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Things That Go Bump In The Night

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 22, 2013 by Miguel Olascuaga

Sugar is sweet but vagina is betterI had a good time tattooing this gentleman. His my name is my name too. There are so many twists that you can put on this type of  imagery, I feel like you should stay true to its design yet make it creative enough to show that you can go above the Google Stampede.

 This young lady by the name of Lori was a pleasure to meet and work with. Lori was passing through Atlanta and wanted to get a tattoo at our shop before she left. This was the image she asked for and I was pretty excited to draw it up or her. There were a few really great tattoos that she wore proudly, honored to be next to some of them.

I did this butterfly on my good friend and great tattooer Cori James. I work with this young lady and I can tell you that she is tough as nails.

Titties…. need I say more

This gentleman came to me on his way through Atlanta as well. I had so much fun with him and his lady. Truly great people.

Tattooed this on my new friend Nick. I was pretty stoked to put this next to a Krooked Ken piece.

bearded lay 2 (2)These are a few from The Electric City Convention. I was really in to black at this convention. I always get really excited when people want black traditional, it’s one of my favorite approaches to take.

scorpionSo much fun!

A day with out a dagger is like a day with out water.

I have not posted in a long time. I have a lot that I have been doing, I have just been lazy on this end of my social skills.

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I really enjoy the one above, I love to set things in a different mood.

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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

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

2012 Asheville Tattoo Convention

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

What an awesome convention!

This is Ryan, he was my first appointment at the convention. This gentleman was extremely grateful and easy to work on. I had a good time talking with him, and his wife as well. Ryan’s tattoo was pretty much a piece to represent things about his mother, from the stories he shard with me, it seemed this guy has a lot of love and respect for his mother. Thank you Ryan for the chance to tattoo you. Below is what I did on him..

This next tattoo is  classic Bert Grimm piece. I tattoo this little gem on a gent named Mikey. Mikey is a tattooer in Columbus,Ga.

This next tattoo below is a piece that I did on a local artist by the name of Anna Calloway, she was really kind and pretty much let me do whatever I wanted, as long as it had some Egyptian subject matter.

The tattoo below is on a young lady that asked me for a rose and a candle. This was a really fun tattoo, I felt bad because her and her boyfriend had been driving for a long time, and you could tell they were tuckered out. Many thanks to the both of them for choosing me for to do the work.

Being at this convention meant a lot to me. I had the chance to meet up with friends and artists that I adore and respect to the fullest. There are bonds that are made at these type of events, and I am blessed to have gotten the chance to be a part of it. Thank you Phil Colvin for sharing a booth with me, below are some pictures of great people.

We all have on our convention specks..

A good group of fellas..

Homies holdin’ down the lobby..

The Wizard making it happen

Below is my view of the drive to Asheville

I wanted to save the best for last…, This is on one of my good friends and awesome tattooer, Shaun Bushnell. Shaun works at Blue Flame Tattoo, look him up.

I would also like to leave you with this healed tattoo from last year-

Below is a tattoo I did on my friend Colleen

I also did this eagle painting…

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!

My Bucket’s Got A Hole In It

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on May 13, 2010 by Miguel Olascuaga

The last 2 weeks has been turning me into a zombie. We got our son a puppy, I watched a terrible motorcycle accident happen in front of the shop.  My son went to West Virginia for almost a week, and Hellalujah! played a Bluegrass Festival last Friday. Work has been steady, and the thing I have to fall on for the weekend was lunch at The Cracker Barrel, A Nightmare On Elm Street, and a Ferris wheel ride on Mother’s Day, which by the way was great and scary, I’m not fond of heights.

I have a new machine coming this week by way of Jimmy Whitlock. I have been wanting a Rollomatic for a long time, and so now I am finally getting one. He has some great looking machines and I am stoked to add one to my table.

A few New Things..