What kind of pigment do we use?

09/30/2015 / Editorial / 0 Comments /

ABOUT OLD GOLD

My name is Phil Holt and these are my personal powder pigments. Handmade by me personally and used by me professionally. I have been making and using my own hand mixed pigments since 1999. I have not, do not and will not use anything else in my tattooing. Working with them day in and day out I have come to hone in the exact consistency and flow that I like for my own use. It is my personal preference. Caught in the quest to prefect the imperfect process of tattooing, I make these pigments specifically for the way I tattoo. These same pigments are here available for other professionals to use. Let’s be wise and if you’re not a professional, please don’t tattoo. Please don’t jeopardize and entire industry because of your laziness. Be professional or explore hobby painting on the weekends. theres nothing wrong with that. I will only sell to professionals.

Old Gold pigments are made with: Powder pigment • Distilled water • Glycerin • Vodka

I stand by these pigments.

if you have any questions, feel free to contact me directly.
Phil Holt – oldgoldsmallbatch@gmail.com

Check out the website for further information oldgoldsmallbatch

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Stephanie Wilkins solo exhibit at Future Shock Sept. 4, 2015

08/22/2015 / Art, Promotional / 0 Comments /

Come check out the classic tattoo inspired art by Steph W.

Let your sense of humor get tickled by Stephanie’s interpretaton of traditional works gone wild.

Join us Sept. 4th from 5-9 for the opening party.

DJ jams by Thruhnjuice.

Beer provided by Awesome Ales.

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Matt Howse July 15-19th 2105 Guest Artist

Hi everyone. We are super excited to have Matt back at Fortune July 15-19th.

If you would like to get tattooed by him while he is here.

Please email him at Matt@reliabletattoos.com

Check out more of his work at SeventhSon Tattoo.

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My hands by Christopher Onstott for Buddhadharma magazine summer issue 2015

I had a pleasant surprise to see my hands pictured in this summer’s issue of Buddhadharma magazine. Christopher Onstott took this photo while Maitripa College was preparing for HH visit and during our meditation class on emptiness. I am really happy my hands are making their way around the globe tattooed, scarred and with love. Thanks to whomever is responsibile. Cheerfully, M unnamed-4image.aspx


Eddy Deutsche legendary Tattooer in Portland 6/10-14/2015

I am greatly honored to announce that Eddy Deutsche will be tattooing at Fortune this June.

We are extremely lucky to be able to have such a talented and kind person such as Eddy visit our humble little shop.

This will be Eddy’s first time working in our beautiful city. I am stoked to be able to share it with him and his family.

If you would like to get a piece by him while he is here, please email him directly at: eddyd222@gmail.com

And check out more of his works and his full bio on his website. Your mind will be blown.

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Compound Art Show

Olivia and Mikki have pieces in the Compound Art Show located at 107 NW 5th street.

Opening night was last night.

I heard it was shoulder to shoulder in the gallery being it was Portland Art Walk night downtown.

I am happy they were able to draw folks in to celebrate the opening of the show. I will be going down this week to check out the other artist’s work with Dboy and Kristin.

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Tattoo Flash Magazine 2015

I got a pretty cool surprise in the mail last friday.

I am honored to be in such righteous tattooer company being acknowledged in this Tattoo Flash issue.

This last March marked my 28th year in this craft.

Thanks Frenchie for including me.

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The Royal Tribute

05/08/2015 / Uncategorized / 0 Comments /

I have had the great fortune to have periodically studied under Henning Jorgensen from Royal Tattoo in Helsingor Denmark and to have been included in his anniversary book.

Thirty years Royal Tattoo has been putting out unbelievable works. Helsingor is a quaint little town about an hour train ride north of Copenhagen.

When you leave the train station, there is a town center that welcomes you lined with little shops, as well as the Kronberg castle that Shakespeare had been inspired by when he wrote Romeo and Juliette. Hans Christian Anderson had lived on the same street as the shop. You can tell the is still a essence of Fairy presence thriving to this day. This little town that puts out some of the best tattoos in the world. The weekends transform into a mecca for the Sweds that come over to buy up alcohol that is regulated in their country. It is a trip to watch the change the town goes through each week. I am ever so thankful to have had this experience and to be apart of such a wonderful bunch of folks in this book that share this memory that Henning has offered.

To many more years Henning. Much love and respect, Ms. Mikki

I tattooed the mermaid on Olivia.

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Dannyboy will be here 5/10-17/2015

(May 10-17th, 2015)
Taking appointments now.
Contact directly at: tattooinstaller@gmail.com
www.letitbleedtattoo.com
instagram @dannyboysmith_dpw


Guest Artist Tiffany Garcia 4/29-5/3/15

Tiffany Garcia of Ink Apothecary will be
working with us April 29th-May 3rd.
“I try to let my work speak for itself.
Striving to create a personal masterpiece for each person I get the honor to tattoo.
I keep my style versatile as to not segregate myself from certain pieces that someone
may want done in a particular way.
I’m here here to create for you.”
Follow me on Instagram @coffinqueen
or contact her directly at:
(562)756-9700

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