Hello friends, clients, and random people that have stumbled upon our site, welcome to the first blog/news update on the all-new, all-different, all-re-vamped 71 Tattoo!
Im going to attempt to do a weekly/bi-weekly news/blog, on topics that affect our studio, and tattooing in general. Id like to give mad props to Lori Patton @ http://www.design564.com/for all her help and patience in getting this new site up and running, the old site needed a face lift, I was neglect in my owner-guy duties when she did the first face lift, using the excuse that I was to busy to be bothered with non-important things like DESIGN, LAYOUT, CREATIVE INPUT, which, of course I’m being totally sarcastic, I was, however, at the time, pretty booked up, and as the owner/artist/tattooer/bill maker/father-of-twin-4-year-olds/budding exercise enthusiast and 12th Man. This time around I really wanted a simpler, cleaner layout that allowed us to update both photos, pix and paintings , not to mention news on our own at the drop of a hat . so far so good, a few bugs need to be worked out, and all of us need to upload more tattoos and paintings, I’m hoping to be proactive here, and not just leaving the site stagnant for months on end.
We’re closing in on the 10 year anniversary of 71 Tattoo this august, pretty amazing, and we couldn’t have made it this far without al the support from our friends and loyal clients, we realize you have a choice where you spend your tattoo dollar, and never, ever take that for granted…thank you.
Our current lineup consists of myself, Danny V, Joel ” Devo” Humphrey, Tim ” Rabbit” Cochran, and Andrew Montoya , we can all pull offf any style any client could want, we pride ourselves on custom work, we encourage clients to bring in their own designs, but we will always offer to re-draw any design to make it unique to that client, we don’t steer clients towards acres of re-regurgitated flash, or trace designs printed off the internet while the customer waits for us in the lobby and pass it off as ” custom” as some of our peers do, we take what we do very seriously, and will always do our best.
Ill touch on other subjects as well as tattooing, including music, culture, art, comics, sports ect. Im excited for the new site, and for what the next 10 years bring..
Now Slaying : ALL Desert rock : Kyuss, Queens of the Stone Age, Brant Bjork, Vista Chino, John Garcia, Nick Oliveri/Mondo Generator, Fu Manchu , and Nebula to name a few
Now Crushing : ALL Marvel/Darkhorse Conan, THE PREACHER ALL OF IT, if any of you are comic nerds or fans of off-the-wall- epic-ness ,please read The Preacher, published by DC/Vertigo in the mid-to-late-90’s , written by the one and only Garth Ennis with STELLAR art from Steve Dillon, its rights got bought and it got picked up by AMC, its debuting next month, should be amazing