The Official Jason Clay Dunn Blog

Messed With Texas! Ya'll

It's true. I messed with Texas. Ya'll. Nothing but fun times at the Ink Life Tour tattoo convention. Maude Cobb Convention & Activity Center in Longview, Texas was the hosting event center this year. There was a whole slu of activities on hand. Not only could you take home a new tattoo but there was a dog rescue in there. Puppies!  Bands included Misfits, Puddle of Mudd and Saving Abel.  I got the opportunity to share a booth with my friends Kito from Inkmaster Season 6. My bro Jiggy and Dallas artist Sparticus. I watched Sparticus from Artistic Encounters tattoo a killer portrait of Charles Manson on his own Mother. I believe Now, I have officially seen it all. Lol. I want to thank all the fans, friends, fellow tattooers and all the people that treated me so well. I can't wait to come back next year and tattoo Ya'll again. 

It's true. I messed with Texas. Ya'll. Nothing but fun times at the Ink Life Tour tattoo convention. Maude Cobb Convention & Activity Center in Longview, Texawas the hosting event center this year. There was a whole slu of activities on hand. Not only could you take home a new tattoo but there was a dog rescue in there. Puppies!  Bands included Misfits, Puddle of Mudd and Saving Abel

I got the opportunity to share a booth with my friends Kito from Inkmaster Season 6. My bro Jiggy and Dallas artist Sparticus. I watched Sparticus from Artistic Encounters tattoo a killer portrait of Charles Manson on his own Mother. I believe Now, I have officially seen it all. Lol.

I want to thank all the fans, friends, fellow tattooers and all the people that treated me so well. I can't wait to come back next year and tattoo Ya'll again. 

What is a Mandala? And Why do We Get Them Tattooed?

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Mandala or Man•Da•La : Is a geometric figure representing the universe.  Usually found in Hindu and Buddhism symbolism.  

These designs although challenging can make a great tattoo design. Often times you will find them done in black dot work or sometimes even in color. When placed properly on the body they can make for a perfect enhancement to adorn the body. The tattoo you see above is the first session outline and will be a part of an ongoing full sleeve tattoo combining japanese peonies and other styles of mandalas.  

To have a custom mandala created for you, contact me here.  

It's a Bird! It's a Plane! Nope... It's Me on a Billboard

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Yup, that's me scaring the hell out of small children daily and causing accidents on route 80 in New Jersey.  All due to my pal @danLorenzock and the Inked Out Tattoo Show in New Jersey, put on by tattooer, Mario Barth. I can't thank these guys enough for the exposure. See you all soon 

Event: Inked Out Tattoo Show

When: September 11-13 2015.  

Where: Meadowlands Convention Center  

InkedOutNJ.com 

Getting Geared up for the Ink Life Tour in Texas

Howdy ya'll. Come by the booth and say hello at the Ink Life Tour booth.  I will be tattooing. Handing out stickers, Selling shirts and more. See live acts like The Misfits, Puddle of Mudd, Saving Abel. With our favorite host Dr. Blasphemy. Can't wait to journey to Texas! When: August 14-16 2015 Where: Longview, Texas  Show Location:  Maude Cobb Event Center 100 Grand Blvd. Longview TX

Howdy ya'll. Come by the booth and say hello at the Ink Life Tour booth.  I will be tattooing. Handing out stickers, Selling shirts and more. See live acts like The Misfits, Puddle of Mudd, Saving Abel. With our favorite host Dr. Blasphemy. Can't wait to journey to Texas!

When: August 14-16 2015
Where: Longview, Texas 

Show Location:  Maude Cobb Event Center 100 Grand Blvd. Longview TX

Throwback Video: Jason Clay Dunn Paints Salvador Dali

Here's a throw back from 7 years ago. Often I would go out and paint and sell art prints at street fairs or art walks.  This one happened to be at the Victoria Gardens in Rancho Cucamonga, California. 

In this painting I am doing a classic portrait of Salvador Dali and enjoying painting outside. This was done years before I started Tattoo Alchemy and I was working privately at the time out of my professional home studio.  It's been a while since I've picked up my Iwata Micron Airbrushes. Maybe I should cleen um up and get to work.   

In fact, I think I'll take on some painting commissions.  Contact Me for a one of a kind piece of art. 

What does The Matrix and Jason Clay Dunn Have in Common?

JCD Fun Fact: Several years ago I worked for a shop in San Pedro, CA. I worked with Ethan Morgan (former owner) from So Cal Tattoo.

One day a beautiful lady walked in and asked me for a squigly tribal like design off a sheet of flash. We actually used to do flash back in those days. I believe it was around 1999.

Turns out this beauty is the daughter to the late great singer, Marvin Gaye. Her name: Nona Gaye. We got along great. Did the small tattoo and off she went into the world.  

Fast forward several years to 2003. It was the opening day to The Matrix Reloaded. Me being the nerd I am guranteed me an earlybird seat.  Low and behold to my surprise, I see a tattoo that is about 6 foot high on the screen.  It took me a minute to remember doing that tattoo out of hundreds in the past. It was Nona playing the part of Zee in the movie. I wish she'd let me give that thing a fix up after all these years. 

So there you have it. A JCD Fun Fact and life goes on. ;)

Look Who's Got a New Website! It's Jason Clay Dunn

That's right! You are now viewing my new website.  I for one, love it.  The simplicity and smooth design will make it easy to navigate and looks great on all of your technology devices. Compliments to the designer. Richie Merritt

Now that this site is up and running, I am looking forward to sharing my life with you through my blog posts. Make sure you don't miss out.  

Interested in finding out when and where I will be traveling to your town? Click on my EVENTS to see whats poppin off.
Have a view at my WORK and see new portfolio pieces being added daily.

BOOKING a session with me is simple.  Just fill out a contact form and explaini in detail what you would like to get.

So please, sit back and take a "scroll" through pages of my new site. Enjoy

Join Me on My Birthday in Louisville Kentucky for the Villain Arts Convention

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Hello everyone!  Kansas City was such a success that I have decided to go on over to the Louisville, Kentucky Villian Arts Convention.  Please come by my booth and say hello! Friday is my Birthday, so wish me a happy 41. Please and Thank You. I am looking forward to seeing what Kentucky is all about.  Contact me to book an appointment.

Where: Kentucky International Convention

When: May 15-17 2015

Jason Clay Dunn Attends Kansas City Tattoo Arts Convention 2015

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I am starting to travel more these days. I am so curious to meet people in different areas of the US.  I am looking forward to seeing Kansas City, Missouri.  Please come on out and welcome me to your city.  Join me by going to the Villian Arts 1st annual Kansas City Tattoo Arts Convention. Come by the booth and say hello.  I will have stickers and shirts available for purchase. 

Where: Sheraton at Crown Center

When: May 1-3rd 2015

A Daruma Doll is an Awesome Tattoo Idea

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A Daruma doll is a hollow and round traditional doll. This is a Japanese tradition. They are modeled after Bodhidharma other wise known as a Dharma doll. He was the founder of the zen buddhist sect. I love these little dolls.  Daruma dolls are seen as a symbol of perseverance and good luck, making them a popular gift of encouragement.

Darumas are still usually made of papier-mâché, have a round shape, weighted at the bottom so that they will always return to an upright position when tilted over. This characteristic has come to symbolize the ability to have success, overcome adversity, and recover from misfortune. This is why they make for a cool tattoo idea with a neat little meaning behind them.

The eyes of Daruma are often blank when sold. The recipient of the doll fills in one eye upon setting the goal, then the other upon fulfilling it. In this way, every time they see the one-eyed Daruma, they recall the goal. There is also a burning ceremony for these dolls at the end of the year, people go to the temple where they received them and this is called Daruma Kuyo. They give thanks to the doll, purchase new ones and send them on there way burning them with all sorts of other figures and dolls. 

I really love to put my little twist on these lil guy's and make them fun for tattooing.  There are so many different ways to do this tattoo and I would love to do one custom just for you.  Contact me to get your very own.