Author Archives: justteejay
Added a few more tattoos to my section of the webpage. Here.
Still need to process the new art work that I have been drawing and painting, but first I need to get Alysha’s section of the webpage up and running.
So much to do!
More information and photos are available on the shop webpage Guest Artists but here is the basic rundown…
Septemebr 22nd – 26th Josh Scheider will be guesting
September 29th – October 1st Caryl Cunningham and Bas will be guesting
Somewhere around the end of October Joe Caiazza will be returning as a guest ‘possibly’ bringing Eric Saner with him.
November 20th and 21st Leila D’Amato will be guesting
Check back with us or with the artists directly for questions and/or further info. Thanks!!!
Charity will be visiting us at the Greece location on May 4th, 5th & 6th. She still has a few appointments left for while she is here.
You can check out more of Charity’s work and learn more about her on her website lovelivecake and if you would like to set something up for while she is in town – please contact her via email at email@example.com
If you aren’t ready to get something done, stop in while she is here and say hi to this amazing woman who is spreading love with her art and her attitude.
We have an apprentice at the shop. There are only so many things you can do and learn before you start working on people. Over the years I have seen people practice on grapefruit, chicken, leather, bananas, melons and “fake skin”. There are disadvantages to all of these and none of them really approximate skin.
TeeJay, Joe and Starr were bouncing ideas around of things that might be more helpful for gauging depth control. Joey came up with the idea to put a slice of cheese on a balloon. Go too deep, the balloon pops and you get instant feed back on how deep is too deep.
We did happen to have some sliced cheese at the shop (a little too thick) but alas no balloons. An empty water jug took it’s place. This actually was really beneficial as you have to stabilize the water jug just like a person (although we would never hold a client in place with our knees).
Starr had already left for the night by the time that the cheese experiment began…. but TeeJay, Pam, Nadia and Joey all gave it a go. Nadia had never held a tattoo machine before (she is our receptionist in Webster) so it gave us some different feed back as to how useful of an experiment it was.
The extra ink can not be wiped away without damaging the cheese (blotting or washing afterwards help some) and the integrity of the cheese was too variable for consistently good linework… but it was a useful experiment and with some thinner cheese (or maybe a processed cheese that is more consistent) I think it would actually be a beneficial exercise.
And you can eat what you don’t tattoo. Actually you could eat what you tattooed as well, but neither vaseline nor Instablack are tasty.
The cheese did better when it was first out of the fridge. Hanging around makes the cheese soft and squishy. Perhaps if we left it around long enough to start to dry out it would be easier to work with.
This is what happens in tattoo shops when you aren’t looking.
Want to see more photos from your favorite artists at White Tiger? Want to know why your tattoo isn’t on display?
Please ask your artist to give their photos to TeeJay.
Please. Please. Please. I’m having a super hard time getting photos from them. I’m asking for help from the clients. Tattoo websites aren’t interesting if they never change.
BIG round of thanks to Pam for stepping up and sending a few samples of what she has been up to lately!
Keep ’em coming!!!!
Caryl and Bas are doing a little East Coast Tour in September and will be stopping by and paying a visit September 17th – 19th.
Caryl has been here before and if you aren’t familiar with her work you can check it out here http://carylart.com/
She is a talented artist and a stellar human being. Her space will fill up quickly, so if you are interested be sure to contact her soon. You can reach her via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Currently I don’t have photos of Bas’ work, but will update when they arrive.
Kent actually worked here at White Tiger about 20 years ago. He is moving back to the Rochester area and we are happy to welcome him back.
He will be filling in and doing a small guest spot starting Tuesday the 10th of March and will be in Rochester full time as soon as the Realtors/Lawyers get their collective acts together.
His section on the web page is up and hopefully functioning properly at http://whitetigertattoo.com/artists/Kent/kent.html
Please check it out when you get a chance (and let me know if any of the links are not functioning properly)
You can reach Kent via email at email@example.com or via the shop at (585) 621-4460
Call it an Art Project. Call it Apprentice Abuse. Whatever you would like.
Some of us are planning on spending some time drawing tattoos on baby dolls. The problem is locating the baby dolls themselves. None of us have kids the correct age to have any laying around the house and Thrift Stores seem to no longer be carrying them.
So if you have any that you can donate or a lead on someplace that would have some cheap… Please let us know!
Also if you have a baby doll that you would like to specify how it’s gets decorated and have it returned to you, that could be arranged also.
They don’t have to be this creepy.
Charity ‘Cake’ Hamidullah will be home to Rochester for the Holidays and will be gracing us with her presence at the Greece location for a couple of days. Specifically December 26th and 27th.
If you would like to set something up while she is here you can contact her directly via email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are not already familiar with her work you can check it out on her website LoveLiveCake
Please let us know if you have any questions.
Thanks so much!!!