Dortmund, Brussels and the woodblock thing.

November is getting closer and the Brussels Tattoo Convention is almost here. As I mentioned in my previous post  I’ll be travelling alongside my friends and coworkers at Eclipse Tattoo. This year I’ll be alongside Carlo, Rotor, Nacho Eterno and Anana Tattoos. I have only a few spots open to tattoo during the afternoons, so please, get in touch as soon as possible if you want to get tattooed there. I’m accepting ideas to prepare or any of my flash. Both are welcome! If I have free time at the convention, I’ll be glad to do some walk ups too.

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Also, as I published before in my travel dates, I’ll be guesting once again at the best studio in Dortmund: Mind at Large  But this time I won’t be travelling alone from Barcelona. My coworker and friend also at Eclipse Miriam will join me for the first time. I wanted to show some of her work here in my blog cuase it’s really special. Miriam not only focuses on handpoke tattooing but her way of working with the stencil process is unique. Take a look:

Miriam has been working for years in the process of stamping cloths by hand. Later on she started to use the same woodblocks to do it on the skin. If you want to get tattooed in this unique and special way, don’t doubt to reach out the studio and book your appointment. I’ve been tattooed by her and I can guarantee you a painfree experience for sure!

I can only suggest everyone to follow her work on instagram both for her tattoos and clothes : woodblocktattoo and woodblocktextiles  .

I’m really thankful for the oportunity of travelling again with my friends to do what I love most. Don’t doubt to come to the studio or the convention to say hi.
See you all!

MIND AT LARGE 
Dortmund, Germany

5-6 November
Please contact the studio to book your appointment.

BRUSSELS TATTOO CONVENTION
Brussels, Belgium
8-9-10 November
bookings: david@davidtejero.com

Dharma Tattoo and The London Tattoo Convention

The London Tattoo Convention 2019 poster designed by Rose Hardy
So! I’m really pleased to announce that I’ll be visiting London once again this year. This time I’ll be working at Dharma Tattoo alongside my friend and time traveller Olracle. After my guest at Dharma, I’ll join Carlo at the worldwide famous London Tattoo Convention under Eclipse’s banner. I will not be tattooing at the convention. I will take care of all Eclipse’s goodies for you to buy. So please, feel free to drop by our booth and buy something, chat and of course get tattooed by El Carlo.
It’s always a pleasure to visit London, by far one of my favourite cities around. Please feel free to contact me asap if  you have any idea in mind for your collection. I’ll be glad to answer!
See You all in London!

DHARMA TATTOO
London, England
25-26 September
bookings: david@davidtejero.com

THE LONDON TATTOO CONVENTION
London, England
27-28-29 September
Not tattooing. No bookings. Merch selling under Eclipse’s Tattoo Barcelona booth.

Travel dates

FUN TATTOO STUDIO 
Maia, Porto – Portugal

19-20 july
Please contact the studio to book your appointment.

MIND AT LARGE 
Dortmund, Germany

13-14-15 August
Please contact the studio to book your appointment.

DHARMA TATTOO
London, England
25-26 September
bookings: david@davidtejero.com

THE LONDON TATTOO CONVENTION
London, England
27-28-29 September
Not tattooing. No bookings. Merch selling under Eclipse’s Tattoo Barcelona booth.

MIND AT LARGE 
Dortmund, Germany

5-6 November
Please contact the studio to book your appointment.

BRUSSELS TATTOO CONVENTION
Brussels, Belgium
8-9-10 November
bookings: david@davidtejero.com

I’ll also be alongside El Carlo at The London Tattoo Convention during the days 27-28-29th September to take care of all our Eclipse’s merch. Don’t doubt to come and say hi!

Book of Drawings

After two years of gathering and selecting many old and recent drawings, my book is finally here. Printing suffered some unexpected delays due to technical problems but we made it in the end!
This books contains 128 pages of sketches, tattoo line drawings and preparatory illustrations. My intention was to mix up a personal selection of work that has driven me through 14 years of tattooing experience. A lot has happened during this time and it’s been really funny to search and find old stuff that I was able to link with my most recent work. Somehow, noticing a technical evolution but remaining the same in many creative ways. In those pages, old timers are alongside new comers…precisely for this purpose.

This project has seen the light under the production of Okulus Bookshop and Publishing . I’m really happy to contribute to their own catalogue after many years of beign a client and sharing with them a lot of international conventions. I still think that this kind of close collaboration with your local book dealer is extremely important if you want to keep bookstore culture alive. In this case, as Okulus is maybe the best tattoo specialized bookstore in Europe (and maybe one of the best in the world), the choice goes beyond friendship. As a distributor, Okulus will make sure the book is represented in some countries and not only in the internet, so maybe you’ll have a chance of taking a look at it at some tattoo convention or bookstore before buying it. That’s priceless in the amazon era. Thanks Lorenzo and Javi for supporting my work over the years, it means a lot.

I have also wanted to put up an special edition of this book, consisting in 15 selected packs that include the cover illustration as a print and also a limited edition embroidered patch. I hope it will be interesting enough to those collectors out there! All 15 books will come signed and with some extra too that only buyers will know once the sealed packs are open. For this special edition I’ve worked again with Artplus for the screenprinting and La Frivé for the packaging. Every print inside comes with it’s own folder as you can see in the pictures. Lettering on the book cover and the packaging has been done by the master Ivan Castro…thanks again for your art! Finally, the final tuning and overall book design is a work by Terry Sucrana at Black Bible Books. I want to give thanks to all of them for putting their best into these pages and pack.

The list of professionals involved and their area of work for those interested :

Okulus Bookshop and Publishing

Publishing and distribution

Terry Sucrana
Graphic design

Ivan Castro
Cover lettering

Artplus
Screen prints and packaging printing

La Frivé
Packaging and print folders

Flaix Ofset
First printing tests

You can buy the book, the collector’s pack or both the patch and the prints by separate through our online store or directly at Eclipse Tattoo Barcelona. It’s been a hell of a way to see the end of this project, but really funny too. I can tell you I’ve put all my energy, mind and heart to make it happen. Thanks again for keeping an eye to my work and remember…griffins lead the way.

Eclipse 1º Aniversario

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El 8 de junio abrimos las puertas en el estudio para celebrar nuestro primer aniversario. A partir de las 11:00 y sin parar hasta las 19:00 tendremos una selección de tattoos pequeños a 50€ listos para ser tatuados. Sin cita previa, lo haremos todo por orden de llegada! No tatuaremos más de dos piezas por cliente, para respetar la lista de espera y nuestro trabajo también.
Y a partir de las 20:00, todo el mundo está invitado a la expo colectiva que hemos preparado con una lista de buenos amigos del estudio. Muchos más se han quedado fuera por razones de espacio, así que esperamos incluirlos en la del año que viene! Tendremos bebida, pastel y al tremendo DJ Chorbo Rebotao para dos horas y pico. Repito…la entrada es libre a partir de las 20:00, no antes!! Os esperamos a todos, estad atentos a nuestras cuentas de instagram para ver las previas de los tattoos de este flash day.

Cartel por Nuria Lopez Design

Switzerland 25-29th june

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I’m ver happy to announce that I’ll be working at Happy Pets Studio, Lausanne (Switzerland) for the first time. That’s an incredible and well known spot for any tattooer or tattoo collector who’s focused on black, illustrative work. Some of my favorite european tattooers with whom I share a similar view have been guesting there regularly. So! From days 25th to 27th I’ll be tattooing there.
And also, I will have the pleasure of visiting Zürich and spend a pair of days at World’s end Tattoo Studio. I’m really happy for it and I already feel welcome to a studio settled since 1999…!

Please, if you want to get tattooed at any of both places, get in touch as soon as you can. I’m open to do custom work and also some prepared flash I’ll carry with me as always. Don’t doubt to send me an e-mail here:
david@davidtejero.com

I’ll answer as soon as I can in order to get the agenda organized.

Thanks again!

HAPPY PETS INK
Lausanne, Switzerland
25-26-27 june
bookings: david@davidtejero.com

WORLD’S END TATTOO STUDIO
Zürich, Switzerland
28-29 june
bookings: david@davidtejero.com

Eclipse Tattoo Barcelona in Tattoo Life

TL1Tattoo Life magazine was the first tattoo specialized publication I bought when I wasn’t even an apprentice. This was around 2002. Some national and international magazines were published monthly back then but TLM was for sure one of the tops. Specially for the newcomers to our craft nowadays, I know it’s hard to imagine how we felt back then waiting for a number to come after the other… In a world without instagram, facebook or myspace, this was the main social network providing the who’s who info, supplier´s advertisement, conventions,  tattoo history and anthropology, cool interviews and photos and even a selection of flash with every number. So! For me, and for Carlo and Rotor too, getting here with Eclipse it’s very special. As big as the tattoo comunity has grown the last five..ten years…this kind of things still makes you happy and proud. So if you want to know a little bit more about us and the studio, don’t forget to get your copy of Tattoo Life Magazine this month.


Thank you very much Miki for letting us be a part of your magazine. It’s been a pleasure to represent our city and studio philosophy in your pages.