Perhaps the weirdest year so far…

It has been ages inside, not seeing anyone.

On the bright side i must say, havent watched so much movies or played PlayStation than last year.

Okay, yeah I know… back to the point, tattoos that was made inside the lockdown.

Here we go. Text is big hard to translate to English but long story short… it’s something about how you make your bed if you’ll use too much methamphetamine, hard to explain because it’s a joke in Finnish language. Trust me it’s fun.

Old school bed

Needles that I used in this on was only 14R liner and 9R shader.

Tribal ink black was used for color. Really neat piece to do, some of the spots were so tight for that big fat liner.

Letters I free handed with sharpies. It’s much easier to add place for writing if your picture is set ready.

This next piece was super fast to do. Used only 14R liner and tribal black ink.

Spikes

Idea was to have cartoon stylish black barbed wire. Not much to tell about this one, it was finished pretty fast.

Good looking piece, I remember the time when Pamela Andersson made tattoos like these, very famous.. oh the times..

Okay, next one is some sort of “coat of arms” – of birthplace.. or something.

Coat of arms of some place around Ostrobothnia

Needles for the job: 9R shader. Nothing else needed.

These small piece was so darn hard to do, stiff lines and tight spots.

Sometimes it feels that, easier looking picture, harder the job.. I sweated on this, must say..

Like said, really hard year because haven’t seen people and not been able to go anywhere.. Now we have situation so good that we can gather around on the rock festivals again… perhaps it’s also time to start put some ink under the skin.. stay safe and positive people, we are close to normal in some places.. peace..✌️

COOKIEMONSTER TATTOO

(Recommended audio track) https://m.soundcloud.com/vauhti/vauhti-jos-mie-kuulen-aania-niin-sieki-kuulet-niita

Back in the days I watched lot’s of cartoons. Teenage years I was drawing many sheets from the comic books, later on I started to draw caricature pictures about my surroundings. This was also the time when I lost my passion to the art and sketching. I’ve got it back in time but several years it took time.

One my dear friend from Catalonia told me, that Cookie Monster was one of those joyful moments of his childhood. Next logical step as an adult is of course taking tattoo to your shoulder.. Really easy to understand, been there done that!

Making of:

This spectacular piece I’ve started with very accurate stencil, I marked all the black spots and outlines. Normally I would started by making the outlines but this time was different. My mentor always says about shading techniques and going from grey to black. Huge change for my shading technique, because I’ve done it always from black to grey. Maybe the reason for all this is this caricature drawing history of me. 

I have noticed that strong lines and shades what I use in those, works so much better with old school pictures.

In the beginning I marked all the black spots with grey wash, using 13MAGNUM Shader and around 5% ink/water mixture. Next I changed needles and machine to the 7ROUND LINER and made all those outlines. In this point I already had a problem with stencil rub off. Hardest thing was to stay in those outlines. Coloring was also a hand full, but because l the dark spots were marked it was easier to apply. Four different kind shades of blue and it’s finish. In those really tight spots I were using 7FLAT Shader and 9ROUND Shader.

Very Interesting and tough piece to do, and he took it well..

I’m really happy with this piece and saw it healed just few days ago. Intenze colors were used again. Definitely going to use this technique on my future work. 

Next time, more work.. thanks for your time. 

Yours: Jay

Audio masterpiece from the one and only @vauhti https://m.soundcloud.com/vauhti and amusement from monkey pussycat (YouTube) https://youtu.be/8CZcmYTIEQw

Tattoo globe flower

“Ta-Ta” twisted way like Hannibal Lecter says.

Sat down with my machines and did some trimming. 

Can’t believe how fast time goes and you notice it’s way over midnight, all of tattoo guns are in small pieces at your table..

Well I can’t be the only one who loves to mix and tune those beautiful tools, or am I..?

– Globe flower coverup –

“I want Globe flower” for hiding this old spider-tattoo. That’s what she said…

Time for research, in to the field were I could find these beautiful flowers. Shitloads of pictures were taken in every shape and angles…

 back to the studio table.

This spectacular yellow flower was a mouthful because, hiding black tattoo with yellow flower was not quite simple as it sounds..

https://m.soundcloud.com/vauhti/vauhti-molotovin-kotipoltto

– Stencil –

Picture had to be so big, and the spider was gone. Easy to apply because shoulder blade is so nice area to do my magic..

– Making of –

7Round liner 14round liner and 13MG Shader was used in this piece..

Tried to make outlines bit more soft and left some spots “open” … 

Bit “oldie” -style but not too much, flower looks right and colors match, black/grey areas are for hiding the old tattoo…

Huge area to color but she took it well, nice job!

– What I learned..? –

First of all, the biggest mistake were leaving those outlines open. 

After making outlines I realized that it won’t work and I had to close ’em with my shader..

My mentor also told that biggest faulse was those lines and that style fits better to black/grey tattoos… Can’t argue, I’m wiser now.

Next time when I’m making work like this I’m going to stick up in strong outlines… 

Maybe for future I would use way more different kind picture, more leafs and I would stamp those leafs straight to the top of  spider.. 

Doing so, spider would be covered for less work and flower would have more brightness.

I did tune up my machines for this session and one of my liner machines didn’t work like I wanted. The tube was not giving Ink and needle felt just wrong.. I’m twisting angle to my needles usually before using but angle was like others, probably armature bar problem what must be investigated…

Looks like every session teaches me so many things… I used Intenze colors for this piece and I’m thrilled to test something new next time.

That’s the end for this one, to the next step and next session… Oh and that featured picture is my new hand tattoo made by my awesome and talented mentor.

To the next time bye!

https://m.soundcloud.com/vauhti/plan-o-kaupungin-rikkaus

Small and pretty, like me..!

Time has gone by and I can almost taste the end of summer. I’ve been doing many small tats lately and have to say, it’s challenging every time.

https://m.soundcloud.com/vauhti/vauhti-ghost 

Names and birthstones

This dame got one spectacular idea: “Names and birthstones” Hell, I havent even heard about birthstones before and had to do some epic investigation stuff before could start even sketching…

Stencil

Stencil were easy to apply because the place was flat, no need for silkpaper. 

“Stones” was only few straight lines and I made ’em with my shader.

Making of…

I was using 7Round liner and 9MgShader. Colors had to mix like she wanted.

What I learned…?

First of all, stencil for pictures like this should always make with “sharpies” and freehand style. 

Decorating lines could also be much bigger giving the smoothness for the whole pic.

Perhaps next time I would even use a smaller needle for some special turns, 3Round liner could be nice, and tattoo would have more deep illusion.

Don’t forget to do “bloodline” like my mentor always says!

https://m.soundcloud.com/vauhti/vauhti-satumaahappo

Big feather

She wanted a blue feather to the hand. Really specific about what kind and what color. 

Stencil

Had to use silkpaper so I could turn this right way from inside out. 

Normal paper won’t work and stencil goes blurry easily, trust me..

Making of…

Stencil placed and ready to go. 7Round liner, 13Mg shader and 9Flat shader for tight spots. This time I made whole picture “bloodline” and blacks using (10% Black 90%H2O) mix.

It was really much more easier to start adding blacks and contrast when bloodline were down under.

Colors that I used were from Intenze this time. Outline black, peach, green and different tones of blue. Mixed up all colors with water and white.

Of course all the trimming and details I made with white using 7Round shader.


What I learned…?

The greatness of the bloodline! 

No need to say how important it is to do shades and lines with enough light mixture and add the darker shades after.

Sure I knew this earlier but now I’m starting to realize what my teacher/mentor has always meant…

IF YOU WANT TO GO DARKER, GO LIGHTER FIRST…

Enough for this time, thanks for reading…

Sincerely yours: Jay

Ink life! Can’t get better…

Hooya whores and hounds..!

Time has gone by and I’ve been at studio most of my time.. [INK LIFE] for me it means doing and takin tats, hell that’s pretty much all I do…

D.O.N & Daisies… Pretty idea eh?

Brought this one to the table when she told the meaning of the word “DON” and that she loved Daisies… That’s where this idea got wings.


She absolutely loved it and so did I. Stencil although didn’t went like I was planning but no matter, sharpie did the rest.

Making of…

7Round liner & 7Mg shader was all needed in this one. Colors of course simple and the whole pic simple as possible…

Hypnotic “oldie” snake..



This epic piece was for my trusted mechanic who brought me an idea of the oldie cobra. After tons of changes, I’ve got the illusion in this snake eyes that if you stare it you’ve got your eyes crossing really fast. So much fun doing this, enjoyed every minute of it..

Making of…

7Round liner, 9Flat shader, 14Round liner, and 7Flat shader were used in this one and colors are from very special “Oldie-color” set.

Brazilian snowman in Arctic Circle..?


Well this is story to tell… Kiddo’s Capoeira instructor/professor wanted to have an angry snowmen on his arm with the Finland & Brazilian twist. That’s what he said, and got. Idea went for the sideways multiple times but got it together in time. Wonderful piece still missing blacks but epic already, finish this soon.

Making of…

7Round liner, 9Round shader, 13Mg shader were used when I made this beauty. Pain was bit too much for finishing this but hey, there is always next time…

Skull and flames coverup…

Coverup tattoo is always tricky thing to do but this spectacular sharpie piece was totally worth it. So much lines and flames so I could hide the 90’s tribal from the beginning of this skull and I nailed it good time.


Making of….
Few hours of Sharpie action first and then we are ready to start. 7round liner and 13Mg shader were only thing that I needed in this one.

Tattoo life…?

Of course you have to chill and relax sometimes… 

Like my bro has teach me… Simple Man from YouTube, smoke Cuban and drink Scotch.


We are all good now right, C-Ya people…! (Fades away with Lynyrd Skynyrd)… 

https://youtu.be/sHQ_aTjXObs