Summer tattoos

A little selection of my recent works done in Barcelona, Switzerland and Dortmund. Summer, as always, is getting too long…hopefully September will arrive by the end of august so, London is closer! I’m really glad to focus on this kind of tattoos and getting them to a new size (bigger) dimension would be great. Please don’t doubt to send me an email if you are willing to investigate with me this kind of ideas.
My next stops:

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

And if I’m not travelling, I’m always at home : Eclipse Tattoo Barcelona. I’m always glad to have a chat live at the studio. By far is the best way to get things started. Thanks again for keeping an eye to my work!

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.

Little Black Heart

This little black, armored heart, has taken me ages to finish it and several atempts too. It’s not big but I really want it to work it out in a very special way as it is planned to be the cover of my new book of drawings. It will be on display till july 8th at Eclipse Tattoo Barcelona as a part of our first anniversary exhibition if you have the chance and the will to see it live. You can already buy it if you are interested too, just click on the picture to know about all details. Special screenprints will be available soon.

I want to give thanks again to those that keep on supporting me in my tattoo and illustration days, the ones who really enjoy my hairy animals and specially to those who know about my personal symbols and pay a devilish attention to details.
Thanks for keeping an eye to my work.
Selfishness, Secrecy and Purpose.

Switzerland 25-29th june

DROL 5
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

Some magic and ravens, hearts and shields

I’m very happy with my last visit to Dortmund. It’s always a pleasure to spend some time with my friends there and do so many good tattoos. The new studio looks great and makes you feel super welcome.

I’ll try to be back in summer and november before the Brussels Tattoo Convention. Don’t doubt to write me if you have any idea in mind and I’ll book you in.
I want to give thanks again to the Mind at Large Tattoo team for hosting me so well and specially to Basti for his incredible attitude all the time. THANKS!
And I have a little last tattoo to show done at Eclipse Tattoo Barcelona.

Appointments and consultations:
david@davidtejero.com