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Friday, June 3rd, 2011
A Shout out to our boys from Belgium! Thanks to all our boy for helping out this past convention. Our boy Thieu, Elco and our boy Sting Who was the lucky recipient of this bad ass tattoo.
We was delighted To get this since it represents how strong he feels about his family.
He was lucky enough to win the Ist place for Best small black and grey on saturday at the Breda Tattoo Convention.
Thanks to all the people that has supported us through thick and thin.
Friday, June 3rd, 2011
Our last day in Breda and I couldn’t leave before working on my boy Hans.
He had a beautiful piece ready for me from Jesus Helguera one of my favorite Artist in the world.
I will be seeing my boy again to try to finish his piece this weekend at the Amsterdam Tattoo convention.
Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010
LT studios is in route this holiday to Berlin, Germany. Working with clients both one on one, as well as in this coming Berlin convention’s 20th anniversary. To reserve your bookings please contact the info above.
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…..
Tags: black and grey tattoos, chicano culture, Chicano Tattoo, Fine Line, GUSTAVO LOPEZ, jose lopez, jun, lowrider Family, lowrider tattoos, tattoo conventions, world media
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Monday, August 9th, 2010
Be sure to pick up your copy of this latest issue.
Photos courtesy of Richard Todd.
Tags: Abey Alvarez, Art, Best black and grey tattoos, black and grey tattoos, chicano culture, Chicano Tattoo, Fine Line, lowrider Family, lowrider tattoos, lowridertattoostudios, milano tattoo convention, Portrait Tattoos, tattoo collectors, tattoo magazines, world media
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Thursday, August 5th, 2010
“At the critical moment, the leader of an army acts like one who has climbed up a height and then kicks away the ladder behind him. He carries his men deep into hostile territory before he shows his hand. He burns his boats and breaks his cooking-pots; like a shepherd driving a flock of sheep, he drives his men this way and that, and nothing knows whither he is going. To muster his host and bring it into danger, this is termed the business of the general.” ~Sun Tzu c. 544—496 BC.
The issue isn’t whether or not the situation gives you an advantage or disadvantage. The focus of it all goes beyond survival, and goes beyond circumstances. One of biggest lessons and priceless things about having mentors is the relationship itself and on a daily what the younger generation of artists get to watch here in the studio is the creative process that’s involved to produce the work that you see posted here. The dedicated client Caesar came through to continue his collection with Jose-take a look.
Adaptivity, spontaneity, and fluidity has to be some of the keys to this form of Black N Grey tattooing. Like all visual artists, there’s a constant flow of images that never stop running through our minds-and especially when you’ve put in work for over 17 years of tattooing, that library is going to be pretty full. Nonetheless, that’s one of the reasons why this piece was critical to understand the overall composition and the true solution: simplicity.
Simplicity not just in the piece itself, but simplicity in every aspect of building a body of work and reinventing this form of art. Over the years Jose has seen artists in the multitudes–some come, some go. Some who’ve helped broaden the industry at large, some who’ve struggled to see past the very walls that block them from growing, and the many, many talented.
But that fact is–talent is not enough.
We bring this up because now more then ever tattooing is so open. Tattooing is no longer exclusive to one group of society or subculture. Tattooing is relevant to every class, every race, and every level of infrastructure-worldwide. Tattooing is culture. And as artists who continue to contribute to the culture, this obligates us, and gives of real responsibility to honor the trust of people who are willing to fly across the world to get tattooed.
This same responsibility is applied to not just the images itself, but the minds, hearts, and souls of every individual using a machine. The process is the practice.
Talent comes secondary from that will to continue and take the path that no one has taken-or the path everyone talks about taking. There’s plenty of people who talk about it, who visualize it, but time reveals the hard working silence of those who do it end up breaking all walls. Because growth is priority, everything else is irrelevant, and those focused on the task at hand allow no distractions in moving forward.
So we can stop all the guessing….
…..and take action.
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Wednesday, June 16th, 2010
The relentless artist Miguel Ochoa has pushed himself to the limit as of late, showing more and more growth with his insane style of tattooing…
An innovative take on some classic script.
Miguel’s work of a legendary Chuey Quintanar design…
Check out more of Miguel’s work and keep posted on this guy, you’ll never know what hell do next…straight-forward, clean, and always done well, miguel is indeed the instant classic…