Eddie Stacey to Join the Ink & Dagger Family

“By the pricking of my thumbs, Something wicked this way comes.”

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Eddie Stacey  is at this very moment barreling east from Bakersfield towards Atlanta with his beautiful family in tow. Ink&Dagger Tattoo Parlour couldn’t be more pleased to announce his permanent position and relocation.

“I’m very excited to have Eddie Stacey starting at the shop this month. I’ve known Eddie since we worked in adjoining booths at Ink & Iron in Long Beach California a few years back. I remember being really impressed with his Star Wars meets Japanese iconography paintings he was doing.” said Russ Abbott.

”He excels at both drawing and rendering so it’s hard to say which style I like best from Eddie. I love his use of value. I also love when he does Japanese style imagery. To me, his mix of traditional imagery with just a hint of style and illustrative technique is a great recipe.”

Tattoo by Eddie StaceyMr.Stacey is bringing a moving van full of experience, drive, and an enduring love for the craft of tattooing.  The 12-year veteran tattoo artist began on the road– painting flash and selling it to tattoo shops from Louisiana up to Seattle and back down the coast and asking for advice along the way.  With a background in graffiti and later design he would say “If graffiti was my first love, tattooing is my soul mate.”

When we asked him what he loved about tattooing as he was powering through Amarillo with his family. He said  “Tattooing is a craft that raised me out of my circumstances and brought me to a place I never dreamed being, it gave me my wife, it fed and clothed my children and let me make my art on my terms, it’s my life. I have to give to tattooing as much as she gives to me. If it’s symbiotic or you become a rockstar that feels tattooing is there for you, she will only give back what is put in.” he said.

Tattoo by Eddie Stacey

Tattoo by Eddie Stacey

 

Eddie Stacey is looking forward to joining the Ink & Dagger family in Decatur, GA and is excited to contribute his unique perspective to the table.  “I want more REAL experiences and a future for my family beyond what I feel California can provide. I want to make my name respected by those that have already earned a respected name. I feel that Atlanta is a place I can discover this.”

“Ink & Dagger is an example of how I feel tattooing can be respected and appreciated on many levels. The work speaks volumes and I am honored to be a part of it.” he added.

 

“I’m sure our clients are going to be as impressed with Eddie Stacey as I have been. I’m looking forward to great things from him.” said Russ Abbott.

 

Keep an eye on this Ink&Dagger tattooer at www.eddiestacey.com and follow him on Instagram @eddiestacey

Get a piece of Eddie Stacey for your coffee table or flash rack.

Get a piece of Eddie Stacey for your coffee table or flash rack.

Tattoo by Eddie Stacey

Tattoo by Eddie Stacey

Tattoo by Eddie Stacey

Tattoo by Eddie Stacey

Tattoo by Eddie Stacey

Tattoo by Eddie Stacey

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Tattoo by Eddie Stacey

Tattoo by Eddie Stacey

Tattoo by Eddie Stacey

Tattoo by Eddie Stacey

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Scotty Munster Guest Artist May 22nd-23rd

Inspirational tattoo artist  Scotty Munster will be making an Atlanta appearance at Ink&Dagger Tattoo Parlour May 22nd-23rd. Scotty hails from Olde Town Tattoos in the land of 10,000 lakes, St.Cloud Minnesota. Get in where you fit in, you do not want to miss an opportunity to see this amazing artist in action.

Easy Come, Easy Go:The Story of Pooptionary

Hello Pooptionary, Good Bye Pooptionary.
Russ Abbott is full of brilliant ideas; sometimes they come out smoothly, sometimes they’re a bit rough.  And sometimes, he doesn’t give a courtesy flush.  We ask him to, but seeing as he IS the boss around here and we’re really into recycling… it’s hard to make it a habit.  Long story short, Russ Abbott decided to start an Instagram page for “Pooptionary”.
The basic gist of it was people using the basic free form of their excrement to make a drawing, and then add it to the  “Pooptionary” Instagram page.  It’s like the Rorschach test of feces inspection.  The idea and the page went nuts and as soon as Russ made a couple posts, people were submitting their poop inspired drawings (the laxative companies can send the royalty check any day now).
By the time 8 hours, and as many hundred of flushes had passed, the page had over 800 followers.  It could have been viral poo. But there was trouble in poo-land. Somebody flagged the account.  At first, Instagram only took down a couple of photos, then the whole feed disappeared.  Russ was victim to a very vague letter, and the general idea was that they thought the page was shitty.
So long for now,  Pooptionary, we’ll be sure to visit when we need ideas about the next I&D coffee table book… We’re throwing around the title “Drawing Part Deuce.”

13 lbs,10 oz!! Ink&Dagger Tattoo Blog is NOW HERE!

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WELCOME TO OUR BLOG!
The birth of the blog was hot and laborious–but the Ink&Dagger  team pushed through.  Sweaty and frazzled, we present for your welcome our little slice of tattoo experience. Welcome to  the home of Atlanta’s finest tattooers and all the weird shit we do and the cool people who let  us do it to them–Ink&Dagger Tattoo Parlour.
It is our intent to open up the doors of Ink&Dagger so you (dear reader) too can experience the phenomenon that is our modest tattoo shop. We’d like to use this space to get to know you, and for you to get to know us.
Tattoo is a collaboration between artist and client, your ideas and body and our experience, art , and execution; this blog would like to reflect that collaboration. Plus, we have lots of cool shit to show you.
Fair warning… things can get a little weird and wild and will definitely get silly. Comments and feedback are encouraged, spam and jerks can write a letter to Santa.
Welcome to the world Ink&Dagger blog!!!!
(Photo illustration of birth scene is a collaboration between mAry d’Aloisio and Russ Abbott)