Monday, May 31, 2010

Lazy and Crazy....


So I have been pretty lazy about taking pics this week. I threw down a couple really cool tattoos and didn't take pics, so unfortunately you will have to wait till they heal for those. I did, however, manage to take a decent pic of this 80's style Hair Metal skull tribute piece I did last week. It's on a girl who wanted to immortalize her brother's love of metal. It's not a style I normally get down on, but i had fun with it nonetheless. I love how it turned out and think I captured the essence of the Metal tattoo. Enjoy:

Monday, May 24, 2010

More Fun Tattooery Today....Sheck it out, Mang!

So it has been an exciting week at the Panama St. Tattoo Co. First all those awesome tattoos on Friday and then today was just F-ing fun all around. I finally got to do some fun animals and a classic Sailor Jeezy pin-up but in a little more Rubenesque fashion. So here goes today's update:

#1- Girlie Wise Old Owl on a wise young girl:




















#2- A Gallisto on the same girl, apparently she's all about the...oh, never mind...















#3- And last, but not least, an Indian princess drawn to a little more realistic proportions. BBW Sailor Jerry? Quite possibly.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Tattooery!!!!! We're #1, We're #1!

Yeah, so i don't really know what that means. But I do know that I did some more kick ass tattoos on some more kick ass people. First up we have a little piece on a good surfer-esque friend of mine who loves to draw and aspires to tattoo one day. He brought me one of his drawings, some custom painted Vans in my size and some cash. Since half the damn work was done, all I had to do was tattoo, I jumped at the chance. So here is the result:

Next up we have Tattoo of the Week: It's on local celeb burlesque dancer and every one's favorite Go-Go girl, Dollface Chere of Satin Dolls Burlesque here in San Antonio. She has been a dear friend for a while and it was finally in the cards for me to tattoo her. She carries some of the biggest names in Traditional tattooing on her body so it was quite an honor for her to come by the Panama St. Tattoo Co. yesterday to get her tattoo on. FYI to see more (a lot more) of Chere, check her out on GodsGirls.com (NSFW). Well there were some other random pieces during the week, including the start of an entire sleeve cover-up, but those pics will come later.

Exciting stuff.

And as always, bicycle related tattoos are always on sale at the PSTC.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Lots New Today....

Ok, what do I have for you today.....? How about a penis cam, a sweetie on a sweetie, and a Banksy Rat. Wish I had time to write more, but I'm being pulled so many directions with my fingers in so many pies it's hard to even think straight right now. Enjoy.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Some Sailor for a Sailor.


So I was extra stoked to have my last appointment thrown into my lap. He's a young Navy guy who lives in the 'hood round my new house and heard about me through a friend. After being blown off repeatedly by another artist in town he decided to give me a call. I talked with him extensively and he brought by the Sailor Jerry Collins flash he wanted. We struck a deal as well as an immediate report (punk rock brothers from another mother sort of thing) and he set the appointment. We did the deed and everyone was a happy camper. He got a sweet deal and a fucking rad tattoo, and I got a new moon-stomping mate and a rockin' pic for my portfolio. Win-Win.

Hooligan David

Friday, May 7, 2010

My Day With Dan Aykroyd

So I ended up making it out to Gabriels Liquors out on 1604 and Blanco yesterday for the Dan Aykroyd meet and greet for his vodka bramd, Crystal Head. It was one of the best celebrity experiances I have had yet. He was quite affable and let people bring things to sign even if they didn't purchase a signed bottle from the store. He pose for several photos with each person in line and was really just a nice guy all around. I had tattooed a ghost trap, from the movie Ghostbusters on my arm the night before and was interested to see his reaction. He loved it. He called all his support crew to the table to check it out and actually asked if he could keep the Tattoos By David flyer I brought with me. He signed my bottle and my arm above the tattoo. I raced home to tattoo over the Sharpie'd autograph and added it to the tattoo. I forgot to tell him it was my birthday, but it was going so well it just slipped my mind. Bottom line: Dan Aykroyd is a stand up guy in my book and I had a very memorable birthday. Thanks to Kitty and my sister for making it possible.

Hooilgan David

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

It's been a while, I know....



It's been a while since I've posted anything cool. Yes, I've been tattooing here and there, but this is the first time I got some decent pics of some fun stuff. I finished of a Bob Wills tribute piece (both triceps and both calves) today, and got to take a pic of a tradeitional magnolia i did a while back healed. The magnolia's picture does not do it justice, it's so much softer in person. Well, If case anyone was wondering I'm still alive and kicking and will bringing you some fun tattoos soon now that I'm settled into my new place. If you have any ideas or need pricing remember to just shoot me an email at tattoosbydavid@gmail.com or just call or text if you have my number.


Stay classy San Antonio,

David