Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Danny Wolf

Danny Wolf and the Wolf's Den Tattoo Parlor back in 1984 - I owe this man alot, It was his doings that got me into the business of tattooing , I first met Danny when I was around 15 years old when he was tattooing a friend of mine Nicky Malone, 3 years later Danny tattooed me in this shop. The Wolfs Den was the greatest tattoo shop . With nothing but smoked out old flash on the wall and bikes parked outside it was almost intimating to walk inside. I'll never forget the day I asked Danny if I could just hold one of his tattoo machines, He laughed and said something like "I dont give a fuck" Well thats where it all started for me. I have mad respect for this man and I let him know it everytime I see him by simply saying "Thanks Dan for getting me into this shit! "

Danny in front of the Wolfs Den - Rte 9 Lakewwod NJ


Danny today with his son Eddie who has turned into a great artist himself
Thanks Lutz for these pics!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

A day with English Don

Yesterday Panhead Rick and myself took off early morning in the 25 degree spring weather of New Jersey, heading out to ride with legendary English Don. We met up at the Palace diner in Flushing NY right off the Long Island express way. To my surprise the first person i ran into was Andy Hoffer, its always great to see Andy. Don arrived , gave us all our marching orders and then we rode. The first stop was to see Paul Cox and his shop. What a cool place full of motorcycles and art. Thanks to Paul for welcoming us in! Next stop was Indian Larry motorcycles, a shop full of reminders of the legendary Larry himself. Then it was off to Buckleys Bar in Long Island! great time!! and thanks English Don for the invite. It was cold as balls but we were still on two wheels

Pics from Dennis Maloney

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Clayton Fink

Clayton came in from Arizona for a little One Eyed Fink! fun tattoo to do!

















Monday, March 21, 2011

Smokeout 2008

video
Thanks to Laura for this video - this was a great ride!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Poppa Pan in the wind!

My dad aint done yet! After close to 60 years on two wheels he decided to go for three! After kicking cancer in the ass pops has decided to run Europe again. this time on his new TriGlide. He asked me today if i liked it and if i wanted to trade my pan with him. I laughed and said "Dad I like your trike but you aint getting my pan"






Sunday, March 13, 2011

Bear -R.I.P.


Owsley "Bear" Stanley Dies in Car Accident

Longtime Grateful Dead confidant Owsley “Bear” Stanley died in a car crash near his home in Australia earlier today. Though his exact age was not known, Stanley was believed to be 75.

Stanley first met the members of the Grateful Dead at an acid test in San Francisco in 1966. He held many roles in the band’s organization over the years, including manager, financier, sound designer and recording engineer. He designed the group’s signature Wall of Sound system and co-designed its iconic lightning bolt/skull logo with artist Bob Thomas. Though Stanley and Thomas originally created the logo in 1969, the insignia first entered the public consciousness when it appeared on the band’s 1973 live album History of the Grateful Dead, Volume 1: Bear’s Choice, a tribute to the recently deceased Grateful Dead keyboardist/vocalist Ron “Pigpen” McKernan. The album also popularized another Dead logo inspired by Stanley: the psychedelic dancing bear. The dancing part of the logo’s design is a reference to his brief stint as a professional ballet dancer in the ’50s and members of Stanley’s family coined his Bear part of his nickname when he started growing body hair at a young age.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

I need better brakes!

well i took my pan on its first ride with the baker 6in4 transmission today and i have to admit thats all the hipe that George the Painter and Englishman sold me was full of the truth! Just when i thought I had way to much motor for my transmission I now have way to much transmission for my motor! anyone selling 80" ul wheels????

God Save The Queen



Monday, March 7, 2011

BAKED!

Viola is officially Baked!!!!! Just finished squeezing the 6 speed in her!!! Ive got a couple small thing to finish up then we can go do some wheelies! I hope that doesnt void the warranty!!!!


Thursday, March 3, 2011

Tattoo-A-GoGo

The old Villager inn GOGO Bar gave us this pole today so we figured it needed a good home in the Tattoo Shop! This should really make things interesting in the shop. we just started getting it in today and mocked her all up tomorrow it will be Tattoo-A-GoGo more pics tomorrow


Shxnnxn

Shannon aka Shxnnxn is one of my favorite people to tattoo! congrats to her and look for her on the cover of Maxim! Support your local hottie!



Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Tribal Sun coverup

Cover up on Vonrothinfink tonight. believe it or not there is a big black tribal sun under this! i must say i had no i idea which way this was going to turn out.

Baker 6 !

My Baker 6 came today for my Pan! big thanks to the Baker crew but a special thanks to James Simonelli for all his help in making this happen! cant wait to walk past those new baggers! Ole Viola deserves it! Ive seen and heard many things about Baker and there transmissions but i must say until you actually hold one in your hands you cant believe the quality of there product!





Baker 6 came today for my Pan! big thanks to the Baker crew but a special thanks to James Simonelli for all his help and making it happen! cant wait to walk past those new baggers! Ole Viola deserves it!