Thursday, March 29, 2012

Taking a break from black metal

We've been back from Germany for a few days now, and while the exhibition looks rad and we had a wonderful trip, it's reeeeally nice that it's all over now. Like, so incredibly nice.
We're actually only home for a little while and then we're off to Japan again, but at least there's no planning involved in that... or long ass drives! Just good friends and good food and probably lots and lots of radiation... oh, wait, not a great thing...
Anyway, i hope i'll be able to post some more tattoo pictures, since they've been increasingly rare here, considering this is a tattoo blog and all. But Black Metal March being all secret and shit has not made that easy for me!
But at least i had Allan send me a few "older-but-still-pretty-new" pictures yesterday, and that definitely is better than no tattoo pictures at all, right?

Part of a still ongoing sleeve on Natalie

I've been updating the blog ever so subtly this week. The "Travel & Guests" tab is now "News & Events", for instance. This is because i needed the tab to be a bit broader to include fun shop events like Halloween, something we hope to do more of this year. There's also a calendar now that you can check to see when we're doing something fun at the shop, or elsewhere!
I've updated the faq and other stuff too, and as usual, you're welcome to let me know if there's something you think i need to add to that.

Oh, and some info about the exhibition! I know i wrote in the previous post that it's there until the 13th of May, and it technically still is, but the owners of the gallery are going on vacation from the 1st of April till the 3rd of May, and that's, well, pretty close to being the whole exhibition period! So the gallery will be closed throughout April, but if you want to go see the show (and why wouldn't you? It's both awesome and amazing!), you can send them an email ( to let them know when you're coming, and they'll make sure someone is there to let you in. Easy as that!
We'll be posting a few pictures from the opening soon, either here or on Allan's blog, or maybe both, and in the meantime, you can see a sneak peek over on my blog!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

"Faces of Black Metal" countdown

We're almost done with framing the paintings for Uncle Allan's first solo show in Germany this weekend, and that's a good thing too, cause we're leaving tomorrow morning!
We're gonna take a family road trip down there, and visit friends in Hamburg on the way, so hopefully it'll be a fun ride.
The opening party is this Saturday, so if you're in Oberhausen, or anywhere near that, come by the gallery and see Allan's awesome paintings and say hi!
The show will run until the 13th of May, so if you can't make it this weekend, there's still plenty of opportunity to see it.

Click here to read more about the gallery and how to find it

Saturday, March 17, 2012

"Adam Hays, Adam Hays, Naked in our shop, Adam Hays"*

Damn, it's been a while since i've posted here, and the last time i did post something it just made you guys all sad, so i guess i should get to blogging some fun stuff, right?
We don't have time for a lot of blogging these days. Or fun stuff, for that matter! No, that last part is not true. It's just that black metal march and the black metal art show in Germany is taking up a lot of our time, and although they're both super fun projects, it'll be kind of nice to have them behind us.
The art show is next week, and we'll be driving to Germany with a bunch of paintings and a dog that always needs to pee, so i'll definitely be blogging about that!

So since we're basically at the shop all the friggin time, we're happy that our guest Adam has been booked for the better part of the week too, so we at least got to hang out at the shop. Oh, and there were some late dinners too.
On the days Adam didn't work, he got his back tattooed by Eckel. They started his epic backpiece Wednesday and continued it today, and it's looking pretty amazing already, but you'll just have to take my word for it... or find Adam and make him strip for you.

 A couple of the tattoos Adam did at the shop this week, taken from instagram:

Boar on Matthias

I think this is a character from some movie... Star-something...

Here's Adam having super lots of fun getting his butt tattooed today!
And just cause it's so awesome: the cake Allan's client Tom baked for us... it was as delicious as it was evil!

*Should be sung to the tune of "Baby Monkey", cause, well, that's what we did!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Eckel is leaving... it must be Thursday!

That was a Buffy reference there, in case you're less nerdy than us... which, let's face it, you probably are!
Anyway, Eckel finally decided to go public with his news of moving (again), so now i can post it here too.
If you're a Danish client who needs to finish a tattoo, you should get in touch with Eckel right away, and if you're not a regular of his, but just someone hoping to get tattooed by him, all you can do at this time is to keep an eye on his blog for future dates and booking info.

"i will leave denmark for good in may, therefore i wont take on new clients.
people with ongoing projects should get in contact with me as soon as possible.i will hopefully come back once in a while to keep in touch with allan and amalie(and lucifer,of course!)so in case stuff needs some finishing,there will be another chance later on.

i will announce me next destination on here in a few months,,but i have a long summer travelling ahead,and that will give me time to figure out where to go.

thanks to everybody who made my time in denmark a life changing are the best."

Og så den danske: Eckel flytter fra Danmark, så dette er din sidste chance i denne omgang hvis du er ved at få lavet noget af ham, som du gerne vil have færdigt inden han rejser i maj.
Hvis du ikke er kunde, men bare havde håbet på at blive det i den nærmeste fremtid, må du væbne dig med tålmodighed, og tjekke hans blog for opdateringer.
Han vil selvfølgelig komme tilbage til København og besøge os engang i fremtiden.