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If you are not familiar with the Two Dollar Tattoo Project please CLICK HERE! to get the 411 or read the sidebar info. To clarify this project is for industry professionals and not meant to be a way for the general public to get a tattoo for only Two Dollars. Please be sure to click on the images to see them large enough to really appreciate them. Our little project is run exclusively by the volunteer time of working professionals and the generosity of our industry sponsors. Help keep the lights on here, please comment if you like what you see and check out our great sponsors. To see our recent winners click here!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Two Dollar Tattoos By Cory Ferguson and Kevin Urie

I was really happy to receive this submission for many reasons. First off the photographs documenting the event by Liam Queeney are just amazing! Secondly this submission really demonstrated the true spirit of this project. Two really great artists came together to offer each other a professional courtesy and really take on this challenge and set the bar. Cory Ferguson (El Presedente of Good Point Tattoos in Oakville Ontario) did this fantastic single needle Che Guevara portrait and in trade received a little Bakechochin from Kevin Urie (of Mata Mata Studios in Hamilton Ontario). When you are done reading all this and want to see more photos of everything i suggest you go to Liam's Flikr Photo Stream and see the rest HERE! On a side note some of these images are also of the tattoos healed. If you look close you can tell so please as always click the images to really see the quality of the work being submitted, comment a lot and visit our sponsors at the top of the page and give them your hard earned money!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Two Dollar Tudor Rose By Chris Hall

Carrying on with more from our friend Chris Hall we have a lovely little Tudor Rose paired with an equally as lovely English ale. Chris by now is clearly no stranger to the The Two Dollar Tattoo Project as this is now his third entry. A true Renaissance man, Chris is also credited with being the first and only tattooer that submitted images to this project that has made his own single round needles (you can read all about in his first submission)! The wearer of the Tudor Rose is a man well familiar with needles, body piercer Brock Bassels of Lucky Devil .

Two Dollar Muff Diver Tattoo By Chris Hall

To finally end our all Star Wars streak I present to you a little Spider Webb Flash Tribute! This little Muff Diver tattoo was single needled by Chris Hall (of Crown and Anchor Tattoo in Barrie Ontario). The lucky recipient is fellow tattooer and former apprentice of Mr Hall, Elless Mullen. Aside from the great work on this tattoo I do have to say my favorite part of this set has to be the barrier used for the Twonee... More to come from Chris in the next entry.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Two Dollar Salacious B. Crumb Tattoo By Matthew Ellis

The final in our little Star Wars Trilogy of Two Dollar Tattoos by Matthew Ellis (of Seven Crowns Tattoo in Toronto Ontario)! A single needle Salacious B. Crumb Tattoo on friend of the Two Dollar Tattoo Project "Jedi Kim". On a side note Kim was one of the featured models in the Force In the Flesh Book by Shane Turgeon. The book features a large collection of fantastic Star Wars related tattoo work and the people who love them. I have been recently chatting with Shane about his appreciation of the Two Dollar Tattoo Project as well as the great representation of Star Wars Fans on this blog!

Shane is arguably the best authority on tattoos related to the childhood icons of anyone older then 30 right now. If you grew up with Star Wars, The Transformers, or my personal alma mater G.I. Joe you will love Shane's Archive over at Tattoos & Toys. If you have a toy tattoo or love toy tattoos please do our friend a solid and send him photos of your work for his archive or buy some of his incredible merch!

*On a side not I need to locate the photo of the actual Exchange of the ceremonial Twonnee. I was there when this tattoo was done so I know it happened... i will find it and post it later. I should also mention that the stencil machine was not happy that day and decided to produce a less then reliable stencil for this project. Fortunately for Matt and Kim, the force was strong with the parties involved as well as apparently a photographic memory of the entire library of Star Wars characters.

Two Dollar Gamorrean Guard Tattoo By Matthew Ellis

Second in the trilogy of Star Wars Tattoos is the Gamorrean Guard! As I have limited knowledge of Star Wars Characters I have decided to simply steal form the internet encyclopedia of Star Wars the Wookiepeedia to give those like me a little history on the big green guard!

"Gamorreans were porcine humanoids from the lush jungle Outer Rim planet of Gamorr where their technological level was equivalent to lower technology periods that Human civilizations experienced more than 25,000 years before the battle of Yavin. They also colonized the planet Pzob in the K749 system and were the majority sentient species on Lanthrym in the Elrood sector. Their vessels provided only essential amenities as well as shields and weapons. Gamorreans were typically green-skinned with a large powerful physique, and were known to be fierce warriors prized for their great strength and brutality in combat. They were organized into clans headed by a Council of Matrons. In Gamorrean society female sows perform all the productive work while the male boars concentrated on training for and fighting wars. They spoke Gamorrese (also called Gamorrean). One of their favorite weapons was a traditional war axe called an arg'garok that was forged specifically for beings of extraordinary strength and a low center of gravity."

Now that you are all that much smarter I will move on with the rest of our story. Tattooed by Matthew Ellis (of Seven Crowns Tattoo in Toronto Ontario) on the man credited earlier with the Red Bush Tattoo Arron Hill. Arron wanted to proclaim his allegiance to the Gamorrean clan and all things George Lucas with this little single needle monster!

Two Dollar Boba Fett Tattoo By Matthew Ellis

This entry will actually be a trilogy of entries! There have been three Star Wars related tattoos pending to be posted for some time and today they will see the light of day. This project is run by volunteers with very little spare time. We have some video to go along with these but with the whole lack of spare time thing the videos where put on the back burner along with posting these entries.

I am proud to present to you the first of the trilogy a Single Needle Boba Fett Tattoo! Now this is not the first Boba Fett tattoo to be posted however it was the first one that was done it just got lost in the shuffle. Placement of this Tattoo was crucial for the wearer as he wanted it on his wrist where his watch would go. Why so crucial? As i was told its cause Boba Fett Always Knows What Time It Is! Big thanks to Matthew Ellis (of Seven Crowns Tattoo in Toronto, Ontario) for making this happen!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Two Dollar Flaming Vagina Tattoo By Aaron Hill

Well, following up with the earlier tattoo where there is steak there is usually fire! In this case its a Vagina... on fire! Now there are all sorts of terrible references that can be made along with this tattoo but in the interest of not breaking Blogger's Terms of Service agreement I will just assume Aaron Hill (at Good Point Tattoo in Oakville Ontario) was making reference to his appreciation for women of the more gingerly persuasion when he worked his single needle magic on the shop's manager Mo.

I will stop now as the urge to make all sorts of juvenile vagina jokes is over whelming me and I will let you all use your imaginations to make up the rest of this entry.

Two Dollar Steak Tattoo By Petor

Another submission from the folks at Golden Horseshoe Tattoo in St Catherines Ontario. This time it was Carrie's turn to get tattooed and by Petor.

Despite a great deal of documentation on the internet I find i am constantly reminding my self things like Mermaids and Unicorns still are NOT real. That said if you had a chance to consume say a mermaid hand roll or maybe a unicorn steak would you? This has been something I have asked my self since they have become popular internet memes and the answer is HELL YEAH! It is no doubt that Carrie, the recipient of this single needle tattoo feels the same way. And clearly thought she should demonstrate her desire to consume the other other white meat with this Two Dollar Tattoo.

Two Dollar Slimer Tattoo by Carrie Warner

One of my favorite movies of all time, all time, has to be GhostBusters! When i saw this tattoo submission i was flooded with visuals of Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together... mass hysteria! As well as one of the greatest pieces of cinematic comedy ever made!

Really anything staring Bill Murry I rank high on my list of all time favorites. Gordon Bouchard, a friend of the Two Dollar Tattoo Project and Proprietor of Golden Horseshoe tattoo (in St Catherines Ontario) clearly shares my personal obsession with the great film and it's mascot the "Slimer" enough to bribe his employee Carrie Warner into sticking him with another single needle memento of our ever growing project. The punch line of course is during the healing the tattoo did take on a bit of a more authentic to the movie appearance.