after doing the occasional intentionally crude nefarious stick 'n poke tattoo here and there over the years, my old friend jason friedman persuaded me to come do a few out of his newly opened VIOLET TIGER TATTOO PARLOR. turns out that when using proper inks and needles in a sterile environment you can produce a refined and enjoyable product, even within the confines of the hand-poked process. was able to do 20+ over what was supposed to be a limited three-week period. though not my primary focus, it was still a good time. perhaps more to come in the future.