Thursday, March 31, 2011

Clock Tattoo

This was a fun piece....added more to Eric's sleeve... Thanks again bruh!!

Step:1 Sharpie Markers on skin

Step:2 outline & shading

Step:3 Finished.. Color

To book an appointment please call 404-525-4465

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Location:323 walker st. ATL, GA 30313

Words From The Genius

"Better to bend in the wind than to break."

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

The Rock

Willem started a heavy-metal-ass-dragon-rib-piece, the guy he did it on was made of pure rock!

The guy didn't move for 3,5 hours of lining on the ribs, occasionally we had to check if he wasn't dead.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Saturday, March 26, 2011



Tattoo Film: Fundraiser

"Color Outside the Lines"

We have been working on this film for over a year... We are half way finished but I still have to film the lives of 12-14 more tattoo artist.... The way I'm paying for this movie is by traveling to different cities monthly tattooing....while I'm in their city we film the lives & struggles of other fellow black tattoo artists...I work 10-12 hours each day tattooing in each city and film the artist in the morning before or after work... It's VERY hard work and it do cost a LOT... If you would to support me on this film project... I have a few SPECIAL OFFERS... From original paintings to body art... Please visit:

Read "the Pledges" and please support what this film stands off... Wish dreams come true.. Many blessings and thank you, Miya Bailey

"Color Outside the Lines" INFO:

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Friday, March 25, 2011

Sammy Says

Samuel Leroy Jackson would say something like; "I'm tired of this motherfucking snake on this motherfucking skull!!

But he would be lying...... You can never get tired of snakes on skulls.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Thinking about You....

Monday i was leaving the bank and got a call from my mother "Uncle Bert is dead" the pain shot from my heart to my stomach....I was in the car with my friend, Damon....I have a hard time showing pain in front of other men so I held it all in.... It felt like my head was going to blow up....I wasn't ready for this...I wasn't ready for this type of pain.... We lose Billy last year and just lose my aunt on my Uncle Bert.. The man who brags how he raised me...we didn't see eye to eye all the time but I do KNOW he loved me and the rest the family with all his heart.... They said his cellphone was full of pics of our children and us....the pain I feel... And the FEAR I feel knowing i will have to see him in that casket.... I can't write anymore... But know that Jesse Bailey was one of the few men that help make me into the man I am today.... I love you more than words can explain.... Thank you for always believing me in and always having my back....your my heart... I miss you... It won't be the same without you.... We have to be strong for were her little brother I know she hurts...but your with Nanny & Grandmama now.... Please looking over us... RIP Uncle Bert

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Verena Is The Name

Dick neck is the game!

Everybody, meet Verena, she helps out in the shop every now and then.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Peter Pipefish

Peter Pipefish picked a peck of pickled peppers,
A peck of pickled peppers Peter Pipefish picked;
If Peter Pipefish picked a peck of pickled peppers,
Where's the peck of pickled peppers Peter Pipefish picked?

My Goal: 10,000 followers on Twitter

Follow me @miyabailey on twitter.. I'm trying to reach 10,000 followers... If you mention me I will follow you back... Many blessings yall

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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Atlanta Street Art....

Walking through Castleberry Hill I saw a few pieces that I wanted to share with you...

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Spring Is Here

What better way to start he first blogpost of spring 2011 than with a bunch of flowers?

Monday, March 21, 2011

They study me...

Just a random sketch... Drawing the figure model at the Apache cafe...

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Sunday, March 20, 2011

Melvin Todd tattoos Miya Bailey... Again

City of Ink's Melvin Todd gave me a "Loveless Society" tattoo... He designed something that reflects my past with gun play...that "Miya" is long gone but his memory lives on... Thanks Melvin for tattooing my beer belly... My brother!!!

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The Human Body "Sketch"

Step by step look at a sketch I did yesterday morning....reflections of the human body... Str8 pen.. No pencil

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Angel Tattoo.....HEALED

Just a pic of one of my many angel tattoos all healed up... Glad he took good care of my work.... I'm ready for the next session... Melvin just did something on his other side... But i didn't get to see it yet...

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Asheville Love....

I did this tattoo lastnight on my homegirl, Kandice from back home in Asheville... I wanted to use the classic "West End" designs for the background...bright colors in between the black to make the dragonflies stand out.... It means a lot when my folks from the Ville come down to get their body art.... Thank you for all the love and support... MB

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Old School

I just saw this old school in front of Chevon on Northside's beautiful!!! When I get a car I want something from the 60's this is my style... But I need something in "black" purple inside :-) Yeahhhhhhh.... Dreaming again... So let's make this reality

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Walker Street "Street Art"

I was walking down Walker Street and seen these 3 pieces.... I love to see art street in Atlanta... I hope more artist hit the walls...inspiring

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Saturday, March 19, 2011

Ta Da!

Willem figured it might be a smart move to leave his bike here for the weekend, because he had to take the train to his girlyfwiend.

I figured, I might aswell make myself useful and decorate it for him, and surprise him when he gets back on monday. I hope he doesn't read the blog in the meanwhile. That would ruin the surprise element, now wouldn't it...

It took me quite a while, but I'm pretty happy with the end result.
I hope Willem likes it aswell.

Have a nice weekend!

Side Tattoo "Color"

I've been in the mood to play around with blues & greens...she was the perfect canvas for this desire.... Thank you for believing in my vision

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Location:323 Walker St. ATL, GA 30313

Friday, March 18, 2011


The Japanese Shinto sun goddess, ruler of the Plain of Heaven.
Her full name "Amaterasu-Ō-Mi-Kami", means "Great Goddess" or "Great Spirit Who Shines in the Heavens".
She was so bright and radiant that her parents sent her up the Celestial Ladder to heaven, where she has ruled ever since.

When her brother, the storm-god Susanowa, ravaged the earth she retreated to a cave because he was so noisy. She closed the cave with a large boulder. Her disappearance deprived the world of light and life. Demons ruled the earth. The other gods used everything in their power to lure her out, but to no avail. Finally it was Uzume who succeeded. The laughter of the gods when they watched her comical and obscene dances aroused Amaterasu's curiosity. When she emerged from her cave a streak of light escaped (a streak nowadays people call dawn). The goddess then saw her own brilliant reflection in a mirror which Uzume had hung in a nearby tree. When she drew closer for a better look, the gods grabbed her and pulled her out of the cave. She returned to the sky, and brought light back into the world.


Thursday, March 17, 2011

The Amazingly Strong Story Of FengHuang.

Once upon a time in prejurassic Russia, there was a Chinese carpenter named Fengske. He sucked at carpentry because he went to prejurassic artschool and they told him that building things with wood was soooo last year and he needed to reinvent stuff.

He decided to skip the next class and go eat mushrooms with his buddy Thor. Thor accidentially ate a wrong one and got in an anger tantrum, hitting everything with his hammer. A little dungbeetle called Hermke was pushing a flintstone to his hole, for reasons unknown. Thor was so pissed at the dungbeetle for not pushing dung, that he struck the flintstone. This caused the flint to spark and it burned the artschool down.

Fengske was so amazed by the blazing fire that he decided to no longer build tables and chairs and other things carpenters build, but to burn them down instead. He was reinventing himself, and he soon became the best carpenter in the whole entire universeness.

After a while he thought he had to reinvent himself again, because burning down carpented stuff was soooo prejurassic.  He thought of all the things he could burn, but nothing was good enough to become an instant designclassic. Nothing, until he thought of his neighbouring peacock called Huang.

He sneaked in to his house, doused Huang in gasoline and struck the flint. The amazing fire that followed was so hot, it fused Feng and Huang together. That's how the FengHuang was born.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011


It's one of them eight-armed-evil-sea-creature-things.
Roger "the bullet dodger" put an octopussy in this girls bicep and he didn't even veel a thing! Just a little bit of cramps in his lower back afterwards. What a champ!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

We Are Back!

Back, all the way from Rotterdam!
It was a fun convention,
eventhough I didn't get the chance to socialize, because I was stuck attending the booth all weekend long.
Nethertheless, these couple of days away from the shop were filled with new inspiration and motivation. So I'm recharged, ready to kick some ass on this here blogging stuff.

As of tomorrow I'll have some pictures again, for your viewing pleasures, and some totally useless information to go with it, for your educational pleasures.

By the way, if you haven't liked us on facebook yet, do it now!
Or else, I'll send Willen after you!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Line them up....

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She waits....

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Hollyweerd "Yellow Pages" Video

This video reminds me of some old Tribe Called Quest...I really miss seeing hip-hop "groups" like Tribe, Goodie Mod, Geto Boyz, De La Soul, Outkast, etc... I'm glad Hollyweerd dropped this video when they did.... Good timing.. Y'all enjoy... Video shot at City of Ink, Johnny Cakes, Castleberry Hill & downtown ATL

Hollyweerd "Yellow Pages" from 3 Little Digs on Vimeo.

Video done by "3 Little Digs"

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Lotus & Dragonfly "Half Sleeve"

A colorful rebirth represented by the lotus..the short life of the dragonfly...and a classic "City of Ink" background... Flowing with the curves of your arm...this session is finished... Stay tuned.. The next session I'm doing the inside of her arm

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Friday, March 11, 2011

This Hurts Me More Than It Hurts You

I will probably be unable to blog tomorrow, because we will be attending the Rotterdam Tattoo Convention.

So if you are feeling lonely come by and have a conversation with us, they're free!

I'll try to make some interesting photos of the convention and make a post about it, but I can't promise anything.

Thursday, March 10, 2011


What a day! Looking back on it, it kind of reminds me of that one story in that book, I can't remember its name, but it's about this dude that's stuck in the desert, with his homies, and they don't have anything to drink. So the guys gets angry and hits a rock with this stick, and suddenly there comes water, pouring from the rock, pretty amazing if you ask me.

That's how it went this afternoon, when all of a sudden there was water coming up trough our concrete floor. Out of nowhere, no leaks, no nothing, just water through the floor.
God must have thought that we were thirsty or something.

Hope the place doesn't flood this weekend, when we're in Rotterdam.
We'll be on the Rotterdam Convention this Saturday and Sunday. So come by and say hi.

Oh yeah... Before I forget to tell you guys, and get myself in trouble!
We had a special guest from the local radio yesterday, he visits a different business everyday and does a live coverage of what goes on every hour.
It was pretty funny, we all had our fifteen minutes of fame.
If you missed it and really want to hear our out of this world interviews, you can still listen to it on here.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Never Knew About Knowing

Words from the genius, coming straight at ya from the slums of shaolin!

"Sleep is for losers! Awake is for winners!"

Tuesday, March 8, 2011


It's the night of the thragon.

Oh yeah... before I forget to tell you!

When you see the white whale you should split your lungs with blood and thunder. If you want to prevail, you must break your backs and crack your oarsmen.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Reached 9,000 Followers

I just reached 9,000 followers on Twitter... I'm VERY thankful for all the support and love.... I also want to thank everyone who follow my blogspot, tumblr, facebook & Twitter for the birthday love yesterday... Means a lot to me... The books & film will be released SOON... Bear with me... Tattooing fulltimes slows my other art projects down.... But they coming.. One book is finished!

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Saturday, March 5, 2011

Love Hate Deaf

So, this red guy, well boy, actually, was summoned by nazi's to literally raise hell on earth so the nazi's would win WWII. Unfortunately for them, Rasputin was sucked into another dimension and the boy was raised by defenders and researchers of a paranormal bureau.

The demons in hell wished hard for him to return to their side. But lucky for us, he tasted pancakes. Now he would never, ever return to hell's side. He grew up as a good guy, kicking asses of witches, demons and other scumbags. He also hit a goon and killed a flying octopus before the goon hit him with a wrench. A fish is his bestestestest friend.

This was all about a red guy, and this is a picture of a green skull.

Now, praise the wizard who grants your wish to ride the thunder through nightly skies. Beards in the wind. Unicorns singing philosophical songs below, searching for reasons and questions. May they never find their answers, asshole unicorns.