“A divorce is like an amputation: you survive it, but there’s less of you.” Margaret Atwood

Posted in art, daily life, tattoos on February 8, 2012 by barrelrider

Many of you may be able to assume why there have been so few posts in the past few months. I must apologize because i never want to disappoint. I do promise to get back on top of things here but if you can’t resist keeping up with my B.S. then follow me on my instagram that i share with my good friend steffen.


“I, schooled in misery, know many purifying rites, and I know where speech is proper and where silence.” Aeschylus

Posted in tattoos with tags , , , , on November 12, 2011 by barrelrider

I forgot I had these pictures on my camera. Travis started getting tattooed like a month or two ago and is going gung ho. Jumnpin’ in the fire.

“Escaping goblins to be caught by wolves!” he said, and it became a proverb, though we now say ‘out of the frying-pan into the fire’ in the same sort of uncomfortable situations.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien

Posted in tattoos with tags , , on November 12, 2011 by barrelrider

Ben is my best of friends. Always reliable and good at heart. He let me put some less than respectable tattoos on him when i was first learning and deserves years of free tattoos for them. Last night we did this rad one out of the spider murphy’s flash book that i recommend for ANY tattoo shop. Also check out Ben’s blog here. Geared suicide

“Damnation seize my soul if I give you quarters, or take any from you.” -Edward “Blackbeard” Teach

Posted in tattoos with tags , , , on November 12, 2011 by barrelrider

Bo walked in yesterday unsure of what to get and we finally landed on an old flintlock pistol so a drew this guy up and banged it out. super stoked on its’ bold simplicity.

“It will cost you sweat and tears, and perhaps… a little blood.” Nosferatu

Posted in tattoos with tags , , , , on November 12, 2011 by barrelrider

I got to do this cool job stoppin’ ghost face bat on my friend Leah’s hand the other day. She always gives me cool stuff to do. Always fun, Thanks Leah.

“No matter how carefully you plan your goals, they will never be more than pipe dreams unless you pursue them with gusto.” W Clement Stone

Posted in art, photography with tags , , , on October 25, 2011 by barrelrider

“I think Bigfoot is blurry – that’s the problem. It’s not the photographers’ fault. Bigfoot is blurry. And that’s extra-scary to me. There’s a large, out-of-focus monster roamin’ the countryside. ‘Run, he’s fuzzy, get out of here.’ ” ~ Mitch Hedberg

Posted in tattoos with tags , , on October 22, 2011 by barrelrider

Maybe Mitch is right. Are my photos blurry or just my tattoos blurry? I know this picture sucks but I love this tattoo and had to post it anyway.