The Official Jason Clay Dunn Blog

Why are Chrysanthemums a Popular Tattoo Image?


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.

And the Winner of the Title of Ink Master Season 5 Rivals Goes To...


It was a long and crazy adventure trying to win this season of Ink Master.  Season 5 Rivals had plenty of drama and pitfalls for me but at the end I persevered and Won the title of Ink Master.  I also won the Viewers Choice Award.  This award carries a special place in my heart. I almost feel as if this win is more important to me than the title of Ink Master. It is you the fans that spent your time every show going online and voting for me.  I can't even begin to tell how amazing this all makes me feel especially from a kid that has struggled his whole life to become something and feel validated for my choices to create art.  Thank you so much.  Love and Kindness to all and hopefully this new year will be just as exciting for me and help me promote growth and positivity.

I truly bow my head to anyone that has suffered from panic disorder or any debilitation that is difficult to over come. After trying to endure the suffering of season 3 and season 5 I feel as if I had a duty towards all of us to try and suffer more to prove that we can live our dreams.  If I have inspired even one soul to live to his or her fullest potential then I will take that as the true Ink Master Win! Remeber life is how we choose to perceive it and nothing more.  So please, Live!  #fuckanxiety. 

Why Do I Love to Hate Painting?


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! 

Ink Master: Meet Your Rivals: Jason Clay Dunn vs. Joshua Hibbard


Watch me face off against Joshua Hibbard to settle the score from season 3.  Hibbard and I have both returned to Season 5 to battle it out on Spike Tv’s Ink Master. 

Meet your rivals Here!

Tune in to Ink Master every Tuesday to watch myself an other rivals go after the title. @10/9c on Spike

AFX Magazine interviews Jason Clay Dunn from Ink Master Season 3


AFX / Lifestyle. (Living That Life)

I recently had the pleasure of sitting down on the phone with writer, Ryan Bickford from AFX Magazine.  It turns out he and his lady are big fans of the Ink Master Season 3 show. Ryan said he was pulling for me the whole time! Thanks for the love Ryan.

We talked cars, and about my history of doing custom airbrushing and where  that fits into my life with tattooing these days.  I have to say I feel inspired to pick up the airbrush again. Hopefully I can keep the motivation through out the year by staying tuned in and flipping through the digital pages of this well put together Auto Scene Magazine.  So if you are interested in the auto scene as I am, do yourself a favor and check this magazine out.

I enjoyed talking with you Ryan, and looking forward to your future magazines while I customize my new Scion XB.  Thanks for the interview and I hope you all enjoy!

Click Here for the Interview!


Jason Dunn

Video Blog: Ink Master Insider Season 3 Episode 7

In todays episode we talk all about how I get to stir the pot. I tattoo Dave Navarro and me and Tatu Baby go neck and neck for the flash challenge win using traditional style tattoos. Arguements ensue and I stir it up regarding the tattoo challenge of doing landmark tattoos for guest artist Nikko Hurtado.

Video Blog: Ink Master Insider Season 3 Episode 6

On this weeks episode: Hot models and jungle animals make for a wild Flash Challenge. When the Artists ink Asian tattoos, a severed head and a buttcrack tattoo send the Judges reeling. Jime Litwalk gives Joshua Hibbard a taste of his own medicine and another Artist is eliminated.In this episode we discuss the animal challenge and all the beautiful animals and critters on display. I also go over the whole asian themed tattoo challenge and the judges choice for not picking a winner