more promised!

So, as promised here's one of those things that i said you should look out for and def go to!! It's happening this Friday in West London, at the London Miles Gallery...i already talked about these guys before as this will be the third time i take part to a show with them, difference is this time i've been well involved in getting some artists together from london but also from japan, spain, belgium, somewhere else im forgetting and america...i reckon it will be super good, so you better come along!! I also want to thank all the guys that took part to it (check out the list of amazingness!!) for getting back to me and show their support! ;)
The opening will be from 7 oclock with some live tattooing by Jolie Rouge of course and dj and all of that business!!
It will be fun, please join us! You will get to see not only beautiful paintings but also the process that tattooists go through to make your tattoos, starting from the initial sketch ending up with the photo of the tattoo...interesting innit!

Confirmed Artists: Shawn Barber, Claudia Sabe, Mike Davis, Matt Difa, Xam, Olli Bery, Daniel Albrigo, Holy Fox, Jeff Gogue, Tom Bagshaw, Alex Young, Shad, Jondix, Jee Sayalero, Gustavo Rimada, Cate Rangle, Estevan Oriol, Lea Nahon, Bart Bingham, Rico, Horishion, Issac Fainkujen, Nick Baxter, Nick Colella, Alex Binnie, Al Overdrive, Nicola Andrews, Michael Forbes, Kerry Evans, William Zdan, Adam Jackson.

for more infos check out the gallery page!

sending my love to all of you out there....and let's hope spring comes soon cause these grey days are making me moody!!

Maori flash to real tattoo photos


Today I received two photos, one of a customer who bought "Shoulder tattoo 150" a few weeks ago. The tattoo healed and lookes really nice.
The second tattoo is the shoulderblade design I did on february 18th, you can see the sketches and work in progress in the previous posts.

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Get back soon with some updates!

Kind regards, Mark Storm

Shoulder blade tattoo maori samoan style


It has been a while, but I just finished a nice tattoo piece. It's a design for the shoulderblade and back.
My customer wanted to cover quite some skin, with nice Maori Kirituhi shapes and some Samoan patterns.

First I made a template from the measurements I received, and started sketching:

maori outlines art tattoo sketch designer onlineI really enjoy to make the first basic koru shapes, this gives the tattoo a nice flow and "cuts" the large template into smaller pieces that can be filled with other intricate patterns, like triangles, spearheads and repetitive lines.

Once the basic layout is set, I move on to the next fase.

My client asked for some Samoan patterns, which are mainly formed by even lines filled with very detailed shapes (upper left side of the tatoo):

samoan mauri shoulder back tattoo flash

In the centre of the pencil sketch I drew a row of arrowheads and triangles, but I removed it later as you can see in the completed sketch:

shoulderblade maori sketch custom tattoo designsfree maori flash designs downloadThe final high resolution image was traced with a black felt-tip marker and scanned.

After optimizing it and creating a linedrawing I sent it to my customer.

Kind regards, Mark Storm

New Canvases

Mixed little fellows. Available at

650° Hitzerot Teddy Trooper Set

Check out the lottery on the ILOVEGRAFFITI.DE together with MOLOTOW to get this set of a 650° Hitzerot Teddy Trooper and the brandnew t-shirt!


Well, what can i say?? the last few months have been mad busy for this lady! So many things happened i can hardly think where to start from!

i'd say, from Brighton and Milan convention 2011.....I had a real good time at both of them, i saw some friends i didn't see in ages and some others i don't get to see enough, like Crez and Stefy that are always some of the best people i ever met, with the strongest morals about the industry and life in general and that are grounded and fucking real, not wanna be divas!! They know their shit but yet don't act like they are better then everybody else! Being next to them really makes me want to evolve and grow as a person and tattooist....dedication!
so to celebrate the end of the most hectic 2 weeks of the year here's a little gallery of some of the tattoos i did!

brighton convention 2011, thanx Karen!

Milan convention 2011
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Also i had an article on Tattoo energy that i think it's still available on the shelves of your news agents! You can recognise it pretty easily cause (quoting Lord) the cover is propa bootilicioouss! Spot these hot pink pants

Thanx so much to Miki and Margherita for those 8 pages spread!! :)

In the next few days i will be posting some details about an exhibition i co-curate with Tina @London's called PENS AND NEEDLES and it's about's a bit restricted saying it like that..... there will be paintings from tattooists and artists, stencils, sketches photo of tattoos and much more and even live tattooing on the opening night which will be the 25th of february, that's right! so make a note on your diary and drag your buttox down to west london to check us out! We have a real bad ass line up! trust me!!

More coming up, details about my Solo show at Eastpack Store in Carnaby street....still have to finalize some stuff and then i will let you know!!!

one last sorry for the long silence....pointless i know!

Wie ein bunter Hund!

In process...

... custom 1000% Bearbrick.

Celtic knotworks design

A Celtic design, with a kind of stone and hollow/engraved effect.

Celtic tattoo design

For those who followed the trail of links to my flickr account, this image may remind them of that one:
Triskel, tattoo-style-inspired - that's the same kind of style.

Waiting for...

... the bomb to drop.

Robots Will Kill @ Vincent Michael Gallery / Philadelphia US

This year is the 10th anniversary of the Robots Will Kill crew from New York. So there will be a few group shows this year. Starting with this at the Vincent Michael Gallery in Philadelphia in April. More infos soonish...

Fire dragon

Dragon's head and flames. (Vectorized, for once).

Tribal dragon head