Artistry of Mike Harmon A.K.A. "NECKBONE"

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Memoirs of a Tattoo Artist, True Tattoo Shop Stories

Posted by mike on January 17, 2018 at 11:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Episode 1: Oh my God, He's dying

 This didn't happen to me, but I was there when it did, heheheh.

 A lady comes in to the shop for a tattoo, (not sure what it was though). She sits down with one of the artist and gets her tattoo. She liked it so much, she makes an appointment for her and her husband to get tattoos in the near future.

 Tattoo day comes and the wife and husband arrive with daughter and boyfriend in tow. Now this is hubby's fi...

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conveying tattoo design to your artist

Posted by mike on December 5, 2011 at 8:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Have you ever tried to guess what somone is thinking. Well thats what its like for your artist when a client is giving a vague description of their idea for their next tattoo.specifically when the description includes " i want it to look beautiful" or "I want it to pop", beauty is a matter of opinion or is in the eyes of the beholder. in other words, one persons idea of what is beautiful or visually appealling can and will vary from one person to the next.

     The b...

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Tattoos & Symbolism

Posted by mike on June 1, 2010 at 9:34 PM Comments comments (0)

I will post, (with research references), traditional and commonly tattooed symbology information. Hopefully if you are entertaining one of these subjects as a tattoo, this information may be useful in deciding if it's right for you.

Chinese Dragons


The dragon is an important and revered symbol in China.

A 19th century engraving of a Chinese Dragon, color engraving on wood.


The Chinese dragon is a symbol of w...

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Tattoo Design Choice

Posted by mike on April 1, 2010 at 1:26 AM Comments comments (1)

 The best thing you can do is ask yourself why you want a particular design. The more thought that goes into a tattoo design, The less likely you are to regret it later in life or not so later. Do not get one on impulse, it is a lot more permanent than you think, even with painful laser removal. Also, not all ideas or art work will make a good tattoo. run your idea or art work by the tattoo artist to head off any disappointment if your tattoo idea isn't workable.