Thursday, December 30, 2010

Higher Standards

Verena, whom got tattooed by Mehdi today, brought us some delicious warm, home-made, blackberry cupcakes.

She sets a perfect example for how clients are supposed to behave.
Frankly, I think we should keep this tradition going. As from 2011 everybody that gets tattooed by us, should bring food and stuff.
So we can all get along and make 2011 a happy year.

With that out-of-the-way.
This will be the last post of 2010!

I would like to thank all of you who got tattooed by us this year, we appreciate every single one of you.

Have a happy new year and a great 2011.

See you in the future!


stevesess2, originally uploaded by Tony @ 'Kirituhi Tattoo'.

Been Away....

I have been away from my blog... My aunt died Christmas & Corey been working on the merchise for the new City of Ink online store.. AJ is up in DC & NYC filming Chris, Imani, & Sophie... I been working hard saving up money for the grandopening of City of Ink "Brooklyn". Prophet had his 10th bday this month... It's been a longggg book is almost finished... I need to go back and add a few random sketches... I started this drawing over in London.. The guy was sitting across from me on the train... He was an interesting character so I had to capture the moment...The people of London with their fashion & style REALLY inspire me...well y'all will hear from me soon... I will be going to Asheville today.. My aunt is laid to rest tomorrow... God Bless you Aunt Pauline... I love you lady....RIP.. Use the pain to fuel the art... That's what she wanted from me...

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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

'O Solar Mio

Our main man Niels came in today to start his sleeve with Mehdi.

It's not as traditional Japanese as you would expect from Mehdi, this one has a little bit of a twist to it.

It depicts Amaterasu, the japanese sun goddess. I'll have more about that, and the hidden Imp and the mirror and the necklace on the next post.

I just wouldn't be myself if I told you everything at once, now would I?

Tuesday, December 28, 2010


wilcoo, originally uploaded by Tony @ 'Kirituhi Tattoo'.

Fine Cuisine

Mehdi, has been busy on this special project on his private chef and food-porn addict, Marnix.

Finally we got a glimpse of his langoustine sleeve aswell, wich is turning out pretty okay if you ask me.
What is a langoustine? You ask. It's a small Nordic lobster. Wich turned out pretty huge on Marnix' arm.

He's a fine cuisine chef and always brings books with beautiful pictures of food into the shop. Kind of a weirdo if you ask me, with his food-porn.
But I guess everybody has their own little weirdness going on somehow, somewhere.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Dirty Christmas

First of all, we here at the shop would like to wish everyone a merry ol dirty christmas. Enjoy it and be kind to the people around you.

Secondly I have a bigger picture of yesterdays quick post.
Thirdly, I made even more pictures of even more awesome tattoos, but unfortunately the blurry-photo-fairy came by again and ruined that for you, so you'll never actually know how awesome those tattoos were.

Too bad isn't it?  I guess santa will skip me this year for being a bad photographer.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Sneak Peekaboo

I'm sorry for this, but I have no choice. It's only a sneek peek again.
Tomorrow you get a full christmas update.


jonathan, originally uploaded by Tony @ 'Kirituhi Tattoo'.

Stunning leg tattoo (if I do say myself), Jon found me via a comment on a tattoo forum in New Zealand.
He had been searching for two years for a Maori inspired Kirituhi Tatttoo specialist. He plans to visit me at the Tattoo freeze convention on the 15/16 Jan to show off his tattoo...

Tuesday, December 21, 2010


It's freezing cold outside and I have a buzzing headache, so no fancy update today.

I do have some shop news though.

Willem is back from the gayparade in Berlin. He was there the whole of last week, doing important business. With some important people.


SfromCA, originally uploaded by Tony @ 'Kirituhi Tattoo'.

Traveling all the way from Vancouver Canada, we had to push and complete this tattoo in one session... I don't know about him but my neck hurts... lol awesome job including an Orca whale.

Monday, December 20, 2010

VOTE for your City: 2011 Tattoo Tour

If you want your city included in my "2011 Tattoo Tour" call 404-525-4465 1pm-10pm.. The city with the most votes will get visited FIRST... Power is in numbers.. So get people to call and VOTE for your city....right now DC, SF, & LA are leading in VOTES!

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Sunday, December 19, 2010


Bobat, originally uploaded by Tony @ 'Kirituhi Tattoo'.

Do City of Ink DESERVE a TV Show???

Do City of Ink deserve a TV show?....the POWER is only in your hands...the PEOPLE have to DEMAND it..and email and write the netwerks...power is in this video and spread it around!!!! The City of Ink TV show????? yall make it happen...we did our part...its all up to the people now...

Miya Bailey tries Escargot in PARIS

SALE GOSSE 2 (shot by Corey Davis)

Yall dont even understand what this short video means to me...when I was going to Asheville High School I was always in one really understood my views on the world and how I wanted to see, taste, and feel new things...I always felt I was a KING even as a child....I would tell my teachers "Yall, will see one day I will be in Paris sipping wine with my pinky figure up like I'm rich" it might don't be a big deal to others...but it was a big deal to ME....when I say something out loud for others to hear..I will do what I said I will one can make me out to be a liar...I'm a MAN OF MY WORD and follow all my dreams like a MAN suppose to....from small to big goals...I did it and I want to do and see more....a ghetto nigga in Paris eatting crazy foods and drinking wine with Corey Davis and Samba Sillah...City of Ink is a LIFESTYLE!!! we live this shit!

SALE GOSSE 2 from Creative Control on Vimeo.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Lorikizzle Ma Nizzle

It's a rainbow lorikeet.

Still a little bit bloody on the picture, I hope I can get a picture when it's healed


JodyRudkin, originally uploaded by Tony @ 'Kirituhi Tattoo'.

The wife of a Christchurch NZ local. Jody wanted something different that connected her marriage roots to her husband and NZ.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Espalda Mojada

I don't want to sound racist or anything, but this looks like the proper definition of a wetback.

Second session with Mehdi, more to come.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

8000 Followers on Twitter

I just reached 8000 followers on Twitter....that's ok for a tattoo artist...Mr.Cartoon got over 11,000... And I'm sure Kat Von D is in the millions... I'm thankful people even care... Blessings y'all

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Don't Forget To Check

Todays motto can prevent you getting yourself into some pretty awkward situations.
When you are out having a drink and you meet something nice remember to check first, before you take her home!

Because, "It ain't a lady, if she can't sport a cameltoe."


Woody, originally uploaded by Tony @ 'Kirituhi Tattoo'.


JK1, originally uploaded by Tony @ 'Kirituhi Tattoo'.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

New Week, New Chances

Me and the guys here at the shop were talking last week, and we thought it might be a good idea to do something more meaningful with the blog.

We want something more in-depth, something that could help people live their life to a higher standard.  Something that could possibly change the world.

So we came up with the idea to put up a little life lesson, motto or quote every now and then.

To kick it off you get two of them.
Remember to:

"Love thy neighbor, when her husband leaves for work."

and make sure to:

"Live your life, untill you die of death."

Hope we can reach out and touch a couple of hearts with this and make the world a better place.



The City of Ink Family goes to Paris, France to visit the Eiffel Tower...its been a dream of mine as a child to visit Paris...when I was in school I always told my friends oneday I will be in Paris, eatting different foods, and sipping wine with my pinky finger out like I'm rich...I'm not rich at less those dreams did come true...this is Part 1 of the Paris series...Part 2 drops on thrusday and part 3 next monday...please give feedback...shot by Corey Davis of City of Ink & Creative Control

SALE GOSSE PT I from Creative Control on Vimeo.


GiftVouchers, originally uploaded by Tony @ 'Kirituhi Tattoo'.

Give the life long gift of a tattoo, Kirituhi tattoo vouchers now available. email

Sunday, December 12, 2010

QnA with Miya Bailey pt 3

In Part 3 of the Q&A series..I get asked questions about racism in tattooing and what I would I thought I would be doing when I was a kid....enjoy more videos to come! Q&A intro will also be shown on Part 4

QnA with Miya Bailey pt 3 from artemus jenkins on Vimeo.

GPTV 7: Paper Frank’s Monsters Show

Paper Frank recently held a solo art exhibition at City of Ink called ‘Monsters’ that ended up turning into a pretty insane party. Brought to you by Monster Energy and Greedmont Park. [Shot an Edited by Corey Davis]

Corey Davis Commercial 2011

Corey just finished his commercial yesterday...its VERY dope!!! very the music

Neighbors: Mike Giant (Trailer)

Here’s a trailer for a documentary on one of my favorite artist, Mike Giant. “The working title for the project is Neighbors, a series of short stories about individuals from various neighborhoods in San Francisco.”

Neighbors: Mike Giant (Trailer) from Agency Charlie on Vimeo.

Adele – Rolling In The Deep [Video]

Yall know Adele is one of my favorites...shit she might be my fav if I really think about it...I love the spirit and soul of this young woman...everyday I listen to her CD titled "19" now she will be returning with her 2md album titled "21" Adele is an amazing song writer...her words paint the most visual stories...a true talent and maybe one of the best song writers of this time....I do love this woman!


morte1, originally uploaded by Tony @ 'Kirituhi Tattoo'.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Geben Sie Bitte Ihren Titel Ein

Todays post is an addition to yesterdays'. The prelude so to say, it's kind of the making of.

Some of you might remember me mentioning something about a sleeve that I was going to document from beginning to end, to show the whole process, from the general idea to finished tattoo.

Alas, my efforts were sabotaged by the shitty-picture fairy. Fortunately though, we make more than one sleeve a year, so I got a second chance from the almighty second-chance fairy.

Yesterday you got the lined sleeve, today you get the process of making the drawing.

First Mehdi drew the main composition on the skin with pen, whereafter he took it off and put it on paper.

Then he makes a rough sketch of the overal drawing.

After that he fine tunes it in pencil.

Final design in pen.

Time to stick it on and start with tattooing.

The Art of Controversy: 4 Year Anniversary Art show in FEB

Sneak preview for the City of Ink
4 year Anniversary in Feb!! If you want to enter art in this art show contact me at 404-644-1912 (cell) or call City of Ink at 404-525-4465 1pm-10pm closed Sundays... Painters, photographers, illustrators, etc...

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Friday, December 10, 2010

It's Not A Phoenix

It's a Fenghuang.

That's right, a Fenghuang. It's kind of the eastern equivalent of the western Phoenix, but at the same time it's not.

Although they are both fire-birds, the stories differ quite a bit from each other.

In the western world the Phoenix represents rebirth, immortality and renewal.

In the far east however, the Fenghuang is considered one of the four celestial creatures that the Chinese believed created the world.
The other three being the dragon, the unicorn and the tortoise. After the creation of the world, the heavens were divided into four quadrants, one for each creature: north, south, east and west; and Fenghuang ruled over the southern quadrant of heaven, which represented summer. Therefor it is commonly associated with the sun.

In China and Japan it was a symbol of the imperial house, and it represented, fire, the sun, justice, obedience, and fidelity.

"Monster" Art Show TONITE!

Tonight @ City of Ink 7pm-10pm.... Support Art in Atlanta! 323 Walker Street ATL GA 30313

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Amsterdam (Outakes) Video

FOUR TWENTY FOUR SEVEN OUTTAKES: This is the last video from the Amsterdam series...Corey put together all the outtakes and made this video...boy I miss Europe..I hope yall enjoyed the London & Amsterdam short films...on monday Creative Control will upload the PARIS stay tuned!

FOUR TWENTY FOUR SEVEN OUTTAKES from Creative Control on Vimeo.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Better Late Than Not Late

It's a lotus by my main man Roger, this one, just like the last couple of pictures are from my backup file. So it's kind of an oldie. Well... not really old... more late.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Final Cut

Florencio the spick made this here tattoo a while ago.

Freehand Sleeve

One of my favorite clients came down from Washington, DC again for another session.... I still have 2 more sessions to go before the sleeve is finished...but we got a lot done.. Back of arm, shoulder, and elbow are next... Stay tuned.

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Location:323 Walker St. ATL GA 30313