Friday, December 23, 2011

Clever Aint Wise

Owls are a group of birds that belong to the order Strigiformes. Most are solitary and nocturnal. Owls hunt mostly small mammals, insects, and other birds, although a few species specialize in hunting fish.

Unlike folklore has it, owls aren't very smart. There are no known records of any owls having college degrees. Let alone attending college in the first place.

Other interesting facts about owls:

- Unlike their color would suggest, owls do not taste like chocolate.
- It’s a well-known fact that owls do not pay taxes.
- In ancient folklore owls are viewed as harbingers of bad luck, ill-health, or death. The biggest thing I´ve seen an owl bring is a large-sized rat.
- Owls

13,000 followers on Twitter

I just reached 13,000 followers on twitter.... That's "ok" for a visual artist...I need to do better... Thanks for supporting me y'all... MUCH Love!

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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Happy Birthday Prophet!!

Today my son turned 11 years old.... It's crazy how time youngest & only boy, Prophet Ayim Bailey.... I'm sooo proud of my son he's doing his thing in school.... I give all credit to his mother for that because I sucked at school.... Love you Prophet... Enjoy the holidays with your grandmother & cousins.. See you soon.. Happy Birthday!!

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Sunday, December 18, 2011

To: Damion Bailey... From: Miya Bailey

Tattoo I just did for my brother, Damion "Dada" Bailey... Happy Birthday I love you....

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Saturday, December 17, 2011

2 Seconds Of Memory

The goldfish is a freshwater fish in the family Cyprinidae. It was one of the earliest fish to be domesticated, and is one of the most commonly kept aquarium fish.

Unlike folklore has it, goldfish do not have a memory-span of only two seconds but have a memory-span of at least three months and can distinguish between different shapes, colors and sounds. They also tend to be great subjects for tattoos.

Other interesting facts about goldfish:

- Unlike their color would suggest, goldfish do not taste like carrots.
- Unlike their name suggest, they are not made of real gold.
- It's a well-known fact that goldfish do not pay for sex.
- If goldfish would happen to have legs instead of fins and lungs instead    of gills, they probably would not have been refered to as fish.
- It is thought that goldfish have no concept of time, since there are no known records of goldfish wearing watches.

Thursday, December 15, 2011


I got this message from Mehdi today, of a conversation between him and Roger which really made me laugh.

Mehdi: You ride with the Dark horse ?

Roger: Yesss Ow mighty horse rider with the caravan of black Magic and eternal wisdom to exceed in the aftermath at the afterparty of the afterlife.
Roger: I is, as we speake, kamming my hairs.

Mehdi: Kom er aan

Roger: Can I take the (from kraait) black car to the place where endless stories are being told by monke in bikini?

Mehdi: Come they fly with black crow crane, to pages of the dark book story telling!

Roger: Let's ride west toward the dying sun en breath the ray's of glory in the evening darkness of holy (shit) soulscattering death blood kill chopped roof coffin slow mortfaces of evil

Mehdi: Yeaaa!!
Mehdi: In the land of far, were the hound's of blood and hellfire with breath of endless death poison, there we will go and fight for our victory for eternal wisdom and love ( and sex with all the angels from heaven and hell and beyond)!!!

Long story short, turned out, Mehdi only wanted to know if Roger needed a lift to the shop.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

50% OFF City of Ink [scoutmob]

Scout Notes: Many tattoo shops out there function like fast food restaurants. You walk in, pick something off a menu, and walk out thirty minutes later filled with regret. The only difference: a belly full of Big Macs eventually goes away. That barbed wire bicep? That’s forever, friend. City of Ink is no Value Menu tattoo shop. It’s clean without being clinical, maintaining a traditional vibe without all that grime. Every piece is 100% custom, only inked after a close collaboration between artist and client. Miya Bailey, City of Ink’s manager, insists this is the only way to do it: “This is a fine art shop, a gallery. If it’s on the wall, on your arm, whatever, it’s got to have soul.” Of course, you don’t respect the work and disrespect the talent. Each artist with CoI has a distinctive style and is encouraged to explore that, to build a reputation of their own and flourish accordingly. Just don’t get upset when they talk you out of that Tweety Bird tramp stamp you’ve been wanting.

City of Ink has been a Castleberry mainstay since 2006 when they opened their doors. In those five years, they’ve built a family of artists, each one more Positive Mental Attitude than the last. One artist told me he constantly spots passers-by peeking through the windows, and wishes they’d come in, even just to look. “I mean they wonder what’s going on here; you don’t have to pay money to look at the walls.” City of Ink is working on bringing these people through the door, hosting gallery openings and inkless walk-ins alike. They’re also looking to spread City of Ink’s influence outside of the shop, by starting a clothing brand in 2012. Miya says it’ll be a great way to promote each artist’s individual brand, and show off the diverse art among the City of Ink family. So for all the tattoo-phobic folks out there, fret not. Pretty soon even you could be rockin’ a CoI original.

Monday – Saturday, 1 p.m. to 10 p.m.

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Location:323 Walker Street Atlanta,GA 30313

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

City of Ink: TOUR AFRICA

Lagos Nigeria + City of Ink = a new era in professional tattooing #Africa Tour

More info released SOON.... "Color Outside the Lines"

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Monday, December 12, 2011

"Color Outside the Lines" Interview w/ Miya Bailey

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Friday, December 9, 2011

Miya Bailey has December Openings in ATL

I canceled a tour date so I now have openings in December... These tattoo sessions are $500 each ($150 down deposit & $350 balance brought in on the day of your appointment)

Call 404-525-4465 mom-sat 1pm-10pm for more details & booking. When you call please tell the shop manager your tattoo concept. If you don't have a concept, that's cool. I like to talk & vibe and come up with art right on the spot face to face)

NOTE: if your interested in a one on one private tattoo session at my private art studio down the street from City of Ink please request it when you call)

Saturday 12/10 6pm

wednesday 12/14 6pm

Thursday 12/15 3pm, 6pm

Friday 12/16 3pm,6pm,

Saturday 12/17 6pm

Thursday 12/22 6pm

Friday 12/30 3pm,6pm

Miya Bailey
City of Ink
323 Walker St. castleberry hill
Atlanta, ga 30313
404-525-4465 1pm-10pm

Google "Miya Bailey" to learn more about my history & style of art

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Thursday, December 8, 2011

2000 Followers on Instagram

Thanks for supporting me y'all... I use instagram to give you a sneak peek into my personal life....glad y'all enjoy it.. Many blessings & love.. MB

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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Pot Of Gold!

I had this really cool quote I wanted to start this post off with, but I can't remember what it was.
So I'll start off with a completely random quote.

"If you want a guarantee, buy a toaster.'  -Clint Eastwood

Now we got that out-of-the-way, it's time for the picture section of this intellectual post.

I had this picture in line to get posted for a while, but before I could get to it Mehdi had already done the next session on it, so you get two for the price of one! Now, how's that for a deal!?

Still not completely finished, the japanese skyscraper in the back there needs a couple of layers of exterior paint.

Furthermore we had some leprechauns over all the way from Ireland.

It was off-season in rainbow-country so Gillian and her friends got a chance to leave the pot of gold unguarded and hop on over the big pond, to get Gillian's sleeve started by Mehdi.
Ironic that she works for Disney aswell.... ( get it? being a leprechaun and all...)

Gillian! If you read this, someone hacked into the bunker blog and wrote all of this! I'm innocent! And I hope you don't hurt me the next time you come over. Thanks for your understanding.

-Andy McCockinson

Tuki Carter & Melvin Todd doing $50 WALK-INS

Melvin Todd is doing $50 walk-ins TODAY & Tuki Carter doing $50 TOMORROW...City of Ink #TakeOver

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Location:323 Walker Street Atlanta, GA 30313

Saturday, December 3, 2011

$40 Script Tattoos & $50 Custom Freehand Tattoos

$40 script lettering name tattoos TODAY & $50 custom freehand tattoos...get there before 9pm!

323 Walker St.
ATL, GA 30313
City of Ink: Tattoo & Art Gallery

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Thursday, December 1, 2011

Miya Bailey Tattooing in ATLANTA [in Dec]

Miya Bailey is now booking Tattoo Appointments for #atlanta for Dec call 404-525-4465 mon-sat 1pm-10pm

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Location:323 Walker St. Atlanta, GA 30313

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Pinz-n-Needlez tattooing @ City of Ink Dec 7-10

I know I'm booking my appointments.. I want another bird tattoo by Chris... And some crazy line work from Imani.... DC Comes to ATL

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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Sexy Big Gurl......Jill Scott

I think Jill Scott is the sexiest big girl….you can see “IT” in her eyes

Miya Bailey explains Tattoo PRICES!!!

Don't Be Dumb

A stupid little girl once said that skulls are overrated in tattoos.
Whereafter a very wise man replied: 'There's nothing more awesome than skulls and snakes. Full Stop!'

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

City of Ink [Melvin Todd, Tuki Carter, Wale, & Rick Ross] VIDEO

City of Ink’s Melvin Todd & Tuki Carter featured in Wale (and Rick Ross) video “Tats on my arm” It also features the art work of many of COI and atlanta artists…so check out the paintings in the background….props to Tuki for handling all the business for this video shoot…he making boss moves….

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

20th Year Tattoo #TOUR

#TOUR Houston, DC, NYC, Detroit, LA, SF, Charlotte, Asheville, Chicago, Portland, Dallas, Miami... What other cities should be added??

Miya Bailey & City of Ink tattoo artists will be touring for 2012 if you would like to add your city to this tour or get details on how to book a tattoo appointment please call City of Ink at 404-525-4465 mon-sat 1pm-10pm

NOTE: Deposits will vary depending on flight & hotel cost in each city. We ask for deposits up front to hold your tattoo appointment and to book plane tickets & hotel rooms. There is no refund on deposits since the Money will be use for traveling to serve you and doesn't not go towards the cost of your tattoo.

Miya Bailey "Oct 2012 will mark my 20th year tattooing. This will also be my last year tattooing full-time so I want to introduce the world to the 2nd generation of City of Ink tattoo artists & painters. I will be focusing more on promoting our artists, behind the scenes, marketing, painting more & teaching new artists how to tattoo so my style of tattooing will be used long after im gone..... Please support me & city of ink on this next chapter of our lives & art careers. It's been a beautiful 19 years... So let's make my 20th year the BEST one yet... SUPPORT THIS TOUR... Many blessings & thanks"

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"J is for Junkie" TONIGHT @ 7pm

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Saturday, November 12, 2011


Roger wants everybody to know that he loves Donal Duck and he finished this chestpiece a couple of days ago. Half fresh, half healed so the contrasts are a bit messed up now, but you get the idea.

Life Death & Censorship....

The painting I did for the City of Ink: Troy Davis Art Show.....inspired by the media

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Thursday, November 10, 2011

2011 Menstuff Hunt! Its HERE!!!!

Ok well it's time for the best hunt on the grid for you fella's! The 2011 Menstuff hunt starts tomorrow. v3 Tattoo is helping sponsor this one and I have to say I'm excited about it. I may even have to take a peek at some of the stores myself. :)

From a designers standpoint its been a dream. Extremely well organized and put together. No nonsense stuff that just tells me ahead of time how well this ones gona go. And the list of stores is quite impressive.

Anyways, I have been toying with doing a BioMechanical tattoo for a good while. They are always cool looking and have a bit of an evil futuristic look to em. So for all you hunters, here you go. The v3 Tattoo BioMech Tattoo. And the ONLY place you are ever going to be able to get this one, is on the Menstuff hunt.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Knowledge, Secrets And Strange Heart Shaped Street Lights

A little photo update for all my trustworthy readers.

A little key by Florencio. What will it unlock you ask? Propably nothing, since it's not a real key. But it's cool and simple, so I thought I would share it with you.

 A hearty lantern by Willempie!

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW!! NEVER SEEN BEFORE (well maybe if you have Willem on facebook) but other than that NEVER SEEN BEFORE!!!

 A Owl still in progress, so you'll get the bigger picture when it's finished.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Birthday, Algeria Bailey

Today is my daughter's 18th birthday....I pray God helps her in all the decisions that young women have to face in their everyday life. Represent the "Bailey Family" with pride & honor and ALWAYS be a long as you treat yourself with respect a man will have no choice but to also treat you with respect....focus on school and get ready for college... Daddy lives you...and I will always be here for you.. Happy 18th Birthday, Algeria....from your father, Miya Bailey.

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Saturday, October 29, 2011

Horikoi and Horidancer

Florencio finished up this koi and lotuses\loti\lotus flowers he started a while back on this guys back.
Mehdi added a little piece to fill up Charlie's 3/4 to the wrist of a Indonesian dancer lady.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Saturday, October 22, 2011

12,000 Followers....thanks y'all

I just reached 12,000 followers on twitter...thanks for the support y'all...

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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

New Mach Five [VIDEO]

Corey & Aware do it again... New video directed by AJ... Love to see everyone working together....

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City of Ink: Amsterdam [Video]

Miya Bailey, Tuki Carter, Melvin Todd, Paper Frank, Samba & AJ in Amsterdam. Since Melvin & AJ don't smoke it was more for us.... Yeahhhhhhhhh! City of Ink Euro Tour 2011

City of Ink EuroTour pt 3. from artemus jenkins on Vimeo.

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Friday, October 14, 2011

Taking Walk-Ins $50 & Up

City of ink is taking "Walk-Ins" today... Starting as low as $50 for CUSTOM freedhand tattooing..... 6 artists to pick from

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Thursday, October 13, 2011

It's The Little Things In Life We Forget

Whassup whassup!

Back again!
Again? You ask. Yes again, I say...

Anyway, where was I?
Oh yeah, the little things in life... I got a couple of smaller sized tattoos for you guys.

King B by King Willum
Life's a gamble by his royal highness Willum the great.
A little one Florencio did on a friend and fellow tattooer from Argentina.

Roger the fierce got to get nasty with little Xanthe's palm.
He also got to do the nasty on this other girls shoulder. With a little framed picture.
And, with that we conclude todays picture section on the blog.

Now, some of you sharp-eyed observant readers out there might have noticed that, yesterday the blog changed yet another 23902 times.
That however will no longer happen, since I'm sticking with how it looks now, clean and simple.

Now go tell all of your friends!

See you all in Brussels.

Celtic Rage

So, I have been greedy. I have had this tattoo done for a good while. I just kept it for myself for a good bit.

Anyways, I have finally released it and put it into the store.

Its a full body Celtic design and the stomach has a Gaelic saying that translated says, "say little but say it well"

It comes in 4 separate tints and in both the underwear layers and the tattoo layer.

Womenstuff's very own Ivy Maverick was brave enough to model the female version of the tattoo. So check out the pics and swing buy and get your copy.

I am a Dream Chaser [Screening in LA]

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