Mr. Kaves Shares a Mark Mahoney Portrait

A couple weeks back, I ran into Michael Kaves on 3rd Avenue, a couple blocks away from his shop, Brooklyn Made Tattoo. Kaves is also one of the founding members of The Lordz of Brooklyn. I know Kaves from around the neighborhood, and although I've never been tattooed by him, I have been under the needle in his shop and have had the pleasure of seeing him work first-hand and close-up on other clients.

He's familiar with Tattoosday and wanted to share a tattoo with us here on the site. Check it out:


Located on Kaves' upper right arm, this brilliant tattoo was inked by the legendary Mark Mahoney.

Kaves explained he had gone out to Los Angeles a couple months back and worked at Mahoney's renown shop, the Shamrock Social Club. They had a big launch for a limited edition tattoo pigment - "Mark Mahoney's Shamrock Green". He was there, working on St. Patrick's Day for the official launch.



Mahoney, known to many as the " founding father" of single-needle black and gray tattooing,  tattooed this portrait for Kaves, which took about twelve hours from start to finish.

And who is the woman tattooed on his arm? "It's my grandmother, Marie," he explained, "from Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, right here on Third Avenue, 1945."


Kaves' own tattooing work first appeared on Tattoosday back in 2008 here. Most recently, his work has appeared here. This is, however, the first time we have been honored to share a tattoo by Mark Mahoney.

Thanks to Kaves for sharing this phenomenal tattoo by an American master, here with us on Tattoosday!


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Is Angelina Jolie Going to Get 3rd Married?


Brad Pitt hinted that he is going to get married with Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt at 64th Annual Cannes Film Festival 2011

After divorcing from actors Jonny Lee Miller and Billy Bob Thornton, Angelina Jolie (35) currently lives with actor Brad Pitt (47), in a relationship since 2005 which has attracted worldwide media attention.

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt at 64th Annual Cannes Film Festival 2011

Maddox, Pax, and Zahara those three are the adopted children of Angelina and Pitt. Also, Shiloh, Knox, and Vivienne those three are biological children of Jolie and Pitt.

Actors Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt arrive at the premiere of Fox Searchlight Pictures' 'The Tree of Life'

 

Angelina Jolie said, their children are putting pressure on them to get married.

Actors Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt arrive at the premiere of Fox Searchlight Pictures' 'The Tree of Life'

 

Recently, Brad Pitt said in a interview of US Magazine that, “The kids ask about marriage. It's meaning more and more to them. So it's something we've got to look at."

Now, we are looking for another ………..story of

Angelina Jolie with Brad Pitt……….

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Memorial Day Tribute to American Culture


In observance of Memorial Day I decided to take a whole week off. Why limit my BBQing, flag waving, and lawn sprucing to a single weekend?

We Americans sometimes assume everyone is working on our wavelength. Yesterday, one of our relatives living abroad called the house and was surprised when not one, but three people answered the phone. "Well it is a holiday weekend, Memorial Day," I reminded. Truly, he had forgotten. Living abroad can do that to a person. After a while, it's only natural to adopt the rhythms of a foreign country.

I've had the good fortune to travel abroad and sample other cultures. Love the change of pace, can't tolerate the adjustment. As a tourist, I can't wait to explore, experience, and sample. As a prospective immigrant, I doubt I could ever assimilate. I'm just too American.

"What does that mean?" I was once asked. "What culture is there in America? America is nothing more than shopping malls, McDonalds, and Hollywood." Boy did that person ever get it wrong.

Sure. There's all the regular cliches. Purple mountains majesty, Mom, and apple pie. Baseball, football, professional golf, bowling, and poker. Girls and boys next door, first proms, homecoming, and drive-in movies. But then there's the pulse of America, the little nuances I hold dear. It's wide open spaces, neighbors helping neighbors, charitable outreach, 4th of July, Thanksgiving, the Tournament of Roses and Macy's Thanksgiving Day parades, patriotic soldiers who fought and died for our right to be free, and so much more.

Today we honor those brave men and women, people who made the ultimate sacrifice so that their fellow Americans could continue this experiment in democracy. We may be slogging through tough economic times, but Americans are resilient. We bounce back. We always have.

My personal tribute to Memorial Day is a short list of cultural identifiers that make America great:

The Constitution

The Bill of Rights

Abraham Lincoln

Film, Music, and Ethnic Festivals

The Great White Way

National Parks

Well-Paved Interstates

Grassroots Activism

George Washington

Martin Luther King

Capitalism

Volunteerism

Majestic Monuments

Neighborhood Block Parties

Fully Stocked Supermarkets

Overnight Delivery

Uncle Sam

Brown v. Board of Education

Checks and Balances

Bald Eagles and Buffalo

Animal Shelters and Refuges

Natural Wonders

503(c) Corporations

Stars and Stripes

The Star Spangled Banner

Olympic Super Heroes

Land from Sea to Shining Sea

Arlington National Cemetery


Happy Memorial Day, to everyone, everywhere.

Repost for Memorial Dsy: A Traditional Naval Tattoo on a 21st Century Ship

This post originally appeared on November 7, 2009. I felt it was appropriate to re-post on Memorial Day, 2011:


 The USS New York was put into service today by the United States Navy.

Her hull was forged with steel salvaged from the rubble of the World Trade Center.

It's a momentous occasion indeed, and several crew members were in attendance with dignitaries earlier this week at the World Series.

As is happens, I noticed a gentleman in uniform outside of Madison Square Garden earlier in the week and he had this tattoo on both hands:


Turns out, the tattoo was modeled after this naval pin, which represents the rank of Boatswain's Mate, worn on the lapel:


The gentleman, whose name is Fred, serves on the USS New York, as the more commonly-known title of Ships Bos'n, and it seems appropriate to post this tattoo today as the ship officially enters the naval fleet.

Fred has been in the service for 26 years, and has seven or eight tattoos all told.

As Ships Bos'n he works with mission systems on amphibious maneuvers.

The crossed anchors are traditional naval insignia and, even though he drew this design himself and they weren't inked in a traditional tattoo shop, he recognizes the crossed anchors as symbols of his dedication to the trade.

I thank Fred for his service to our country, as well as his willingness to contribute to Tattoosday. We wish him well as he serves with pride on the USS New York!

Script



I like doing script

/ John

Life is War

Back in April, I met Joshua outside of Penn Station, and he shared this, one of his five tattoos:


This forearm tattoo, exemplifies Joshua's philosophy that life is war: "you have to go through war to get where you're going."

An ex-girlfriend drew it up for him and then he had it tattooed by Jamie at Bullseye Tattoo Shop in Staten Island, New York.

Thanks to Joshua for sharing this tattoo with us here on Tattoosday!
from: Victor H. Mair
to: Tian
date: Wed, May 25, 2011 at 7:30 PM
subject: smatter

Hanzi Smatter circa 1700

http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=3160



A friend of Dr. Mair sent him a
photograph of Dutch chinoiserie tile panel from the late 17th-early 18th century, and asked him to help her identify some of the curious scenes represented on it. Dr. Mair, however, was immediately drawn to the cartouche in the upper left corner.

Here is what happened...
from: Fryeda K.
to: tiangotlost@gmail.com
date: Fri, May 20, 2011 at 1:20 PM
subject: Tattoo

This idiot went to get "his name", but now gets "lots of laughs in Chinese restaurants".

So, the question is, what does it really say?

Thanks!



Although top character is , however it would not make any sense combining with .

Most likely it was a typo and intended tattoo is 精神, or spirit.
from: John C.
to: tiangotlost@gmail.com
date: Tue, May 17, 2011 at 12:58 PM
subject Tattoo Translation

Hi there,

I got a tattoo a few years back saw the image in a shop alongside a few others, and decided to get it. It is supposed to be Outlaw, though someone I used to game online with from China told me it actually directly translates to Out of the Law. I can live with that if that is true. Though now that it is time to get my tattoos touched up due to fading, I want to double check before I get a new coat of ink put on it. Here is the attached image from when it was still freshly done.

Thanks,

John



躲藏 means "[in] hiding" and is "criminal".

However the translation of 躲藏犯 is equivalent of "snitch" or "rat". It is associated with someone has betrayed his duty and honor to exchange for freedom but in a life of hiding. Definitely not glamorous in either law enforcement or crime syndicates' eyes.

Chad and the City

I met Chad one afternoon in April outside of Madison Square Garden. He shared this tattoo which is on his left shin:


As one might have guessed, Chad is a huge fan of the former HBO series Sex and the City and this is one of a large number of tattoos that he has. When I asked how many he had, he quipped “I have no clue.”

Chad’s work was inked by Eileen Fabbricatore at Lady Luck Tattoo in Aurora, Colorado.

Thanks to Chad for sharing these tattoos with us here on Tattoosday!

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Azam Khan, Pop Guru of Banagladesh, has died…..


Azam Khan Who is the Pop Guru of Banagladesh, Pop Singer,  is fighting with death from Friday may 27, 2011. He was suffering from throat cancer which had spread to his lungs. After long time battle, He has died at the Combined Military Hospital (CMH) on 5 June 2011 at 10.20am.

Azam Khan, Pop Guru of Banagladesh

Azam Khan has a cult among people of  20s as well as earlier generations who are in their 30s and 40s.

Short Profile of Azma Khan…..

Azam Khan who is a Bangladeshi pop singer, full name Mahbubul Haque Khan, born February 28, 1950. He is honored as Guru of Pop Music in Bangladesh.

Azam Khan, Pop Guru of Banagladesh

Azam Khan who was the pioneer in Bengali pop music launching, founded a band called "Uchcharon" with a literal meaning of "Enunciation" in the early 1970s.

Azam Khan and His Wife

 

Azam Khan was a renowned freedom-fighter. In the Liberation war of Bangladesh in 1971, He fought against the Pakistani army .

Azam Khan, Pop Guru of Banagladesh

Azam Khan introduced an energetic brand of music, After finishing the war. The first concert of Azam Khan in television was broadcasted in 1972 in Bangladesh Television.

His most popular songs include "Ore Saleka, Ore Maleka", "Jibone Kichhu Pabona Re", "Ami Jare Chaire", "Ashi Ashi Bole Tumi", "Obhimani", "Rail liner bostite..", "Hei Allah Hei Allah Re" etc.

 

Source: Wikipedia

Scotty McCreery Kissed by Lauren Alaina at American Idol 2011….!!!!


Another kissing show has been occurred at “American Idol 2011” by the winner of Scotty McCreery and the runners-up Lauren Alaina.

Scotty McCreery Kissed by Lauren Alaina at American Idol 2011...

On May 22, 2011, when Justin had won his second award in the “Billboard Music Awards 2011”at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada then he made up for it with a real kiss on the lips with Selena Gomez, directly in front of the cameras & videos.

Justin Kissed Selena at Billboard Music Award 2011...

On May 25, 2011, when Scotty McCreery had won his award in the grand final of  “ American Idol 2011” then the runners-up or girl friend of Scotty made up for it with a real kiss on the lips with the with Scotty.

Scotty McCreery Kissed by Lauren Alaina at American Idol 2011….

Is kissing the culture of the modern era?
Or
 Is it the system of announcement of their love or introducing their girl friend to the audience after wining an award?


Please give your opinion about the new introducing system trough KISS.............................



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Carrie Fisher

Carrie Fisher is an actress who achieved incredible fame with her portrayal of Princess Leia in the original Star Wars trilogy. Known as one of the most beautiful actresses of her day, Fisher has completely let herself go in recent years, packing on close to 100 lbs and losing her femininity in the process.Carrie Fisher was born on October 21, 1956 in Beverly Hills, California. Fisher grew up

Before and After..

Before

and after!
It became a winged moose claw!
Tomas.


DOING IT OLD SCHOOL....






HERES MY MASTER MISTER CARTOON BLESSING NOT JUST ME BUT ...ALL OF MY CREW AT THE FIREHOUSE. TOONS...UR A CLASS ACT

Stephen's Killer Klown

One of the significant changes in the chronology of Tattoosday was the discovery that the Amtrak waiting area in Penn Station was a wonderful place for inkspotting, not just on rainy days, but whenever I had the chance to pass that way.

Stopping someone on the streets of New York City, especially when they are in a hurry to get somewhere, can be challenging. I have discovered that people waiting for their trains, with nothing but time on their hands, are much more likely to be open to discussing their tattoos with strangers like me.
What’s nice, as well, as the trains running out of the Penn Station Amtrak hub go to Boston, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., and beyond (New Orleans and Toronto are possible rail destinations).

In early April, I ran into Stephen, who was visiting from Auckland, New Zealand. He has ink on both arms, one leg, and the top of his back, so there was a lot to choose from, once he consented to sharing one of his tattoos.

He offered up this horror-themed illustration, on the upper section of his right arm:

The clown with a cleaver is one of those funny/scary images that appeals to fans of the horror genre. Stephen liked the image and collaborated with the tattoo artist, Jamie Thorburn, to come up with the final design.

Thanks to Stephen for sharing this cool tattoo with us here on Tattoosday!


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Scotty McCreery, Winner of “American Idol 2011”.........


What is “American Idol”?

American Idol, also known as “The Search for a Superstar”, which a reality television singing competition created by Simon Fuller and produced by FremantleMedia North America and 19 Entertainment, began airing on Fox on June 11, 2002. Part of the Idol franchise, it is a spin-off from the UK show Pop Idol. The concept of the series is to find new solo recording artists and has since become one of the most popular in the history of American television. As of January 2011, it is the most-watched TV series in the Nielsen ratings and is the only program to have been number one for six consecutive seasons, surpassing all in the Family and The Cosby Show, which were both number one for five consecutive seasons.

The show debuted in 2001 in Britain with Nigel Lythgoe as the producer and Simon Cowell as one of the judges, and was a big success with the viewing public.

The program aims to discover the best singer in the country where the winner is determined by the viewers through telephone, Internet, and SMS text voting, viewers have chosen as winners Kelly Clarkson, Ruben Studdard, Fantasia Barrino, Carrie Underwood, Taylor Hicks, Jordin Sparks, David Cook, Kris Allen, Lee DeWyze and Scotty McCreery (listed in chronological order).

Scotty McCreery, Winner of “American Idol 2011”




Scotty McCreery, Winner of “American Idol 2011”

Scotty McCreery is the new Idol of “American Idol 2011” After a record-breaking more than 122 million votes by American. The teen singer attracted audiences this season with a boyish appearance which belies a seasoned baritone voice.

After Announcing of winner, Scotty McCreery was quick to point out that it's been more than a year since he first encountered runner-up Lauren Alaina and said the two of them won't be saying goodbye anytime soon. He went on to perform his first single, "I Love You This Big," a country song that shows off his unique vocal quality which is already getting some very good reviews. But he could barely perform the song with all the hugging.




Scotty McCreery, Winner of “American Idol 2011”

Scotty McCreery walked through the front row of the audience and embracing family members as like as he made his way through the new song. After ending of the song, the 17-year-old was collapsed on the stage with his friends and family around him as he tried to finish the chorus.


 

Source: Wikipedia, Magazines

Koi.


Two more sessions on this one,
and we are done!
Tomas.

Our 1000th Post! David's Mermaid and Seahorse Blow Us Away......

Pardon the royal "we," but this is our 1000th post, and we feel a little celebratory.

To honor this milestone, we are sharing this amazing half sleeve belonging to David:


This astonishing work is the creation of artist Erick Lynch at Redemption Tattoo in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

David said that he had wanted a mermaid, as his wife loves mermaids, and that Lynch's work reflects a traditional Japanese style, thus the female figure appearing as a pearl diver, which is more in line with Japanese artistic tradition.


The whole of the half sleeve represents about 12 hours of work, in David's estimation, which includes the inside of the biceps, and this phenomenally vivid seahorse:


David points to Erick Lynch's use of white highlights in the seahorse, which really makes it "pop".

All in all, this is a remarkable piece of work that we are honored to have as our 1000th post here at Tattoosday. Thanks to David for sharing it and to Erick Lynch for his mastery of the art form!


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the bird is done.

Did the colors today, will post a healed pic later.
Tomas.

PLAY NOW PLAY LATER....



ADDING SOMETHING NEW TO SOMETHING OLD...DIEGO CAME IN FROM MILAN ITALY

Christine's Sleeve of Colorful Flowers and Butterflies

Some posts don't need a lot of explaining. I met Christine on 3rd Avenue in Bay Ridge earlier this month, and she shared these stunning tattoos, perfect for celebrating on a warm spring day:


The Tiger lily and Red-spotted Purple butterfly above are only the top section of a full sleeve:


The flowers on the forearm are Violets, which span the inside of Christine's arm, as well:


And that's an American Painted Lady butterfly in the ditch.

This amazing, and vibrantly colorful sleeve was inked by Tim O'Connor at The Red Parlour in the Woodside section of Queens, New York. We featured work by Tim and The Red Parlour once before, here, back in 2008.

Thanks to Christine for sharing her wonderful sleeve with us here on Tattoosday!


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Kirstie Alley - Dancing!


Who would have thought at the start of the season that Kirstie Alley would have become the talk of the dancing world? But she did: Kirstie Alley's Big 'Dancing' Transformation

Wow! Awesome job, Kirstie!


A culture is only as great as its dreams, and its dreams are dreamed by artists. — Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard

Don't Sit Under the Cherry Tree with Anyone Else but Me

I spotted Christina one Friday afternoon in Penn Station, sporting this awesome cherry blossom tattoo:


She took some photos in to Jason Loui, then at Redemption Tattoo in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He sketched out a design, and the rest is history. Mr. Loui now works out of Good Faith Tattooing, in Brookline, Massachusetts.

Thanks to Christina for sharing her cherry blossom tree with us here on Tattoosday!


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cover up


Did a little cover-up today
sorry for the bad photo.

/ John

Justin Kissed Selena at Billboard Music Award 2011..!!!


Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez reached at the award show in Las Vegas together, but didn’t walk the red carpet together, According to many magazine reporters.
Justin Biber $ Selena Gomez  at Billboard Music Award 2011

Justin Bieber was all about the PDA (Public Display of Affection) at last night’s Billboard Music Awards 2011! He went in for a kiss with Selena Gomez the first time he won an award, but missed and got her neck/cheek.
Justin Biber Kissed Selena Gomez  at Billboard Music Award 2011

However, finally, when Justin had won his second award he made up for it with a real kiss on the lips with Selena Gomez, directly in front of the cameras & videos. He also kissed his mother before kissing Selena!!! The audience very went crazy!!!

After all of this, we can say that Justin Bieber had fulfilled his desire by kissing Selena Gomez.

With a little practice, Justin and Selena completed their award-show PDA.

Watch Justin & Selena kiss, below!!!







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