Monday, December 21, 2009

BABY SKULL!

Dropped this off in San Diego back in July!


Monday, December 7, 2009

DOES NO EVIL!

Dropped this off in Cocoa, Florida back in June. Took me about 9 hours. Been too busy to get anything on here lately. I'm gonna try and update a little more frequently here in the next couple of weeks. Got a ton of new stuff to show off. Stay tuned...


Saturday, November 7, 2009

MUNNKY!!

Put this little guy together for the upcoming Kid Robot Munny show that will take place in New York on Nov. 13-15. If you're in the area and are interested in checking out the show stop on by. The address is:

The Eloquent Delinquents Gallery
41 Wooster Street, New York, NY

For more info visit the website:)




Thursday, October 15, 2009

RAT RACE

Dropped this off in Vegas at the Mario Barth's Biggest show on Earth. Took me about 9.5 hours.


Friday, July 31, 2009

SWINGING DICK!

So I arrived in San Diego last week with a few slots available to tattoo. The first day I walked into Five Two Tattoo there was this fella sitting there waiting for me. After talking a bit he asked me if I would be interested in tattooing a "dick on a swing" on his inner thigh. Initially I was really not feeling the idea so I told him I'd think about it and get back to him. After a couple days of dishin around the idea I decided to give it a try. This is what I came up with.


In today's news, Pick and I took a train from San Diego to L.A. It was about a 3 hour trip total. Arrived in L.A. at about 7PM and have been hangin around the hotel catchin up on some internet time. Tomorrow we're gonna stop by the Tattoo Lounge here in Venice beach and talk to Bugs a bit before we head out to the beach to take some photos and do some sketchin. Gotta a couple tattoos that I did in Miami that I'd like to post so hopefully I'll have a little time tomorrow to post them. Till then, Enjoy my Swingin Dick:)


Saturday, July 25, 2009

BATTLE FOR THE BRAIN!!

I dropped this piece off about 2 weeks ago in Miami beach for the first annual Tattoolapalooza. I stayed super busy and got to hang out with one of my bestest friends Jason Stephan. All in all I had a great time!


I ended up scooping up "Tattoo of the Day" on Sat. which is pretty awesome being that there were a ton of Awesome tattoo artists there. The collector of this piece had been battling a disease that ended up requiring surgery and changing his way of life. During his battle with this disease he thought that it would ruin his quality of life. So I created this piece to illustrate that although the disease may have won the small battle, there was a bigger battle to be fought. The battle for the brain and his ability to continue a high quality life even with his loss.

Today Electric Pick and I are gonna go chill out at a cafe' and release some of this creative energy that has accumulated over the past couple of days. We just spent two full days at the comic-con and are overwhelmed by the inspiration. Hopefully I'll have some fun stuff to show you soon. Till then, stay safe, it's a dangerous world out there!!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

IT'S ALL IN YOUR HEAD!!

The pieces posted below were created for a show called "Pint Size Paintings". We were given two 2"X3" canvas' and told to decorate them using paint (either oil or acrylic). Being that the canvas' were so small my first instinct was to create a composition that would stand up not only as two separate pieces but also as one. While sketching on the canvas' I decided to try and connect them on every side. It took me about 4 hours to figure it out and 21 hours to paint it.





Monday, June 15, 2009

Dan Hazelton Collabo Sketch!

Just got back from a week in Milwaukee visiting and drawing with my buddy Dan Hazelton (www.danhazelton.com). The sketch below was one of two collabos that we started while I was there. We started sketching around midnight and finished up around 7 or 8 in the morning:) I'm about to pick up a Wacom tablet this week so hopefully we can get this jammer knocked out!



Thursday, June 11, 2009

AGAINST THE GRAIN

Although the path is rocky, it'll make you stronger in the long run:)

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

HELL CITY TATTOO CONVENTION!!

The Hell City Tattoo Convention was all that I had expected and more.  I had loads of fun.  To all of you who stopped by my booth and buried me with compliments, "Thank you".  It was good to put some faces to some avatars:)  

Below is a tattoo I dropped off on a client who flew in from Ireland to get tattooed by me (I was super flattered!).  Took me about 6.5 hours to complete.


Monday, May 18, 2009

MINI ARTICLE!

  If you find yourself browsing the magazine section at Barnes and Nobles and don't wanna look like a total pervoid buying a bunch of porn mags then scoop up the July issue of Savage #101.  It'll add a little variety to the mix.  

Thursday, May 14, 2009

PRINTS NOW AVAILABLE!

This is the second of three pieces I am putting together for a series called "Create your own Chaos". The print run will be limited to 50 and each print will be signed and numbered. All prints are on William Turner 310 paper which is a mould-made, 310 gsm natural white media, 100% rag, age resistant paper with a fine toothy surface. They will be printed 16"X20" and $60 a piece.  If you'd like to scoop one up click the link above and it'll take you to my Website's Store.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

JASON (MUTHA-EFFIN) STEPHAN!!

My boy Jason just jumped on the bandwagon and started a blog.  Check him out:

http://jasonstephan1.blogspot.com/

Monday, May 11, 2009

SKWIRL!!!

As promised, a better picture of the Skwirl piece all cleaned up and ready to wear:)

Saturday, May 9, 2009

FINALLY FINISHED!!

After about 3.5 months (roughly 110 hours) worth of painting it's finally finished:)  If you want to see the whole process from start to finish you can click the tab below that says  DUMB POLITICIAN PAINTING (IN PROGRESS).  

The last 22 hours I spent just bumping contrast, cooling and warming specific sections of the painting and re-rendering areas that bothered me.  

I should have prints available in a couple of weeks so if you're interested in scooping one up keep your eyes peeled!!







Friday, May 8, 2009

HELP!!

I'm in the process of putting together some T-Shirts and was wondering which colorway you guys thought looked best.  Lemme know!




GIRLY T

Thursday, May 7, 2009

POOR SQUIRREL :'(

Apparently he didn't hear about the zombie jellyfish infested waters :'(


Wednesday, April 29, 2009

NEW INTERVIEW!

I've got an interview running on Acclaim Magazine's website. Check it out!  
 


Monday, April 27, 2009

SKWIRL!!!

6 Hours worth of Tatt Zappin!!  Sierra sat like a champ!!



Got a touch up session in two weeks.  I think I'm gonna push that Skwirl logo a bit as well as pump some baby blue into the background.  That should cool the palette down a bit.  I'll post some final photos when it's done:)

Friday, April 24, 2009

'09 Itinerary!!

Below you will find this years Itinerary. I am currently only booking for the Hell City Convention, the Evolved Guest Spot and the guest spot at Dan Hazelton's private studio. If you are interested in getting tattooed by me at any of these locations please contact me via my website (www.jessesmithtattoos.com).  Make sure to include the location at which you would like to get tattooed (ie. Hell City/Evolved/Dan Hazelton's) and a brief description of what it is that you would like to get. I have been receiving a lot of emails inquiring about this trip so I expect it to book up pretty quickly.

COLUMBUS, OHIO 
HELL CITY CONVENTION 
(WWW.HELLCITYTATTOOFEST.COM) May 29, 2009 to May 31, 2009

COLUMBUS, OHIO
EVOLVED BODY ART 
(WWW.EVOLVEDBODYART.COM) June 2, 2009 to June 4, 2009


MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN
DAN HAZELTON'S PRIVATE STUDIO June 9, 2009 to June 11, 2009

MIAMI, FLORIDA
TATTOOLAPALOOZA
(WWW.TATTOOLAPALOOZA.COM) July 10, 2009 to July 12, 2009

COCOA, FLORIDA
KING ST. TATTOO July 14, 2009 to July 16, 2009

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA 
FIVE TWO TATTOO 
(HTTP://FIVETWOSYNDICATE.COM) July 27, 2009 to July 29, 2009

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
LOCATION TBD August 1, 2009 to August 2, 2009

SAN FRANCISCO 
LOCATION TBD August 5, 2009 to August 6, 2009
August 10, 2009 to August 11, 2009

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
THE BIGGEST SHOW ON EARTH LAS VEGAS 
(HTTP://WWW.TATTOOEXPO09.COM) October 2, 2009 to October 4, 2009

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 
MASSIVE TATTOO 
(HTTP://WWW.MYSPACE.COM/MASSIVETATTOO) October 6, 2009 to October 8, 2009

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA
FIVE TWO TATTOO 
(HTTP://FIVETWOSYNDICATE.COM) October 12, 2009 to October 14, 2009

And to those of you who are interested in getting tattooed by me at the Miami/California trip, I'll be booking for those shows and guest spots right right before I leave for Hell City. If you would like to be notified as soon as I start booking, please go to my website (www.jessesmithtattoos.com) and join my mailing list.  Till then, Take it easy,

Jesse

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

SKWIRL!!

THEY'VE BEEN BULLIED LONG ENOUGH!!  THEY WILL PREVAIL!!


ZOMBIE JELLYFISH!!

SOON THEY WILL RUN OUT OF FOOD!  ONLY THEN WILL THE OCEANS BE SAFE AGAIN!!







Friday, April 10, 2009

Me Cack!!


Can't seem to get a good picture of this.  I'll post another one later.


Wednesday, April 8, 2009

88 Hours in!!

Got about 5-10 more hours of tweaking and this one will be done!!



Thursday, April 2, 2009

SURFACING SERPENT (SKETCH)

So I went down to Fuzion Ink to do a guest spot for their one year anniversary and had all intention of finishing every piece I had started, but just like every other guest spot I do, I ended up getting myself in way over my head on one of the pieces.  Fortunately for me, Fuzion Ink is only about an hour and a half from hear and Tom was more then willing to travel.  Tom had initially asked me for a dragon on his chest, but before I knew it I had filled the page with a drawing that was ridiculously too big.  So I showed Tom the piece and told him that it would look much better on the ribs, but if he wasn't willing to go that route then I'd draw something else up that would fit a little better.  He liked the drawing so much that he offered up his ribs and we started crunchin away.  I honestly didn't think he'd go for it but after we had finished the first session I threw out the idea of bringing it down and showing everything under water.  The first couple of sittings he really didn't say much about it but as we got closer to finishing the upper half he started talking about bringing it down.  Below is the sketch of the lower half that I drew on a photo of the upper half that I took before the last session.  I'm hoping to have this piece knocked out within the next couple of months.  So as soon as I have some good pictures of the completed piece I'll toss them up.


Wednesday, February 25, 2009

CARA'S KILLER KITTY!

Sketched this up a couple months ago for this girl down in Orlando.

She thought it was a little too cute so we made a few minor adjustments and got to work.



Saturday, February 21, 2009

NEW ARTICLE!

Just had a new article drop in Tatowier Magazin so if any of you out there live in Germany go scoop one up!

Friday, February 20, 2009

CHARISMATIC CATERPILLAR

The fella who ended up getting this tattooed flew down from Norway to Copenhagen, partied all night, got 4 hours of sleep and sat for 10 hours straight!  Them Norwegian dudes are gangsta!


Sunday, February 15, 2009

THE PUMPKIN KING

Put this sketch together a couple of months ago while I was in Heidelberg, Germany.

10 Hours later..............




Thursday, February 12, 2009

MISTY TREE

Threw this together for a tattoo that I'm starting this weekend.  I feel like there should be a happy little squirrel poppin out of that uber large knot at the bottom.  The tree just seems kinda lonely.  Any opinions??