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Posted on 3/6/14

Voting time has arrived!  I am extremely excited and honored to be a part of the second annual Rockstar Inked Up World Tour alongside 11 other very talented tattoo artists! Please take a moment to click this link www.InkedUpWorldTour.com and cast your vote for your favorite can art. All you have to do is click on the art you want to vote for, enter your email address, and click "Vote for this Artist." 

 
Here's a picture of my art laid out on a Rockstar can!  I’ve got some stiff competition, so I definitely need your help and it only takes a second to vote!
 
Win or lose, as a thank you to the people that vote for me, I'll be giving away a free tattoo to one lucky voter at the end of the competition! The winner will be picked at random from the list of voters I'll recieve from Rockstar towards the end of October. You have the option of voting more than once! Everyday you can vote again which will give you a better chance at winning a free tattoo by me!  The lucky winner of the free tattoo will have to arrange their own travel and hotel accommodations. 
 
The winner will receive a free tattoo that can be completed start to finish in one day (approximately 5-6 hours of tattoo time). If you’re under the age of 18 and you win, you will receive one of my original 16"x20" oil paintings including a custom frame.
 
I’m really looking forward to my tour stop in Calgary Canada in October!
 
Thanks so much for reading and an even bigger THANK YOU for voting for me!
 
 

Posted on 1/22/14

The Coloring Book Project, 2nd Edition is here!  Memento would like to give a big thank you to everyone for all of the overwhelming support.  You guys rock!

 

Memento and I would like to show you all a token of our appreciation.  Since the last contest was such a success, we’re bringing it back!  Memento presents to you The Coloring Book Project, 2nd Edition Contest: Round 2.

 

The rules are simple, but the rewards are huge.  Its time to get out your art supplies because you’ve got a contest to win!

 

Top prize is a tattoo from ME!  All you need to do is purchase a copy of The Coloring Book Project, 2nd Edition (you already did that though, right?), find your favorite page inside, go to town coloring and beautifying that design into something imaginative and magnificent, and enter your finished colored page in the contest.

Please note: Some of the rules have changed from last time, so please read carefully!

 

PRIZES

 

1st Place/Grand Prize

The first place winner receives a tattoo by Mike DeVries, paid for by Memento Publishing and Stencil Stuff products!

 

  • The tattoo must be a piece that can be completed in one day with approximately six hours of tattoo time. 

 

  • The tattoo session will be held at MD Tattoo Studios just outside of Los Angeles, California.

 

  • All travel and transportation costs associated with the Grand Prize will be the sole responsibility of the winner.

 

2nd Place/Runner Up

The second place winner will receive a framed original painting by Brett Herman, Tattoo Artist and curator of "The Coloring Book Project." 

 

3rd Place:

The third place winner will receive a one of a kind enhanced signed print of The Coloring Book, 2nd Edition "Cover Art" by tattoo artist Katelyn Crane.

 

4th Place:

The fourth place winner will receive a copy of each book in the Memento Publishing Library including:

 

Zombie Caricatures: Exaggerations and Infections

Animal Ink

Cranial Visions

Tattoo Prodigies 

- With the Light of Truth

The Coloring Book Project's "First and Second Edition"

- Tattoo Extremities

- Eight Arms of Inspiration

 

*If the winner is under the legal age to get tattooed (18 years old in the US) they will receive a framed 16" x 20" original oil painting by Mike DeVries! 

 

 

RULES & SUBMISSION 

 

  • Be sure that you follow the rules, so you are not disqualified.  Be aware some rules have changed since the first contest.

 

  • Get creative!

 

  • Use crayons, colored pencils, markers, pens, graphite, paint, etc., to color a page from The Coloring Book Project book, 2nd Edition.

 

  • You must upload a clear photograph or scan of the page you are submitting for the contest and email it to: lori@tattoostuff.com

 

  • When you email the photo or scan of the artwork, you MUST include your name, age, and contact information.  Also, please provide us with the page number and which artist's work you chose to color if we cannot see that info on the photo/scan. 

 

  • We will be sharing your entries on our social media channels as part of our voting system, so please include your Instagram name / Facebook link with your submission so that we may tag you.

 

  • DO NOT rip any pages out of the book.  Please leave the colored artwork(s) intact inside The Coloring Book Project, 2nd Edition book.  If your piece is chosen as a winner, you will be required to mail the actual book with the colored page to us, so that it can be verified that it is not a photocopy.  The book will be mailed back to you as soon as we are finished with the verification process.

 

  • We are NOT accepting submissions for the "Draw Your Own Design" page like we did during the first contest. We will possibly turn that into a separate contest at a later time.

 

  • Prizes are not transferable! Getting your artist buddy to try and win you a tattoo will not count.

 

  • You are allowed to enter up to five colored pages to the contest, but it only takes one to win!

 

  • Submission deadline is May 1st. 

 

 

 

JUDGING

 

Ten Finalists will be selected by Memento Publishing and posted on Memento's social media pages. The final official four winners will be determined by “Likes" on Instagram and Facebook combined on the Memento Publishing pages only, in order of votes. Each "Like" is a vote! Don't wait till the last minute, we'll start posting some of them up as they come in!

 

Winners will be announced on May 8th.

 

Happy Coloring and Good Luck!

 

Posted on 1/6/14

 

 

Memento Publishing is pleased to announce the addition of two new amazing books! "The Coloring Book Project, 2nd Edition" and "Zombie Caricatures: Exaggerations and Infections" Both books are Now Available! 

 

 

The Coloring Book Project, 2nd Edition:

 

 

The second installment of this wonderful book brings together inspiration and cleverness from an outstanding cast of 185 artists from around the world. They have contributed their own amazing drawing, giving you the freedom to bring them to life with your own artistic vision. With 400 pages of captivating designs to color and activities to execute, artists can delve into the pages full of inspiring artwork, and break away into an imaginative world. This softcover book is 400 pages and is 8.5 x 11. That's right... "400 pages!" Published by Memento Publishing. 

 

Click here to order your very own copy! 

 

A portion of the contributing artists are Greg "Craola" Simkins, Jeff Ensminger, Josh Duffy, Roman Abrego, Justin Hartman, Timothy Boor, Mike DeVries, Mario Rosenau, Cory Norris, Brett Herman, Mike De Masi, Durb Morrison, Don McDonald, Jason Stephan, Sung Song, Steve Morris, Katelyn Crane, London Reese, Monte Agee, Alvin Chong, Frank La Natra, Gary Dunn, Liz Cook, Nick Mitchell, Teniele Sadd, Tim Mcevoy, Nathan Ota and many more!  

 

 

 

Zombie Caricatures: Exaggerations and Infections:

 

 

The content of this book showcases the work of some of the best caricature artists in the world. Sean Gardner and Nick Mitchell have managed to take something that is super difficult and make it look effortless. It takes a different type of artist to be able to pull off a great caricature. Not only do you have to capture the likeness of each victim, but you also have to figure out what it is that makes them unique and stand out in their own way. Then, you have to figure out a way to bend those unique features as far as you can without losing the essence of what makes that individual who they are.

 

Nick and Sean have not only managed to tweak the hell out of every person they draw and keep their likeness, but they do it while simultaneously throwing axes through their heads, lacerating their jugulars, and slinging blood all over the place. This book also includes some tutorials on how they do it! Hard Bound, 160 Full Color Pages 8.5 x 11 and published by Memento Publishing. 

 

Click here to order your very own copy! 

 


Posted on 9/25/13

Holy Inspiration "Social Media Contest" For all Artists!

 

Thanks for all the support throughout the years! Here is a way we can give back and share the love! We put together a fun contest for artists. You'll have a chance to be one of the three winners with an awesome grand prize! Create some art with a religious theme and you'll have a chance to be in the new book as well!  We already have a ton of submissions but we would love to receive more to make this book something very special! We hope that you will get involved for a chance at these great prizes! Please keep in mind that not everyones submissions will be used in the book. 

 

The rules are simple, but the rewards are huge!

 

-On Instagram give @MementoPublishing a "follow." Or on Facebook give Memento Publishing's page a "Like"

 

-On Instagram give an @mention @MementoPublishing in the comment or description of the photo. 

 

-On Facebook or Instagram (Either one counts).... Hashtag #HolyInspiration & #HolyMementoPublishingContest in the comment or description. 

 

Do that along with posting your finished pieces of art and you just might win the jackpot!

 

PRIZES:

 

1st Place/Grand Prize:

 

Winner receives a free tattoo by Mike DeVries! Or a framed 16" x 20" original oil painting by Mike. "Winners Choice"

 

The tattoo must be a piece that can be completed in one day; approximately six hours of tattoo time.

 

The winner will have to take care of all of the hotel and flight arrangements, if you win and live close then you don't have to worry about that. 

 

2nd Place 

 

 A new Inkjecta Flite V2.1 tattoo machine (non-tattoo artists will win a $500.00 Visa Card. Plus 1 copy of ALL of the books by Memento Publishing. 

 

 

3nd Place

 

The third place winner will receive 1 copy of ALL of the books by Memento Publishing. Valued at $455.00

 

RULES

 

Here are all the rules; be sure that you follow them so you are not disqualified:

 

 

-On Instagram give @MementoPublishing a "follow."  Or on Facebook give Memento Publishing's page a "Like"

 

-On Instagram give an @mention @MementoPublishing in the comment or description of the photo. 

 

-On Facebook or Instagram (Either one counts) .... Hashtag #HolyInspiration & #HolyMementoPublishingContest in the comment or description. 

 

- Each artist needs to upload a clear photograph or scan of the art they are submitting for the contest and email it to: HolyInspirationBook@gmail.com 

Please send in your high res photo submissions as soon as you are finished with them, or it can be previously done work as well. Your submissions must be sent prior to the winning announcement to qualify.  Even if you don't win any of the three prizes, you still come out a winner because you'll have a chance to be in this great new book! 

 

It only takes one to win, but each artist is allowed to enter as many pieces as they want.

 

- Some of the submissions will be posted on The Memento Publishing Facebook Page & the Memento Publishing Instagram Page please don’t wait until the last minute to submit...Follow and Tag them as soon as you you're finished with a piece for exposure and accolades from your friends and fellow artists. 

 

-Please do not submit anti-religious art or any hate! We won't even consider it. Sorry, thats not the direction we would like to take this book. 

 

Submission deadline is January 1, 2014. 

 

***If the winner is under the legal age to get tattooed (18 years old in the US)

They will receive a framed 16" x 20" original oil painting by Mike DeVries

 

 

JUDGING

 

-On January 2nd 2014 Memento will start to look at all the correct Hashtags and make sure you are "following" us on Instagram or "liking" us on Facebook. 

 

-We will make sure the art has been submitting and the release form has been signed so we can use the art in the "Holy Inspiration" book.

 

-We will then narrow it down to our top ten favorite pieces of art and we'll post them on Memento's pages and with the combined "likes" will determine the winner! 

 

-Winner will be announced on January 25, 2014.

 

***A good portion of the proceeds of this book will go to the World Visions organization. For more details on this excellent organization you can visit www.WorldVision.org

 

Posted on 7/19/13

Dear all Artists,

 
Memento Publishing is now working on an exciting new book project titled "Holy Inspiration: Exploring Religion Through Artistic Interpretation."
 
We are working in collaboration with Tattoo Artist Autumn Fawcett from Canada. A very nice lady that contacted us over a year ago about this idea. We collaborated our thoughts and we worked it out to be the next installment with a different theme to "Cranial Visions: Exploring the Skull Through Artistic Interpretation." 
 
This new endeavor seeks to further delve into the exquisite and acclaimed work of tattooists, fine artists, photographers, and other art-forms from around the world.
 
Details:
 
Holy Inspiration: Exploring Religion Through Artistic Interpretation
 
This book will focus on Religious art! 
 
- Tattoos
-  Paintings
-  Drawings & Sketches
-  Mixed Media
-  Digital Art
-  Photography 
-  Sculptures
  
Please do not submit anti-religious art! We won't even consider it. Sorry, thats not the direction we would like to take this book. 
 
Submissions can be previously finished work or you may include something specifically designed for this book project.
 
This book will be approximately 250-300 pages, and be a hard-bound, high-quality, internationally distributed, coffee table book.
 
A good portion of the proceeds will go to the World Visions organization. For more details on this excellent organization you can visit www.WorldVision.org
 
**Please note that NOT all images submitted will be used. We will be “collecting and selecting,” so submitting does not guarantee a spot in the book — but the only way to be considered is to send us what you’ve got. Present as many photos as you'd like. Each artist will be given credit in the published book with either their name near the picture or in the index. 
 
**We would love to give every participant a free copy of the book, but due to the volume of submissions, unfortunately we cannot do this. After all of the images have been received, we will sit down and choose the top 30 artists who will receive a free copy. Many important factors will be reviewed during the book selection process, including: sending photos in a timely fashion, inclusion of accompanying release form, number of submissions, outstanding art, variety of images sent, etc. 
 
Images can be submitted via email to:

HolyInspirationBook@gmail.com
 
Or sent by Dropbox or other types of online photo transfers. Just use the email provided above.
 
If you prefer to send a disc through snail mail, please address to:
 
Fawcett Tattoos
15060 132nd street
Edmonton, Alberta T6V 1K8
 
 
Please send high quality/high resolution images!
 
Be sure to include the following information with your submission:
 
-Your Name that completed the work. (As you would like it to be printed)
-If there is a story behind the piece of art you have an option of writing a little something about the art. Short and sweet, or as long as you would like. Just an option!
-Release Form - If you are going to submit art, please email Autumn for the release form to be sent with your submissions. 
 
 
 **Submission deadline has been extended to January 1'st 2014!  Please don't wait till the last day, lets get some art rolling in:)
 
Thank You in Advance! We are very excited to see this book come to life!
 

Posted on 11/27/12

 

Tattoo Extremities: Artistic Focus on the Head, Hands, Neck and Feet 

Now Available! 
 
Tattoo Extremities is a High Quality, Hardcover, Coffee Table Book Published by Memento Publishing with 240 full color pages that is 10 inches by 10 inches in size. Tattoo Extremities Features 170 Tattoo Artists with Over 800 photos!
 
Placement of tattoo art is an important facet of each design and has the power to turn each piece into an extraordinary aesthetic experience. Throughout the years, the extremities of the body have been utilized to tell stories, depict ritualistic significance, and serve as the canvas for exhibiting grand artistic projects. Though not all tattoo collectors choose to decorate their hands, heads, and feet, many of those who do expose the world to some of the tattoo industry's finest accomplishments - proudly displaying their artwork for all to see. This book features an extensive body of tattoo work from tattooists around the globe. These talented artisans provide us with distinct styles, genres, and creativity, all inked upon the far-reaching limbs of the body. Enjoy an intriguing artistic journey that honors those bold enough to wear the ink and the artists skilled enough to make their imaginative concepts come to life. 
 
Here is a portion of the artists that have tattoo work featured in Tattoo Extremities... Nick Baxter, Jeff Ensminger, Bob Tyrrell, Paul Booth, Guy Aitchison, Jesse Smith, Stefano Alcantara, Mike DeVries, Roman Abrego, Sean Herman, Josh Woods, Myke Chambers, Jim Sylvia, Dan Hazelton, DJ Minor, John Anderton, Jasmin Austin, Jeremy Miller, Kyle Cotterman, Timmy B, Larry Brogon, Jeremiah Barba, Ben Corn, Carson Hill, Cory Norris, Tim Kern, London Reese, Russ Abbott, Christian Perez, Uncle Allan, Sweet Laraine, Jeff Zuck, Johnny Jackson, Tutti Serra, Ron Meyers, Cory Ferguson, Andy Engel, Josh Duffy, Shawn Barber, Franco Vescovi, Carlos Rojas, James Kern, Mick Squires, Kore Flatmo, Steve Byrne, Petri Syjala, Ty McEwen, Kirk Alley, Timothy Boor, Ryan Hadley, Jess Yen, Jo Harrison, Don Mcdonald, Aaron Bell, Daniel Chashoudian, Juan Salgado, Jason Stephan, Gunnar, Dan Smith, Bugs, Jamie Parker, Brett Olsen, Steve Morris, Fabz, Marc Durrant, Byron Drechsler, Phil Robertson, and many more!
 

Posted on 6/12/12

THE COLORING BOOK PROJECT CONTEST

 
We are so excited about the positive feedback rolling in about The Coloring Book Project. Because of your overwhelming support for the newest addition to the Memento library, we have decided to do something fun to celebrate. It’s our token of thanks to our awesome readers and patrons, and we hope that you will get involved for a chance at some great prizes.
 
It’s time to let your creativity soar and earn a chance at winning a tattoo-lovers dream. Crack out the crayons, markers, and artistic supplies to color up a masterpiece for The Coloring Book Project contest. The rules are simple, but the reward is huge!
 
Have you ever hoped to collect a beautiful piece from tattoo maestro Mike DeVries? Well now is your chance. All you need to do is purchase a copy of The Coloring Book Project, find your favorite page inside to whip up a wondrous creation, and then go to town coloring and beautifying that designated design into something imaginative and magnificent.
 
Enter your finished and colored page in the contest and you just might win the jackpot!
 
PRIZES:
 
1st Place/Grand Prize:
 
Winner receives a free tattoo by Mike DeVries!
 
The tattoo must be a piece that can be completed in one day; approximately six hours of tattoo time.
 
The winner will receive a round-trip plane ticket to Los Angeles, California; and will also receive hotel accommodations for a two-night stay in southern California, near the MD Tattoo Studio in Northridge, California.
 
2nd Place/Runner Up
 
The second place winner will receive copies of ALL of the Memento Publishing books, including:
 
Animal Ink
 
Cranial Visions
 
Tattoo Prodigies 
 
With the Light of Truth 
 
and an additional copy of The Coloring Book Project
 
 
***If the winner is under the legal age to get tattooed (18 years old in the US)
 They will receive a framed 16" x 20" original oil painting by Mike DeVries (details to be discussed with Mike DeVries as to the focus of the painting) 
 and a $500 gift card to their favorite local art store.
 
RULES
 
Here are the rules; be sure that you follow them so you are not disqualified:
 
Get creative!
 
Utilize crayons, colored pencils, markers, pens, graphite, etc., to color a page from The Coloring Book Project book.
 
- Each artist needs to upload a clear photograph or scan of the page they are submitting for the contest and email it to: books@mementopublishing.com 
 
- When you email the photo or scan of the artwork please provide your name, age and contact info.
 
Do NOT rip the page out of the book, please leave colored artwork intact inside The Coloring Book Project book (if your piece is chosen as a winner, you will be required to mail the actual book with the colored page to Mike DeVries so that it can be verified that it was not a photocopy - the book will be mailed back to you as soon as it is verified).
 
No photocopies allowed: submissions must be inside an original Coloring Book Project book.
 
-Getting your artist buddy to try and win you a tattoo will not count. Prize is not transferable!
 
It only takes one to win, but each artist is allowed to enter up to 10 colored pages to the contest.
 
Bonus Points: Mike is giving an extra 5 points to anyone who colors his page of artwork, which can be found on page 164 of The Coloring Book Project.
 
Submissions will be posted on The The Coloring Book Project Facebook page, and/or the Memento Publishing Facebook page so don’t wait until the last minute to submit...send them as soon as you color them for exposure and accolades from your friends and fellow artisans.
 
Submission deadline is January 1, 2013. 
 

JUDGING

 

- Artwork will be judged and scored using a simple 1-100 point grading system (*high school flashbacks, anyone?).

 

- Judging will be done by Mike DeVries (with occasional input from a few of his artist friends if tie-breaker opinions are necessary). Mike will make the final call and announce the official winner.

 

Winner will be announced on January 12, 2013.


Posted on 4/11/12

The Coloring Book Project: A Collection by 100 Artists From Around The World

 
215 Pages
Softcover Book

A new book published by Memento Publishing

Only $25.00 
 
Artists of all ages are invited to add their own color and creativity to the pages found within The Coloring Book Project: A Collection by 100 Artists from Around the World. This wonderfully imaginative book brings together inspiration and ingenuity from an all-star cast of artists, each contributing their own enchanting sketches, and then handing them off to you to complete with your own touch of artistic magic. With 215 pages of designs to color and activities to execute, colorists can dive into the pages full of tattoo-related artwork and escape to a creative world through their pencils, markers, and crayons. The Coloring Book Project compositions are not intended as tattoo flash, but rather, pay homage to the ink industry and are perfect tools to bring out the artist in you!
 
A portion of the contributing artists are Don McDonald, Gunnar, Greg "Craola" Simkins, Durb Morrison, Mike DeVries, Jason Stephan, Roman, Josh Duffy, Katelyn Crane, Jeff Johnson, London, Jamie Lee Parker, Sung Song, Steve Morris, Timothy Boor, Timmy B, Whitney Lenox, Mario Rosenau, Kyle Cotterman, Ty McEwen, Danny Black, Brett Herman, Andy Engel, DJ Minor, Jeremy Miller, Julian Zeff, Shawn Williams, Hilary Jane, and many more!!
 
Click Here to Order You Copy Today!

Posted on 1/5/12

I'm very excited to announce that Animal Ink: Exploring the World's Wildlife Through Tattoo Art is now Available!  This high-quality 11" x 8.5" hardcover book is brought to you by Memento Publishing and features the work of an all-star list of Tattoo Artists.

 

Animal Ink: Exploring the World's Wildlife Through Tattoo Art, is a feast for the eyes and is brimming with inspiration. Featuring 304 full-color pages, this artistic beauty not only contains tattoo work from 160 talented tattoo artists, but in addition, includes 62 stories about specific animal tattoos with details, meanings, and inspiration from the collectors who wear the ink and the artists who inked them.

 

Animal designs have appeared throughout history in all facets of the art world, so it's no surprise that utilizing animals' beauty, strength, and grace has been a large focus within the genre of tattoo art. For those seeking animal tattoos, there is an endless array of styles, creativity, and artists to choose from and Animal Ink encompasses and celebrates these many different displays within its pages by featuring over 1,500 tattoos from creatures of the wild kingdom. Click here to order your copy today!


Posted on 10/3/11

 

With The Light Of Truth   Straight Edge

 

When Dan Smith approached Memento to publish his pride and joy, we were thrilled. While I'm not Straight Edge by any means (though one of my Memento staff members is), his book (aka WTLOT) is fascinating to me; and it actually made my wife and I consider being Straight Edge for a minute.

 

While working on this project, there were many times that I wished I was Straight Edge, just so I could have been in this outstanding publication. The book itself is not trying to convert anyone, but all-in-all it has some amazing eye candy which comes in the form of top-notch tattoos, artwork, and messages. It is an impressive book and I really think that readers will enjoy delving into the pages.

 

The interview questions and profiles in this book are very uplifting and present a positive outlook on life, which can further be seen through each of the featured artisan's accomplishments. Each artist has their own profile, with interviews, a photo of themselves, and a page of artwork which was created specifically for this book. There is also a gallery of each participant's tattoos to follow their profile.

 

With The Light of Truth is published by Memento Publishing and was compiled by Dan Smith. 13 inches by 9 inches. 256 full-color pages. Hardcover, with a gorgeous front cover that features gold foil embossed on black saifu cloth; gold gilded edges; and a black ribbon bookmark. Each book comes shrink-wrapped. To top it all off, it's only 50 bucks!

 


Posted on 7/27/11

Excited to announce that Cranial Visions: Exploring The Skull Through Artistic Interpretation, is now also available in a Softcover Edition!


Cranial Visions is a high quality, coffee table book published by Memento Publishing that is 8 inches wide by 12 inches tall, all 240 pages are printed in full color, featuring 258 artists with over 800 photos!!! Buy Now

The fascinating and grim history of the skull has been a forceful subject matter throughout the ages. Maintaining prominence in the scientific and medical fields, it is also commonly interpreted through artistic endeavors, tracing back as far as creative collections have been recorded. This book features an immense volume of work which highlights the skull in all sorts of mediums, bringing together artists and works from all walks of life. Readers are invited to explore the fascinating and macabre world of the cranium-cetered theme. A spellbinding journey told through chromatically brilliant photos and words; this book is sure to awaken the mind and senses...

Chapters Include: Tattoos, Paintings, Sketches & Drawings, Mixed Media, Digital Art, Graffiti, Photography, and Skullptures...

http://www.mdtattoos.com/Tattoo-Books/item3360.html


Posted on 7/24/11

Updated my Tattoo Convention info page. Added a few new conventions I'll be attending and one seminar that I'll be putting on in 2012, more details on that will be posted soon. If your interested in getting tattooed at one of these events, please email me through the contact link...Thanks


Posted on 7/15/11

 

Running low on these Limited Edition Prints."Eye Lost" Pick one up before there all gone. Limited run of only 60. Signed and numbered. 10 inches by 7 inches on canvas. 60 Bucks.

 


Posted on 7/3/11

MDTattooStudio.com got a facelift. Upgraded design and layout! Added some new features, easier to navigate, got the twitter feed on there for the Shop. Check it out! Home to Josh Duffy, Katelyn Crane, Jeff Johnson, London, Jamie Parker and myself.


Posted on 6/12/11

Introducing the lightest and most compact tattoo arm rest ever made. Brought to you by the makers of Stencil Stuff...Now even stronger and now back in Stock! Available at www.StencilStuff.net , Eternal Ink and Here


Posted on 5/11/11

We are excited to announce the launch of our new mini bottles of Stencil Stuff. Same great Stuff! Half the size, half the price. Only $10.00 Perfect travel size and more affordable to try it out and see for yourself what the hype is all about. Thank you to everyone that uses Stencil Stuff and thanks for all the great feedback you have given us throughout the years. Available now in the online store and at www.Stencilstuff.net 


Posted on 4/10/11

Dear Tattoo Artists,

This post is to let you know about two new book projects that Memento Publishing is working on in collaboration with Mike DeVries and Jinxi Caddel ...and we need your help and submissions to make it outstanding!

We have already received some amazing tattoo work and we are looking forward to collecting and viewing some more. Thank you to those that have already submitted your tattoos!

These new endeavors seek to further delve into the exquisite and acclaimed work of tattooists from around the world, with two areas of concentration. 

1) Tattoo Extremities: Artistic Focus on the Head, Hands, and Feet

This book will focus on three specific tattoo art placements: 

- Head
- Hands
- Feet

The project will include finished tattoo work that was completed on the aforementioned areas of the body and we are searching for beautiful photos to include in the book. We are looking for all different types of tattoo styles; in both color, or black and grey. No limitations, except for the location on the body. Submissions can be previously finished work or may include something specifically designed for this project.

- Head work can include neck tattoos if they are connected to the head design.
- Hand tattoos can include finger and knuckle tattoos.
- Tattoos on the feet can include ankle or toe work if the tattoo connects to the foot design.

The book will be approximately 240 pages in length, and be a hard-bound, high-quality, internationally-distributed, coffee table book.


2) Animal Ink: Exploring the World’s Wildlife Through Tattoo Art

This book will focus on animals in various forms, including: mammals, fish, reptiles, insects, amphibians, and birds. 

We are looking for all types of animals from wild to domestic/pets (dogs, cats, birds, horses, etc.), sea creatures, farm animals, etc.

We are seeking completed tattoo accomplishments in many genres, such as: realistic, traditional, cartoon-style (New School), Japanese, bio-mech, abstract, full-color, black and grey, etc.


In Regards to Both Book Projects:

**Please note that NOT all images submitted will be used. We will be “collecting and selecting,” so submitting does not guarantee a spot in the book - but the only way to be considered is to send us what you’ve got. Present as many photos as you'd like. Each artist will be given credit in the published book with either their name near the picture or in the index. 

**We would love to give every participant a free copy of the book, but due to the volume of submissions, we cannot guarantee this. After all of the images have been received, Mike and I will sit down and choose the top 30 artists (for each book) who will receive a free copy. This is in no way intended to be perceived as a contest and we wish there was a way to accommodate everyone. Many important factors will be reviewed during the book selection process, including: sending photos in a timely fashion, inclusion of accompanying release form, outstanding art, variety of images sent, etc.


Images can be submitted via email to:

books@jinxiboo.com 

Or to send a disc through snail mail, please address to:

Memento Publishing
c/o Jinxi Caddel
12672 Limonite Avenue, Suite 3E #260
Corona, CA 92880

Please send high quality/high resolution images only. 

Be sure to include the following information with your submission:

-Artist who completed the work
- Release Form - please print out, sign, and mail to Corona address c/o Jinxi Caddel listed directly above

*Link to download Release Form:
http://www.jinxiboo.com/forms/

**Submissions must be received by May 15th, 2011.

Thanks for reading! 


Posted on 2/17/11

Get Digital with Mike DeVries and Jamie Parker is a two-disc instructional DVD full of tips, tricks, and techniques to help tattoo artists to utilize Adobe* Photoshop* and learn how its tools can enhance creativity and imagination. Beginning with familiarization of most of the tools used in Adobe* Photoshop* CS3*, the DVD explains what most tools are ideal for, covering shortcuts, saving options, and file organization.

Subjects such as: the importance of the dodge and burn tools, loading new brushes and fonts, colorization of black and grey photos, adding light sources to photos for striking enhancements , and changing backgrounds are explained. The instuction also delves into more advanced techniques,such as adding color to a pencil sketch and "zombifying" images; as well as guidance on how to make business cards, fliers, and banners. This excellent DVD set will help tattooists in an abundance of ways, making preparation for their creative projects more innovative and original than ever before.

*Though newer versions are available, Mike and Jamie prefer Photoshop* CS3 and have chosen to utilize it for instructional purposes.

Disc 1: Beginner & Intermediate...2 Hours......HD Digital Copy Included in Quicktime Format

Disc 2: Advanced...2 Hours......HD Digital Copy Included in Quicktime Format

Click Here to Order

We don't cover every tool in Photoshop*, we just go over what we think is important for tattoo artists!



Posted on 2/7/11

Excited to be heading back down to Australia! This time I'll be attending the 3rd annual Sydney Tattoo & Body Art Expo. March 11-13th 2011. I'll also be holding a seminar that gives an inside to how I create the tattoos that I do. For more info and to sign up Click this link that takes you to the conventions website .Seminar is Sunday March 13th at 10am.  See ya there!  http://www.tattooexpo.com.au/site/seminars/mikedevries.html


Posted on 2/7/11

 I am happy to present my new two-disk DVD that really outdoes my previous instructional DVD. This one features: higher all-around quality, more camera angles, better music, and essentially real-time editing. The informative instruction covers topics such as: Photoshop techniques to apply to tattooing, placement, stenciling, set-up, machines, needles, my palette and ink choices, color mixing; and most importantly, up-to-date tattooing techniques that encompass what I do best.

 

In this DVD I explain each step as I am executing it, rather than providing voice- overs done at a later time. In my opinion, it is much more effective to explain things as I go, as I'm in the right frame of mind tattooing that specific piece, which makes it pertinent to that given piece of instruction. This time around I decided to use coil machines, which are a bit more timeless. I also thought more viewers might prefer seeing me use coils, even though I am currently using Stigma machines. Regardless of which machine I use though, I consistently tattoo the same way.

 

I chose to tattoo a full-color gorilla for this DVD, from start to finish, explaining new ideas and tricks throughout the process. Animals, portraits, and realism go hand-in-hand and you can apply many things I talk about in this DVD to what you already know. I hope that in the end you can personally create something new with fresh, imaginative ideas and take your tattooing skills to new levels.

 

I am very excited about releasing this and hope you enjoy it and gain some new insight. This DVD is for the professional tattooer or apprentice who is learning in a legitimate tattoo shop. It is meant to boost your already-existing skills and give you some new components to consider the next time you approach a realistic tattoo. When ordering this DVD please specify the shop that you work at, so it saves on time (to eliminate the need for us to either write you back or search your name on the Internet to verify that you work at a tattoo shop). Total running time: Disk 1: 3 hours 38 minutes; Disk 2: 3 hours 13 minutes. This new tattoo DVD is now in Stock!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted on 2/7/11

Forming as an idea, progressing into a collection of efforts, and ending on the coffee table, Cranial Visions is finally finished. This book is not merely two covers, a binding, and 240 pages; it is a display of thousands of hours of work, in which artists have created a compilation devoted to one of the biggest inspirations in art since the beginning of self expression. The book itself is 8x12, hardback, and features a painting by Shawn Barber on the front cover. That painting is just a taste of all that you will find on the inside.

 

Skulls have been the subject of artistic studies all over the world, connecting artists who otherwise would have nothing in common. The book is divided into chapters based on different artistic mediums; starting with tattoos and followed by paintings, sketches & drawings, mixed media, digital art, graffiti, photography, and ending with “skullptures.” Each chapter is stuffed with images created by masters of their crafts. They play with the colors and composition, and give a different perspective of the subject in every image.

 

Putting this book together was an adventure all its own. We were humbled to receive images from some of our personal favorite artists, while appreciating the discoveries of new up-and-coming artists as well. Tattooing has joined the world of fine art, and this compilation has connected the bridge between all the mediums.

 

Artists like Shawn Barber, Jeff Gogue, Nick Baxter, Bugs, Nikko Hurtado, and Carlos Torres have translated their paintings into tattoos and vice-versa; opening the doors for the possibilities of each medium to grow. There are multi-media pieces by Simon Hayag, Dan Hazelton, and Cam De Leon that introduce us to the potentials of a new age, while keeping the traditional subject matter as something we can identify with.

 

There are drawings from the minds of Alex Grey, Chris Winterson and Andrey Barkov. The sculpture section is a masterpiece all its own. From mosaic-covered skulls by Stan Young and Crystal Thomas, to hand-built machines by Aaron Cain, these three- dimensional pieces demand attention and emotion from the viewer. There is outstanding photography by Jean Baptiste Carhaix, Russell Haig and Julius Motal, presenting the skull in its raw form; as well a portion of the photography section that features shots by Mike DeVries, as he captured skulls from his own collection, providing the reader with inspiration and reference from all angles.

 

All of the pieces in the book are meant for inspiration, and not for simply copying. Every artist has their own perspective, and each are valued for the unique eye they bring to the table. There are over 258 artists who have been included and over 800 pictures of work. It has been a long road and now it's time for you to see for yourself. The book is available for purchase now! Only $69.99. Click Here to order Cranial Visions.

 

 

 

 

Posted on 2/7/11

 It happens so often, I get an email or a call from someone who is not only looking for a new tattoo to add to their body, but to also hide one at the same time. I constantly hear the story of the over eager collector, getting a tattoo and ending up with something they arent happy with, or a tattoo that is just old and doesn't look sharp anymore, or even it's just something that they feel no longer represents them as a person.  Those unfortunate tattoos have the ability to stab at the self esteem, bring down morals, and sometimes, prevent them from moving on in life, whether it be in a personal relationship or a professional one. The idea and consequence of something being completely permanent on our bodies is hard to grasp before it's actually a reality, and sadly, regretful.  They come to me with the hope that it could be covered up, 7 times out of ten, my response would be to get some laser treatments done on it first, not to be that guy that wants to send business to the local laser removal place, but because in the long run you will be happier with the results. 


Tattoo laser removal was discovered possible in the 80s and has been developing ever since. It was a big step from sanding a tattoo off, or chemically burning it off, and left a lot less scarring. The word laser sounds so sci fi and almost intimidating, but I have never met someone who has regretted having it done. It takes time, which is one of the consequences of wanting permanence reversed, but in the end it's worth it because for one you get something you want over it, rather than something that will work to cover it, and 9 times out of ten,  if there was no laser treatments done prior to the coverup, overtime the tattoo underneath the new one will show through. 

For those who dont mind tattoos but are just over the one that they have, cover ups are a huge percentage of the appointments shops take on. Its always possible, but the gamble of ending up with something else you would regret is still there. Cover up tattoos require extra time and effort. The cover up design has limitations, requiring needs met to adequately replace the original tattoo, compromising design for functionality and can take a lot more "coats" to achieve full coverage and success. Even then they almost always show through the new tattoo over time. I, myself, have dealt a lot with both experiences on my own body as a collector. I started getting tattooed when I was young, and I'm working towards full coverage now. Ive got multiple cover ups on every limb of my body, four coverups just on my back. This was all before my consideration of laser removal. I've had laser treatments on my right arm, chest, several pieces lightened with the laser on my legs and a little laser work done on my back, I'm also in the process of getting my neck fully lasered, which has now been treated seven times and if i wanted to I could have it covered with ease and get anything i want. This would not have been the case if i didn't do any laser work on it. All the other spots on my body that I had laser treatments on have been covered and comparing all of my laser cover ups, compared to my regular traditional cover ups. The lasered areas with new tattoos look ten times better than the spots i had nothing lightened first. 
 
Of course there are successful coverups that are being done everyday without laser treatments, but your design options will be limited, a more chaotic design works the best for coverups, for example: a bio-organic tattoo, one of the worst possible designs for a coverup is a pin-up, or portrait, especially in the skin zones, if there is a smooth area in the design that is trying to cover an old tattoo, it will not work! Maybe for that day or the first couple weeks, it might look successful but just wait, it will start to show thru. There is the option of going over it again once it is healed to hide the old tattoo better, this is usually mandatory for success. Just don't want to go to dark to where it creates a mess and make sure your artist is comfortable with coverups and has been successful at them in the past. I mentioned pinups and portraits being bad for coverups, but they can still be successful, but only if the coverup is within the shirt design or even better in the hair of the new portrait tattoo. This also makes the new tattoo to be large in order to work and this will also take the focal point off of the coverup area. Creating a new focal point and using the right colors are key! Theres alot of little tricks to doing coverups but for what i have seen with my experience of getting coverups and laser treated cover ups,and as an artist performing coverups. The ticket is getting some laser work done first. Whether you are coming to me for a coverup or another artist feel free to email me a photo of your existing tattoo and what your plans are for covering it and i will give you my opinion on whether you should have some laser treatments done.
 
What to expect from the laser...It hurts! It hurts worse than getting a tattoo, but it goes fast, they can laser my entire neck all the way around in 10 minutes or less. You will get hot, maybe even smell some burning hair, it feels like a rubber band is snapping you extremely hard over and over again,it kinda sounds like that too. But when i leave the laser place i feel like when i leave a tattoo studio and i just got a rad new tattoo, because i'm stoked its coming off. Most places have numbing agents that they can rub on prior to laser, it will still hurt, but takes the edge off. You usually wont see results after the first treatment, but after the second you should start to see results, if your  planing to cover it up, you most likely will need to get it at the minimum hit 3 times and the maximum about 9 times. Anymore than that it could be a waste, again email or visit your artist to ask his/her opinion to see if its ready. Just minutes after you get your old tattoo treated its very possible you will get blisters,if you are removing color it will blister more than just black and grey. If you get huge blisters, don't pop them just keep it clean and possibly wrapped in gauze. You have to wait about 6 weeks in between treatments,and wait a good 6-8 weeks before getting it covered with your new tattoo after the last treatment. You can wait even longer and you will notice that the area that was lasered will continue to lighten up for a year to come. They also say that when you get your old treated tattoo covered up with a new one you could see your new tattoo lighten up in that area as well. If you do you will just need to get a touch up/fine tune session. In my experience and visiting about 4 different laser removal centers I have never gotten any scarring from it. The lasers are a lot better nowadays than they were when they first came out. As far as cost for laser tattoo removal, it could be as low as $50.00 per treatment up to $600.00 depending on size and how many times your going to get it hit.

If you are thinking about getting a tattoo removed and are in Southern California, I recommend Dr. Tattoff. I've always had a good experience there and they definately know what they are doing. You can check out their locations at www.Drtattoff.com. Another place that I have gone to, is in the mid west called Unique Ink. Jack Morton does the laser removal there and he has tons of experience with it too.You can visit his website at www.rethinkyourink.com
 
Hope this helps anyone that was curios about the process or if you were considering a cover up and whether or not laser is right for you or not.
 

 


Posted on 1/23/11

The new February issue of the UK's Skin Deep Magazine just came out! It includes a feature of the whole crew here at MD Tattoo Studio! I'm really stoked to see the article, I'm Honored that Skin Deep decided to do its very first 2 part feature on our Studio. It includes a shop photo, interview about the dynamics between all of us, and showcases some of our work. I'm really proud of everyone here and look forward to seeing the second half! 


Posted on 10/24/10

I recently have started to get more active in the world of Twitter. I've set up links on the upper left side of my website, you can click the Twitter Logo that goes directly to my Twitter page, or you can find me on there @MikeDevries_art  I've been posting all sorts of things on there lately such as the progression of some of my tattoos, completed tattoos, news about different things, including different projects that are going on, and some daily life adventures, be sure to check it out!!


Posted on 9/7/10

One tattoo convention I have been looking forward to all year is the Mario Barth's tattoo convention in Vegas. It's right around the corner! October 1st-3rd. I'll be working the show with Katelyn Crane, Jeff Johnson and John Pyles from Reflected Art. I have a couple tattoos lined up that I'm excited about, one being a gorilla. The other one is on someone that is a big tattoo collector from Puerto Rico thats flying out to get tattooed, I'm not sure on the actual design yet but I have a couple ideas. Should be a fun and exciting weekend! Come on out and have a good time!


Posted on 8/1/10
The first batch of Stigma Rotaries that I received have come and gone, but I'll be getting more towards the end of August. I will also be carrying along with the Stigma-Hyper V2, the Stigma Bizarre machine, I have been using the Bizarre lately and it is a great machine too,very similar to the way a Hyper machine runs, I almost can't tell the differences between the two other than looks. They both have all the same features, but the bizarre weighs slightly more.  I'll post a news posting when the pre-orders start, pre-orders start once the machines are on there way to me. If you click on the store link, and it allows you to purchase the machine, they are in stock. If not, it will say "back in stock soon".

Posted on 6/23/10

I've been in talks with the guys over at Stigma, and here very soon I'll be an authorized dealer for Stigma Machines, they are great tattoo machines and I'm really excited to be a part of it. They will be up for pre-order at the end of June right here on my website. I'm going to try my hardest to keep these puppies in stock, so if you are interested in pre-ordering or just purchasing them once I have them, please email me and drop me a line that you are interested in them, so I can get an idea of how many machines I'm going to need to have in stock. The Stigma Hypers will be $495.00 US dollars and upon completion of your order you will need to show me some proof that you are a professional tattoo artist, if you cannot provide this proof, I will be refunding your order. The first batch I'm getting will be the multi colored Hyper Stigmas( Black with red top,Black with silver top). If you have any other questions please email me. Thanks


Posted on 6/18/10
Next tattoo convention I'll be at is Tattoolapalooza in Miami Florida, June 25-27. I'll be sharing a booth with Katelyn Crane. Last year was a blast, not only was it a good Tattoo convention, we had even more fun after the show hangin out in Miami. I'll have some copies of Tattoo Prodigies for sale. Swing by and say Hello!

Posted on 5/30/10
Ink n Iron Festival is right around the corner , June 11th-13th, Ink n Iron is a crazy show, not only is there tons of great artists tattooing on the Queen Mary, there is a car show, live music and much more. If you haven't ever been to this one, I highly recommend it. It's looking like I'm going to be doing a collaboration with Nikko Hurtado on Saturday, what an honor thats gonna be! Hopefully it works out. Also my dear friend Katelyn Crane that works with me at MD Tattoos will be working her first Tattoo convention at Ink n Iron. Should be a fun and exciting weekend. If you come out to the show,swing by the booth and say Hello!

Posted on 5/15/10
I'm Proud to announce the launch of Reflected Art, featuring Art books, DVD's, Prints, and Original Art, we will be adding event info and news about up and coming art exhibits, shows, and release parties. Reflected Art also has a video section that has awesome videos from trailers to the DVD's we carry to artists sketches to instructional figure drawings and portrait painting. Some serious inspiration in there!

Posted on 4/23/10
I got a lot of requests for a gorilla DVD, finally made sometime for it. On my home page I posted the new trailer for the instructional DVD "Get Real with Mike DeVries: Animal Style" Available in the summer of 2010...2 disc DVD... Trailer is at 35000% speed, actual DVD will be in real time, showing and explaining all steps to tattoo realistic animals and portraits, from photoshop techniques, prep, stenciling, machines, ink, technique, all the way to the finishing touches of the tattoo. This DVD will be for professional tattoo artists only.

Posted on 3/28/10
Tattoo Prodigies just came in and I am really excited to share it with everyone, after over a year and a half of working on it, planning, collecting work, interviews, and configuring it all together, It is finally complete, printed, bound and ready for you to enjoy. It's way more than I expected, and for those that have seen it so far, have been amazed by it! This hard bound coffee table book is 10 inches wide by 13 inches tall, with 256 full color pages with more than 800 pictures of tattooing and painting accomplishments, inspiring stories and interviews throughout. I have learned so much in the whole process of putting it together, im excited to be able to share it with everyone who can appreciate tattooing at it's best! It's now available through my website MDTattoos.com and at my shop MD Tattoo Studio in Northridge California, I'll also be bringing copies of it with me to the tattoo conventions, the next one is the Hell City Tattoo Festival in May. The guys at Hell City also offered to have the Prodigies book release there,so that should be awesome!



I am honored to recognize the works of Nick Baxter, Guy Aitchison, Jesse Smith, Tony Ciavarro, Mike DeVries, Bob Tyrrell, Victor Portugal, Kore Flatmo, Jess Yen, Cory Kruger, Nikko Hurtado, Robert Hernandez, Deano Cook, Shane O Neill, Stephane Chaudesaigues, Shige, Robert Atkinson, Sean Herman, Josh Woods, Gunnar, James Kern, Boris, Durb Morrison, Carson Hill, Roman, Paul Booth, Adrian Dominic, Jeff Ensminger, Don McDonald, Tim Kern, Steve Morris, Michele Wortman, Bez, Franco Vescovi, Kari Barba, Alex De Pase, Paul Acker, Bugs, Craig Driscoll, Steve Moore, Steve Soto, Robert Pho, Monte, Jeff Johnson, Kyle Cotterman, Mario Rosenau, Ben Grillo, Toxyc, Liorcifer, Nate Beavers, Aric Taylor, Sweet Laraine, Joshua Carlton, Ron Meyers, Carlos Torres, Big Gus, Juan Gonzalez, Cory Cudney, Dan Henk, Nate Banuelos, Jeremiah Barba, Larry Brogan, Brian Brenner, Megan Hoogland, Tim Harris, Justin Weatherholtz, Mike Rubendall, Aaron Bell, Benjamin Moss, Ryan Hadley, Carlos Rojas, Tommy Montoya, Julio Rodriguez, Jay Wheeler, Juan Salgado, Mike Parsons, Russ Abbott, Cory Norris, Josh Duffy, Fishero, Andy Engel, Mike DeMasi, Mike Cole. Thank you so much for being a part of it!

Posted on 3/12/10
Next tattoo convention I'm attending is the Tattoo Ink Explosion March 19th-21st in Moenchengladbach, Germany, it's coming up soon and looks like it's going to be a good show, the attending artist list is awesome. I'm also putting on a seminar on the last day March 21 at 12pm. See ya there

Posted on 2/25/10
I'm stoked to finally have my new website done. On the home page will have my new blog,the first one starts out with just a run down of the new features of my site.There is still a few bugs and tweaks that need to be done,but its close.

Posted on 1/9/10
SURF n' INK Tattoo Convention in Australia is coming up! January 15th-17th 2010. Alot of great tattoo artists are coming out to this convention. I'm really excited about it and looking forward to visiting Australia.I'll be sharing a booth with Josh Duffy and I'll also be holding a seminar on Realistic Tattooing,Sunday January 17th @ 1:00 pm.Check out there website at www.tattoosurfnink.com See ya there!

Posted on 12/5/09
I have a new interview that I'm happy to announce on Jinxi's new website,Jinxi started out as a client but now is a really good friend of mine, she is an amazing person,any one that meets her says she is the nicest person that they have ever met,and trust me it's true! She has an awesome website at www.jinxiboo.com. Check out my interview using this link http://www.jinxiboo.com/blog/2009/12/5/jinxis-interview-with-tattoo-artist-mike-devries.html

Posted on 11/18/09
Jan. 15-17 Surf ink Tattoo Convention,Gold Coast,Australia. Jan.17th 1:00pm I'll be holding my "Let's Be Realistic" Seminar at Surf ink. Feb 26- 28 is the 15th Annual Motor City Tattoo Expo in Detroit, Michigan. March 19-21 is the Tattoo Ink Explosion in Moenchengladbach,Germany... Also will be holding a seminar at The Ink Explosion. In May i'll be at the New York City Tattoo Convention, actual dates aren't posted yet. Also in May is the Hell City convention in Ohio which will be May 21-23. June 11-13 Ink n Iron, Long Beach California.

Posted on 9/27/09
"Let's Be Realistic" Advanced Tattooing Techniques and Get Real DVD Combo Pack,now if you purchase both, you save $15.00.

Posted on 9/21/09
Just got back from the Paradise tattoo convention,it was a very good time,alot of amazing artists doing some great tattoos. Next up is the The Biggest tattoo show on Earth in Vegas,at the Mandalay Bay,Oct 2-4. We'll have lots of Stencil Stuff and Spray stuff for sale,if you haven't tried the new spray,you should pick up a can,we are getting tons of great feedback from it,from Nick Baxter,Jeff Ensminger ,Carson Hill and many more are lovin it. I'll also have a bunch of my new dvds there. Should be a good time...See Ya There!

Posted on 8/15/09
The long-awaited arrival of Spray Stuff is over! This revolutionary new product will keep your free-handed marker or pen drawings from wiping right off. We have it in stock at MD Tattoo Studio, or available on my website (mdtattoos.com), or Stencilstuff.net. Order today!

Posted on 7/6/09
Ill be attending this convention this year,looks like its gonna be a good one! De Masi and i are doing a color realism seminar together if your interested in attending come by the booth and sign up,its going to be saturday july 11 at 7pm, it's a 3 hour seminar. I'll also have some books and DVDs with me at the convention if anyone is interested in picking one up.See ya there!

Posted on 6/24/09
Ill be sharing a booth with Josh Duffy,i believe he has a day open if you'd like to get tattooed,also i finally got my DVD's i will have some there if anyone's interested in picking one up.

Posted on 5/24/09
Mike Devries & Mike De Masi - " Color Realism Seminar " Saturday July 11th, 2009 Time: 7pm - 10pm Place:Miami Beach Convention Center "Tattooo La Palooza" South beach Cost: $250.00 Advanced realism seminar put on by Mike DeVries and Mike DeMasi that covers all aspects of realistic tattooing from beginning to end,including using the right reference,making it your own, making a proper stencil,thoughts,color theory,tricks and tips. Email Mike to reserve your spot.

Posted on 1/12/09
"Let's Be Realistic" Advanced tattooing techniques and gallery by Mike DeVries...now only $100.00 can be ordered off of My website www.mdtattoos.com, click the Merch page, you'll also find Stencil Stuff and MD Tattoo Studio t-shirts for sale.

Posted on 11/13/08
My Merch page has been updated and redesigned,giving me a full on catalog and shopping cart with secure checkout,i now can accept credit cards on my website. Along with my book thats for sale i now have MD Tattoo Studio t shirts and Stencil Stuff for sale.

Posted on 9/5/08
Its been a while,between moving,new house,new shop,convention travel,and getting the book done I finally got some new pics up...

Posted on 8/5/08
My new book "Let's be realistic" will be in my hands this week,ready to ship off to all the people that have pre-ordered them,sorry for all the delays and thanks for bearing with me..Also i wanted to add this wednesday will be the last day to pre-order it,thursday the books will go to the full price.Email me if you have any other questions...thanks

Posted on 7/8/08
Come visit us at 9545 Reseda Blvd. unit 2 Northridge Ca 91324.

Posted on 5/14/08
Hell City this weekend,i'll be putting on a seminar friday the 16th 9pm-11pm I'll be discussing the approach and all aspects of color Portraits and Animals,from the stencil to the final stages, the color theory and technique behind it,Q&A and much more.. Cost: $165.00 I will also be selling pre-orders for my new book "Let's Be Realistic" See ya there

Posted on 4/22/08
Let's Be Realistic...Advanced Tattooing Techniques & Gallery..by Mike DeVries... It's almost here,now taking pre-orders(see merch page on www.mdtattoos.com)

Posted on 3/7/08
2 hour seminar discussing the approach and all aspects of color Portraits and Animals,from the stencil to the final stages,the color theory and technique behind it,Q&A and much more.. Friday may 16th 9pm - 11pm Cost: $165.00 pay at the door or email me to pre-register

Posted on 2/8/08
I'm putting on a seminar at the Musink festival on sunday february 24th 2008 It's going to be about applying color theory to Realistic tattooing,and realistic technique.Q&A and much more,its $165 bucks and will be two hours long.4pm-6pm. Musink is at the orange county fairgrounds.

Posted on 1/26/08
Posted up about 15 new tattoo pictures,along with the final pictures of Sylvester Stallone's tattoo..Check em out..