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FRIDAY THE 13th TATTOOS

I had a great Friday the 13th flash day at Underground Art yesterday. I seriously love these days and thanks to everybody that came out and supported local artists. These are the tattoos that I remembered to photograph but if I did one on you and it isn’t featured here shoot me a picture if it and I’ll add it to my story on Instagram

Friday The 13th Tattoo Flash Day at Underground Art, Memphis Tennessee

So it’s that time of year again, Friday the 13th is upon us. This Friday, December 13th 2019 I’ll be doing any tattoo on this sheet from $60-$120 depending on size and color. I will be tattooing at Underground Art in Memphis, Tennessee starting at 3 pm and will be on a first come, first serve basis. For more information please give the shop a call at (901)272-1864 or shoot me a email to bobbyrottentattoos@icloud.com and check out my Instagram to keep posted on future events.

TIMELAPSE TATTOO SLEEVE

Here’s a short time lapse video of me working on the wrist part of this tattoo. To see this tattoo finished as well as other tattoos I have done check out the links below.

http://www.instagram.com/bobbyrottentattoos

http://www.twitch.tv/bobbyrotten

TRADITIONAL AMERICAN EAGLE TATTOO

I really wanna do some more American Traditional tattoo work like this so if anyone wants some bangers like this, I’m your guy. Shoot me an email to bobbyrottentattoos@icloud.com with your idea and we can set ya up an appointment ASAP.

Also be sure to follow me on Instagram

YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR

I’m just gonna leave this right here with some of my work versus someone who copied my work. I did this tattoo about 10 years ago on a friend of mine and have seen countless copies of it on the internet. I’m not trying to be cocky here, but you get what you pay for and when I do a tattoo, I’m gonna do my best work every time. My clients are paying for the 17+ years of tattooing experience I have as well as the countless hours of my own time I have spent drawing, designing and creating art. That is time I have invested into my own career outside of my tattooing time. I take my tattoos very seriously and if it’s something that I don’t feel like I would be able to do a phenomenal job on, I have no problem referring my clients to an artist that I believe would. Tattoos are a luxury, and trust me, I understand they’re expensive. I get tattooed just like y’all and I’m in no way balling outta control however before you settle for something cheaper keep this image in mind. This is my job and any tattoo I do will be my best work and I’ve been able to make a living out of it almost 18 years. This isn’t my side gig or my hobby, this is how I pay my bills and continue to do so with the help of my clients wherever they may be who appreciate the effort I put into doing quality tattoos. Thanks for reading guys and be sure to follow me on Instagram at http://www.instagram.com/bobbyrottentattoos

A LOT OF LIVING TO DO

One of the last tattoos I did in NC.

WANTED: GOOD HOME FOR PANTHER

BOBBY ROTTEN PANTHER ADOPTION SERVICES

Hey guys. I’m back at it again. Sketching like a madman and creating art that I would love to tattoo and that y’all would love to wear proudly for the rest of your earthly lives.

So speaking of which, I’ve got this panther that needs a home. If you’re the lucky person who would love this panther like your own child to love and cherish forever and you promise to take good care of it shoot me a text or email and I’d love to let you take him/her home with you forever.

CONTACT INFO

Text: 657-666-1313

Email: bobbyrottentattoos@icloud.com

NEW FLASH SHEET.

FLASH SHEET. BY BOBBY ROTTEN 2019.

Hey kids. So while I’m out in Memphis tattooing at Underground Art and I figured since I’m a stranger in town I would draw up some designs of things I would absolutely love to tattoo. So if you see anything that you would like to get tattooed on this page shoot me an email to bobbyrottentattoos@icloud.com or shoot me a text to 657-666-1313 and I’ll be more than happy to set you up with an appointment to make one of these designs a permanent fixture on your skin. Also check back on my site all this week for pieces that I’m wanting to do badly and would be willing to do for a flat rate.

NO APPOINTMENTS WILL BE MADE WITHOUT A DEPOSIT

$300 TATTOO GIVEAWAY

So yeah. These are the rules.

Follow them for a chance to win a free tattoo, your choice from this flash, $300 maximum on yer arms or legs only.

TO ENTER:
– you must be following me on Instagram: bobbyrottentattoos
– share this photo on your Instagram with the hashtag #rottentattoogiveaway. Be sure to tag 3 friends for an extra entry.

I’ll pick the winner at random on August 1! GOOD LUCK!

Traditional Heart and Dagger

My Imaginary Friend: The AntiChrist

2015: Opening My Private Studio, Conventions, Guest Spots and More

Wow. As I reflect on 2014, I can’t help but think about what an amazing year it has been and how much I have grown both as an artist and as an individual, however those thoughts are overshadowed by the excitement of what I have planned for 2015 and the changes it will bring.

One of the major changes was my decision to leave Laughing Hyena Tattoo Studios to free up more time for travel, conventions, guest spots and open a private studio of my own. I have tattooed and pierced nearly everyday for the past 10 years, in 6 shops full-time,  won awards and tattooed at over 30 conventions and countless guest spots all over the US. I’ve held nearly every title in the industry from shop bitch/apprentice to shop manager but the one thing I’ve never experienced was running a tattoo shop of my own.

As my travel schedule quickly filled up with conventions and guest spots, it became clear that it would not be possible to continue working in a shop that felt entitled to a cut of every penny I made and was irritated any time I requested some time off. I am to the core of my being a traveler, one of the most appealing perks of being a tattoo artist was that I would be my own boss with the ability to travel the world and work while I did so. Being forced to work day after day in one spot was definitely taking a toll on my sanity and quickly began to dread doing the very thing that I had loved for so many years before. Being a self-made tattoo artist who has spent over half his life with drawing, tattooing and painting as his main focus, it became clear that I needed to embark on my own and am currently taking all of my tattoos out of my own private appointment-only studio in Washington DC. The studio doesn’t have a name yet and the location will never be made public.


THE STUDIO

The studio is an all disposable tattoo studio, all tubes and needles are pre-sterilized by the manufacturer for one time use only and are disposed of after each tattoo in a proper sharps container, the use of an autoclave is not necessary. All of my tattoo inks 100% vegan and bought from companies who are respected industry leaders, every surface that comes in contact with my gloves during this process is bagged  or covered with medical barrier plastics.

I strive to maintain levels of cleanliness above and beyond industry standards by staying updated  on the latest sanitation practices and preventive measures and I attend as many seminars and classes as I can specifically designed for the industry. Scarily enough, this practice is not state required but insures the safety of my clients even further and guarantees you a safe and sterile environment to receive the best tattooing experience possible.  If you have any other questions about disease prevention and sanitation practices, please feel free to email me or ask before your tattoo appointment.


MAKING AN APPOINTMENT WITH BOBBY ROTTEN

I feel that working as a custom artist working in a private studio allows me to create more original pieces of art tailored to your personal style, without the distractions that come with most walk-in shops. Over the years I have compiled a long list of  amazing return clients that I love as much as my own family, but I am always open to proposed tattoo ideas from new clients.

All new clients should send me an email with a detailed description of the tattoo you are interested in getting to bobbyrotten666@gmail.com or fill out the appointment form at the end of this section. Please include in your email any images of photo reference (please try to stay away from images of others people’s tattoos), where you are wanting to place the tattoo, how big you want the piece and when you are trying to schedule your appointment. I reserve the right to refer you to another artist if I believe the tattoo is something that doesn’t match up with my artistic style and artistic freedom is strongly preferred. Please don’t email me a photo and expect me to just copy it, nothing is more insulting to me and usually won’t get a response from me.

Depending on the time of year, the amount of travelling I will be doing and the volume of work I have taken on there could be a wait anywhere from a few days to a few weeks. When booking my appointments, tattoos that are in progress and return clients always get first priority. I will NOT book any appointments over Facebook, Twitter, phone, etc. and I will not begin drawing ANY tattoo without the required $50 deposit, this deposit is non-refundable and will count towards the total price of your tattoo and secure your appointment date. I will not tattoo anyone under 18 years of age and need proper state ID as proof of age. If you’ve received an email from me about your tattoo, but scheduling doesn’t work out at first, please email me again. I usually ask people who are waiting to stay on my list by sending me a reminder tattoo every month to let me know they’re still interested.


PRICING

I charge an hourly rate which is to be discussed when I receive the email about the piece you’re interested in getting, and the price for single session pieces will be given upon the completion of the piece based on the elapsed time, however clients are encouraged to give a spending limit in advance, which helps me tailor the amount of time I spend on that tattoo for that session. Normally I quote the price based on the criteria of however long it will take me to complete the project to make sure it is as perfect as it can get, it can be more or less depending on many factors so an hourly rate ensures that neither the client nor I gets locked into a predetermined price that is no longer correct in the end.


With all that being said, I am super excited about 2015 and even more about embarking on this journey with the private studio and travelling the rest of the time. I just wanted to thank all my extremely loyal clients that have followed me everywhere I have gone and been supportive of everything I have done. Without all of you, none of this could be possible and I love you all. I am also excited to see what new clients and travels 2015 will bring. I will be posting a projected travel schedule soon and I gotta say, it’s gonna be a great year full of great art, tattoos and positive vibes. Take care and hope to tattoo each and every one of you soon.

Be sure to check me out on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/bobbyrotten