Archive for Traditional Roses

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


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


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


Stop, Drop, and Split!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on January 27, 2012 by Miguel Olascuaga

I have recently been speaking with Todd Gregg from “Walk The Line Tattoo”, located in Athens, Georgia. I asked him if he was interested in doing a split painting with me, and he agreed that it would be a lot of fun. I am very interested in seeing what he does, I enjoy the work he puts out and have for some time. Trading, or splitting art with other artists is a great way of communicating, and learning as well as creating a bond with fellow artists. I am very pleased to have finished a trade with Shaun Bushnell from Blue Flame Tattoo as well. I will post both of the paintings, his and I, when I get them downloaded.

Holy Shitsicles, It’s Been a Cold Minute.

Posted in Some Art, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 11, 2010 by Miguel Olascuaga

This is Ben, he came to me with a picture of what he had in mind for a chest rocker. I took what he gave me and created something we were both excited about. Ben is from California, and has a really nice piece on his arm. I looked at it as a chance to do something really cool and make a new friend. When you are asked to start a piece this size, you have to ask yourself as an artist, “Is this person going to finish this once we start?” People often have these grand ideas and then get them started and never make it back for theyre appointments. It is very frustrating to the artist who has to wait for your return, while the elements slowly destroy unfinished work. Ben however is not one of these clients, it took 3 sittings and he was a trooper through it all. Thank you Ben.

This is Karla, she is also a trooper. I have known this lady since the day I stepped foot in Florida. She came to me and asked me to draw something up for her chest. She currently had a butterfly done on the upper left hand side of her chest, done by a good friend and tattooer, Derrick Nail. All three of us have been friends for over 13 years. My only beef with Karla is: STAY OUT OF THE DAMN CREEK UNTIL YOUR TATTOO HEALS!











This was a really fun piece to do as well. This guy told me to take his idea and run with it. And so Iran, Iran so fa away.

It has been a great last couple of weeks, being able to put out some fresh new art.

This is Danny, he was in our shop watching one of his friends getting tattooed, and I was currently painting a Native American piece for a client of mine. He liked it a lot and  asked me if I would draw one up for him as well.





This is what I was painting when he looked over my shoulder

This tattoo belongs to Casara

The painting belongs to me

This is just the first part of it.

This tattoo below is on a friend of mine by the name of Jade.

I really like doing roses, and this was a ton of fun.

This is something below that i have recently started. It has a few more sittings to go, but starting to come together.