Anatomy of a Pinstripe

The reason I like this group of shots is because it shows all of the work and skill that’s required for something that might be considered a “simple” design.  One screw-up and it’s a “do over”.

In years past there have been tattoo artists at the SEMA show, ready to lay down a vendor’s logo (like Dunlop) on anyone crazy enough to get it.  I think I’ll stick to pinstripes.

 

Let me guess–you have a black camera too.
Let me guess–you have a black camera too.
Let me guess–you have a black camera too.
What colors? “Make it pop but keep it classic…Red and White.”
What colors? “Make it pop but keep it classic…Red and White.”
What colors?  “Make it pop but keep it classic…Red and White.”
This is not a hobby, it’s a lifestyle.
This is not a hobby, it’s a lifestyle.
This is not a hobby, it’s a lifestyle.
Notice the red paint on the magazine. The paint was carefully metered with fingers and paint swipes until the desired amount was reached.
Notice the red paint on the magazine. The paint was carefully metered with fingers and paint swipes until the desired amount was reached.
Notice the red paint on the magazine.  The paint was carefully metered with fingers and paint swipes until the desired amount was reached.
The whole design has been indexed off of the spare paint can.
The whole design has been indexed off of the spare paint can.
The whole design has been indexed off of the spare paint can.
Fuzzy picture? He’s got my damn camera!
Fuzzy picture? He’s got my damn camera!
Fuzzy picture?  He’s got my damn camera!
He’s painted his moniker, “kong” so small that it’s barely noticeable. 1/4″ total length
He’s painted his moniker, “kong” so small that it’s barely noticeable. 1/4″ total length
He’s painted his moniker, “kong” so small that it’s barely noticeable.  1/4″ total length
Stained fingers support a tiny brush.
Stained fingers support a tiny brush.
Stained fingers support a tiny brush.
White over Red.
White over Red.
White over Red.
A Kong Original. 🙂
A Kong Original. 🙂
A Kong Original. :)
Jeffrey Isbell of Kong’s Kuston Pinstriping, Chula Vista, CA
Jeffrey Isbell of Kong’s Kuston Pinstriping, Chula Vista, CA
Jeffrey Isbell of Kong’s Kuston Pinstriping, Chula Vista, CA

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