Brussels Tattoo Convention 2022

So! Once again, I’ll be back in Brussels for the international tattoo convention. My first tattoo show after Covid times and lockdowns. As usual, I’ll share my time and space with my friends and coworkers of Eclipse Tattoo Barcelona in a big team booth. We’ll try to bring our best merch as we do in every convention. Keep posted for more news about it!
Bookings are open. If you want to get tattooed, please write me here: david@davidtejero.com . All ideas are welcome but I will give priority to those clients that want to get tattooed some of my available designs. Small and medium size tattoos are a good choice for a convention as I will not engage in full day pieces as in previous editions.

Hope to see you there again, old friends and clients. Thanks Kim for putting up again this big european show.

BRUSSELS TATTOO CONVENTION
Brussels, Belgium
18-19-20 November
bookings: david@davidtejero.com

Long Live Tattooing

This is the artwork I’ve been comissioned to do for the new studio of the italian tattoo master and commander Rino Valente. Long Live Tattooing will open it’s doors this week in San Casciano, Chianti (Italy). I encourage everybody to follow Rino’s work in full, he’s a true craftsman whose abilities don’t end in tattooing at all. A genius figure I’ve been glad to know in person for years and trusted my projects on leather since long ago.

Once again, my Molotows pens and a Din A3 Saunders Waterford paper have been my weapons of choice. For this kind of projects, that take long and need an extreme clean outcome, this combination it’s far better than other traditional inking options. Love the quill and ink but I guess I’m not that skilled!
I feel really lucky to have the chance of working in illustrative works like this one, so if you have a project proposal for me, don’t doubt to let me know through my email : david@davidtejero.com.
Thanks again for following my work here in my blog, we all know it always feels better to see the pictures in a good resolution size. Instagram has its limitations! Remember, Long Live Tattooing.

Time machines, time animals, birds

First and never last but always, yes…the first selection of 2022 tattoos. I’m really happy to have the chance of working on these three subjects. They are really interesting and I know that, specially for the strange animals and machines, a huge amount of trust is required from my clients. So again, thank you very much for stepping forward. All these tattoos were done between Eclipse Tattoo Barcelona and Cobra Tattoo Madrid.
This year, as things seems to be back on track, I’ll try to travel a little bit more to old and new places as well. Right now, two destinations are confirmed:

EL NIDO
Valencia
12-13-14 Mayo
citas: david@davidtejero.com

BRUSSELS TATTOO CONVENTION
Brussels, Belgium
18-19-20 November
bookings: david@davidtejero.com

Bookings are open, so feel free to write here david@davidtejero.com and ask. I have a lot of prepared designs ready to go but I’m also happy to work on your ideas. As usual, I accept paypal deposits for my clients from outside Barcelona.

Thanks again!
First and last and always: til the end of time.

La Cobra Bar

Y con esta ya van tres cobras en mi maleta. Hace unos meses me propusieron diseñar la nueva camiseta de La Cobra Bar Barcelona y este es el resultado que por fin se puede mostrar después de unos cuantos retrasos debido a las restricciones del ocio nocturno. Por lo que parece, esto es solo el inicio de una serie de colaboraciones que periódicamente se irán realizando con artistas locales. La Cobra cuenta ya con una buena tradición de eventos en su local dedicados a promover la cultura urbana de Barcelona a través de exposiciones, performances y música en directo. Estoy super agradecido a Milenko y Ricardo, dueños del bar, por confiar en mí para este pequeño proyecto lleno de buenas energías. Se nota que son ellos mismos, junto con Ona Salvador, quienes atienden la barra durante toda la semana de 19:00 a 01:00. Este tipo de locales son los que valen la pena sin lugar a dudas.

¿Cómo hacerte con una de las camisetas? Pues como todas las verdaderas cosas buenas de la vida y la ciudad, en directo mejor. Solo se pueden conseguir pasando directamente por el bar. La edición es limitada así que no tardéis en visitar La Cobra y tomaros algo. Por último, si os interesa estar al tanto de su agenda cultural y de eventos, la mejor forma es seguirlos en instagram. Seguidles, visitadles y apoyadles!
Larga vida a La Cobra!

La Cobra Bar Barcelona
Carrer de Joaquín Costa, 47, bajos,
08001 Barcelona

Dystopia at Das Kabinett

This is my contribution to Dystopia, a new dark age art exhibition at Das Kabinett, Berlin. What to expect on 11th march? A collection of many tattooers around the world offering their visions about this main theme:

It has been almost two years into a disquieting global crysis, and as dark and bleak perspectives open up to our eyes, we warily enter a new era of unimagined fears, medical pioneering and new bureaucracy.

Living in a time that generations before ours have called THE Future, we have to face the fact that our days are very far from that utopic ideal; there’s no bright future, only a shrinking present, slowly corroding itself into an embarassing past.

We dreamed of jetpacks and space travels, alien encounters and galactic empires, only to wake up to a new millennium of medieval nightmares: plagues, conflicts, climatic disasters, discrimination, cyber-dictatorship and anti-scientific obscurantism.

What will be expecting post-humanity in the next decades or centuries? We surely don’t know, but we’d like to invite you to a reflection on the dead-and-gone and the still-possible-futures, on contemporary nightmares and future dark ages, on glorious retró techno-epos and brutal pasts we would rather cancel.

I want to give thanks to Matteo and all the team at Das Kabinett for putting up a very promising show after this two years of pandemic boredom. Let’s get back to some of our old habits by promoting this kind of art meetings. If you are in Berlin in march, don’t doubt it.

DYSTOPIA, A NEW DARK AGE
Das Kabinett
Berlin, Germany
11th March

Madrid en Cobra

Hola a todos!

A partir de ahora voy a intentar trabajar en Madrid con la máxima regularidad posible y siempre con mis amigos de Cobra Tattoo. Después de mis visitas en Noviembre y Febrero, vuelvo en Marzo con un montón de ganas los días 17, 18 y 19. Mi agenda siempre está abierta y tan solo has de escribirme a david@davidtejero.com si te interesa tatuarte conmigo.
Por motivos de tiempo y disponibilidad doy prioridad siempre a tatuajes que pueda terminar en una sola sesión, ya sean proyectos custom o diseños ya preparados de mi libreta negra. Igualmente, si tienes ganas de iniciar algo más grande o complejo, no dudes en consultarme y lo hablamos sin problemas.

Nos vemos en breve en el Cobra!
Muchas gracias!

COBRA TATTOO
Madrid
17-18-19 Marzo
citas: david@davidtejero.com

The Devil, some birds and other time animals.

The end of this crazy intense year marks the begining of some new stuff I’m working on. But! Do not forget the classics!! Goats and harpies are forever.

My special thanks in this post goes to Jose. His commitment and energy coming from so far to get this giant goat tattooed have been inspiring. I’m really happy with the result as it’s always a challenge to work this big. Also was really great to have a good understanding between us since minute one. He’s a fine tattoo collector and his body is filled already with some serious stuff. From tattooer to tattooer, hope you meet him in the future!

The rest of this fine pieces were done at Cobra Tattoos Madrid and Eclipse Tattoo Barcelona, my home. As you know, birds and harpies are always more than welcome! But in this crazy and uncertain times I’m trying to develop a new batch of work…time animals and time machines!

You’ll find some examples of them in my available designs section. This pair are the first time animals I’ve had the pleasure of tattooing.

I really can not wait to expand this line of work and create more for those interested in them. Don’t doubt in getting in touch!
As I’m mostly sure, this will be probably the last post of the year. So I wish you the best for the next one. I’ll be on the road again as soon as possible, hopefully doing some conventions in Europe in 2022. Who knows?!
Take care and thanks again for keeping an eye on my work.

True patch

This is my first collaboration with Silvia Ballerini a.k.a in.ambers doing these amazing handmade skull patches! If you follow her on instagram you’ll have a chance to see her dark talent in action. I really hope you like this limited series, each one is a unique piece itself. I’ve done many industrial patches in the past but this is the first time going handmade and I’m glad with this rough feeling you get.
Don’t loose your opportunity to get your hands on them. I’m sure more editions of different patches with Silvia will come in the future but for the moment, those are the only ones available!
And remember that devil has pills in his eyes and you don’t really have a patch if you don’t have a skull patch. Now you know.

You can get them through Eclipse’s online store, as usual. Shipping will start next week. Always and only with DHL, delivered to your door really fast. Follow me on instagram if you want to take a look to the packaging process…

Thank you very much again!

Hunt, rest and bleed.

A little selection of my favorite works from some months ago til now. I have some ongoing large projects and some new medusae ideas that I would like to test as soon as possible. I want to give special thanks to Marina for her trust on my harpy view for her idea, it was a pleasure from beginning to end. Scott, Dan and Sofia, thanks to all of You too for your patience and dedication. Always happy to work on things with wings, no doubt.

If you are looking for some inspiration for your new project, please visit my available designs section. They are ready to be tattooed or at least they can be helpful as a guide of style. I’m always open to answer your doubts through my email david@davidtejero.com.

My agenda is also open for my next travels. I have sadly cancelled Valencia due to family matters but I will rearrange my schedule there as soon as possible. Don’t doubt to contact me if you are interested in getting tattooed.

Nos vemos pronto!

EL NIDO
Valencia
CANCELADO
Nuevas fechas en breve
citas: david@davidtejero.com

COBRA TATTOO
Madrid
15-16-17 Noviembre
citas: david@davidtejero.com

PETRA TATUAJES
Bilbao
29-30 Noviembre
citas: david@davidtejero.com