Last piece, day 7 of #truetattoochallenge Don’t remember how old this piece@was when I snapped this photo last year. But at least a few years. Thanks to @paulbooth for making this little experiment/challenge. Was fun. Also all the folks who sent healed Photos. I’ve always posted photos of my heels work when I can, and will continue to do so. So keep sending pictures.
Yesterday was pretty damn special. A bunch of amazing sightseeing. Giant’s Causeway, the bridge at “Carrick-a-Rede”, the landscape. Finished with our dinner and drinks in Derry. So much fun so far over here in Ireland! #luckyasfuck#travelingfool#Ireland#derry#carickarederopebridge#giantscauseway
Ok. Day 6 (or whatever, lost track with travel) Just gonna post these two. Tattooed @queenb3cky the other afternoon. So grabbed some shots of her calf done several years ago. The Medusa is the older of the two. Originally done at the old @hopegallerytattoo about 8 years ago. But it was redone about 5 years ago. A lot of the pink that I had used in the skin tone literally kind of dropped out. Not gonna say it was the pigments I was using at the time, but... The evil queen was done shortly thereafter. You can see fresh shots of both tattoos on my website www.joecapobianco.com More to come... #healedtattoo#truetattoochallenge#medusa#evilqueen#disney#capogal#bloodpuddin
Day 5 #truetattoochallenge Here’s a short healed one for ya. Done bout 6 months ago at the Barcelona Tattoo convention. Sent to me by @nix_tattoo_shop First(left side) fresh. Opposite side and following shots healed. I think it looks nicer in the healed shots. Which is why I tend to post healed shots, and less fresh shots as often as possible. #geishatattoo#zombie#bloodpuddin#conventiontattoo#barcelonatattooexpo#healwdtattoo
Pretty excited bout these. Wish I had them today. Headed to Ireland tomorrow. Not a fan of paper towels out side of the US. And all is tattooers know how important the quality of a good wipe is. Haha. Regardless, really looking forward to what @mikedevries has come up with. #Repost@mdwipeoutz with @get_repost ・・・ For those that have emailed and DM’d interested in trying Wipe Outz, we haven’t forgotten about you! We will have a big amount of Wipe Outz within a few weeks! Thanks for your patience. 🙏 #mdwipeoutz#teamwipeoutz
Day 4 of the #truetattoochallenge A client and fellow tattooer was passing thru CT yesterday and was gracious enough to awning by so I could see and snap a couple shots of these two pieces. The Fink gal is about 3 years old and the pinstriped gal like 2. Enjoy... #finkinpired#easyglowtattoopigments#whatsnottaliketattoosupply#healedtattoo#capogal
Yesterday afternoons appointment. Just chipping away at this one with 2 hour sessions. Tigers all healed. The gals face is fresh. @omystephaniemichelle was the inspiration and reference for the features on this one. #tigermorph#capogal#easyglowpigments#whatsnottaliketattoosupply#hivecaps#hopegallery#wip#itsafriendshipnotasponsorship
Ok. Here’s day two of @paulbooth#truetattoochallenge These are tattoos@done on @ralphygtattoo Who works here @hopegallerytattoo the last one is a Marilyn Monroe I did on him back 15 years ago (first tattoo i did on him). The Angela rib piece is 13 years old, and the spawn is 8 years old. Just shot these pictures in the yard here @hopegallerytattoo Keep an eye peeled for more. #healedtattoo#spawn#angela#comictattoo#easyglowpigments#powderpigment#hamdmade
Ok. Already screwed the@porch on the #truetattoochallenge Didn’t have a sec to snap some shots of an old piece I have access to. So I’ll post this piece done in 2-3 sessions. At the time of this photo. The tattoo was about 5 years old. I’m gonna try and get pictures of stuff done in one shot verses multiple sessions. I feel I’m much stronger in multiple sessions. Especially as I get older. I’ll be posting something later this afternoon for (technically) day two. #healedtattoo#nofilter#nobullshit#easyglowtattoopigments
Taking a page from @paulbooth book. Keep an eye out for pictures of old and quite healed tattoos over the next week. Should be fun. #Repost@paulbooth with @get_repost ・・・ There is a growing tattoo trend that many agree should be crushed. So, due to overwhelming support, this late night idea is my contribution for any of you that actually may give a fuk... Shitstorm ahead or not... it needs to be said. Let's see who has the grit! I'll even go first! ------------------------------------ THE TRUE TATTOO CHALLENGE 6 tattoos / 6 months healed / 6 days straight Intended for Tattoo Artists of any size or shape Rules are simple: - Minimum age of healed tattoo is 6 months. - Absolutely no photo enhancing tolerated... There is a fine line between "fixing" exposure for the sake of a proper photo to represent your art... and "over fixing" one to enhance or exaggerate said art. Any seasoned tattooer knows the difference. - Hashtag all 6 posts with #TrueTattooChallenge - Video posts ARE permitted - On Day 6, Challenge a friend This is NOT intended to be a witchhunt. PLEASE don't start runnin around callin people out... there is no need for all kinds of hate and attacks flying around, just let changes happen organically. Patience. This IS intended to educate the public with a bit of tattoo reality. We really need to get rid of all this false advertising running around and the best way to do that is to educate the masses. The majority of the public out there really don't know that they are being fooled. They walk into tattoo shops, even your own for that matter, expecting and even demanding something that no Tattoo Artist in the world could possibly produce... not even yourself. So let's try keepin it real. IMPORTANT NOTE: There are many tattoo artists out there that travel extensively making it very difficult to get good pictures of healed work. If clients out there really want to do something nice for their artists, please make the time to send the best healed pics you can take, back to your artist! Most of the tattoos that we do on the road, we never get to actually see all healed up and settled in. Special thanks to @mechmaster_mike for inspiring me to get off
Hey all @hopegallerytattoo will be hosting a pop up art show “Beer, Booze, Tattoos, & all the poor decisions that’s follow” @kinsmenbrewing next month, Thursday April 26th. After 5 pm. At the moment the artist contributing @timmy_b_413@tattoosbytylor@travisfranklin_@jeffensminger@kellydotylovessoup@sketchylawyer@ponnyc@scottymunster@davekoenigart@queenb3cky@jimelitwalk@lindsaybugbaker@jamiehendersontattoos just to name a few. We’re also releasing a beer collaboration the same evening. At the moment it will be a toasted marshmallow Scotch ale, called “Mistakes Were Made”. Keep an eye peeled for more info, coming soon! #artshow#popup#beerrelease#brewery
So. We’re back on the road (or in the air). Headed home and doing what we do... wanna thank @andy_schmidt_bodyelectric@andysbodyelectric for the invite and hospitality. But cannot wait to get back to my wife, dogs, friends, and shop. For the short time I’ll be there, before flying out to Ireland next Monday.🤞crosses on a delay free flight back from here in Jolly ole London. I hear tell they’re getting snow back home (again!). So we will see...