Wish you Happy New Year 2011

I would like to wish my blog readers a very Happy New Year 2011, may the new year bring you prosperity and wealth. Happy New Year 2011...

I hope your start of the New Year is going on good unlike the kid in the picture below who had bad start of the New Year with blood on face...


Pretty much snow on my traditional yearly "escape from family x-mas hussle" lonely painting session. I always join in just when dinner is set up. Merry X-Mas!


Because the best thing about this part of the year are the deserts :p
This is supposed to be a black forest cake. (Even if what I'm eating at that time is a Yule log)
Cake design

Woohoo, 41st and last post of the year \o/

Difference between marketing and spam

Whats is marketing? What is spam?

Perhaps the following analogies will help clear it up:
You see a handsome guy at a party. You go up to him and say, "I'm fantastic in bed." -- That's Direct Marketing.

You're at a party with a bunch of friends and see a handsome guy. One of your friends goes up to him and pointing at you says, "She's fantastic in bed." -- That's Advertising.

You see a handsome guy at a party. You go up to him and get his telephone number. The next day you call and say, "Hi, I'm fantastic in bed." -- That's Telemarketing.

You're at a party and see a handsome guy. You get up and straighten your dress. You walk up to him and pour him a drink. You say, "May I," and reach up to straighten his tie brushing your breast lightly against his arm, and then say, "By the way, I'm fantastic in bed." -- That's Public Relations.

You're at a party and see a handsome guy. He walks up to you and says, "I hear you're fantastic in bed." -- That's Brand Recognition.

You're at a party and see a handsome guy. You talk him into going home with your friend. -- That's a Sales Rep.

Your friend can't satisfy him so he calls you. -- That's Tech Support.

You're on your way to a party when you realize that there could be handsome men in all these houses you're passing. So you climb onto the roof of one situated toward the center and shout at the top of your lungs, "I'm fantastic in bed!" -- That's spam..

Polynesian lizard shoulder tattoo


Here's the third polynesian design I've been working on in the last few days.
It has a nice symmetry and contains a lizard in the center and a mask at the top.

Here's a sketch in an early stage:

polynesian lizard mask tattoo designFirst I create the main contours of the tattoo by drawing two circles for the shoulder part and adding a rectangular shape at the bottom.
Then I draw other main lines like the diagonal ones and horizontal guide lines.

I really like the repetitive patterns and typical "polynesian" shapes and the eyes at the top of the design.

It took me quite some time to get the image right, most of the time I draw, erase, redraw etc.
So before I get to the final stage of tracing the image, I have nearly spent half my time tweaking and adjusting the image :)

Polynesian shoulder tattoo 3

polynesian lizard and mask tattoos for the shoulderHere's the final shoulder design, the top is symmetrical and the lower part of the tattoo has wave patterns, triangles, arrowheads and turtle symbols

The original size of this tattoo is 23,5 x 21 cm (9 x 8 inches), but it can be scaled to adjust it to your arm/shoulder.

Price for this design is 35,70 euro (47 US dollar)

If you wish to order it, simply press the "Buy now" button and you will be redirected to the Paypal site for the payment.

Once I receive your payment, I'll send you the high resolution design and a linedrawing for your tattoo artist.

Any questions? Just let me know.

If you want to "retweet" this post to your followers, simply click the green button at the top.

Mark Storm

Jesus vs. Santa Claus

Santa lives at the North Pole ...
JESUS is everywhere.

Santa rides in a sleigh ...
JESUS rides on the wind and walks on the water.

Santa comes but once a year ...
JESUS is an ever present help.

Santa fills your stockings with goodies ...
JESUS supplies all your needs.

Santa comes down your chimney uninvited ...
JESUS stands at your door and knocks, and then enters your heart when

You have to wait in line to see Santa ...
JESUS is as close as the mention of His name.

Santa lets you sit on his lap ...
JESUS lets you rest in His arms.

Santa doesn't know your name, all he can say is "Hi little boy or
what's your name?" ...
JESUS knew our name before we did.
Not only does He know our name, He knows our address too. He knows
history and future and He even knows how many hairs are on our heads
Santa has a belly like a bowl full of jelly ... JESUS has a heart full
of love.

All Santa can offer is HO HO HO ...
JESUS offers health, help and hope.

Santa says "You better not cry" ...
JESUS says "Cast all your cares on me for I care for you."

Santa's little helpers make toys ...
JESUS makes new life, mends wounded hearts, repairs broken homes and
builds mansions.

Santa may make you chuckle but ...
JESUS gives you joy that is your strength.

While Santa puts gifts under your tree ...
JESUS became our gift and died on a tree.

Yes, Jesus is better, he is even better than Santa Claus


Polynesian shoulder tattoo designs


I've been working on a few new shoulder tattoos for my web collection.
The designs are inspired by the Polynesian tribal style, like the Dwayne Johnson tattoo and have some nice detailed patterns.

dwayne johnson polynesian tattoo designsI started with a circle which covers the shoulderball and a wider rectangle just below.
Then I drew som spearheads and other tribal shapes, like turtle patterns.

I already have a few pieces like these ones in my gallery (shoulder 143, 144 and 145) and they are quite popular, so I decided to add similar designs, but only a bit wider, so it wraps around the upper arm.

The tattoos will cover the shoulder and half the upper arm.

Polynesian shoulder tattoo 1

polynesian shoulder tribal tattoo mix designThe original size of both designs is 23,5 x 21 cm (9 x 8 inches), but it can be scaled to adjust it to your arm/shoulder.

Price for this design is 35,70 euro (47 US dollar)

If you wish to order it, simply press the "Buy now" button and you will be redirected to the Paypal site for the payment.

Once I receive your payment, I'll send you the high resolution design and a linedrawing for your tattoo artist.

Polynesian shoulder tattoo 2

tribal polynesian mask tattoo for shoulder
This second design has a nice Polynesian mask in the shoulder area and triangles and arrowheads.

I'm working on another design in this style, so I will show you an update soon.

Any questions? Just let me know.

Regards, Mark Storm

Cpt. Cracker's model kit

Thanx to my friend Cpt.Cracker at MOB Skateboards who sent me those flix of this very nice&blue model kit of a Flying Fortress bomber he just finished with his own neat hands. I made a whole lot of new decal sticker sheet designs for an upcoming colab project (soon to be announced...) and he used them again to decorate the plane. A REAL BOMB!

Getting signed...


The real life sniper....

Tennis Match

With DENAR, EISER and BAROK in late summer. Click last picture to see the whole wall.

hot in here

Horns of Odin

This is my second attempt at a design based on the triple horns of Odin, except this time I didn't mix a triskel in it. :p
And also, the date (winter solstice in a few days) kinda fit for this design, I guess. Happy Yule in advance.

Horns of Odin tattoo


We just relaunched our online Süperstore RockawayBear.com. Now it is more easy to go through our little range of goodies. Beside the new "650° Hitzerot" Teddy Trooper we also have the 2 limited silkscreen prints from LaGrille in stock on small numbers each. And straight from the heart of Hamburg we also stock the "St.Pauli Marathon" t-shirt from UnderPressure.

Sticker Artist Of The Year?

Vote here!

Lawyers deserve it

Lawyers should never ask a witness a question if they aren't prepared
for the answer!

In a trial, a Southern small town prosecuting attorney
called his first witness, a grand motherly, elderly woman to the stand.
He approached her and asked, "Mrs. Jones, do you know me?"

She responded, "Why, yes I do know you, Mr. Williams. I've know you
since you were a young boy, and frankly, you've been a big
disappointment to me. You lie, you cheat on your wife, you manipulate
people and talk about them behind their backs. You think you're a big
shot when you haven't the brains to realize you never will amount to
anything more than a two-bit paper pusher. Yes, I know you."

The Lawyer was stunned! Not knowing what else to do, he pointed across
the room and asked, "Mrs. Jones, do you know the defense attorney?"

She again replied, "Why yes, I do. I've known Mr. Bradley since he was a
youngster too. He's lazy, bigoted, and he has a drinking problem. He
can't build a normal relationship with anyone and his law practice is
one of the worst in the entire state. Not to mention he cheated on his
wife with three different women. One of them was your wife. Yes, I know
him." The defense attorney almost died.

The judge asked both counselors to approach the bench, and in a very
quiet voice, said, "If either of you bastards asks her if she knows me,
I'll throw your sorry asses in jail for contempt."

Maori inspired tattoo sketch for side of the lower leg


It's been a while since my last post, I did some work on my website and added a twitter button to it, so you can follow my projects in realtime.
I also added a retweet button to each post on this blog (the small green "tweet" button on the upper right corner) so you can easily forward my posts.

Today two new and famous followers! Yoji Harada and Chris Nunez from the popular series "Miami Ink", welcome guys!

A customer asked me to create a Maori inspired tattoo design for his leg. It had to cover the side of his shin, wrapping around to his calf a little.

I started with a sketch in pencil and drew the basic shapes and fills. The design was approved by my customer, so I could trace it and finish it in Photoshop.

maori leg tatoo images sideside lower leg shin maori tattoo

Kind regards, Mark Storm

Bargain Series

I just made 2 mini series of handpainted canvases. Each limited to a number of 9. Size 18x24 cm. Signed and numbered. At a decent bargain price for you late x-mas shoplifters. Be quick!

650° Hitzerot Teddy Trooper

Finally this little hot item made it over to our warehouse right in time for the cold and snowy christmas days.. In colaboration with MOLOTOW spray cans we turned the 10" custom Trooper by Flying Fortress into a limited run of the 3" Troops. Comes in a special box. A tribute to the legendary spray can from the early 90's. Available NOW at the all brandnew RockawayBear.com online store!

Schöne Bescherung @ Superplan Gallery / Berlin

"Schöne Bescherung" - group show by friends at Superlan Gallery in Berlin.

"In an effort to reduce the amount of lame Christmas presents the hardworking Superplan crew has put together a 2.5-day group show with many artists. We'll offer affordale artworks, limited editions and prints and provide you with the solution to your gift dilemma." I'll have 2 little canvases up there for you to grab...

Opening reception: Friday, December 17th, 2010 at 8:00 p.m.
Exhibition: December 18th from 12 a.m. to 10 p.m. and December 19th from 12 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Superplan Gallery | Markgrafendamm 31 | 10245 Berlin | Germany

Simple rose

Simple colorful rose tattoo design. I'm rather happy with the pink-violet/yellow colours.

Rose tattoo

Another little tribute.

Thanx to DaveTheChimp for sharing the link. Also thanx to GraffitiThieves for sending me the photo. And finally thanx to Anonymous for the smart tribute!

Letter of recommendation

While working with Mr.Simon, I have always found him working studiously and sincerely at his table without gossiping with colleagues in the office. He seldom
wastes his time on useless things.
Given a job, he always finishes the given assignment in time. He is always
deeply engrossed in his official work, and can never be found chitchatting in the canteen. He has absolutely no vanity in spite of his high accomplishment and profound
knowledge of his field. I think he can easily be classed as outstanding, and should on no account be dispensed with.
I strongly feel that Mr.Simon should be
pushed to accept promotion, and a proposal to management be sent away as soon as possible.

Branch Manager

A second note following the report:

Mr.Simon was present when I was writing the report mailed to you
today. Kindly read only the alternate lines 1, 3, 5, 7, 9,.......
for my true assessment of him.


Branch Manager