Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Portrait and Yin Yang Tattoo

John Lennon
This tattoo was done during the tattoo competition held in CAP auditorium in Jones Ave., Cebu City. My first competition and first portrait tattoo attempt in the Beginner's category. A John Lennon tattoo which I think the reference is not his familiar photo that somehow many saw it like an old Harry Potter. Yet, the result in his skin is not that bad though and I love the washes of witch hazel. Just a few sessions for a portrait and I know, someday, I can make it better.

Yin Yang
A yin yang tattoo of a common friend symbolizing the life (woman) and death (skeleton with a scythe).

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

PINTADO - Tacloban's First Mini Tattoo Convention

Get INKED and Get Drunk !

JUDGE : Multi-awarded Tattoo Artist Ding Fernandez of Skin Graphics & Republic Tattoo ( Manila)

Registration Fees :
For online registration :

Time:  Monday, June 27 2:00pm - 11:30pm
Location: Kamalyan's Bar Astrodome
Sagkahan, Tacloban CIty

Registration Cutoff : June 24,2011
For more info call/text 09276767760

On the spot Permanent Tattoo Category
Registration Fee: P500 with event tshirt.
•Size : 5'x8' Black/Gray
•Allotted working time will be 5 (five) hours.
(Tattoo should be finished on or before the allocated time. Artist will not be allowed to continue when time expires.)
•Tattoo Artists competing under this category are required to bring their own model, additional lighting lamp, extension wires, tattoo equipments, etc.

1st Place---Trophy + Gift Packs + Certificates
2nd Place: Trophy + Gift Packs + Certificates
3rd Place: Trophy + Gift Packs + Certificates

On the spot Henna Tattoo Category
Registration Fee : P300 with event tshirt.
* size : 6'x10'
**Allotted working time will be 3 (three ) hours.
*Theme : SANGYAW
* Artists competing under this category are required to bring their own model.

Prizes :
1st Place -- Gift Packs + Certificates
2nd Place -- Gift Packs + Certificates
3rd Place -- Gift Packs + Certificates

Note:Competitors must wear proper attires, wearing of shoes is highly recommended.

Awarding follows with live band performances by Tacloban's top bands !

Music meets Artwork

Few of the bands that I like and love to listen as their music plays in my workstation every weekdays. These artworks were done in mechanical pencil 0.5 and the Greenday is the only one done in colored ballpen and marker.

The Beatles 
George Harrison • John Lennon • Ringo Starr • Paul McCartney

Greenday - Billie Joe Armstrong
Nickelback - Chad Kroeger 

Metallica - James Hetfield

Red Hot Chili Pepper - Anthony Kiedis