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The Philadelphia Tattoo Arts Convention 2012

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I spent this past weekend killing it at The Philadelphia Tattoo Arts Convention

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On the road with Valencia Miller and Dirty, from Reniassance Tattoo in Columbus, GA

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First night in Philly we stopped by Tattooed Mom and met up with some other artists.

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Tattooed Mom

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I love Philly's street art.

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Let the party begin.

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FUCK YOU SALLY!

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Valencia Miller and I

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This was an awesome night, from what I remember.

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Tattoo I did on a DC friend at the convention Saturday

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Bodies in the street

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Tattoo Afterparty with Murphy's Law at The Troc

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F.T.W.

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My last night in Philly Anny took us to National Mechanic, where we ridiculed the Grammys for hours.

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I'm gonna miss Philly.

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30th Street Station, back to DC to make art.

Gallery: Just Another DC Day

I made the decision that I was going to spend all day at the Smithsonian Museums in DC today at 6AM this morning after a long night heavy drinking, smoking and drawing. Who say’s you have to sleep everyday? I wasn’t tired, and I sure as hell wasn’t abiding by any rules regarding my sleep patterns, if you could call them “patterns” at all.
And with that I packed all my art utensils and pencil cases in my backpack and headed out to the city to spend the day immersed in the history that this city has to offer and to draw in the shadows of the most amazing artwork there is. These are some of the pictures I took along the way today and a short description of what everything is, enjoy:

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Who’s pencil is this?

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This pencil mysteriously found it’s way into my collection awhile back, I’m not sure exactly when, but it seems I’ve had it for a long time now.
Its nothing fancy, an old Venus sketch pencil, but what I really want to know is who is Trudy J. and why was it so important for her to put her name on this pencil?
Oh well, I have done a lot of sweet sketches with it, so thanks for the pencil Trudy, whoever you are.

Epic Cellphone Photos


I have been talking about uploading all my “Epic Cellphone Pictures” to a Photobucket for a few months now with some friends and I finally got around to doing it last night.
I seriously love the camera on my phone and I love taking pictures of wherever I may be at the time so I manage to compile a lot of pictures in a small amount of time.
Last night I uploaded 593 pictures and that was only from the past 90 days or so, I will be uploading more tonight so be sure to check back or add me on Photobucket: Bobby_Rotten.
In this batch of uploads are pictures from APP in Vegas, Baltimore Tattoo Convention party, sketches I’ve done, some flash work, tattoos I’ve done, pretty much an inside look into my life for the past three months or so.

http://www.photobucket.com/bobbyrotten

Roosevelt Island

I decided to stop and finally check out Roosevelt Island on my way home from Regan International in DC around 7 this morning. I have heard a lot about it’s trails, but never had been there, this morning was my chance to check it out.
I love finding and exploring remote parts of any city, and at 7 this morning this park was a ghost town. I took some cool pictures of the swamp area, a towering statue of one of my favorite American historical figures, and managed to hike up the an old trail on the Potomac and found a small fleet of fishermen.
I am still blown away by the fact that all the beauty of this island is hidden within this huge city; my gps said I was less than 2 miles from the airport.
Anyway it was an awesome way to start my day, even complete with coffee and random cigarette breaks. Now in less then an hour I commence a very full and hectic tattoo day. Wish me luck.

Insomnia.

Well, here I am again, its 6:54 AM and I am doing what I have been doing for the past 3 or so nights at 7 in the morning: tapping my brain of every last bit of creative energy that it has stored from the previous day.
I often wonder if my insomnia is real or self-induced?
Sure, I would love to be sleeping right now. I really NEED to be sleeping right now, but I’m not, my brain doesn’t work like that. I live my life to make good use of every available hour, I guess that’s why I’m still awake, and this is what I’ve been up to:

One Day

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I just got home from the Baltimore Tattoo Arts Convention and I am totally and thoroughly exhausted, however I decided to randomly upload all the pictures that I had taken using my cell phone from this Wednesday.
This day wasn’t especially exciting for any particular reason, especially not after the time I had this weekend in Baltimore, but it was a fun day in my book. I did some tattoo work on a friend, helped some co-workers with a photo shoot, played around with a green screen, got really drunk some of my favorite people and managed to crawl back to my bed before 5 am.
I will be tattooing today at 3pm in Germantown, however I will make every attempt to upload the pictures from the Baltimore convention today at some point after I get some sleep, so be sure to check back today sometime.
I’m going to bed, I’ve essentially been awake since Friday and I really can’t believe I actually just wrote this.