Monday, November 30, 2009

Make-Up Artist Magazine

In the current issue of Make-Up Artist Magazine is a great review on the new Temptu AIRbrush Makeup System and they also wrote about the Temptu Living Museum at Sephora Fifth Avenue during Fashion's Night Out featuring my creations for that night! Pick up your copy!

Tattoo Savage Magazine

Tattoo Couture is taking Manhattan by storm! This months Tattoo Savage features the Grand Opening of the Friday Jones 5th Avenue at the Senses Salon. The chic, zen like tattoo experience here will be like no other and is breaking through the normal "traditions" of a tattoo shop.

I had the pleasure of attending the event as a body artist providing her guests with temporary tattoos for those who just wanted to have fun for the night. You can see me turning out a temp tattoo on page 64!

I am now a tat-tern for Ms. Jones, ready to start permanent tattoos early January 2010!!!

Pick up your Tattoo Savage!!!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Airbrush Action Cover Story

The November/December 2009 cover of Airbrush Action issue just hit stands featuring my latest Airbrush Tattoo tutorial. Inside is the step by step process on making your own realistic airbrush temporary tattoo using Temptu Pro Transfer Tattoos and Dura Ink colors. Everyone should have a chance to live with their tattoo before they "marry" it. Here is a great way how to get one to look just like the real thing without the pain or regret of permanence. Pick up your copy now!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

W DC Hotel Event

The luxurious W Hotel in Washington D.C reopened with a grand event full of celebrities, political officials and musical performance by John Legend. Our team lead by Key Makeup Artist, Min Min Ma, used the dramatic influence of the grand hotel into the makeup of the models and performers. Using a modern rendition of a 18th Century French Palace, I painted the intricate detailed patterns of lace onto the "Painted Ladies". We enjoyed the rest of the night on the elegant roof top viewing all of Washington D.C. Visit this exquisite 5 star hotel if you ever are in our nations capital.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Fashion's Night Out

Fashion's Night Out is a global initiative to promote retail, restore consumer confidence and celebrate fashion! Temptu and Sephora had a special event for that night to recreate some of the most memorable makeup and body art looks in fashion and movies.

I had the honor of recreating the famous Italian Vogue tattoo story in the Sephora store front window on 5th Avenue. It took about 7 hours to recreate the entire look from makeup to covering the models body from head to toe in tattoos.

Another recreation of mine was also in the other window and greeting visitors inside.

This was a Global Fashion Celebration and a wonderful night to remember!

September Issue of Interview Magazine

The latest issue of Interview Magazine has been released with a tattoo story featuring Chace Crawford from the hit TV show, Gossip Girls. I had the pleasure of tattoooing Chace along with makeup artist, Mark Carrasquillo to bring out the dashingly good looking bad boy. I think James Dean would have had some serious competition. Tattoos, bad boys and fashion...never gets so good! Pick up your issue on shelves now. (Click on image for more close ups of the tattoos)

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Temptu Adorn Kits in Sephora now!!!

The long awaited launch of Temptu has opened in the first of many Sephora stores on July 31st at 42nd Street between 7th and 8th Avenue in NYC. 

 I had the honor of designing the new temporary tattoos for the Temptu Adorn Kits sold exclusively at Sephora.   These cute kits come with everything you need to complete your tattoo. You have the option of using the full size tattoo or cut it into smaller tattoos for a special finishing touch, day or night.  These are realistic tattoos that last for 2-5 days but can also be removed if you would like to change it to reflect your mood. Adorn yourself with the hottest and newest fashion accessory!  

Pick up your Temptu Adorn Kits at Sephora on 42nd Street or the online store

Temptu Airbrush Makeup System Available at Sephora!

Airbrush to the masses, at last!!!!

Temptu has created a gorgeous, sleek at-home airbrush kit for everyone to complete their own flawless makeup.  An easy-to-use and portable airbrush system that gives everyone that perfect, professional airbrush look on a day to day basis.  Look like a celebrity everyday! The possibilities are endless and the coverage is versatile.  

The Temptu AIRbrush System is now available at Sephora on line or the 42nd Street store.  

Monday, July 20, 2009

W Magazine Brings It!

W magazine is one of my favorite fashion editorials and I recently had the honor of being a part of their private company party with the fierce theme "BRING IT".  Eric Krevat, Special Projects Director, requested unique tattoos for this special night.  I had custom "BRING IT" tattoos made by Temptu and adorned the guest with the theme for the night along with additional edgy tattoos. What a fun night with W!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Freelancers Union Membership

I finally became a member of the Freelancers Union!  A program that offers insurance, discounts, gigs and general information to help support the modern day Freelancer.  Everyday options available while advertising you and business. 

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Hori Smoku Sailor Jerry

Before there was Ed Hardy, Miami Ink or Kat Von D, there was the God Father of tattoos...Sailor Jerry.  This amazing sailor was light years ahead of his time and paved the way for many that are tattooing today.  The much-anticipated "Hori Smoku Sailor Jerry" film is finally coming to New York for a screening on June 24th at 7pm at Tribeca Cinemas.  There is limited seating so be sure to RSVP to save your spot.  

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Skin and Bones

As of April till January 2010,  the exhibit "Skin and Bones, Tattoos in the Life of the American Sailor"  will be up at the Independence Seaport Museum in Philadelphia.  Filled with historic photographs, artifacts and tattoo related art, the exhibit dives into the importance, the power and the depth of tattoo history in American maritime culture.  I plan on making a special trip to see the show.  


My favorite time of year has come around again, the NYC Tattoo Convention at the Roseland Ballroom, May 15-17th.  I got some great tattoo gear and made some new friends with really good advice.  The place was buzzing and the ink was flowing.  I can't wait for next year!

Monday, February 9, 2009

"Mannequin" Sitings

Here are a few more locations the "Mannequins" had been spotted at in NYC.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Sony VAIO Mannequins in NYC

Sony's live "mannequins" will be introducing the new and sexy VAIO P-Series Lifestyle PC  all over NYC over the next 2 weeks.  Key Makeup Artist, Miriam Azoulay has asked for my expertise in giving these girls the perfect flawless skin.  Armed with my airbrush gun, my team member Anne Kohlhagen and my favorite Temptu Silicone makeup, we brought these living dolls to life!  Catch the NYC sightings of the Sony "mannequins" at the hottest spots in Manhattan including NYC's Fashion Week.