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Sweating Like A Whore In Church

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 2, 2012 by Miguel Olascuaga

It has been a little bit since last I posted anything, a lot has happened in the last few months to say the least.

Someone told me that, “Good Things Come From Chaos”. I hope this is true. I have been doing a little traveling to ease the tension and frustration that my situation has produced. I am lucky enough to have a family that supports my recent decisions even though it affects they’re surroundings and comfort zone. I feel like I have truck sitting on my chest when I lay down for sleep. My travels have produced great opinions regarding my situation and future endeavors. Life is great in its grand scheme to destroy and rebuild. I am humbled by the experiences and as any human being, also exhausted and a little jaded at times. I have been fortunate enough to be surrounded by so many great tattooers and exchanging tattoos with them as well. When I start to feel a little doomed, I look at what the last 2 years have produced for my family and I, and then I feel extremely grateful and blessed. You can not make everybody happy all of the time, and some will just never be happy no matter what. I am learning to become my own person for my family, and myself. The move to Georgia was one of the best things I could have done for my tattooing and reputation. It has opened many a door for me and I am grateful to those who have helped me open them. The next journey is uncertain, but many ideas have been put in to motion for the next milestone. Here are some picture from my trip to Livewire Tattoo in Jax. Beach,Fl. An incredible amount of respect for this shop.

I did this tattoo (above) on a gentleman that was traveling from South Africa, he wanted all of these elements to describe his travels and situation. I had a great time with him, very polite and easy to please.

Below is a tattoo that I did on my good buddy Justin’s girlfriend. Her grandmother used to work for the Jacksonville Paper and loved Cardinals. She had an idea for typewriter, I listened to her other ideas and put them together. This girl had some nice tattoos from Inksmith & Rogers and I felt lucky to put one next to them.

I have been so lucky to do so many fun tattoos lately, I recently started a full torso piece. I have started the outline to the center, and this week I will be outlining the sides and bottom. Below is what I have started.

Recently my girlfriend’s best friend, Tera came to visit with her boyfriend Justin.  She wanted to get a gramophone tattooed on her foot, I have done a few of these tattoos and trying to change them up a little different each time can be a little challenging. It was really fun and I was glad that I got to do it for her.

This next tattoo was done on my good buddy Jake, he is a body piercer at Liberty Tattoo in Atlanta.

Below you will see the beginning of a stomach tattoo I did on our apprentice, Cori.

She didn’t even flinch a muscle. Tough cookie that girl is.

I am excited to get all these projects finished.

This next tattoo is on my good friend, fellow tattooer, and inquisitor of transcendence and science brother, Ugly Tom Michael. Tom tattoos in Charlotte, NC.

He asked me to tattoo something in the way of science, death, and transcendence. These are my favorite things!

Tom and I traded tattoos of the same related subject matter. This is what I did on him.

Tom brought one of his good friends Adam with him to get tattooed by Jason Kelly, another great tattooer and good friend. Jason was booked up so he decided to let me have the thrill of doing a fun tattoo on Adam. He asked for a panther with a dagger going through the head, Adam.., don’t ever shave yourself again.

Below is tattoo I did on Mr. Brett Pundt. Brett works with me at the shop and is an incredible tattooer. We traded tattoos recently, he asked me for an eagle. I had a blast doing this tattoo, I really enjoy tattooing eagles.

here as some little jammers below..

And Another…

And below are some Magnolias I did. I enjoy black & grey, even though I don’t do it much, I still enjoy the opportunity.

Below is a tattoo I did on one of Greg Christain’s clients. Greg was nice enough to share his client with me while I was tattooing at Tattoo Faction- Cleveland,Ohio. Wouldn’t you know it, he asked for a round flower! There is a whole history behind these flowers, in a short explanation, they are to symbolize protection.

And here is another one I did as a slap over(cover-up) on a good friend and great tattooer, Ben Thomas. Ben and I traded tattoos, tons of fun. Ben Thomas works at Liberty Tattoo in Atlanta.

Right below is a matching tattoo I did on best friends.

I have been trading out paintings to artist that I admire in hopes that I will have something to pass to my son besides my own. This is a painting I did this for Ben Rorke, Ben is one of my favorite tattooers right now. He works Brisbane, Australia.

As I mentioned earlier above, I don’t really do much black & grey, but here is another one.

Below is a tattoo I did on another really good friend and great tattooer, Lana Gooding.

Lana is a resident and tattoo maker in Texas.

and last but not least in my great friend Jason Kelly. Jason is a tattooer in Atlanta. Jason and I decided we were gonna trade butterfly tattoos. Jason is an incredible tattooer and one of my many favorites. He doesn’t have much room, but I am glad to have had a clean piece.

There you have it, its been awhile.. thank you for looking!!

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Papa Don’t Preach

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 9, 2011 by Miguel Olascuaga

Seems like there are demons chasing me these days…. or at least my mind has been haunted by dreams of death and visions of paranormal beings that roam our living quarters.  I have been using all these dreams to my advantage, and putting together a few projects for the near future. On a much lighter and positive note, I recently have been published  under the  “Artist Spotlight” section in Atlanta’s new magazine entitled, “Ink Atlanta” Issue No. 1.

I am grateful to have been published, and I am hoping that it will get me better acquainted with Atlanta’s  tattoo community. Thank you Jessica Hill, and Ink Atlanta for giving me some exposure.

July 21st I will be going back to Panama City for a little guest spot at Black Cat Tattoo. I am hoping to sink my teeth in to some new skin. It’s gonna be nice to see friends and play sum hillbilly jams with the boys. If you live in Panama City and you are reading this post, then come get some fresh ink from me while I’m there!

Above is a painting I did as a trade out with great tattooer by the name of Mr. Shane Woodward. Shane works at Big Kahuna Tattoo in Boca Raton, Fl. I am really looking forward to getting a piece of art from this gentleman. Below is a painting I did for Mr. Bert Krak. I bought an awesome machine from him, and I believe sending a little painting to the person is a  a sign of respect, and further extends  my gratitude, a little something I learned from my good buddy Darren Anderson.

I have recently done a few things that I am happy to post. One of which is a Sailor Jerry piece that friend, and client “Denny” asked me to put on him. I realize that I do a good bit of  Sailor Jerry imagery, but I really enjoy it, and as long as they are asking for it, then I will always be glad to tattoo it.

Below, is a little owl jammer I had the privilege of doing on a referral from Mr. Dave Kruseman. It was her 18th. Birthday and she has been saving her money for it. Its makes me happy to see people planning out they’re tattoos and actually saving for the occasion. She sat real well, and was very polite.

Now…. this next one below is a sugar skull that I did on Eric. I got to do pretty much what I wanted with this piece, and I really enjoyed doing it. I feel very blessed to have so many people trust me with their skin.

I was really happy that I didn’t shit the bed on this one..

Below is a little dragon that I did on a walk-in. I am posting it because it’s not my usual color scheme, but I enjoyed it nonetheless.

and one more thing to post would be this…. This gentleman came in our studio asking for Mr. Colvin, Phil was booked so he asked if I would be interested. It was a challenge for me to approach this with a different view other than how I really felt like doing it. I know Phil wanted me to step out from behind the “Traditional Curtain” for a spell, and so I did so. It took me quite a while, but it was still fun. This man’s father passed away and he wanted this Gibson Headstock  with a banner that read “Dad”. It took a bit longer than I thought, but at the end of the day it was still a solid tattoo.

Thank you for stopping in and reading my blog!

“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.

Where Eagles Glare

Posted in Our travels, Some Art with tags , , , , , , , , , on September 2, 2010 by Miguel Olascuaga

Trading paintings is what I am into these days. I can’t really afford to buy all the paintings that I want from all of the artists that I particularly like. I am trying the barter system, “I’ll paint you something if you paint me something”, line.  I am in the middle of trading a painting to an artist by the name of Cyndi Lou, tattooer and shop owner of  “Squid and Whale”, located in Portland Maine. I did a piece of flash from Amund Dietzel that I really liked, and I added a native Florida butterfly in the bottom left hand corner to represent the state I live in.

This painting was a lot of fun and I am happy that it found its way to Maine.

I got this great wall hanging (below) at an estate sale my friend Danny, and his wife had last week.  I had seen it laying face down on a table and flipped it over to take a look, what a great find. I really like antiques(who doesn’t these days, I’m trying to get cool points…) and this is going to look great on my new wall.

I am trying to sell a few paintings that have been growing roots in my art cabinet.  I have some prints that I would like to sell as well. I plan on setting up a folder on my Facebook to do so. Here is one below that I did last year

It’s a small frame, nothing huge. I plan on making prints of some photography I have done as well.

This would look great right above your toilet. It’s so appealing to the eyes, and it really makes you want to relax after a long day and let it go…

I picked this cotton in Alabama on a road trip to see the family in Georgia. I felt like if I didn’t hurry up and pick it and get in the truck, I was going to lose a butt cheek from some rock salt blast. It still resides in our living room, in full bloom.