Thursday, December 30, 2010

Been Away....

I have been away from my blog... My aunt died Christmas & Corey been working on the merchise for the new City of Ink online store.. AJ is up in DC & NYC filming Chris, Imani, & Sophie... I been working hard saving up money for the grandopening of City of Ink "Brooklyn". Prophet had his 10th bday this month... It's been a longggg book is almost finished... I need to go back and add a few random sketches... I started this drawing over in London.. The guy was sitting across from me on the train... He was an interesting character so I had to capture the moment...The people of London with their fashion & style REALLY inspire me...well y'all will hear from me soon... I will be going to Asheville today.. My aunt is laid to rest tomorrow... God Bless you Aunt Pauline... I love you lady....RIP.. Use the pain to fuel the art... That's what she wanted from me...

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Monday, December 20, 2010

VOTE for your City: 2011 Tattoo Tour

If you want your city included in my "2011 Tattoo Tour" call 404-525-4465 1pm-10pm.. The city with the most votes will get visited FIRST... Power is in numbers.. So get people to call and VOTE for your city....right now DC, SF, & LA are leading in VOTES!

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Sunday, December 19, 2010

Do City of Ink DESERVE a TV Show???

Do City of Ink deserve a TV show?....the POWER is only in your hands...the PEOPLE have to DEMAND it..and email and write the netwerks...power is in this video and spread it around!!!! The City of Ink TV show????? yall make it happen...we did our part...its all up to the people now...

Miya Bailey tries Escargot in PARIS

SALE GOSSE 2 (shot by Corey Davis)

Yall dont even understand what this short video means to me...when I was going to Asheville High School I was always in one really understood my views on the world and how I wanted to see, taste, and feel new things...I always felt I was a KING even as a child....I would tell my teachers "Yall, will see one day I will be in Paris sipping wine with my pinky figure up like I'm rich" it might don't be a big deal to others...but it was a big deal to ME....when I say something out loud for others to hear..I will do what I said I will one can make me out to be a liar...I'm a MAN OF MY WORD and follow all my dreams like a MAN suppose to....from small to big goals...I did it and I want to do and see more....a ghetto nigga in Paris eatting crazy foods and drinking wine with Corey Davis and Samba Sillah...City of Ink is a LIFESTYLE!!! we live this shit!

SALE GOSSE 2 from Creative Control on Vimeo.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

8000 Followers on Twitter

I just reached 8000 followers on Twitter....that's ok for a tattoo artist...Mr.Cartoon got over 11,000... And I'm sure Kat Von D is in the millions... I'm thankful people even care... Blessings y'all

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Tuesday, December 14, 2010


The City of Ink Family goes to Paris, France to visit the Eiffel Tower...its been a dream of mine as a child to visit Paris...when I was in school I always told my friends oneday I will be in Paris, eatting different foods, and sipping wine with my pinky finger out like I'm rich...I'm not rich at less those dreams did come true...this is Part 1 of the Paris series...Part 2 drops on thrusday and part 3 next monday...please give feedback...shot by Corey Davis of City of Ink & Creative Control

SALE GOSSE PT I from Creative Control on Vimeo.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

QnA with Miya Bailey pt 3

In Part 3 of the Q&A series..I get asked questions about racism in tattooing and what I would I thought I would be doing when I was a kid....enjoy more videos to come! Q&A intro will also be shown on Part 4

QnA with Miya Bailey pt 3 from artemus jenkins on Vimeo.

GPTV 7: Paper Frank’s Monsters Show

Paper Frank recently held a solo art exhibition at City of Ink called ‘Monsters’ that ended up turning into a pretty insane party. Brought to you by Monster Energy and Greedmont Park. [Shot an Edited by Corey Davis]

Corey Davis Commercial 2011

Corey just finished his commercial yesterday...its VERY dope!!! very the music

Neighbors: Mike Giant (Trailer)

Here’s a trailer for a documentary on one of my favorite artist, Mike Giant. “The working title for the project is Neighbors, a series of short stories about individuals from various neighborhoods in San Francisco.”

Neighbors: Mike Giant (Trailer) from Agency Charlie on Vimeo.

Adele – Rolling In The Deep [Video]

Yall know Adele is one of my favorites...shit she might be my fav if I really think about it...I love the spirit and soul of this young woman...everyday I listen to her CD titled "19" now she will be returning with her 2md album titled "21" Adele is an amazing song writer...her words paint the most visual stories...a true talent and maybe one of the best song writers of this time....I do love this woman!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

The Art of Controversy: 4 Year Anniversary Art show in FEB

Sneak preview for the City of Ink
4 year Anniversary in Feb!! If you want to enter art in this art show contact me at 404-644-1912 (cell) or call City of Ink at 404-525-4465 1pm-10pm closed Sundays... Painters, photographers, illustrators, etc...

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Friday, December 10, 2010

"Monster" Art Show TONITE!

Tonight @ City of Ink 7pm-10pm.... Support Art in Atlanta! 323 Walker Street ATL GA 30313

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Amsterdam (Outakes) Video

FOUR TWENTY FOUR SEVEN OUTTAKES: This is the last video from the Amsterdam series...Corey put together all the outtakes and made this video...boy I miss Europe..I hope yall enjoyed the London & Amsterdam short films...on monday Creative Control will upload the PARIS stay tuned!

FOUR TWENTY FOUR SEVEN OUTTAKES from Creative Control on Vimeo.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Freehand Sleeve

One of my favorite clients came down from Washington, DC again for another session.... I still have 2 more sessions to go before the sleeve is finished...but we got a lot done.. Back of arm, shoulder, and elbow are next... Stay tuned.

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Location:323 Walker St. ATL GA 30313


FOUR TWENTY FOUR SEVEN PT 3 from Creative Control on Vimeo.

Ghamte of Patta breaks down Amsterdam's streetwear culture for us.

Monday, December 6, 2010


Running from time.... Hunting dreams like animals in the jungle.. We are prey will be as pretty as a morning dove.... But I will eat you alive... I'm a BEAST

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SELF LOVE (18 & over)

Self Love...Dreaming of the perfect lover.. The others couldn't fill you up...left you wanting more... Those spots were only touched once...the back of it only touched once... You dream of... Pleasure... get go... The perfect lover.. The perfect size...the perfect soul.. But you can't have him.. He's only a dream.. So your left alone to self love

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Friday, December 3, 2010

Q&A With Miya Bailey Pt. 2

Q&A With Miya Bailey Pt. 2 from artemus jenkins on Vimeo.

For the second part of the Q&A series the people ask Miya: What defines a great artist? & How do I see myself at age 50?

Thursday, December 2, 2010


FOUR TWENTY FOUR SEVEN PT. 2 from Creative Control on Vimeo.

The City of Ink family continues their journey in Amsterdam. After smoking a few blunts at the Rokerij Coffeeshop they go to check out the infamous Red Light District. [Shot By Corey Davis]

Sneak Preview: Painting

I smoked a blunt... Put Kid Cudi's lastest album on repeat...erased all thoughts and just let the music move my hands... This is just a sneak preview... I will be posting this painting step by step.. Please stay tuned...

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Miya Bailey photos by Loli Hara

Loli Hara caught me showing off my tattoo... Man I hate taking photos.... But I love good photography... Many blessings

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City of Ink photos by Loli Hara

Loli Hara dropped by City of Ink and shot a few photos... Thanks Sis

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