To Death

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.

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

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

HELLO DARKNESS1
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.

brussel-tattoo-convention-2019
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

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!