On the way to Switzerland...

... bringing some fresh colours.

St.Pauli / Reeperbahn

Hilarious! Jukebox Cowboys Style...

Birds & wind

The smoothing of the pencil grain gave weird results here, but it's still better than something too grainy.
Small birds and wind design

Stickers available

The new stickers just dropped from the printer. For those who kept asking me for stickers, here is your chance to get some for a decent price @ RockawayBear.com. You know i used to send out stickers for free time by time for a certain amount of postage on my cost. But com' on! Wake up! That's not how it the world rolls. Now it's your turn...

Tattoo No.II

Got these flix from my friend D. of Asselbande. He spotted them on an arm of Alex in Miami a while ago. Street-Art-Character-Sleeve. If anybody out there got any Fortress tattoos on them please send them in: pilot@flying-fortress.de

Dave The Chimp @ NinaSagt Galerie

My friend Dave The Chimp is having a show at the NinaSagt Galerie in Düsseldorf/DE this weekend. Showing his big collection of masks he created this year. Highly recommended if you around!

The Walking Dead / comic & tv series

Yesterday i enjoyed the next episode of the new tv series "The Walking Dead". Been a big fan of the original comic books by Robert Kirkman & Tony Moore. Still a great read. The trailer for the tv series made my mouth water then. The series just started to be broadcasted in the US. It may take awhile untill it will be shown in Germany (also the gory film shots may cause delays or clipping). But thank goodness for my super magical powers i am already able to watch the episodes every week... hope this keeps me being scared!

Tribal dragon

I tried to design a dynamic tribal dragon, because a friend kept asking me to do a tribal critter (a wolf, actually), and a dragon was the only thing that inspired me.

Tribal dragon tattoo design

And guess what? I'm actually not very found of tribal tattoos on skin, but they are fun to draw on paper ;)  (... And a lot less fun to vectorise, unfortunately. So: pencil + Inkscape)

Also, the shape of the spikes are a kind of tip of the hat to this over-used and over-stolen (but still awesome) dragon from 2004, by RG571. (As far as I know, the size was decreased and the watermark was added long after it appeared everywhere on the net.)

See in & on the streets of Milano...

BAD TASTE / Magazine

The new BAD TASTE magazine is out now. Focusing mostly on Hamburg's writers. Either homeplay or on tour. Featuring our "Boys 'N' The Woods" wall from a sunny summer day with MOST, HAIS, EZAY and BAROK. All just high quality!

Kätzchen & Mäuschen


Lower leg tattoo mix Maori / Samoan style

Hi there,

At the moment, things are quite busy and I get a lot of requests for custom designs, sometimes up to 5 or 6 a day...! :)
Really nice ofcourse, but unfortunately my time is limited and I really want to focus on each design, so I have to pick and choose the designs that I really enjoy and fit my style.
My apology for all people I have to dissapoint...

A few days ago I received an e-mail from a customer living in the UK. He was looking for a tattoo for his lower leg, mainly the calf, but partially wrapping around his leg.
It had to be something similar to this mixed Maori / Samoan inspired tattoo design I did a few weeks ago.

These pieces are my favourites, especially in a symmetrical design, because it just looks really great and clean.

First I started with a template from the measurements of the leg and roughly sketch out the lines of the tatoo:

pencil sketch tattoo designer maori stylesymmetrical maori samoan tattoo flash leg calf

The two big koru curles will wrap around the sides of the calf and the vertical row of spearheads will be centered on the back of the leg. The Samoan pattern will wrap around to the front of the leg, just below the knee.

After a few hours of adding the detailed patterns, scanning and retouching, I added the shading and gradients in Photoshop.

The final design looks like this:

Samoan Maori leg tattoo flash designs for sale

Kind regards, Mark Storm

Armband tribal tattoo with star


I have been working on an armband tattoo for a Dutch customer. He wanted a mixed tribal style with some nice sharp edges.
The design had to be seamless and incorporate an existing star on the inside of his wrist.
I'm not really keen on working around existing tattoos, but for this time it was not very much of a problem.

The size had to be 7 cm wide and a full wrap around the wrist with a seamless fit.

Here you van see how I started on the design:

tattoos sketches pencil drawings

The outer sides that are in blue show how the design will make a seamless fit:

tribal armband tattoo sketch designs koru

I had to adjust some koru shapes, because it looked a little bit too much like a love symbol.
This is the final sketch and the high resolution design:

triangle armband tattoos designs flash imageshigh quality flash for sale maori kirituhi style

I'll be back soon with another project, probably a lower leg project.

Kind regards, Mark Storm

Jukebox Cowboys - FUKKK OFFF!

We have just been back to the trash yard for some crew colours...

STYLEFILE / magazine

The new STYLEFILE magazine issue 34 "The Dust File" is out. Including a great speacial feature with my friends Form76 and GoldenGreen from the UltraBoys. Also showing a few previously unpublished work together with HEIS, MOST and MEKI.

Carnivorous cherries

It seems I can't draw "normal" cherries, heh. Carnivorous cherries with ugly teeths are more interesting to draw anyway.
Pencil, digital colors, not sure about the background tho.
Carnivorous cherries tattoo design

Discoteca Freestyle

Came across Black Devil Disco Club while listening again to one of my favourite dj mixes ever. Chico Sonido mashed BDDC together with Yuri's "Te amo te amo" which i knew from one of his mixtapes i came long a while ago. Get his Discoteca Freestyle Mix - a great 80's/90s latino dance mash!

1. Yuri – Sabes lo que pasa (Version Remix)
2. Lisa – Trampa
3. Rockdance – Sunday It’s So Fast
4. Click – Moda Casual
5. Divina Gloria – Desnudita es Mejor
6. Bernardo – Martha
7. Magazine 60 – Don Quichotte
8. Vicio Latino – Sabes que Hora Es?
9. Chimo Bayo – Asi me gusta a Mi (Xta Si, Xta No)
10. Florencia – Corazon de Cristal
11. Los Sucios – Sucias (Chico Sonido Clean Edit)
12. Angela Carrasco – Tengo lo Mejor
13. Minimania – Que Onda?
14. Yuri vs Black Devil Disco Club – Te Amo, Te Amo (Chico Sonido Disco Edit)
15. Martina y su Super Look
16. Byanka – Chica Material

I Am Plastic Too / Book

Got this big book in the mail today (slightly damaged). "I Am Plastic Too" - the second book by Paul Budnitz of Kidrobot. More than 360 pages full of plastic love. Featuring every urban vinyl toy artist and series. Including the Teddy Troops and a little interview with me.
Published by Abrams Book in New York.
ISBN 978-0-8109-8887-3

New Sticker Designs

A new colab sticker design with my friend BASE23, another one with my little vampire bat fellows and a team-up crew cyclists sticker.

Sea Fortress

Project Red Sand. Photos by Max Nathan.

Wald Style / complete

Finally i got photos of the Wald-Style wall we did a few weeks ago for TRICA's annual birthday clash. Put it together for the complete view. Click to see!

Final Chatham Island tattoo design


Today I finished my design of the Catham Islands in a tribal style.
My client wanted some adjustments to make it look less sharp, so I rounded some tribal elements at the bottom of the tattoo.
Here's the final sketch and the high resolution design.

island tattoos sketch flash images custom tatoohigh res maori polynesian flash designs for free

Ps. I also created a profile and a small gallery on Deviantart.com and placed my latest designs on this site.

Kind regards, Mark Storm

Ride The Rocket...

... when there is the Sprayocalypse Now!

Bat the buFFmonster

I got my little bat fellow sent back from the Giant Robot Gallery&Store in Los Angeles. It was part of the "The Monster Within" exhibtion showing customized Buffmonster's vinyl toys. I had to pick up my bat toy from the German costums. They gave us harder times than Bin Laden will ever get at the US border check...