Septemeber 2015

Posted in Uncategorized on September 14, 2015 by jasonphillipstattoo

I have been slacking a little bit on the blog updates as it has been a very busy summer. That being said, I have been trying to work on some new things, most notably, new tattoo flash. I have a few new sheets that I have recently finished and am most excited about the ones based off of Audubons birds. I also have recently made these enamel pins with the “Lemmy Alone” design which I have up at along with some paintings.

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These pins are available both at the shop and online for 8usd.

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Audubon sheet #1

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Audubon sheet #2

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Got to get a healed photo of Ana’s panther

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Rock and Roll will never die

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Man’s Ruin

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In one side, out the other.

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Brooks was leaving the staggering rents of the Bay area for the easy living of Virginia, we made this over a course of five weeks before he left. Thanks for looking, see you next time!

May 2015

Posted in Uncategorized on May 4, 2015 by jasonphillipstattoo

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A few sittings into this one, one of my favorite classic images ever.

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Two years in the making, we finished Joes back.

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Did you hear about the farmers wife who up and left him, he came home to a John Deere Letter.

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My contribution to the Skull book, LLL publishers.

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and lastly, my favorite sign from Cairo. Thanks for looking.

January 2015

Posted in Uncategorized on January 2, 2015 by jasonphillipstattoo


First and foremost let me say thanks for the great last year. I’m looking forward to continue working with everyone, clients and co workers alike, in this new year. I felt like it was one of the more productive years I’ve had and I would like to work at making this one even more so. It’s going to be a year of some big changes and I’m likewise looking forward to them.

But enough with that, Sometimes I feel like writing, sometimes I don’t. When I do write I feel like I, at the very least, try to give it a little thought, but maybe I just ramble sometimes, case in point… I just a few days ago visited the Temple of Karnak, and to be fair, I am more an avid traveler then an enthusiast of Egyptology and endeavor to see as many places as permitted in this lifetime, so that being said, I have found myself at Karnak. You may or may not know a little basic history of the Egyptian civilization but within Karnak’s historical labyrinth from the capital times of Thebes to the years of Coptic hideouts in the back temples, there is a small room to the right, shortly after one enters, that is mostly referred to as the Holiest of Holies. It is smaller then any studio apartment I have ever had, smaller then the lobby at the shop I now work at, it was the earthly dwelling place of the King of Gods, Amun. And, from that room Amun used the high priest as a tongue with which to speak his will. The words of a God passed through him, I imagine as easy as I might ask for train times. He and he alone had the singular and divine right to pass in and out of Amun’s studio. The mouthpiece of the King of Gods also fed and dressed the King of Gods, kept his incense ablaze and chambers in divine repair. Through that mouthpiece moved stones, armies and the hearts of a society, for miles, centuries, and blood. And here I find myself, amidst hundreds of other tourist milling around, standing in the small room, the wind whistles through the rocks, and there ends what can be now found here in this room. Amun has checked out. All I can think of is Ft. Knox and the American cosmodemonic broadcast news at home, and how the smiling salesman must always be avoided. Then I went back to sun. It’s a mind fuck, none of it’s real and all of it’s real for a time. Symbolism is everything. Looking forward to getting home and making some tattoos. Here’s some of what I finished up before I left, thanks for looking.

A sentiment I can get behind depending on the night before


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Started this for Hannah, first sitting


Picture Machine Flash


Petaling ideas?


And lastly, I made some new shop shirts and hoodies. Both available online and at the shop, Thanks!


October 2014

Posted in Uncategorized on October 22, 2014 by jasonphillipstattoo


Some of what I have been working on lately, firstly, I made this study for a back piece, kicking around some ideas. Secondly, I was able to get this healed photo of Roberts back, pictured below. We finished this about two years ago, over the course of five weeks. Its nice to see it settling in.


A couple of tattoos I worked on this month, I was really excited to do this classic tiger snake chest piece, which is drawn from a book of Zeis flash that I got from the tattoo archive back when it was still here in the bay area. It has always been one of my favorites. I know I say that a lot, but I have a lot of favorites.



I made this painting for my friend Ezra’s Paranormal art show, which was, and might possibly still be going on in Ohio. You just never know with the paranormal.


I made this tattoo based off an Audubon painting, which I will say again, is another one of my favorites. And, kinda also paranormal, at least for the fish. From a life aquatic standpoint that eagle might as well have been interdimensional, because for a fish, what the fuck is a sky. It must be a moment of pure satori for the fish. Regardless, here it is in tattoo form by me.


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A 5×15 flash card.


Thanks for looking!

August 2014

Posted in Uncategorized on August 18, 2014 by jasonphillipstattoo

This last month we worked on bringing Warrens half sleeves down to a 3/4 length. Here’s how it all came together.

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We are one sitting away from finishing this back piece, I really love this tattoo and would love to do more like it. This particular back will have taken four sittings.

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and an Eagle from earlier this week

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Thanks everybody, its been a great month.

June 2014

Posted in Uncategorized on June 30, 2014 by jasonphillipstattoo

Some new stuff, Thanks for looking!
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And some paintings

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And, Lastly, a skate deck I made for John at TeamPrintShop here in Oakland for a Warhol project he was putting together.

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The gold standard was a necessary thing.

Posted in Uncategorized on May 5, 2014 by jasonphillipstattoo

That’s one mans opinion. When the gold standard was abandoned it was the beginning of one of the greatest shell games ever perpetrated. The new american currency is an abstraction of faith, it is paradox, it is both infinite and perpetually shrinking. If you know me, then you already know I am an avid observer of the new quasi religion we call economy, not so much because I enjoy it, but because it fascinates me. And really that’s where my head was when I drew this piece a few years back, “by guess and god” because I felt like it summed up the shape of affairs, faith before fact. The gold standard is dead, faith is the new dollar, and its an easy sway. But, all that being said, I have been a more successful tattooer then economist in this lifetime, so whats it all worth anyway.

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Some new flash I worked on this last week.


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Two shots of Warrens first two tattoos healed. Dragon and Koi, we are bringing them down to three quarter sleeves next month. I’ll post the photos as we work.

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Got to make this for Izzy, not only a great guy, but one of the lessor talked about engines that fuel tattooing as much as tattooers, the avid collector. Neither one of us work without the other. It’s a great continuum to be involved in.

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I never shy away from working life advice into tattoo designs

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One sitting away from being done with this back piece

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creature from the black lagoon action for Ron, we are going to be working on a series of classic creeps for his arm in the next few months.

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One for my friend Dave

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Lastly, some masks I brought home from Mexico this month, if I could only paint flash as good as these guys made masks I’d be in business.

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Thanks for looking!


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