Our Spotlight on #TattooArtist @RussellJamesTattoo continues: #TattooArtistThursday
PA: Who do you look up to within the Industry? Do you have mentors that make you strive to be better?
RJ: O man the list of people I could give you that I look up to.I think I am following almost 999 artist I recently saw on my instagram, mixed in with a some car pages of course lol. Some of my Biggest inspirations would be of course Nikko Hurtado, He is on a whole other level I wish to rise to one day. (Nikko collage pic) .Rich Pineda is a Beast putting out amazing tattoos EVERY DAY! (Rich Pineda face tattoo) Mike DeVries has been one of my biggest inspirations since the day I began, I have bought lots of his Dvds followed and studied his work since the beginning. (Mike Devries Baboon) I also have looked up to Franco Vescovi he is an extremely nice talented artist and entrepreneur that everyone should strive to become like in this industry. He is killing it and his Bishop Rotary Machines and supplies are taking artist to the next level in there tattooing I hear it constantly from every person who tries a Bishop.
Our friend and fellow tattoo artist @mikedevries has decided to participate in the Rockstar Inked Up World Tour, he had a clear vision of what he wanted to try and accomplish. His plan was to design a Rockstar can and donate 100% of the $20,000.00 Grand Prize to charity! The biggest struggle was figuring out which one to donate to? There are so many great causes that need financial assistance. After a lot of research into different charities, he decided on one that truly was a winner! If he wins, he’ll be donating the ENTIRE $20,000.00 to the Jessie Rees Foundation! He’ll also be giving away a free tattoo to one lucky person he’s going to randomly select from a list of voter e-mails. If you decide against the tattoo, He will personally donate another $5,000.00 towards the cause! You can vote once a day per e-mail address to increase your chances of winning! It just takes a second to vote! There is a direct link his profile to vote. @mikedevries @jessiereesfoundation #InkedUpWorldTour #VoteMikeD #MikeDeVries #JessieRees www.inkedupworldtour.com Click “Can Art” to vote! www.mdtattoos.com
To learn about this great foundation visit: www.negu.org
Voting ends Nov. 30 and you can vote daily!
My name in @thecoloringbookproject 2 I am pleased to say that I am a part of! It’s definitely worth getting your hands on one, so many great designs and artists! Thanks @Brett herman #tattoodesigns @momentopublishing #cbp2 #mikedevries @artofalvin @mikedevries #thecoloringbookproject2
This came in the post today! The @thecoloringbookproject 2 I am pleased to say that I am a part of! It’s definitely worth getting your hands on one, so many great designs and artists! Thanks @Brett herman #tattoodesigns @momentopublishing #cbp2 #mikedevries @artofalvin @mikedevries #thecoloringbookproject2
Was so out of it last night I didn’t even post a photo of the finished tattoo .. About 8 hours we sat .. Me and @mikedevries got it done though and our boy @danchashoudian stepped in to help knock out the last hour .. Killer work yall !!! Thank you @mikedevries for the invite man. @musink_tatfest we’ll see yall tonight with @travisbarker !!! ⚡️⚡️FAMOUSxSLUMERICAN⚡️⚡️
Gotta pay to play … Outlines are the worst part. People without tattoos always ask me ” did that hurt ” … fuck yeah they hurt. Fells like he’s tattooing my kidneys right now .. @musink_tatfest @travisbarker @famousstarsandstraps @mikedevries ⚡️⚡️FAMOUSxSLUMERICAN⚡️⚡️