So often I get people coming in asking questions, going about getting a tattoo with an undesirable frame of mind. People are often close-minded which will affect their tattoo artist”s enthusiasm and in the end their tattoo. Generally, good tattoo artists know what will work best but people are so married to the idea they’ve conjured in their mind that swaying them even slightly can seem impossible. Here’s an article for people not looking for a “good deal” or trying to get tattooed right this second regardless of who does it.
As I attempt to settle into my new location, I can’t help but be filled with a wave of optimism surrounding what is to come. I’m still tying up some loose ends around the shop although it never seems like there is enough time for that. There is no doubt that the choice was a good one to move. There is always a bit of fear involved with change. Fear for me is something to meet head on rather than something to avoid.
Donnie Irish will be working at the shop starting two nights a week to assist with walk in traffic. Donnie has been tattooing around the area of Sonoma County and Santa Rosa for many years. You can view some of his work here. Call the shop at (707) 978-3258 if you’re interested in getting tattooed by Donnie or Galen.
I feel misunderstood quite a bit as a tattoo artist. I don’t want to whine about it but only to offer some perspective. Please read
Some cool things I’ve been working on lately in between getting the new shop ready.
Both of these tattoos need more work but I like how they’re coming along.
Working on a client’s sleeve for his leg. Bio-organic design with skulls incorporated.
In my quest to grow my clientele, I will be moving the shop to a location with heavier traffic. It will be in the Raley’s Town shopping center in Rohnert Park, next to the post office. I’ve got some work to do to get it ready but will be much better off once it’s done.