Archive for August, 2011


Posted in daily life, photography with tags , , , on August 23, 2011 by barrelrider

Today I broke the twenty thousandth view marker. I am so stoked that so many people have taken the time to look at my blog. Please keep checking things out and I will try not to disappoint!

C.H. Fellowes

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

Little is known of C.H. Fellowes other than he tattooed by hand at the turn of the century. All that remains of him is a hand tattooing kit and a sketch book that were found in Providence Rhode Island in 1966. Fellowes sketch book was published in 1971 by the Pyne Press under the title “The Tattoo Book”. It is out of print and very hard to find but here are a few pictures from the original.

“What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly.” ~Richard Bach

Posted in art with tags , , on August 22, 2011 by barrelrider

Hans Nilsen Langseth

Posted in photography with tags , on August 21, 2011 by barrelrider

Hans Langseth, King Whiskers
as he was called, who holds the record for
the world’s longest beard, 18 feet 6 inches long.He was born in Norway on July 14th, 1846.It is often assumed his beard was only 17 feet 6 inches longbut when it was cut off after his death they left 12 inches on his face.He spent some of his life traveling with sideshows but became tired of skeptics tugging on his whiskers.At one point in his life he determined to cut it off but halfway through he could not bring himself to finish.This of course  explains the more narrow sections of his beard.As time wore on it was common for him to roll his beard into a balland tuck it into his vest or jacket.This is the most notable photos of Hans at age 66.Click HERE to see the only known video of Hans

And click HERE to read more about him and his life.

“A woman is a branchy tree and man a singing wind; and from her branches carelessly he takes what he can find.” James Stephens

Posted in tattoos with tags , on August 21, 2011 by barrelrider

jeremy and myself did “matching” tattoos the other day. they were matching in theme and words but we drew them completely different though. This was the one i did.

“It’s the ostrich syndrome. If you can’t see it, you don’t have to think about it.” ~ Peter Whitney

Posted in photography with tags , , , on August 21, 2011 by barrelrider

“The heart of another is a dark forest, always, no matter how close it has been to one’s own.” Willa Cather

Posted in tattoos with tags , , , on August 20, 2011 by barrelrider

Early yesterday me and my wife came in after dropping our son off at school and dove into this. She was super nervous but sat like a champ and we were able to finish in a reasonable amount of time. I tried to design it in a way that will be easy to add onto later. I am real happy with the over all look.