Thursday, May 27, 2010


Got a new article in Richmond's own RVA Mag. Super excited with how it turned out. If you'd like to check out the full article you can do so here.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010


This tattoo illustrates a day in the life of one of my soccer buddies who is a master chef at the infamous Shafer Court. It took me about 15 hours to complete.

Thursday, May 20, 2010


I’m super stoked to be a part of this new book that Mike Devries put together called “Tattoo Prodigies”. This is probably my favorite tattoo book to date. It is Jam packed full of awesome artists and their work. If you’re interested in scooping one up you can do so via

Here is a description of the book that I snagged off of Mike's website:

The highly anticipated Tattoo Prodigies is now in Stock . Tattoo Prodigies is a high quality, hard bound coffee table book that is 10 inches wide by 13 inches tall, all 256 pages are printed in full color... In this day and age, talented artists abound in the tattoo world. Tattoo Prodigies features the world's best tattoo artists with carefully selected, full-color galleries of impressive tattoo and painting accomplishments; as well as inspiring stories and interviews throughout. Not only is this book eye candy for ink collectors and artists alike, the content is sure to motivate those seeking to advance and learn. Pick up your copy today and enjoy an inspiring journey through the pages of abundant tattoo treasures. ??Here is the list of the Tattoo Prodigies: Nick Baxter, Guy Aitchison, Jesse Smith, Tony Ciavarro, Mike DeVries, Bob Tyrrell, Victor Portugal, Kore Flatmo, Jess Yen, Cory Kruger, Nikko Hurtado, Robert Hernandez, Deano Cook, Shane O Neill, Stephane Chaudesaigues, Shige, Robert Atkinson, Sean Herman, Josh Woods, Gunnar, James Kern, Boris, Durb Morrison, Carson Hill, Roman, Paul Booth, Adrian Dominic, Jeff Ensminger, Don McDonald, Tim Kern, Steve Morris, Michele Wortman, Bez, Franco Vescovi, Kari Barba, Alex De Pase, Paul Acker, Bugs, Craig Driscoll, Steve Moore, Steve Soto, Robert Pho, Monte, Jeff Johnson, Kyle Cotterman, Mario Rosenau, Ben Grillo, Toxyc, Liorcifer, Nate Beavers, Aric Taylor, Sweet Laraine, Joshua Carlton, Ron Meyers, Carlos Torres, Big Gus, Juan Gonzalez, Cory Cudney, Dan Henk, Nate Banuelos, Jeremiah Barba, Larry Brogan, Brian Brenner, Megan Hoogland, Tim Harris, Justin Weatherholtz, Mike Rubendall, Aaron Bell, Benjamin Moss, Ryan Hadley, Carlos Rojas, Tommy Montoya, Julio Rodriguez, Jay Wheeler, Juan Salgado, Mike Parsons, Russ Abbott, Cory Norris, Josh Duffy, Fishero, Andy Engel, Mike DeMasi, Mike Cole.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010


Just because you were born slow doesn't mean you can't excel.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


Tattooed this piece on my buddy Ryan a couple of years back down in Cocoa, FL. He had originally asked for a vulture on the side of his calf which I was really excited about tattooing. I sat down, started to draw, and got a little carried away. Fourteen hours later, this is what he ended up with.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Jesse Smith now booking for Florida trip!

Dear Friends, Family and Faithful Creatives,

Jesse is now booking for his Florida trip! If you are interested in getting tattooed by him at any of the following locations please email

1. a BRIEF DESCRIPTION of what you would like to get
2. WHEN & WHERE you would like to get tattooed
3. WHERE on your body you would like to get this tattoo
4. HOW MUCH you are willing to spend on this piece

JUNE 25th-27th...........TATTOOLAPALOOZA............MIAMI, FL
JULY 3rd-5th...............ETERNAL INK........................FT. LAUDERDALE, FL
JULY 7th......................ODDITY TATTOO...................SARASOTA, FL
JULY 9th-10th.............REQUIEM BODY ART............SPRING HILL, FL

Thank you all for your continued support, we really do appreciate it.

Jesse Smith's Assistant