Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Nordbundet


The jouney continues! 
As part of my never ending project, The Black Metal book, I will be heading back to Norway, more specifically, Bergen. From February 1st till the 8th I will be taking photos of what I believe gives Norwegian Black Metal that unique sound. There is just something about the cold, grim, yet beautiful surroundings that I believe takes root in the sounds no matter if it is intentional or not. 
I want to go back and capture some more of this nature, these trees and also revisit Fantoft Stave church. A famous landmark in the Black metal history. 

But it will not only be all about photos. 
I will be hanging out and tattooing a bit at Let's Buzz. A shop I have known about since I started tattooing back in 1999 but never been to. I am excited about going there and work with this bunch of god people. 
BUT... The spots are limited since my main goal is to take pictures for the book. I already have a few people and regulars lined up but since I still collects stuff for the book... and since I am in Norway... I would love to get to do a few Black Metal Tattoos while I am there. 
So if anyone is interested in getting a black metal tattoo while I'm in Bergen, Norway from the 2nd of febuary till the 7th of febuary please email me at Onkelallan@gmail.com with size, place, idea and what else I would need to know to do your tattoo, and I will try to book it in as soon as possible. Please be patients since I have many mails to answer. 


Should anyone have a great idea for a photo shoot for the book, then please don't hesitate to email me about it. I would be interested in hearing anyones idea if they want to be a part of this book.
Same email:
Onkelallan@gmail.com 



Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Almost done



We are getting close to the end of this year and personally I can't wait for it to be over. This last year has been a ride for sure. This last year has been filled with a lot of challenges and I feel that with the end of the year it might soon be over. At least it will get easier from here on out. I know that I'm gonna do what I can to make next year a whole lot better. I have a whole lot of things planned already and these plans makes next year look a lot brighter than this year has been. I don't mean to make it sound like it has been a totally shitty year but I do feel that next year will be better... I can feel it. 

There will be tons of changes at the shop and I hope that with more balance in the shop and my life I will have more time and energy to produce more. So many projects have been put on hold because of what has been going on around me and my shop. It's time to get back on track, to get back into the game and I'm excited about it! 

It will still take me some time before everything is the way I want it but as long as I can see that I'm heading in the right direction then I'm happy!

As always I can only thank all my amazing and supportive customers who have been patient and understanding. It means a world to me! I can't wait to see you all and hopefully a lot of new people in the new year! Thanks for letting me do all the fun tattoos. Thanks for all the good talks. Thanks for all the great, fun presents! You are all amazing! I truly have the best customers!!

Now down to business before I have to go to the other blog and work there...

I have been slacking a bit getting started on the bookings for the next couple of months. As before mentioned, I will only be booking about 2 months ahead of time.... no more ridiculous waiting list... Just a couple of months at the time. This is better for me so I can travel when I want. Take time off to do other projects and fix the shop and my home. Now, since I have been a bit lazy there is still a few openings in January and February. To avoid getting too far behind with the bookings I am also opening up bookings for March. So if you want to get tattooed in January, February or March then write me an email to
Onkelallan@gmail.com 
with what you want to have done, where, what size and what ever else I need to know to book you in. Please try to gather as much information in as few mails as possible since I am taking care of all my email by myself now and therefor don't have as much time to write back and forth. Thanks! 
... I might go to Bergen, Norway in the end of January or in February so If you let me know if you want to get tattooed in Berlin as soon as possible so I know when to go to Norway. There is a guestspot involved in the trip but I will announce it if there is any open spots left so check back soon. 


I am looking forward to be back at the Brighton Tattoo Convention this February. As last year and as at the London Tattoo Convention I will be doing Walk-ups from premade designs. No bookings so just drop by the booth and see what is available and say hi. I hope to have some more new merch with me too... we will see.
Speaking of...
There is still a few shirts left in the store so head on over to Conspiracyinctattoo.bigcartel.com and shop.

This brings us to the last point for today.
One of the things I have been wanting to do at the shop is to make a small selection of originals for sale. I am planning on making it a permanent thing, that there will always be a few framed small originals for sale at the shop... in case you feel like buying a small piece of art for you wall after getting your tattoo. I will post some pictures of this soon... frames are almost ready for the first batch. Soon....

Now picture time!








So with this I wish you all a happy New Year! See you in 2015 


Sunday, December 14, 2014

Black (X)-Mass

Finally!! I found the time to add the brand new tshirts to the Conspiracy Inc. Webshop. 
There is two different designs, both printed on white and black shirts. Perfect for worshipping Satan and listening to sweet sweet evil tunes... or doing the dishes...what ever. But I was luck to catch Kinga in the middle of some evil satanic ritual, while wearing the new shirts, so I quickly shot some pictures of the mystic seance to present these new items. These shirts are printed by my friend Marco from The Secret under his printing brand Perpetual Lab. There will be some more collaboration between us in a near future.
So hurry over to The Conspiracy Shop and order some new shirts before we run out again. I will do my best to ship them out every other day so that they might make it in time to be under a tree on the 24th... but I obviously can't promise anything since I don't have any power over the post offices... yet! 









There is also still a few Gorgoroth prints and the Morningstar print left at the webshop so go go go!! Go shop!!

More news soon!!


Tuesday, November 11, 2014

A Few Of My Favorite Things...

Here I am again. Still not enough internet time to blog. But I feel that I better tease you guys a bit about the upcoming artshow at Dodo Beach Records on the 29th of November. I have had a few nice late night painting sessions with my iPod, some japanese beers and some japanese whiskey while painting for the show. Should have a bunch of new stuff to show so please come say hi. There should be a chance to buy a few of them too and maybe a shirt or two... do I have to mention that x-mas is coming up??

So before returning to editing photos for a future post and before getting back into painting, here is a tease of what I have been working on.


I will try to post some more soon and also some Japan photos!
Until then...

Mata ne!!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Ink Rats

I know, I know... now I'm just spoiling you with posts! I was gonna wait a bit with this post but why bother... Something might come up and then, no post. So here is the second post in one day. 

These tattys are from the first days here at InkRat Tattoo in Tokyo. Did a few more but there has to be something for later too. 

I do have a few more open spots from the 9th of November till I go back on the 20th...19th being the last work day. So if your interested in getting something done send me an email at Onkelallan@gmail.com or directly to Hata who books for me at Inkrat00@yahoo.co.jp




I'll try to post again before too long... TRY!!

Mata neeeeee

Konnichiwa mother bitches

I finally made it! I found some time (and internet) to post a post here on the blog. It had been hectic since the London convention and till I left for Japan. Even working saturdays... blog day... so sorry for slacking. I thought that once I got to Japan I would have some time to blog but it turned out that the internet I have in my apartment...well it doesn't want to work so I only have internet when I'm at Ink Rat Tattoo. I guess it isn't the worst thing. At least I won't get tempted to sit and surf por...I mean news all night...hmrrhmrrr....

Being back in Tokyo is AMAZING!!!! Love being back. I had a bit of a late start with an unplanned day in Helsinki due to some malfunction on our plane. So they had to fly in a new plane from Tokyo. Not part of my plan. So it was straight to work the day after I landed and then onward for a couple of days. I have finally managed to get a few days off here and there now and I got to hang out with my good friend Mattias. Always nice to see him and hang and talk shit and camera and metal stuff. Good times. And no hang without a trip to Nakano and our favorite camera shop. But we had to take a little trip to a few other ones in shinjuku after that. Ended up having (mostly) beer and dinner on the 44th floor with a view over Tokyo. Yeah!!! Not bad!
I think I have gained a few extra kilos already due to all my favorite fried food and other Japanese deliciousness.. oh well!!
I'll try to tell more about Japan later when I have some pictures to show. 

For now I guess I better show some tattoos before you loose interest in this post but please scroll down to the text in the end. Some info about merch and an artshow!!!!

But first tattooooooos!!!!






These last 3 pictures are on the same Viking who came to get 3 tattoos in 3 days. Good job buddy!





AND NOW NEWS!!!

First merch.  My good friend Marco is currently working on printing some more tshirts for me that will be ready to sell and ship in time to be found under xmas trees everywhere. There will be two designs to choose from and both designs both on black and white shirts. Maybe I'll try to make a hoodie designs ready too for the cold times ahead. So keep an eye on this blog for details soon.

ARTSHOW!!
On the 29th of November I'll have a show of some of my work at my favorite vinyl pusher, DODO BEACH RECORDS. It will be a bit of everything that I do. Photos, paintings, drawings etc. but all with some reference to music. 
I would love to see you there so drop by and check it out and have a beer with me. If you can't make it then tell your friends to go. Press this link for DODO's Facebook.

I hope to be back soon!!


Sunday, September 21, 2014

London Town


One day late... But still here. 
The London tattoo convention is coming up and as always I will be doing walk-ups only... And as always from premade flash. To those of you who don't know what that mean here is how it will work. 
There will be no appointment. Just drop by my booth and who ever is ready when I am will be next. So drop by and see if there is anything you like and when there will be an opening coming up. 
To peek your interest here is a little snark peak of some of the designs that will be available.


There is still a bunch of the Pinups and evil stuff from previous flash. I top of that there will be a few originals for sale that also will be available as tattoos. I am trying  to make a limited run of prints of one very requested painting so drop by and see which one it is. 
Speaking of limited runs... 
My friend Marco was amazing enough to make a last minute run of shirts for me. They will hopefully reach my Friday morning before the convention. Since it is a last minute order there will only be a few numbers of shirt available. There will be a black shirt with grey print and white shirt with black print. 
Here is a little peak of the screen. 


There will obviously not be any blog post next Saturday since I will be busy tattooing at the convention and waving awkwardly to people and selling merch but I might try to sneak in another post if I find more to show before the convention. If you are in London then drop by and say hi! 

Hope to see you there. 

Later 

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Let Me Make It Up To You...

Those few of you who do follow this here blog might noticed last saturday that something was missing. Did your life feel empty and without meaning from the lack of blog post on this here blog? No? Well, I am sorry to hear that. I did however feel guilty for slacking on my blog duties since I had been doing so well for a while. To make it up to you I post two posts this week!! I know, I know... I spoil you! Not only that but I will also be blogging on my photo blog after this here has gone on the air!! Woooooooo!!! So head over to www.uaphoto.blogspot.com and see more from my recent Hamburg trip.
But first some tattoos. I know it has been a while... sorry

Can't go wrong with roses.

... Or an eagle.

Kidney tattoo.


I also recently did these two small small paintings for a charity auction/group show. Here is some info from the invite:

"Things&Ink Magazine and Atomica Gallery are collaborating for a second time to present an exhibition of new and original artwork in The Flash Show. 

We are handpicking over 100 of the most talented tattoo artists from across the globe to donate a small postcard size flash drawing/painting to the exhibition, and we would like you to take part. The exhibition will run from 24th September to 15th October 2014 at Atomica Gallery in London.

Each work will be for sale at an affordable set price and all profits will be donated to the unique cancer charity, Sarcoma UK. Sarcomas are rare cancers that develop in the muscle, bone, nerves, cartilage, tendons, blood vessels and the fatty and fibrous tissues, and can affect almost any part of the body. There are more than 13,000 people living with the disease in the UK alone. The charity is run by a small and passionate team, some of whom have been personally affected by the disease."




So please go and support them by buying a small painting or two.


Now I will post some photos on the other blog and then it is time to go paint some more flash for the upcoming London Convention. Remember that I won't be taking appointments but only walk-ups from pre made designs. So just drop by and see if there is anything you like and if there is time. 

See you soon.

Vater Und Sohn



A couple of weeks ago, Kinga and I went to Hamburg to see friends and to go to my friend Sascha's shop, (re)opening party. He has, together with two other great guys, made a name for them selves with this shop, that offers everything you need to be a well groomed urban lumberjack. Everything from moonshine, beard wash, hand made knives and pens to fancy Japanese denim and hand made leather boots. All a true son of Mumford desires. 
They had moved a few stores down, from their previous location, to this spacious beautiful corner shop. 
Congratulations guys.    
If you are in Hamburg go see their fancy... I mean manly shop, 








My good friend and co owner of Vater Und Sohn, 
Sascha Kampmeyer.





Saturday, August 30, 2014

I'm going hungry

Hey Ya'll! 
I'm sorry to say that this weeks blog post won't be all the exciting. But hey... At least I'm still here and that is something, right? 
Saturday is the new blog day but I also had to do my actual job today, tattooing, and it ended up taking a bit longer to draw than I had imagined. But that's how it goes sometimes. Unfortunately that just means that I don't have time to prepare a fancy post for you guys this week either. Ohhh well... Hopefully next week then.

There is a little bit of news this week. 
On the9th of November, there will be an opening party for a small artshow I will be doing at my local vinyl pusher, Dodo Records. I will post more about this at a later time but if anyone should be interested, then put it in your calendar and come have a beer with me and look at some of the stuff that I have done and maybe buy a record or two.

More info later.

Ok kids... see you next time... I need a burger in my belly now.



Saturday, August 23, 2014

Down Here On The Reeperbahn

Hello my dear blog followers! I'm sorry that this weeks blogpost will be another short post from my iPhone. You see, I'm in Hamburg to visit some friends and go to the opening party of the new Vater & Sohn shop. Such a beautiful shop with everything you need for you sons of Mumford and everyone who is into urban camping. Fancy handmade knives. Mushroom calendars. Awesome Japanese denim and moonshine in glass jar. I'll post something later. 
For this post I had to reuse some Instagram shots. I started these flash with girl faces and I already got to do two of them. It's good for you people who don't know excatly what to get. You can't go wrong with a girl face and since not everybody is into satan or naked chicks then I figured I better make something more neutral. Still working on some more pages. Maybe for London?
But now it is time to get some delicious cake made by my friend Anki. So see you later people.