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steve wimmer

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NEW INK

Headed down to Infamous Tattoo in Delaware this weekend to get some more ink added to my sleeve in progress. I went down there not really knowing what I 100% wanted, but knew I wanted something to represent NY. I had saved a bunch of tattoos I liked…one of them was an Indian taking a mask off. I was looking through some NY pictures and thought about trying to incorporate some Brooklyn into it. I didn’t want to get a normal statue of liberty and I wanted something with a twist to make it a little different. I thought it’d be cool to incorporate the Luna Park Coney Island mask into the tat, so Steve mocked it up with lady liberty taking off the mask. I was sold. Because I had to drive so many hours away we had to leave at 4:30 in the morning. The tattoo took about 7 hours – while my wife and boy explored the area. Out of all the tattoos I got so far this is the most painful one because of the bicep and elbow area. I’m real happy with the way it came out. I was nervous about the hand (because I’ve seen a bunch of other tattoos with hands that just don’t look in proportion to the rest of the tat)…I thought he did a good job executing it. It’s still unfinished, but I’m looking forward to adding a few more things to rep Brooklyn and Coney Island and to bring it all together. Day 2 of our Delaware weekend coming soon!

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MEAN MUGGIN’ TAT

Color Baby Portrait Tattoo

I am huge tattoo fan and constantly looking at tattoo artists and their artwork. Unfortunately, like many others, I regret my first tattoo (tribal, which I will not show!). Once I started getting that tattoo itch again, I searched for years for a tattoo artist and a tattoo that was worth putting on my body. At this point I felt that every tattoo needed to have a meaning after the first one had no meaning and now will eventually be removed. Now that I’ve learned, I would never just go to any tattoo parlor and throw anything on my body. It also kills me when people tell me the reason they chose a certain tattoo studio is because they’ve gotten a good deal on it! Being from NY its hard to find (in my eyes) a good tattoo artist for less than $300 – $500/hr. Once I finally figured out what I wanted as my next tattoo, the search to find a tattoo artist that I liked and what I could afford was the next hardest task. I started looking for tattoo artists outside of NY and while searching a very well known tattoo artists’ site (Shane O’Neil), I came across Steve Wimmer’s profile. After looking at his art I knew this was definitely someone I’d like to get tattooed by. Seeing that his art was so good I was skeptical the price was going to be outrageous. In my eyes it wasn’t and it ended up being a good fit. Some people think driving 4 hrs for a tattoo is nuts. This tattoo is going to be on your body for the rest of your life. For me driving 4 hrs is worth it (I drive 4 hours just to go skiing for the day). I wasn’t sure what photo I was gonna get until the night before and then I remember looking over and seeing this picture of my son making a funny growling face. It just reminds me a little of myself – I can see me taking that same photo. I also know that every time I look down at this tattoo it will make me smile. The tattoo came out amazing. I am constantly getting stopped in public to look at it and compliments and will be going back in October to get my 3rd tattoo from him (in the direction of completing my sleeve). More tattoos to come…