The Official Jason Clay Dunn Blog

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

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.

Why are Chrysanthemums a Popular Tattoo Image?

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Chrysanthemums are popular because they are awesome!  I love these ancient flowers. They start out all balled up in a symmetrical little ball and as they bloom, the petals slowly curl back as if to expose the beautiful soul of the flower and create a skirt.  Very dynamic, smooth and sexy.

These flowers have a long history in art and part of royalty. They were grown in China as a flowering herb and are an honoured plant and believed to have special powers. In Japanese culture they are used as a symbol of the Emperor's crest and Imperial family. These flowers are used in all sorts of artwork.

Tattoos have always had a place for these flowers. "Mum's" are used in lot's of Japanese bodysuits and adorned all over by collectors of body art from all walks of life. I really love tattooing these flowers and all of the florets. I even have one tattooed on my left hand.  I just think they look great on men or women and have a beautiful flow that can lend to many contours of the body. Chrysanthemum's make for a solid stand alone piece or a beautiful fill in to a much larger design for your tattoo.

If you would like to get a beautiful Chrysanthemum designed just for you contact me here.

What do You Mean Kirin is Not Only Just a Great Japanese Beer?

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The Kirin is not just a great Japanese beer. The Chinese mythological creature the Kirin, is an amazing creature to get tattooed as well. The Kirin is one of the most powerful and rarest unicorn-like regal animals of all. It is holy and highly revered, and often considered a god. 

The Kirin resembles that of a deer with the scales of a dragon. It's hair is flowing and has the tail of an ox. One of the most notable features of the kirin is the brilliant holy fire it is surrounded by. The face and horns are a thing of utter beauty and serenity. 

One of my favorite behaviors of this animal is that the Kirin never eats the flesh of other beings.  The nature of the Kirin is to not tread on a living thing, even low level insects. It walks without damaging one blade of grass.

This Kirin image is for nobles and enlightened rulers and it is said that the Kirin only appears in times of world peace.

I love tattooing these beautiful creatures. If you would like to get one to adorn your body with, please go to my contact page and send me a message.  

Look Inside Inked Magazine to Read My Inkmaster Win Article

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The Inked Magazine is finally out on the stands.  Part of my Inkmaster Win was to be featured in Inked magazine.  Look for the Inked May issue. The Motorcycle Issue.  It sports a beautiful lady sitting on a bike with an Indian Larrygas tank on the cover. 

The article was written by Charlie Connell and the mysterious photography was created by Mark Abramson. It was probably too easy to interview with Charlie.  I almost feel that it's a bit revealing.  But honestly, I would'nt want it any other way.  I like the fact that it does'nt come off as a typical tattoo interview. So please my friends, go grab a copy and have an interesting read.  Once again, thanks to all the fans that voted for me to win the viewers choice award.  Thank you kindly.

Musink 2015 Was a Hit for the Tattoo Alchemy Crew

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Hey, Just a quick note to thank all the friends and fans that came out to support myself and the Tattoo Alchemy Crew at Musink this year.  We had a blast.  Hope everyone picked up a lil sticker of my logo and thanks to those who bought a F@ck Anxiety shirt!  See you next year.

To see more photos of the event follow me on Instagram: @jasonclaydunn

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Why Do I Love to Hate Painting?

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Confused yet? Me too. Why do I have this love/hate relationship with painting?  I have done everything from selling fine art in galleries to elaborate home murals. Even custom airbrushing on choppers and all sorts of other fun projects.  I often find myself wanting to be lazy or feel like it would be such a struggle to develop art. I hate the constant pull the paint and supplies have on me in the studio. One whiff of House of Kolors Kandy Paint and I'm sucked right back in.

One thing is for certain.  The studio wins everytime!