Finished this #apetattoo (don’t call them monkeys!)…

Finished this #apetattoo (don’t call them monkeys!) yesterday. There is much room to grow and my client assures me that once she forgets about the pain she will back to add a lemer .

This was about 6.5 hours work done in two sessions with rotaries. #singleneedle for most of the fur.

#vegantattoosLA #vegantattoo #veganink #prinmatetattoo #tarsier #backpiece #girlswithtattoos #blackandgrey #dotwork #stippling #whipshaded @blackworkers

Done at @monocletattoo add us!

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4 years ago a client emailed me asking to get a tree trunk…

4 years ago a client emailed me asking to get a tree trunk tattooed on her with her lovers initials carved in.
I hadn’t been tattooing long and I felt I wasn’t ready to do the piece. I simply didn’t know how to make it look real. So I passed it along to my old co worker @tawneediaz .
When asked all these years later by another client for a similar concept I jumped at the chance.

I see this as a personal victory. And a beautiful sentiment on a loving man.

Good times all around. #vegantattoo #treetattoo #carvedtree #lovetattoo #couplestattoo #treebark #realism

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I want to do an epic piece on someone to fill a couple holes in…

I want to do an epic piece on someone to fill a couple holes in my calendar. Why not give it away for free? Back pieces, sleeves, chest panel , whole thigh etc.

1.To win follow me @spoonertattoos and @monocletattoo

2. Share this pic on your Instagram wall. (Points if you do it days in a row)

3. Email me your idea. James@monocletattoo.com with the heading free tattoo.

Small print. This contest is open to new customers only. Winners will be chosen based on concept and be asked to share our progress on social media. Winner will be chosen when I reach 3500 followers. So share widely.

Second and third prize winners will be chided for discounted rates.

This tattoo will be performed at monocletattoo in Los Angeles . Travel and accommodations will not be provided . If you are from out of town you are still welcome to enter.

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Drew this for a client and it just wasn’t right. Were…

Drew this for a client and it just wasn’t right. Were doing something close to it in a couple weeks but man I was hoping to get started on this sleeve yesterday.
Anyway I got openings for the next few weeks if anyone is trying thinking about starting or finishing a piece…

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Got another session on buddy Ethan today . He powered through…

Got another session on buddy Ethan today . He powered through another 3 hours. I don’t know how he doesn’t it. I know I couldn’t . #pheonixtattoo #phoenixtattoo #vegantattoo done at @eastsideink while doing a my periodic guest spot. Thanks for the hospitality .

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This is what 3 hours will buy ya. I wish I had a couple more to…

This is what 3 hours will buy ya. I wish I had a couple more to finish up but I’m finding my #portraits are best done in two sessions anyway. Digging this #Africangirl reference . Supper bad ass . #vegantattoo #portraittattoo #africantattoo #darkskintattoo #massai #moderntribal

Done at @leatherneckstattoo while guest spotting in NYC . Holler at me for the next trip.

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I’m very proud of my boy Ethan for making it through a…

I’m very proud of my boy Ethan for making it through a solid 3.5 hours to start bringing this epic #pheonixtattoo together . There is a long way to go but I’ll have another update soon because he is coming back Sunday! Done at @leatherneckstattoo in NYC . Thanks #vegantattoo #chestpiece #veganink

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This was a great walk in. My new client was supposed to get…

This was a great walk in. My new client was supposed to get tattooed on the Venice boardwalk and something happened where her artist wasn’t able to do it,

She HAD to get tattooed that day and lucky for us both she did the right googling and I had a last minute cancelation.

Please don’t rush your tattoos it won’t always be a happy ending .

Anyway this is how you should do a #memorialtattoo . Her dad has owned this #macaw since she was a baby and when her pops passed away she knew that tattooing old dodo the bird was a perfect way to memorialize him. 5 succulents for each daughter.

Better than RIP all day! #parrottattoo #vegantattoo #watercolortattoo #latattooartist #vegantattoosLA

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My client came to me with the idea of getting the words…

My client came to me with the idea of getting the words “I’ll love you to the nearest star ” . well you know me, translating words into pictures is what I do. Here is what I came up with #telescopetattoo . #nomorelettering #dotwork #vegantattoo #vegantattooLA # (at Monocle – All Vegan Tattoo Shop)

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