A few months ago I started a large new tattoo. To my utter delight, Jeff Gogue had agreed to tattoo me back in 2018 and over the course of almost two years, I repeatedly had to postpone my trip until it seemed like it would never happen. COVID made another cancellation seem like a sure […]
I hate to say it, but it’s still winter and apparently that is going to continue to be a “thing” for a while. The holidays are a memory, Spring is but a promise, and the days are short and dark, what to do? Well if I had my way I’d be off on vacation to […]
A friend once told me that I approached aging like I was betting with house money. This is accurate. I turned (fifty) this year and I honestly feel more fired up and alive than I did at 40 when it seemed like life was grinding to a halt, and even 30 when I felt like […]
So You Think You Want to Get Your First Tattoo? Oh I remember what it felt like to be you. Curious about tattoos, thinking it would fun/cool to have a tattoo. Imagining drawing up a really nice image or maybe asking a friend to do one. Maybe finding something on Pinterest. Not really too worried about who […]
THE BLACK HAT TATTOO One of my favourite parts of writing about tattoos and tattoo culture is learning about different shops and tattoo artists from around the world. I have a special treat for you as I shine a light on a great shop with a wonderful work ethic and mindset – not to mention […]
Here is another addition to my Artists I Adore series – and it’s a good one. Tattoo artist Jeff Gogue sets the bar very high for what can be accomplished in the world of tattooing. Now I could go on and on how superlative his work is but….I’d rather let his work speak for him.