Saturday, April 30, 2011

All Hail The Queen

Today is Queensday.

Our queen is more gangster than your's 'cuz our queen rocks a moko.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Dutch Tattoo Studios

Here's a little more information about the book I was talking about.

Tattoos are more popular than ever. Therefore many books about the art form and the associated cultures are published. While some focus on the artists, the tattooers from Holland have never been documented together in a bona fide book.
Dutch Tattoo Studios fills that void, by portraying 30 renowned artists and their work. Colorful characters from the older generation, such as Greg Orie, and the ones who followed in their footsteps, for instance Rob Admiraal.
They all share an unrelenting love for their craft, but each of them has
different preferences, in tattooing as well as in life.

The creator of Dutch Tattoo Studios is AndrĂ© van Zomeren. Since 1995 he’s been traveling the globe, from South America to Asia. With 12 years experience as a photographer and even more in getting tattooed, he was well-equipped to take on such a massive project. Dutch Tattoo Studios will be available in quality bookstores from 23-05-2011.

The book will be launched at the Breda Tattoo Convention, so make sure to drop by and get yourself a copy.
Or you can pre-order it online at Dutch Tattoo Studios.

We haven't seen the book yet but we are pretty excited and can't wait to see it.


Binding: Hardcover
Language: English
Page-total: 304
Size: 24,5 x 31,5cm
Weight: 2,4 kg
ISBN: 978-90-817014-1-9
Price: € 79,00

PS: We will probably be selling a couple of copies here at the shop aswell, so if you can't make it to the Breda Convention, come by and get one at the shop.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Tuki Carter tattoos Rick Ross on tour [VIDEO]

Tuki Carter tattoos Rick Ross on the “I am still Music” tour props to my brother!….he deserves it….

There's A Party In My Pants And You're Invited!

So... Where was I?
Oh yeah... the new shop.

If any of you people actually read the stuff I write here and not just look at the pictures, you might have read that there are going to be some changes over here.

We are getting ready to move to a new location. We should be in there by the first of June, that's over a month already.
Lucky for you guys not that much is going to change, seeing that the new location is on the other side of the road. Worst case scenario: You'll have to walk an extra 10 meters, wich is good for burning calories by the way.

Anyho... The old location, where we are still located now, will probably host a piercing/body-mod shop, I'll drop some more details about that as soon as I get them myself.

I'll try to put some photos of the new establishment on here with further information as we proceed.

Furthermore... Remember the photo shoot for a book about dutch tattooers? It's being printed as we speak, the first copies will hit the streets in a couple of weeks. More about that as well in the future.

City of Ink Euro Tour 2010 [Greedmont TV]

Greedmont TV presents City of Ink’s Euro Tour, where a group of their tattoo artist [Miya Bailey, Corey Davis and Samba Sillah] venture overseas to Europe for a first time experience and to learn about the different cultures of London, Amsterdam and Paris. [Shot by Corey Davis]

Miya Bailey Q&A "Part 5"

Miya Bailey Q&A Pt 5 from artemus jenkins on Vimeo.

Miya Bailey answers questions about protecting yourself as a tattoo artist and balancing work and family.

Be sure to check out the trailer and support the upcoming documentary "Color Outside the Lines", a documentary on black tattoo culture.​fglai1


jonas.jpg, originally uploaded by Tony @ 'Kirituhi Tattoo'.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Don't Ask

Willem enjoyed himself a bit too much with the tattoo he finished today.
After the tattoo was done, he was still rubbing it in with lotion for like half an hour.

 After he got a bit too exited and we had to remove him from Roger's knee hole.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Home Is Where The Herd Is

Willem dropped this bomdizzle on Sjoerd's other bicep, he's also the owner of the Crow that stole my watch.

Saturday, April 23, 2011


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

Dia De Los Muertos

Florencio made this here little fellow a couple of months back at the Rotterdam Convention on Kirsten.

She came by for a picture today, it's not focused all the way but you get the idea.

Thank you for checking in and have a great weekend.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011


Guess what!

Complex & Juxtopaz: Miya Bailey

Dreams are coming true... Thanks to the people and their support in my vision.... I'm very thankful! City of Ink....dreams to reality

- Posted from my iPhone


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

Monday, April 18, 2011

New Photos

My London homie, Keisha took these photos of me yesterday in Brooklyn... I was looking for street art to post on my tumblr page... I found some dope shit! Lil' Sis you did a great job... I REALLY hate taking photos... But I'm glad you captured that moment in time..many blessings and thank you

info: Keisha Coleman

- Posted from my iPhone

Lastnight at the Bar....

I was over in Soho lastnight...I had roasted chicken, string beans, and mash potatoes... Once I hit the bar and had a few shots... I got inspired... Seeing people enjoying life... They didn't seem to have a care in the world...I know we all have our own personal issues & problems... But it's a time & place for everything.... I grabbed the closest thing I seen and sketched this.... "just live or die"

Posted from my iPhone

420 Art Show @ City of Ink

This Wednesday from 7pm-11pm we are having the 420 art show...all art inspired by the "420" culture & lifestyle.... You don't have to be a smoker to enjoy this art show... Art is art... And expression is freedom so be there... It's FREE!! I know y'all not doing anything on Wednesday so bring y'all asses down to City of Ink.. Get inspired and stuck up some positive energy... 7pm-11pm... After the art show I might see wassup with MJQ ain't been in a long time.... Are wed's still poppin' there? I'm out the loop lol either way... City of ink will be a party.. Full of beautiful creative people... Now time to head back to ATL and finish up my 420 painting! See y'all there...MB

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Goodbye NYC... Until next time

I want to thank everyone who booked an appointment with me in means a lot to me and my family...much respect to Complex magazine & UK's Tattoo Revolution for the interviews...I got a few numbers from building owners.. So I hope to get a location soon for the NYC: City of Ink....a country boy coming to the city and making money is a dream come true...the art I did up here took me back in time....I love this city and I always leave here inspired...but I'm ready to get back to the South and see my children and family now... I miss flight leaves at 4pm so I'm about to pack my stuff and get ready... Atlanta here I come... I have a long night ahead of me... I have to finish my painting for the art show Wednesday @ City of Ink... It's the "420" art show!! I'm excited about it...

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Tattoo "Balance" Sleeve

This was my last appointment in New York... It was a rainy day... We rolled a few blunts up and let the art flow....he wanted balance... He already had his lower arm & chest done by Queen's tattoo artist, Made Rich.... Rich reminds me of a young version of myself so I was easy to flow off the pieces he already had on him... It was an Allday session....this client was super cool and laid-back... Good energy makes it earlier to work Allday... I'm thankful

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