo Studios~Best Black n Grey, East Tattoos~Best Tattoo of the Day
Mark took home an award for his collection as well-but for some reason his trophy looked a lot better then everyone else’s.
A final thank you to all the good people of Barcelona Spain. It’s been another humbling and fulfilling experience, keep moving.
Monday, October 4th, 2010
“Life is pretty simple: You do some stuff. Most fail. Some work. You do more of what works. If it works big, others quickly copy it. Then you do something else. The trick is the doing the something else.” – Leonardo da Vinci
The start of progression is picking up a pen, pencil, paintbrush, whatever that medium maybe and let your hand, your mind, and your heart free. In art we interpret our styles, our way of thinking into many artforms and with such finesse the audience is captured by a spectacle that not everyone can construct.
In life we create, we maintain our natural talents. Our talent is worthless unless we have ambition; ambition to strive to the next level, to make change, to conquer each step and learn to run.
Drawing is where we start. In your mind you see certain images, people, buildings, inanimate objects, etc. that you subcontiously save and all these images come out in a way that every artist feels is appropriate and has a sense of accomplishment even if it is fulfilled for a moment or a lifetime.
We learn what works, we make mistakes and we try to perfect it. If there was perfection you wouldnt have aspiration and without perfection you have faith in your works to become great. You follow the ones who are considered “Great Artists” and you learn from them. You learn what has failed and what has worked. You, yourself need to find that “something else”, that gives you a step ahead that makes you one of the “Great Artists”.