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So Many Mayans, So Little Time…

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 20, 2012 by Miguel Olascuaga

Well, I figure one last update is in order before the end of the world, or at least until I wake up on Saturday and find out that I still have bills to pay,Christmas to celebrate,and a headlight that still needs to be replaced on my recently renewed, crash tested 2012 Kia Soul. Thank God the officer was kind enough to keep me waiting in suspense, while he questioned my child’s age, and school district as though I had decided to steal this mini toaster with a missing headlight away from an under middle class single parent. Anyways, here is what I have been up to the last few months.

wuff head, ya dumb dumb

This tattoo above was done on my good buddy Mike. We are still in the process of adding a dream catcher underneath of it.

Below is a tattoo that I did on Pippin. Pippin came to me with an idea from the movie, “Lawless”. Lawless is an incredible movie and I highly recommend you watch it

heart, balls, who gives a crap, they both get you in troubleAfter watching this movie, I became obsessed and read the book as well.

thems nice chineese throwin' stars

Above is a painting that I did for my friend Lucy. Lucy is expecting a child and I congratulated her with this token for her daughter’s room, and she also was awesome enough to get tickets to a show for me and my lady!

063The tattoo above was done on one of my really great clients and friend, Corey. He brought me in the reference and I changed a few things and added my own take on it. This was a fun tattoo because I don’t typically use some of these colors in my custom work.

Below is a rad tattoo on a client that wanted some type of family tree oriented theme.

intials dont grow on trees silly..There have been so many great people coming to me for work, and I feel very blessed to have them in my life.

The last few months have taken a minute to get used to, but I can say that this is the happiest I have been since moving to Georgia. Now this isn’t to discredit the time and efforts leading up to this, but things are starting to take shape.

Tom Wates for no oneI had a petty good time doing this little hour-glass tattoo.

meee yowThis was a fun walk in, she had many great tattoos and I was excited to add another one to her collection.

Roses are red, fuck you..What a fun little painting, I based it off of a photo from the 20’s. It was a tattoo on a lady’s back, I really liked it and felt like painting it. I later gifted it to my good friend and co-worker’s daughter, Brett Pundt. Talented artist that guy is.

kiss my gritsHere is a little diddy I painted up for my lady’s mother for Christmas. She is a hard-working lady who deserves her vacation. Referenced from Sailor Jerry

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The image above was tattooed while visiting my old stomping grounds, Black Cat Tattoo.

chief running bar tabAnother fun tattoo from my Black Cat Tattoo trip.

i like butterflies and rainbowsThe image above was tattooed on a very nice young lady in Atlanta who always comes to me for her work.

roses are red, still...fuck youThe rose and lady tattoo was done during my trip to Livewire Tattoo in Jax. Beach,Fl.

she shellsThe tattoo above was done on my lovely lady partner, she really enjoyed it…

what in my hurr?This was based off of a painting that I did (above) Owen Jensen reference, I really enjoy my job.

co keelin' it dawgSome fun on a different medium.

magnoliaFun walk in

lighthouseI really loved doing this tattoo.

finger paintTattooed while guesting at The tattoo Zone, Mobile,Al.

eagle bitchesTattoo in Mobile, Al.

jap cat

Tattooed in Mobile,Al.

butterfly kissesTattooed in Mobile,Al.

roses are black, crack a lackRoses, always fun

roses are red, you know the resta little trade out with my buddy Josh, this is what I painted him

butterfly

jebusthis is a painting that I did for Dan Wulff at Tattoo Faction, Cleveland, OH.

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Finders Keepers, Lucid Sleepers..

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 23, 2012 by Miguel Olascuaga

For even in the darkest of realms we shall find one another…

Below are some photos of recent tattoos

A few dragons from my trip to Panama City Beach, Black Cat Tattoo

I always enjoy going back home.

I am very fortunate to have such great clients that trust me…

I like tattooing snakes

The two go so well together. The Jesus tattoo I did while on my trip to Blue Flame Tattoo.

Don’t Fear It..

Butterflies, butterflies…

Im A Moon Walkin’ Cowboy, Dusty Riding And I Dont Know What’s In Store

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 11, 2012 by Miguel Olascuaga

Its been a minute since the last time I posted anything. I have recently returned from a guest spot in Panama City Beach,Florida. Black Cat Tattoo is my old stomping grounds and where I was tought to tattoo by Albee. I am grateful for all that I was given, and the things that were shown to me by my co-workers. I get homesick from time to time and need a fix of  that familiarity, the very place I call home, and always will. This trip was a little different from the last few, I want to thank everybody that came in the shop to visit me, and the friends that gave me they’re hard-earned money for a tattoo. It really meant a lot to me to have that love still there waiting for me when I visit. I don’t like to look at people like “clients”, I prefer to look at them like friends who allow me to do the very thing that I love the most, I am very blessed to have every one of them in my life. I am going to show you a few pictures from my trip, and then a few paintings that I have finished up.

The picture above was done on the inner thigh, ouch…

These are always fun.

These picture were taken with my Iphone, so I apologize if they don’t look as good as they do on Instagram..

I miss this place, and my family that works here.

How could you not love this?

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Here are a few random pics of projects and paintings that i have completed.

566 Boulevard SE Atlanta Ga. Come see us.

This was a paint trade to the Mrs. Lana Gooding who works at Virtue Tattoo in Houston,TX. Lana is an awesome tattooer and person, take a minute to look at her work.

I painted this and have plans to tattoo it on my girlfriend ASAP, she called dibbs and I aint about to try her!

Here is a fun tattoo “Sailor Jerry” piece that I finished up not too long ago.

Above is a painting that I finished, it is also a tattoo that I will be finishing next week, I am pretty excited about it.

I did this painting and handed it to my mentor and good friend Albee. I hope he liked it because I about threw up doing all that stippling!

A little background I finished on this elbow rose.

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Crusty Eagles In Paradise

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 11, 2011 by Miguel Olascuaga

Another great trip to Panama City Beach. I did some really cool tattoos, and got to see old friends.

Mattew Welch Flew in from New Mexico to do a spot as well. It was great having all of us in the same building again. I ended up trading a tattoo out with Megan Fernandez, I got her to do a hotstuff devil on my leg, and I tattooed an eagle on her leg going slightly across her knee. The picture is a little crusty from the following day, but it’s all I had to go on.

I got to do some really awesome tattoos while I was in town

I felt so lucky to do all these great ideas.

I adore the people of this town. I left my home in search of something that would broaden my horizons, and I have always been welcomed back by my peers with open arms, this is what is important to me.

People trust me to do tattoos on them that they will be proud of, I also find as much pride in them as well.

The picture above did not come out as well as I hoped. I must have taken a million pictures of every tattoo, and STILL, I am a shitty photgrapher!

Here is a little painting that Megan Fernandez, Darren Anderson, and myself put together for our buddy Steve’s birthday.

A great photo for a great week.

Thank you Black Cat Tattoo-PCB

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 28, 2011 by Miguel Olascuaga

My trip went way better than I thought it would. I would like to give an open apology to those that I did not get to, I got in a little over my head and lost track of time. It was great hangin’ out with my old crew at Black Cat Tattoo, Darren Anderson, and Megan Fernandez are on my page for you viewing pleasure, so check them out! Picking each other’s brains for a new way of doing things is always my favorite thing about working with other artists. Getting a chance to work around the crew at Black Cat was refreshing and helpful in guiding me towards something a little better than what I was currently doing. Here is an owl below that I did on an existing client and friend of mine.

This was great piece, and I was grateful to have had the chance o do it. Below is a panther eating a girl’s head. I have seen a good bit of these done, and most of them are incredible. I took a few tips from Megan, and did a version that could fit on the top of a foot. It was fun, although I believe the next time I see Kevin, I will bug him to add something around it. Kevin Roth was the gentleman that received this tattoo, a very kind and appreciative soul.

Right below is my buddy Scot Thorpe. We have been working on a sleeve piece by piece. This is what I added while I was in PCB.

The piece above was taken from some old flash by Ben Corday, very awesome imagery.

The picture above ended up being a little shiny, but it’s the best one out of 500 that I took! I started this tattoo a while back, and this time to PCB I got to finish it. The random flower at top was already there before we started, I plan on re-doing it and adding it to the present tattoo.

Below here is a Sailor Jerry Hula Girl, this young lady was a walk-in at Black Cat, and I love me some Sailor Jerry .

And one more for  the road, below is a swallow and horseshoe that I tattooed on a young lady’s shoulder. PCB was real good to me, I will being seeing them again real soon!

Thank you for stopin’ by!

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Posted in Some Art, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on October 28, 2010 by Miguel Olascuaga

This was a tattoo that had drawn up in hopes that someone would get it. After being taped to my wall for a month or more, I decided to talk Katie into it. Katie works the front for us at the shop. I wish there wasnt such a glare on it, but as I have said before, I am no photographer. She sat like a rock with Parkinson’s and now she can walk the walk. Thank  you Katie for letting me put this incredible pooping bird on your leg. I bought this antique frame from a garage sale and it had an old picture of a bird in it, and that is what I used as reference for this tattoo.

I have always enjoyed doing Family Crest’s, and this gentlemen by the name of  Hayden brought me his Crest for a tattoo.  Detail much? Nope, don’t care for breaking out the eye loop and a tight five, but I have to admit.., I had a boner for a migraine and a neck ache this day. He was a good sitter and didn’t mind my heavy sweating and “E.D.”

“Adelante Siempre” A brief Look Into The Minds Of Weirdos

Posted in Our Family, Some Art, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 21, 2010 by Miguel Olascuaga

So this week went by with a ton of shit going on. I balanced myself by painting this piece to remember, “Without Struggle Comes Nothing”.  PPPPFFFFTTTT…. uh huh. Well anyway, I made it through another week of struggle. With this being said, I fucked my hand up trying to calm my dog and keep her from eating the water meter guy, had a dozen of cancellations , and dealing with other random stresses that make the week so much fun. The upside is…..(drum roll), I finished filing my taxes(you’re welcome welfare recipients), I filed my BP claim (Thanks, but fuck you anyway BP) and I’m doing a few cool tattoos this weekend. Finishing this painting was a good accomplishment for the week,  there is  something about this phrase and the people who wear it, and live by it. “Always Pushing Forward”, it is a quote that will always have you trying as hard as you can, or feel stupid for committing to something you can’t live up to. I choose the first one. This was passed down to me by BFF and great Tattooer, Darren Anderson. There are many great artists that bare the mark “AS”, it’s not meant to be an elite group of cooler thans, or we don’t want cha’s, it’s just a symbol of your loyalty to what you do, and a reminder that we are all fish, once you stop swimming, you will die. Die mutha fucka, Die mutha fucka, Die! Here are some artist that wear it proudly, and some good folks you should look up to find some great art and tattoos: Darren Anderson, Megan Fernandez, Jason Mills, Shane Woodward, Damon Burns, Paul Kristianssen Holland, Steve Whittenberger, and the list goes on.