putting together the art studio

all of my gear has been packed up for months waiting to be moved into the studio building. the last few days I’ve started to set up.


flash vs “want to do” art – what’s the difference?

it’s pretty simple.

flash is a drawing or design that a tattoo artist will do on anyone, repeatedly, it’s not a unique or singular image. they’ve drawn or purchased the rights to tattoo it as much and as often as they want, and it’s often really cool.

22×30″ sheet of flash.

“want to do this” means the artist has drawn a custom design and wants to do it, once, on one person. the word “flash” is the difference: flash means images you can “flash” to show customers what you can do. in the old days it was up on the walls, or in racks, in every shop and you would walk in and pick something.

it was all pre drawn, repeatable, ready to go.

vintage flash from a friend’s collection

but custom art or one-off drawings are usually never called flash by a tattoo artist.

something I want to do

if you see the word “flash” just be aware it’s a design that isn’t yours alone. otherwise, clarify with your artist by asking if they intend to repeat the tattoo, and ask for a custom piece if you don’t want that.

either way is fine!

something I wanted to do

and then I did it.

spring thoughts ’23

I’ve been broke this month because I was sick in March. I’m thinking about doing a trunk sale, just maybe ten pieces. I’ll probably go on back to social media to see if there’s any interest.

I’ve been working:


and I’ve been busy in the garden as always.

early garden salad

a pleasant disaster

imbolc 2023

a floral day- sunflower and dahlia

adding to an older tattoo.

finishing a sleeve; mushroom and snail and fern

One of my favorite clients and favorite projects, a sleeve full of mucky color washes, woodcut lines, snails, ferns, moths and blackberries with mushrooms. there’s a few smoky quartz crystals in there too.

Halloween this year

a little 2022

villain day at work

where to find my work and me


here! resonanteye.net

https://tiktok.com/resonanteye (mostly garden videos)


rarely active:


https://patreon.com/resonanteye (art not tattoos posted here first, I don’t make anything from it at the moment)

inactive/reposts only:




I’m backing away from most social media as a primary posting location, it’s a process, but my work and essays and events will be announced here and on Patreon going forward. reposts from the site will go to sm after a brief pause.

I’ll be maintaining groups, friendships and portfolios at all sites but am in the process of removing content and migrating it here.

love you guys. thanks for still being around!

Halloween week!


recent works:

costume days at the shop:

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