Emma de Burgh

Emma De Burgh was one half of the first tattooed couple attraction, Emma and Frank De Burgh. She was entirely hand tattooed by Samuel O'Reilly the inventor of the tattoo machine. It's reasonable to assume that during the 18 months that it took him to tattoo Emma that...

Burger Boogaloo 2018

The Burger Boogaloo is a Bay Area punk and garage rock music festival. It started in 2012 and is famous for having John Waters as the Master of Ceremonies. I attended in 2018, it is held in Mosswood Park, Oakland, California. The festival is vaguely associated with...

Dog Tattoos

Fan Art- Coloring Book by Monsa Publishing

Here's some of the efforts by friends and clients who bought my coloring book from Monsa publishing. Some of these were sent to me during the confinement. The original intention of adult coloring books is as a relaxing pass time and stress relief, so I guess these...

La Belle Irene

  Tattooed Women/Irene Woodward La Belle Irene Irene Woodward was the stage name of Ida Levina Lisk born on August 24, 1857 to a working class family (her father was a shoemaker) There is some discrepancy as to who was the first tattooed lady, Irene Woodward or...

Handmade Berets

Easy Handmade Beret   This little beret is so easy to make! I created this pattern by studying one of my vintage hats. This lime green one I found at a Brooklyn flea market. 10 Steps to make a mini beret 1.You just cut 8 pieces; download the pattern below. Print...

Nora Hildebrandt

Tattooed Women Tattoo History Nora Hildebrandt was the first tattooed woman circus attraction. She was first exhibited in 1882, eighteen years after the international success of Captain Contentus. Like him, her official biography consisted of a tale of being forcibly...

Coven

My Residency with Gang of Witches at the Coven Gang of Witches is not only an artist collective, which is growing in numbers, we are also branching out into other territories. A residency has been created in Ibiza; an island known for among other things, yoga...

Gang of Witches 2019 Debrief

  The title of our event this year was "Patriarchy is burning". In addition the theme for Gang of Witches 2019 is Mars, the red planet, the sister planet to Earth. Furthermore, Mars is also the god of war. To that effect, we are deadly serious about disrupting...

Tattoo Story of the Year

Destiny Do you ever feel that certain people were put in your life at the right moment? It happened to me recently, Naila contacted me and told me of a tattoo project she wanted to do with one of her friends. They wanted kidneys! Undoubtedly, not the request that you...