Friday, September 4, 2009

Who are the "4" ?

The Chosen 4.....Photos by TT Coles (thanks sis, amazing job!)






For Oct, Nov, and Dec..I will only be taking LARGE tattoo appointments..a lot of my LOYAL clients are very happy about this because I can spend more time with one client at a time those months..and some of my clients are upset because they want me to do small tattoos...I have been tattooing for 16 years and I'm at a point of my career where I want to pass the torch to younger tattoo artists I feel who will do smaller tattoos better than I can...I LOVE doing big pieces, shit I'm in LOVE with doing sleeves, backpieces, side rib pieces, and legs...I have been studying a lot if Shige's work (yellowblaze.net) and the way his work flows covering so much of the human body is PURE beauty...I'm looking for new muse, human canvas so do LARGE pieces..I will even do them for FREE..I would like my LOYAL clients to TRUST me and please let "THE 4" dripping stars of COI do the smaller work for me....they do large tattoo too..don't get it twisted..all 4 are amazing talents..but I really want to move away from small "walk-in" style tattooing...I feel I will be happier...and if you believe in my dreams you would do your research and check out Melvin Todd, Corey Davis, Sophie, and Chris McAdoo...I want to REALLY introduce the world to the "4" they ARE City of Ink...they are the ARTISTS, and they are open for walk-ins 6 days a week. Each artist have their own style of tattooing...no clones...but ALL were trained so they can add on to MY work and do MY style of tattooing when needed...we are family here so I don't mind my clients letting for of the COI artists ink them....my beef only with the ones who go to other shops after I spend YEARS with Tuki Carter training these young artist...and I PROMISE you each one is making a solid name in this tattoo business...starting low as $40 for walk-ins...they guys are trendsetters....watch out world for the "CHOSEN 4"

7 comments:

philliisoflii said...

This was touching. It showed the world that your trust in the "4". Which in your business, means a lot, especially from a man of integrity

Nik said...

This says a lot to me and with that City of Ink will be the only place I will get tattoos. I love the vibe and REAL hard work that comes with City of Ink!

LaBront-DeTron said...

What's up Miya, I greet you in PEACE!I've been following you for a minute, on myspace, twitter, etc. Your work is very inspiring as well as motivating. I personally dig your paintings, as an artist myself,I trully appreciate it.Sometimes I wish I lived in the ATL area so I can be apart & experience the City of Ink movement. I hope to get a tattoo by you in the near future. It would be a honor to be a(free) walking canvas for you...as I would like a large peice, a sleeve.=]
Respectfully,
LaBront @ImagesbyLaBront on Twitter

s i n c e r e said...

Yes Shige's work is beautiful. The Japanese are VERY serious about their tattoo's. They don't mind doing the whole body tattoo. Personally I've always liked the full body tats myself as they tell a story better.

robyn.em said...

miya, i love the blatantly obvious faith you have in your crew.that sort of connection is good for business, not just in the sense that you all can get along in the space you're in, but also because your clientele picks up on the rapport, or at least i know that 'i' did. i already had 100% faith in YOUR work, and reading/hearing about the faith that you have in those that you work with..well, let me put it this way--seeing your work is a testament to the fact that you know art, and if you're giving YOUR stamp of approval on something, then it MUST be good, or better yet, great. artistically speaking, i love your openness to 'edge' and i am always emblazoned with admiration and awe when i look at your creations. i definitely need to get back in your chair soon, and i'm open to whatever your mind/hand/needles create, if you've got an idea, well then by gosh, i'll be that canvas--and this time, i really don't wanna see it before it's done, that way it can be like the true unveiling of a masterpiece!

Sole~Bound said...

can you work around an ocean of freckels and moles on a bare back? thats whats been holding me back from my back piece...

10.13.1983.30 said...

Respect to you passing the/your artform on to others!!! Hope for the future! What are the stipulations/parameters for the free large piece? I am planning to schedule a side piece of a Sankofa bird and Gye Nyame with you...