Happy new years!

Hope everyone had a great/safe Christmas and New Years.

It was a great year in tattooing for me. I know I probably have said that in past years, but I REALLY mean it for 2014. Skeleton Key tattoo has been great and was a easy transition and everyone there has been so kind. I feel like I learned a lot technically and design wise this year. I finally feel like I have an identity, and when someone looks at a piece of mine they can recognize it. I met so many great tattooers from all over the US. Most of all thanks to my amazing clientele. I am so gracious and appreciative for them.

I am stoked for 2015 and will continue to work hard to progress my skills. I am truly blessed to live such a awesome life filled with great people.

XOXO,
JT

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NH visit, tattoos

I went back east in September for a family visit and stopped off at creepy creations to say hi to Bob and Dan. It had been a while since the last time I’ve seen them, but they are two of the nicest and most genuine dudes I know. Just in case you don’t know Bob was my mentor and creepy creations is where I worked for the first five years of tattooing.

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Also working full time at skeleton key now, tuesday through Saturday.

Some current work:

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Out of commission.

I’ll be out of the shop for bit due to recent acl and meniscus surgery. If you ‘d like to make a future appointment with me please send me a email. Jaketongtattoos@gmail.com

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But in the mean time check out some cool tattoos I got to do leading up to surgery. Thanks to all my awesome clients! (Who happen to be a good chunk of the Portland cycling community)

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I also got to tattoo the amazing Glen Copus of http://www.elephantbikes.com who’s building my new road bike:

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Memorial Day

Spent a great day on the bike with friends. We got in a fair amount miles, probably more than I should be riding with all the stuff torn in my knee.

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Capped the night off with some Thai style BBQ. Well I actually made my own grub, but everyone else was eating the Thai BBQ. I grabbed some field roast “meatloaf” and slathered it in BBQ sauce, threw it on the grill, hucked it between a bun, and enjoyed it with a high life.

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While I’m sure many people had a great day such as mine, let’s not forget what the day is about and give thanks to those who gave their all for this country.