To Death zine, Peter Steele’s life and art tribute by Branca studio and many fans, is finally in my hands. I have 4 copies available for sale through eclipse’s online store. I’m really happy to see the final result! Take a look…
Be fast if you want one of them. Branca studio and other artists had gone out in a matter of hours! Thank you very much again. To Death!
This illustration is my contribution to another upcoming stone deaf zine by Alex Matus. As the situation is not easy in the States neather, I hope the project comes to an end this year! Alex, stay safe! It was done on 2019, during several weeks of lazy work! The reason I’m posting this is because I’ve decided to sell the original artwork through eclipse’s online store.
The illustration measures are 40 x 50 cm and it’s done with ink on watercolour paper. There’s a lot of free space around the figure in order to help with the framing. As usual, shipping is available worldwide and it comes with some extras.
Thank you very much for your support during these months. Take care.
April 14th 2020 marks the 10th anniversary of Peter Steele’s death. Exactly five years ago, I had the intention alongside Pol from Branca Studio, to celebrate the anniversary by putting up a show of local bands in Barcelona playing songs from Carnivore and Type O Negative. In the end, and due to the lack of time and the available bands at the moment, the little celebration never came up! It was sad but the idea always remained there…somewhere in our folder of good intentions ! Luckily for me, as a TON fan and personal follower of Peter’s misinterpretation of life achievements and failures, Pol was there once again to remind me we should do something. After the crazy success of Sabbath’s zine by Branca Studio, the idea of creating another one with Peter Steele as the main subject was really clear. At that point, I should give all the credit and recognition to Pol and Marta, Branca Studio, who make that zine a reality. I was a little bit stressed in the weeks before the quarantine and not able to think much about this kind of special projects. So one more time, as a Peter Steele’s fan, thanks Branca Studio for making this little tribute happen. You are the best and I feel really proud to be a part in it.
“Alpha and Omega” is the title of my digital collage and it was done during the first week of march. I wanted to try something different this time, working without pen and paper…hopefully without fucking up any copyright in the process. I really wish it’s going to be a good contribution to the list of people involved and a nice tribute to the green man. As Pol said to all of us, just have fun doing it! And I did! I’m sure there will be a lot of torment, alcohol, drugs and big cocks in those pages. I also think that is important to remember Peter as an artist using his deep, hard and black sense of humour. For me was never only about his talent, but also about his charisma. It was also a matter of size of course! But as few others, he was unique. A true 90’s sex icon and stage beast. You won’t find it twice.
The zine contains the work of many fans. Illustrators, tattooers, designers, photographers and writers have contributed with forty colour pages of drawings, paintings, collage, texts and poems. All of them giving a personal view on Peter’s legend. This is also a non profit project. All benefits are dedicated to pay the printing and the shipping costs.
Online selling is available now through Branca’s store. Only 30 copies are up for sale and shipping will start once the quarantine is over in Catalunya. Sale period ends on may 14th! Be fast if you want one. Thanks again for your support during this strange time of our lives. Enjoy Pete’s music and interviews, stay electrocute. Follow Branca Studio’s work. Be there for when it’s time to see eachother again.
First of all, thank you very much once again for stoping by this blog to read my latest news and content. Second, as the COVID-19 situation is now a global threat affecting most of the capital cities and towns in our planet, I really hope that all of You and your families are well. Clients and friends worldwide, my thoughts are with you everyday.
I’m writting this post in order to let you know that I’m fine, at home and taking care of my family. During this confinement days I’ll focus my energies on that. My travel dates are officially on hold until our situation comes back to a regular working basis. At Eclipse, as many other tattoo studios, we don’t know when or how is gonna happen. As soon as we have any info about our working availability, it will be published.
Thanks again for reading this information and for all your messages. I’m not sure to give any advice on how to live through this time of uncertainty or even to engage in any art related activity. My mail will remain open if I can be helpful with any doubt or matter you need to ask me about. My instagram account will be mostly out for a long time.
So! This is the first 2020 tattoo project. Done in two sittings on Javier who asked for a big rooster and put all the trust in the view I wanted to get for it. In the pictures, lines are healed and shading is fresh. I’m always up for this kind of extended bird tattoos that can go along with the anatomy in a better and more profitable way.
Don’t doubt to get in touch if you have in mind to get a tattoo like that, I always enjoy to work on this projects and I’m looking forward to do more of them in 2020. Arms, legs, frontpieces and backpieces too. It’s time to grow in size!
Thanks again for keeping an eye on my work.
El próxim 13 de febrer a Eclipse Tattoo Barcelona tenim el plaer de celebrar, gràcies a Branca Studio, el cinquanté aniversari de la sortida del primer disc de Black Sabbath. El Pol i la Marta ens portaran el seu nou fanzine (limitat a 50 cópies) i a més exposaran tota la feina que han dissenyat per la banda. La beguda i la música de Sabbath tampoc faltaran. No cal dir que es una ocasió collonuda per reunir a tota la gent de Barcelona i voltants seguidors de les tendéncies metal més denses. Tot té un origen i aquest l’hem de celebrar!
Desde Eclipse us esperem a tots! No falteu!
My last tattoos from 2019 close a decade where I commited myself to tattooing and everything involved without any doubt or hesitation. For me it’s more than ending just another year, specially because 2020 it’s my 15th anniversary into this profession that I love and respect so much. It seems like it was not too far away in time when I started as an apprentice at Nahkoé Tattoos and Piercing down in L’Hospitalet. I want to make this new year, decade and stage of my life and carreer count. Things must and will change in order to improve my skills and attention to detail.
To achieve that I can only rely on my clients, as I’ve been doing so far. I want to thanks once again, as a new year congratulation, to everyone and single of you who has allowed me to tattoo both my ideas and yours. I expect this new 2020 to contribute with more of my creativity and production. Also, at Eclipse Tattoo Barcelona, some improvements with our merchandise are being prepared now…we hope to offer you a nice experience during this year both online and at the studio.
I also will try to organize my travelling agenda for 2020 as soon as I can. Dates and destinations will be announced soon. In the meantime, don’t doubt to contact me if you want to get tattooed by me in Barcelona or any other city in Europe. I love to have as much time as possible to plan and draw.
Hardcraft company has provided me during many years with some of the most reliable tattoo tools I’ve tried out. I have recently purchased this little power supply on the right and the footswitch below to make my travel kit lighter and easier to transport. The power supply on the left was done for me around 2012 when I was working at Aloha. During this years I’ve been backed up by their guarantee and extremely efficient repair service. As every hardcraft item is handmade, there is a true compromise to work against planned obsolescence and this should be reason enough to give it a try.
The reason I’m writting this post is because I’m truly happy of how such a local project from Barcelona, my city, started up working the right way into this trade and slowly became a global reference when it comes to tattoo equipment. It’s about innovation and the correct mix of respect and collaboration with tattoo artists from around the world.
For all this and the years to come, thanks Hardcraft Co.
These are some of the tattoos I’ve done in my recent visits to London, Dortmund and Brussels. It’s always a pleasure to travel around and be able to tattoo interesting ideas. Thanks again to all my customers abroad. The pictures below are from one of my favoruite healed pieces this year, on Tobe from Dortmund.
My next stop takes me to Lyon, France. I’ll be tattooing at Hello Darkness Tattoo. I hope I’ll be able to design and tattoo some good stuff too! So please, don’t doubt to write me if you want to get tattooed there. I’ll bring my black book of designs with me as usual.