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Snake Tattoo

I tattooed a snake on my man and fellow tattoo artist Luke Wessman a while ago and I just got a chance to snap a photo of it now that it’s healed.

BTS Crew

The behind the scenes crew starting trickling in yesterday. Luke Wessman – the man not the myth – arrived at the Wooster Street Social Club by way of San Diego to take walk-ins yesterday.

Luke Wessman – Self Made

If you’re not familiar with Luke Wessman‘s work from Miami Ink, or from his downtown shop, Lucky’s Tattoo Parlor, his Southern California/Latin style is classic, free-flowing, heartfelt and badass — all mashed together. Offered above is a great film chronicling Luke Wessman’s journey into the world of tattooing. Enjoy!

Source: Hypebeast

Self Made Man – Opening Reception for Luke Wessman

Art Show/Mini-Documentary Premiere/Opening Reception for Luke Wessman
Saturday, September 11th | 7-10pm
Gallery A.K.A (Art Kills Artists) at Disconnected Salon | 3830 30th Street
Open to the public: September 12 – October 8
Open bar: Sponsored by Russian Standard Vodka | with DJ Stack-Aly

Are you on the list? This Friday, the solo exhibition and private event for San Diego’s own Luke Wessman is the place to be. If the opening of Lucky’s Tattoo Parlor on Broadway wasn’t enough for Luke, this exhibition of his non-skin-inked art at Gallery A.K.A. inside Disconnected Salon PLUS an exclusive mini-documentary premier of Mr. Wessman’s incredible story, aptly titled, Self Made certainly gives him a place within San Diego’s who’s who lineup. But you gotta RSVP by noon on Friday. Like, seriously… now!

More photos and video after the jump!

If you’re not familiar with Luke Wessman’s work from Miami Ink, or from his downtown shop, Lucky’s Tattoo Parlor, his Southern California/Latin style is classic, free-flowing, heartfelt and badass — all mashed together. His paintings reflect a similar vibe as his ink. Not only that, but he’s got a great story, and is a testament to all of us out there trying to follow our dreams and make it on our own.

It took, “7 months of hard labor,” plus all the “money, blood, sweat and tears,” he could give to build the new shop. Check out the amazing transformation of a rundown coffee shop turned tattoo parlor via before-and-after photos of on his website.

This is an event about art, about community, about Vodka, even. But the underlying theme is that all that stuff we’ve heard is true: Put your mind to it & you can do anything. Self-Motivated, Self-Taught, Self-Reliant: Self Made. With a little help from friends along the way… Including a good friend to, J Feather of Art Kills Artists, who actually put this event together, and who’s been working endlessly to make sure that the whole night will be just perfect.

Now go self-make yourself check it out!

Source – The Mixter

the wild and free: LUKE WESSMAN

West Coast tattoo artist Luke Wessman, of LUCKYS TATTOO PARLOR in San Diego, was recently featured on a very cool blog called, “The Wild and Free“, – a blog for all the people who are unrestricted in their pursuit to be Wild and Free.

Luke often comes to Miami and he has an open invitation as a guest tattooer here at the Miami Ink / Love Hate tattoo studio.

Make sure you check out his blog, – Self Made – and please support him and his crew if you are in the area. We’re all looking forward to your next visit to MIA Luke!




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Love Hate Tattoos

Love Hate Tattoo Studio is home of the famous Miami Ink artists. The studio is filled with an array of talented guys ready to accommodate you for walk-ins. we are open 7 days a week from 11am-11pm

Wooster Street Social Club

WSSC is home of TLC's hit reality TV Show "NY Ink" - we accept walk-ins only - we are open 7 days a week from 11am-9pm

Love Hate Lounge

If getting tattooed and shopping gets you thirsty, not to worry, stop by our bar - Love Hate Lounge - located at 423 Washington Avenue - South Beach | Miami


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