My first tattoo was self inflicted, with a gun I built. I'll probably always keep it, since it's a big piece of my history, and a great example of why people should GET A GOOD ARTIST to do their ink. I'll be adding some more images to this page soon, I have to do a compilation for my Escher piece. It wraps around my arm in such a way that it cannot be viewed whole either.

Most impressive and best known of my pieces is the Dragon tattoo known as Zaharonasaurus. You can see a compilation image that shows the whole thing as one by clicking here. The first photo on this page is from Tattoo magazine, it's the best of the ones published in 6 different tattoo magazines in 1994, they were all taken at the National Tattoo Convention in San Francisco that same year. After that event was when I finally chopped off my mohawk. A simple mouse click will take you to a higher res version of the dragon pics.

This next image came out of the very first Photo shoot after the piece was finished. Taken by a talented photographer named Max back in Santa Cruz CA., whose last name I regretfully cannot remember. I am looking into it, and if anyone knows of him, please tell me

A total pose, I still have not learned to play the guitar, but it looked so much cooler than a drum set. The little, early version of a Zaharonasaurus is visible on my head in this image.

I have 18 tattoos, strictly speaking, but four are just tiny blurred ugly things, and there's 3 more that I don't like any more, but they seemed like a good idea when I was young and partying.
Tattoos last forever, I can't stress enough how important it is to take a LOT of time deciding on the design and placement, as well as finding a GOOD REPUTABLE artist to apply it. Currently I have one cover up (the Escher pic is coming), but will likely get a few more covered up before too long.

This is a pic of my first ink, a smiley faced mohican Mr. yuck. It is yucky, too.
To the left of it is my first moving piece, a shark eating a surfer. A little meaner than a smiling Mr. yuck, it was designed as a F. U. to the surfers, who were largely anti-shark, and anti-punk. This was my first moving piece, I planned it for my bicep, but my artist Natasha Robinson (can anyone send me her e-mail address, phone #, anything? ) suggested putting it on my elbow joint so the tail would move. I became somewhat obsessed with the idea of moving images on body joints, which lead directly to my rattlesnake tattoo a year later.

Cool things about this piece are:

If I grab you with my right hand, it looks like the snake is actually biting you. Little kids have lots of fun with that.

When the mouth is open, it looks like a real snake does when it strikes.

Winston Churchill's mother had a snake tat on her right wrist.

The idea for the Dragon took a while to come up with after this piece was finished. It started as a jungle theme, with tigers or another big cat moving on tree branches, and then the Dragon just came to me and felt so good. Originally it was just to be a chest piece, but to realize it's potential, Tasha said it would also take part of the back. And butt. And leg. I agreed with her wholly, having learned to LISTEN TO THE TATTOO ARTIST after an early mistake. I have a couple other moving pieces designed, but don't know when I'll ever have the time and money to get them done.

That's not all my tats, but it's all the ones I am going to put on the page ( except that Escher piece).