Sunday, October 30, 2011

His mind is warped he's covered with tat f#ckin' toos..

On weekend nights it is not unusual for a few of the Bad Luxicons to be hangin'10 at Olde City Tattoo shop with Johnny Gues? Scott Smith, and many surprise guests, that stroll in to entertain or complain...Hence the term "Ya'll spensive!" Well, this particular night I was in the back on the computer when Johnny called me to come up front to see something. He introduces me to Jimmy from the Canersie neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. Jimmy is covered in old tattoos from Tony Polito "Brooklyn Tony" and had great stories to accompany the tattoos themselves. Johnny has taught me a lot about tattoo history, and it's always a great conversation topic when old time tattooers and tattooing gets brought up, John knows I have a passion for these old images and stories so, it would only be right for me to ask Jimmy if I could photo his tattoos, he said sure and told us the story for almost each one, with his wife in the back round confirming the chaotic times in Brooklyn Tony's tattoo parlor. All of these tattoos were done at a time when tattooing was illegal in New York state. "You came in sat quietly til it was your turn, you could not leave once you entered until you were done, and there was always a guy watching the door with a sawed off shot gun in his coat as a look out for the shop." Here are a few of Jimmy's tattoos done by Tony Polito.






Johnny did this on me that evening as well..

90's flashback for iLLewsion...Highscool when we reminisce....


Saturday, October 29, 2011

Kid Slug and Bad Lux


I was looking at kid slug tats on google image search. The first page is all from bad lux, nice. Also found this gem

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

interesting internetting...

Might be the best shirt ever to date, some type of vintage sample amazingnessism...Contest that?

Lady death dodger...

76' n em...

we in da' street..you industry...

bad meaning good, meaning if I had A porsche it would look exactly like this...

Heyyyyyyy...what A knucklehead??? Not the Fonz you idiot that guy is cooler then A cucumber, the motorcycle dummy!

R.I.P Macho Man slug...

Hidden agendas...

For all the lack'rs and 100 dollar stackers...

late 90's rotation...


I MISS SUMMER TOO....

HOLY SHIT.....

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Ground control to Major Tom-orrow...

Awesome Edmund Helping T-Bone Diddy simplify his hording habituals...It's A long story....

Took this photo while staying at iLLewsions house in Seattle, he had it hanging in his bathroom.. Black Velvet or Black Velour...Bad meaning holy shit where did you find this art???

Edmundo cool in the mixtape madness of our own Tdiddy's 30 year collection of junk!

110 years ago this guy performed the very fine art that we have come to recognize as Fitti'...Empire bldg. Phila, Pa.

Took this photo while in everyones hometown, and my hometown too.. Media, Pa. Not related to the fresh Prince but def to Bel Air...

I miss summer all ready

Rising above


-DAN

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Westside connect...Duuuuuuude!

So, my best friend moved to california today....Hope the move brings peace, love, and happiness!

Darryl lending a little labor and love to help Den finish his bike before Cali.

American time machinery mixed with wild dreamery...

Fume room..West Philly

West philly...

pix worth a thousand words...

Doesn't everyone have an INDIAN motor in their dining room?

Jackelope...amongst other things...

Pretty good!!

Redwing 2941... Not For Japan Only Anymore

Brilliant

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Slow day!!


Bored at work so I figured I'd make a lil art for my mans and them......

Lost & Found


Yahtzee!

Break'n egg &cheese machine rides again

Snapped this one of Ralph today after finishing up the last few things on his ironhead. You might just be able to see his smile, even from the back


-DAN

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

more fighya part 2






video
I have seen this rasta sportster van at Nicks a couple of times and it it real saweet!