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.
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.
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.
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: email@example.com
I’ll answer as soon as I can in order to get the agenda organized.
HAPPY PETS INK Lausanne, Switzerland
Tattoo 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.
Last year I wasn’t able to attend the Brussels Tattoo Convention due to personal circumstances. This year 2019 I’m glad to announce I’ll be back and full of energy to make my best at was has been my favourite tattoo event so far. I know it’s early but my participation is confirmed now and months pass by really fast. Bookings are open and your tattoo ideas are more than welcome. Please, feel free to write me an e-mail if you want to get tattooed there so we can discuss everything with enough time. I will also bring my book of designs with me if you want to take a look directly at the convention. And once again, Eclipse and I will personally do our best to produce some nice prints and merchandise to sell exclusively at the convention. I hope to give you some news about it during this upcoming months.
Thanks again to the organization for including Eclipse Tattoo Barcelona into this big event one more year. Hope to see you all there, clients and friends.
Once again, I will travel to Dortmund to tattoo for some days. I’m really expectant to see the transformation of the old Farbaffaere studio into it’s new atmosphere and team : Mind at Large. I’ve spent so many hours there in the past, sorrounded by good vibes and a unique relaxing enviroment, ideal for tattooing. Now that I see this picture…it’s going to be even better for sure!
As usual, I will accept ideas for custom tattoos as well as the prepared designs that I always carry with me when travelling. So please, get in touch with the studio as soon as you can to book your appointment. It will be a pleasure to develop my ideas with absolute freedom as it’s been happening there in all my visits. I want to give thanks once again to my clients and friends there cause I really appreciate how many good tattoos I’ve done at the old Farbaffaere. So…long live to Mind at Large Tattoo!
Hope to see you all there.
MIND AT LARGE
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