Vampire Bats On Wood

Handpainted series of 4 on wooden boxes. Size 28x28x6cm. Available at La Grille Online Store.


Plumeria flowers and waves

I love the stylized waves seen in japanese style tattoos, so I tried to reproduce them. With plumeria / frangipani flowers, because I like these flowers ;)

Plumeria flowers tattoo

2011-02-26: And a derivate version with, in my opinion, eye-hurting colors, that does not at least give a link to the original. Sigh, I'm kinda used to it. 
2011-10-24:  funny http://fav.me/d4dolr0

condom shop

condom shop with samples of colorful condoms for sale :)

condom shop

American Vs. British

American Vs. British

American Vs. British

Fortress Cycling Teams

A original series on canvas made for the "Endgegner" show at the La Grille Gallery. All sold but they still have a little few other things for sale.

Foreign English Interpreted

Foreign English Interpreted

[1] IN A BANGKOK TEMPLE:
IT IS FORBIDDEN TO ENTER A WOMAN, EVEN A FOREIGNER, IF DRESSED AS A MAN.

[2] Cocktail Lounge, Norway:
LADIES ARE REQUESTED NOT TO HAVE CHILDREN IN THE BAR.

[3] Doctor's Office, Rome :
SPECIALIST IN WOMEN AND OTHER DISEASES.

[4] Dry Cleaners, Bangkok :
DROP YOUR TROUSERS HERE FOR THE BEST RESULTS.

[5] In a Nairobi Restaurant:
CUSTOMERS WHO FIND OUR WAITRESSES RUDE, OUGHT TO SEE THE MANAGER.

[6] On a Poster at Kencom:
ARE YOU AN ADULT THAT CANNOT READ? IF SO WE CAN HELP.

[7] In a City Restaurant:
OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK AND WEEKENDS.

[8] In a Cemetery:
PERSONS ARE PROHIBITED FROM PICKING FLOWERS, FROM ANY BUT THEIR OWN GRAVES.

[9] Tokyo hotel's rules and regulations:
GUESTS ARE REQUESTED NOT TO SMOKE, OR DO OTHER DISGUSTING BEHAVIOURS IN BED.

[10] In a Tokyo Bar:
SPECIAL COCKTAILS FOR THE LADIES WITH NUTS.

[11] Hotel, Yugoslavia:
THE FLATTENING OF UNDERWEAR WITH PLEASURE, IS THE JOB OF THE CHAMBERMAID.

[12] Hotel, Japan:
YOU ARE INVITED TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE CHAMBERMAID.

[13] In the lobby of a Moscow Hotel, across from a Russian Orthodox Monastery:
YOU ARE WELCOME TO VISIT THE CEMETERY, WHERE FAMOUS RUSSIAN AND SOVIET COMPOSERS, ARTISTS AND WRITERS ARE BURIED DAILY, EXCEPT THURSDAY.

[14] Hotel, Zurich :
BECAUSE OF THE IMPROPRIETY OF ENTERTAINING GUESTS OF THE OPPOSITE SEX IN THE BEDROOM, IT IS SUGGESTED THAT THE LOBBY BE USED FOR THIS PURPOSE.

[15] Advertisement for donkey rides, Thailand :
WOULD YOU LIKE TO RIDE ON YOUR OWN ASS?

[16] Airline ticket office, Copenhagen :
WE TAKE YOUR BAGS AND SEND THEM IN ALL DIRECTIONS.

[17] A Laundry in Rome :
LADIES, LEAVE YOUR CLOTHES HERE AND THEN SPEND THE AFTERNOON HAVING A GOOD TIME.

[18] Seen in an Abu Dhabi Souk shop window:
IF THE FRONT IS CLOSED PLEASE ENTER THROUGH MY BACKSIDE…

Innocence and kiss

Innocent as its best

A small kid asked his pregnant mummy, what is in there ?

Pregnant mummy: I have a very cute baby here..

Small kid: If it is so cute, why you ate it ?


Try to kiss


Girl: if you try to kiss me i will shout for help

Boy: Nobody is near here ...

Girl: I know, but i have to do my formality.. :)

Stars

A kind of tribalish symmetrical star tattoo, and a sewn one - not sure about the polka dots...
Actually, this was a "no inspiration" day. :(
Star tattoo, symmetrical

Sewn star design

Polynesian shoulder tattoo design photo

polynesian shoulder tattoo 143 tribal photos pictures sleeveHi,

A few weeks ago I sold one of my tattoo designs, shoulder tattoo 143 to a customer. Recently I received a great picture of the finished design. It's a Polynesian shoulder sleeve, with tribal elements like turtle shells, shark teeth and a mask.
It also has some Koru Kiri tuhi shapes. This particular tattoo is done really crisp, nice tight lines and flowing curves.

In the picture you see the flash design next to the finished tatoo



Kind regards, Mark Storm
info@storm3d.com
tribalflashtattoosblogspot.com

Lightbox caption with paypal button

Hi,

On my homepage at storm3d.com I have 9 thumbnails of my latest sketches and finished designs.
Until recently I simply linked these images to my other blog on which I also sell my designs, http://tribalflashtattoos.blogspot.com.
I discovered a simple script, Lightbox, which is used to overlay images on a webpage, and implemented it to display my canvas prints.
No problem thus far...

Recently I visited a website that also had the Lightbox script, but also included a Paypal button in the caption, so visitors could easily buy the print/photo with a simply click.
It would be really nice to have such an option on my site as well.

It seemed quite easy to make a new button in my Paypal account and copy the html-code in the lightbox "title" code.
Unfortunately it wasn't that easy...
After a few hours of trial and error I discovered this webpage.
I downloaded an adjusted "lightbox.js" file and copied it to my server.
Then I changed the "title" tag in a "caption" tag and voila!

Here's a picture of the result on my homepage:

tattoo flash designs for sale in tribal styles












Kind regards, Mark Storm
www.storm3d.com

Software Engineer and wife

Husband - hey dear, I am logged in.

Wife - would you like to have some snacks?
Husband - hard disk full.


Wife - have you brought the saree.
Husband - Bad command or file name.


Wife - but I told you about it in morning
Husband - erroneous syntax, abort, retry, cancel.


Wife - hae bhagwan !forget it where's your salary.
Husband - file in use, read only, try after some time.


Wife - at least give me your credit card, I can do some shopping.
Husband - sharing violation, access denied.


Wife - I made a mistake in marrying you.
Husband - data type mismatch.


Wife - you are useless.
Husband - by default.


Wife - who was there with you in the car this morning?
Husband - system unstable press ctrl, alt, del to Reboot.


Wife - what is the relation between you & your Receptionist?
Husband - the only user with write permission.


Wife - what is my value in your life?
Husband - unknown virus detected.


Wife - do you love me or your computer?
Husband - Too many parameters.


Wife - I will go to my dad's house.
Husband - program performed illegal operation, it will Close.


Wife - I will leave you forever.
Husband - close all programs and log out for another User.


Wife - it is worthless talking to you.
Husband - shut down the computer.


Wife - I am going
Husband - Its now safe to turn off your computer

Google Translation Entertainment

Using the Google translator translate sentences.

http://www.google.com/language_tools?hl=en

Use whatever sentence you want!
Next, translate it into Japanese. Then, take the translated sentence, and translate it into Russian. Lastly, translate this back into English, and see how your sentence has been altered! This is really fun!

Here's the steps in a simpler format:

1. Translate sentence from English to Japanese.
2. Translate from Japanese to Russian
3. Translate from Russian to English
4. Post your results back here!


So i will start sentence is I like candies.
English to Japanese:私はお菓子が好きです。
Japanese to Russian:Я люблю конфеты.
Russian to English:I like candies.
Photos courtesy of JustTakingPictures



Photo of a tattooed tribal design

Hi!

Every now and then I receive pictures of people with my designs tattooed.
Here's a really nice example of one of my tattoos applied to a guy's shoulder and upper arm:

shoulder maori tatttoo storm3d mixed tribal sleevehigh












On my website this design is in the "Shoulder" section, number 140.
You can click the sketch to visit the gallery




Kind regards, Mark Storm
info@storm3d.com
www.storm3d.com

Le Diable A Crée Le Schnaps...

"Street Fonts" / book

A new great book's just out. "Street Fonts" by MadC. Looking mad! More than 150 artists made up their individual street font alphabets. More infos here & here. Big ups to Claudia!










Berlin



Tree of rain, tree of snow

Now I wonder where the tree of sun is...

Tree tattoo, rain

Tree tattoo, snow

"Backpiece" exhibition / Berlin

I have been painting, drawing, ironing and sewing for the last days together with my friends to prepare our jackets and backpieces for the upcoming travel and show in Berlin. This is gonna be mad crew representing! Make sure to come to the Party Arty arty party event at Ritter Butzke in Berlin Kreuzberg this Saturday January 15th...! We'll be around.

"Guten Tag" / Cape Town ZA

Our friends from the Gängeviertel artist squat squad A World Of Art headed to cape town for having a good time and also setting up a group show at the Woodstock Industrial Centre. Opening party will be this Friday January 14th at 7pm. Squat it!

Photos of Maori/Polynesian leg tattoo

Hi,

On October the 21st I posted some pictures of a lower leg tattoo design:

lower leg tattoo band in tribal style full wrap










Yesterday I received pictures from the customer with the final tattoo.
It's really nice to see how the design turned out and fits exactly.

You can see that both sides of the tatoo design above create a really nice pattern on the back side of the leg:

lower leg band tribal tattoo design in mauri styleleg band tattoo tribal maori style designs











I'm a big fan on this kind of "band tattoos", so if you are looking for a similar band on your lower- or upper leg/arm, please feel free to contact me.

Kind regards, Mark Storm

The Idiot wins

The Idiot wins

Three men a philosopher, a mathematician and an idiot, were out riding in the car when it crashed into a tree. Before anyone knows it, the three men found themselves standing before the pearly gates of Heaven, where St. Peter and the Devil were standing nearby.

"Gentlemen," the Devil started, "Due to the fact that Heaven is now overcrowded, therefore St. Peter has agreed to limit the number of people entering Heaven. If anyone of you can ask me a question which I don't know or cannot answer, then you're worthy enough to go to Heaven; if not, then you'll come with me to Hell."

The philosopher then stepped up, "OK, give me the most comprehensive report on Socrates' teachings"

With a snap of his finger, a stack of paper appeared next to the Devil. The philosopher read it and concluded it was correct.

"Then, go to Hell!" With another snap of his finger, the philosopher disappeared.

The mathematician then asked, "Give me the most complicated formula you can ever think of!"

With a snap of his finger, another stack of paper appeared next to the Devil. The mathematician read it and reluctantly agreed it was correct.

"Then, go to Hell!" With another snap of his finger, the mathematician disappeared, too.

The idiot then stepped forward and said, "Bring me a chair!"

The Devil brought forward a chair.

"Drill 7 holes on the seat."

The Devil did just that. The idiot then sat on the chair and let out a very loud fart.

Standing up, he asked, "Which hole did my fart come out from?"

The Devil inspected the seat and said, "The third hole from the right."

"Wrong," said the idiot, "it's from my ass hole."

And the idiot went to Heaven.

Jolly Breakfast

Another weird mix: the Jolly Roger with bacon and egg, yay!
Jolly Roger breakfast

Polynesian eye tattoo with coconut leaves

Hi,

I've been working on a new custom design project in the first week of January.
My client wanted a quarter sleeve tattoo, covering the shoulder and half the upper arm, in a Polynesian style.
I had to incorporate some different tribal elements, like the Polynesian eye, coconut leaves and sharp triangles, as a symbol for shark teeth. He also wanted a turtle shell shape added to the tatoo

In the first sketch you can see that I started in the center with the Eye, surrounded by triangular shapes, which looks a little like a sun.
Then I drew some coconut leaves below it and made it flow with the circle above it.

polynesian turtle eye coconut leaves tattoococonut leaves tattoo polynesian shoulder design


















In the final sketch I made a symmetrical polynesian mask in the lower center and a repetitive border ath both sides.

After tracing it, scanning and optimizing it in Photoshop, the high resolution tattoo looks like this:

high resolution polynesian tattoos maskHope to update you soon with a few new projects, so if you want to follow me, simply hit the Twitter button on the right!



Kind regards, Mark Storm
info@storm3d.com

My designs are for sale at:
http://tribalflashtattoos.blogspot.com

Homeless Woman

Homeless Woman

A woman was walking down the street when she was accosted
by a particularly dirty and shabby-looking homeless woman
who asked her for a couple of dollars for dinner.

The woman took out her bill fold, extracted ten dollars and asked,
"If I give you this money, will you buy some wine with it instead of
dinner?"

"No," I had to stop drinking years ago, the homeless woman replied.

"Will you use it to go shopping instead of buying food?" the woman
asked.

"No," I don't waste time shopping, the homeless woman said.
"I need to spend all my time trying to stay alive."

"Will you spend this on a beauty salon instead of food?" the
woman then asked.

"Are you NUTS!" replied the homeless woman. "I haven't
had my hair done in 20 years!"

"Well," said the woman, "I'm not going to give you the money.
Instead, I'm going to take you out for dinner with my husband
and myself tonight.

The homeless woman was astounded. "Won't your husband
be furious with you for doing that? I know I'm dirty, and
I probably smell pretty disgusting."

The woman replied, "That's okay. It's important for him to see
what a woman looks like after she has given up shopping, hair
appointments and wine."

Vasectomy: $400 Speechless look on her face: priceless

I'll try to sum up a funny story that happened a few years ago:

I got a vasectomy.

I met a girl soon afterwards. She was nice and attractive but with a selfish streak that raised a big red flag. She was 32 at the time and I could practically HEAR her biological clock ticking. Regardless, she was a good lay, easy on the eyes, and reasonably good company.

I did NOT tell her about my vasectomy and I always used a condom with her to protect against STDs. She assumed, obviously, that the condom was only used for birth control. Silly girl.

We date for a few months. I never made any move towards commitment but she brought it up ocassionally. For me, this was a casual but pleasant relationship. For her - as I was to find out - it was part of life-changing series of events that she was planning very carefully.

Four months into dating, I get the "I'm pregnant" talk. She's going on and on about how the condom must have broke and now we really need to think about getting married "for the baby". She's positively giddy. She has a baby in her and she thinks she's gonna have a good meal ticket (me) to go along with her new 7lb annuity.

At this point, I'm just as giddy. I get to pull the reverse "oops" on her. I figured that she slept with some bad boy and got knocked up. Good thing I was using condoms! Better still that I have a serious mistrust of women who can't think beyond their own uteri.

So I wait a couple of days to "think about all this." I meet her again. I say I don't want kids and that she should have an abortion. I know where this is going and sure enough it goes there. She goes completely batshit insane on me. There were the usual insults about my manhood. There were threats of legal action. It was all very ugly and I was loving every minute of it.

Well, I let her stew for a few days. She leaves me nasty messages on my phone. She sends awful emails. I'm laughing hysterically.

It was time to drop the hammer. While she was stewing I was busy. First I get a notarized copy from the urologist who performed the vasectomy. Next I get a notarized copy of the TWO test results indicating a "negative test result for sperm" to show I'm sterile and shooting blanks. Finally, I get a letter from a shark attorney stating he has seen the other documents and is prepared to litigate against this woman if she continues to communicate with me in such an unpleasant manner. Also, the letter states that we will insist on DNA testing to show that the baby is not mine. I'm ready.

I meet with this woman at her place. I bring flowers and a small bit of jewelry to show I am willing to reconcile and assume my responsibilities as a new father. I also have stuck in my pocket the documents I have prepared.

She's all giddy again. Her plan is going perfectly - or so she thinks. We talk about our future. We have some pretty good sex. Then, as I am about to walk out the door, I ask her the $64,000 question. "Are you sure that this baby is mine?"

Well, she goes batshit insane again. Hell, she ought to. Her plan could completely unravel if there is ANY question about my paternity. Oh, she's really screaming now. How dare I question her morals. Do I think she's a slut. I'm just trying to weasel out of my responsibilities... blah, blah, blah, yadda, yadda, yadda.

I'm not really mad. I'm kind of embarrassed for her. But since she won't shut up and the neighbors can hear all of this, I ask her to step back inside and sit down. She sits on the sofa and calms down a bit. She is glaring at me with all the moral self-righteousness that only a woman can muster up. She thinks she has me trapped. She is 100% convinced her plan has worked. Oh, the tangled web of lies and deceit she has wrought around herself and I am about to hack through them with a few pieces of paper.

I reach into my pocket slowly. I extract the three pieces of paper and unfold them slowly and deliberately.

I tell her simply, "You're screwed".

Her look doesn't change. There is no way she can fathom what I have prepared.

I continue. "I am sterile"

Her look changes just a bit. Something is beginning to sink in. Naturally, she reverts to women's logic. "You're full of shit. You're trapped and you know it."

I hold up the letter and the test results. "Three months before we met, I had a vasectomy. Here is a notarized letter from him stating what I had done. Here are two test results showing that I tested negative for the presence of sperm. Blanks. I am shooting blanks. That baby inside you is simply not mine."

This woman is not to be swayed by logic and clear documentation. "Bullshit, those are fakes."

I was ready for that. "No, they are real. This last piece of paper is from my attorney. It's a simple letter to you that states if you pursue any kind of legal action against me for child support that I will insist on a DNA test to prove paternity, that is, to prove that your baby is not mine."

I give the woman all the documents. She reads them slowly, deliberately. With each passing second she can feel in her soul that she has made a very bad mistake. With denial swept away, she started to cry. It's a small cry at first. Then it becomes deeper and more painful. By the time she gets to the letter from the lawyer she is sobbing.

I had no sympathy for her. I turned and walked out the door. Even after I closed the door I could still hear her sobbing.

Epilogue -

I never heard directly from this woman again. I did hear through my friends that she did indeed have the baby. I also heard that the real father was some guy in a band she had met. I assumed that after 30, women stopped going after musicians, bikers, criminals, and thugs. Silly me for thinking the best of American women.

The Moral of the Story -

Get a vasectomy but keep it a secret.


http://www.craigslist.org/about/best/sea/274495936.html

Code Red!

2011 brennt so heiß trotz Schnee und Eis. Gut, dass wir hitzefest sind...

Apes X Bats

A colab canvas i made with StreetGrapes at the end of 2010. Black bats around colourful apes.

Golden Boy

Got this little fellow as a gift from a friend. Made by DMS. With this golden boy, 2011 will be the golden year, yeah!


"3.Halbzeit" - pt.II / soccer scarf

First of all: HAPPY NEW YEAR to all of you. Friends, Supporters, Fans & Haters! Damn, 2010 has past so quick... Anyway, this one gonna be a blast! Starting with... this!
After 5 years and tons of requests we finally provide you with another "3.Halbzeit" soccer/supporter/friendship scarf. Very limited to 30 copies only. Should help you survive this cold winter and any night or stadion games. Comes in no particular team colours. So you can be sure to get attention thus from any hooligan. Be quick and get yours at Rockawaybear.com. Limited to 30 pcs only!




Snowflakes - and happy new year! :)

Some snowflake with dots shading - how original for the season. :p
snowflake tattoo 1
snowflake tattoo 2



Oh, and happy New Year everyone! I hope you're fine and didn't make too many  of those New Year's resolutions that no one follows.
Hmm... Now that I think about it, maybe I should try a "I'll stop dotwork" resolution, actually... :)

flower in dotwork
(Same image license as above.)