Thursday, June 2, 2011

tattoos, babies & Lady Gaga posters

Soooo here's a lil update on the past few weeks.

Started on my half sleeve a bit ago. If you follow me on instagram/facebook you've probably seen way too many pictures of it already, but here are way too many more
the stencil before we got started:
My friend Derick Montez at Picture Machine designed it. It's totally me. Tentacles, boats, eyes, tiger lilies, jewels & pearls. All things I love tied together beautifully.

before the ol puff arm / swellbow set in..
The first session was around 5 hours, we have another few to go on the shading + little details.
Here's a lil better picture after it healed up.

Black & gray tattoos are my faaaaave.

Okay, enough about that. I also went home and met my baby nephew Johann, HE'S SO TINY OMG. So so cute.

lil peanut ♥

In other exciting news, me and two other artists were picked by Lady Gaga to design a poster for her album release. They're being sold as a limited edition in Etsy's store, she signed a few copies of them. All proceeds go to VH1's Save the Music Foundation, which is pretty rad.

She liked my Headache painting, so I just went in and added the text on top of it + a few minor tweaks. They're for sale here. (Both signed & unsigned)

aaaand I've been working on a new painting, for my upcoming solo show at Shooting Gallery in January. Get ready for a ton ton ton of new work, mostly feathers & witchy girlz.

Ok enough for now. bye!


Liz said...

WHOA congrats that is amazing news! And your tattoo is super beautiful.

Jess Heath MUFX said...

Loving the tatt, I'm a huge fan of anything nautical.
I saw you Gaga pic on someone's blog the other day but didn't realise it was yours at the time. Absolutely love it, tis definately my favourite of the three!

Unknown said...

lovely !!!!!

Melanie said...

Wow, that's amazing that your work has been recognized by someone very famous and well-known Charmaine! Congrats!

Erin said...

Gorgeous tattoo!

I saw Gaga post about the Etsy store on FB, and when I clicked to look through, I instantly recognized your work! What a huge honour for you - and so well-deserved :) Congrats!

Laura said...

That's amazing, congratulations on the recognition from such a well-known artist! What an opportunity. Beautiful tattoo as well, so well done. The tattoo artist is a very talented man!

herman and ivy said...

Great tattoo - if only I was brave enough (I just have a tiiiiiny star on the inside of my elbow!)
Also, congrats on the Gaga pic - the white hair is brilliant!

Unknown said...

I love black only tattoos, graceful lines and beautiful shading, such a fantastic piece, it suits you well!
Congrats on the baby nephew too.

Jazzy E (Hivenn) said...

SO amazing. Your tattoo makes me want a tattoo moreeee. x hivenn

Anonymous said...

They've given you no credit I can see.

Rachel said...

White Flower Oil ( was introduced to me by my mother. During one of my headaches, she gave me this tiny bottle of oil and told me to massage it on my temples and forehead. Amazingly, it worked! Somehow the oil penetrates into the affected area and relieves the pain.

Sydney said...

this is a good post with lotsa good news :D
congrats! xx

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