The lockdown

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.

Take care everyone.

Rooster

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.

david@davidtejero.com

Black Sabbath a Eclipse

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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!

Black swan and the never ending end.

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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.

The end has no end.

Thanks.

 

Hardcraft CO.

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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.

Hearts and executioners, hermits, demiurges, a raven and a Basilisk.

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.

Thanks again for keeping an eye to my blog.

HELLO DARKNESS TATTOO 
Lyon, France
12-13-14 December
bookings: david@davidtejero.com

LYON 12-13-14 December

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I’m really happy to announce that I’ll be working in France for the first time. During the days 12-13-14 I’ll visit Hello Darkness Tattoo in Lyon. I’m glad to work on custom ideas and also to do my own prepared designs. Please, if you want to get tattooed, just write me an email.

Merci beaucoup!

HELLO DARKNESS TATTOO 
Lyon, France
12-13-14 December
bookings: david@davidtejero.com

ADVENT

advent1Advent T-shirt is finally printed. Once again it has been done down at Newtownlab headquarters in Barcelona. When it comes to limited, handmade printed editions for your clothes, they are undoubtfully on the top. The design is based on an old imperial prussian coat of arms. I just added some of my favourite touches. This T-shirt will be for sale for the first time at the Brussels Tattoo Convention 2019. Afterwards it will be available online too. Don’t doubt to take a look to our shop.

I’ll bring with me as many T-shirts as possible to the convention, but also my books, patches and prints. As you may know, I work on a limited edition basis so…once they are gone, they are gone. Don’t be late at the convention if you want any of these things.
Thank you very much again! See you in Brussels.

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

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