I have yet again neglected you guys but I have been trying to give you something else instead. I have been focusing so much on trying to get my Youtube channel rolling and I still need your help with this! Please, if you aren't already, go subscribe to the channel HERE. It means a lot to me and it will help me making the channel better and reach a bigger audience. So please go subscribe, share the channel any way and any where you can. I really really appreciate it! I have been trying to become better at filming and editing so that it will be something to look forward to look at! I am trying. And I am learning something new about the whole process every time I sit down to do a new edit. So stick with me and be a part of the Vlog gang from the start and see it grow to something great! To stay on the subject of the channel, I want to ask you guys about what you want to see. With the big USA motorcycle trip coming up, I have been watching a ton of review videos on gear, bags, packing tips etc. and a lot of it is shit... and a few helpfull. Seriously, I don't need to see you open a box with a bag in it! I need to hear what you think about it and what it is good for! So I have been thinking that it could be interesting for some to see how we will go about packing for this trip and what gear we use and what works for us and the trip we are heading out on. So let me know what you think. Should I do some more in depth videos on stuff like that? Right now I am waiting to hear back from a bag company that sounds pretty much perfect for my packing of photo gear as well as the normal things like clothes. It has been the hardest task to find a bag that works as a travel bag, a photo bag and a motorcycle bag but I might have found it! I have reached out to them and hope that they want to do a collaboration with me on this. Hopefully that could be the beginning on something awesome! We will see. My friend Sascha and Vater Und Sohn have already send me a goodie bag for the trip! Thank you brother! See the video HERE. Speaking of the trip... go follow us on Instagram HERE. We will obviously be posting photos from the trip but we will also be sharing info there on where we will be next, where you can come hang with us, where to come buy us a beer or give us a highfive or maybe come ride out with us. So Please go follow and spread the word! I am almost done with a batch of photos from the Thailand trip so drop by my photoblog HERE. Hope you will like the photos there. Would you guys follow a Uncle Allan photo profile on instagram? I realise that most people are following the unclea profile for the tattoos but I would like to share more of the photos I do without feeling guilty for sharing NON-tattoo photos. What do you think? Ok, we can't have a post without some tattoos in it, now can we? So here is a random drop of some more or less recent tattoos I did. I better stop this survey post before I bore you to death! But guys! Please give me some feedback on these things either in the comments here, on my own instagram or the Motor Running or my Youtube channel. I would love to hear from you and to know if there is anyone out there still.
But since you like tattoos so much, go check out one of the videos on my youtube channel with me tattooing... I will make it easy for you.. just press HERE
Listening to Brent Cobb while making this here post.
How have you been?
I have been up to all sort of things! So many that it has been hard to keep up and get back on updating you few guys left here on this blog, but I haven't forgotten about you or given up on the blog. It's as always just really hard to live up to the standard that I have set for myself and the idea of the next post being really amazing. So instead of posting something, which would be better than nothing, no new posts makes it to the internet. Well, here we go again. Lets skip this and get into it. Let's try to reconnect. Let's get reacquainted. Let's get up to date.
Last time I told you guys, that my friend, Electric Pick, was in town, visiting. Yeah well... he is now living in the house and is working besides me at Conspiracy Inc. That's right OG Conspiracy crew back together again! He is currently taking bookings for both smaller and bigger pieces so get a hold of him to get one of his amazing pieces. Rumours has it that he has a bunch of ideas of new things that he really wanna try to tattoo. Especially these really cool flying or floating houses. Super cool ides...he just need someone to tattoo them on. Get on it people!
He is here to stay so don't be afraid to start those big pieces. You no longer have to wait a year for the next session. Hit him up on Pick@electricpick.com
Another thing that happened since last time is, that I have for filled another childhood dream. Getting a Harley Davidson. Since I was a kid I have dreamed about getting a Harley Davidson. For many reasons that dream had always seemed impossible and something that wouldn't be happening to me. But it did! Things fell into place and my dream became a reality in May after taking my drivers licence in the early months of spring. Here she is! My 2017 Harley Davidson Dyna Street Bob.
Doing this, is one of the most amazing things, I have ever done and I can't believe where it takes me and what roads have been opened up to me... pun intended. I want to go places, I never felt like going to before. Since getting my baby it has taken me from Berlin to Copenhagen, Denmark. To Bergen in Norway. To Prague with my buddy Adam Guy Hays, who himself have been possessed by this love for riding a machine on two wheels. I tell you guys, all the cliches are real! It's all true! It is freedom on two wheels. What a feeling riding with the wind in your face, smelling your surroundings and watching amazing landscapes fly by. Things you never get to see or feel while driving inside a car.
I can go on and on about how great this feels and what it does to me but I don't think you would care and I don't think we will cover much more ground in this here post, so I will try to wrap it up as fast as I can!
But I can't let the subject go completely because it is a part of what is coming.
I will go to New York in a few weeks and I can't wait to go ride in the states with my Brother Adam Hays. This trip will only be a taste of what is coming. If everything goes as planned, we will be going on a longer adventure next year. New York to San Diego and maybe back. Unfortunately that won't be on my own bike, but there is a sweet substitute waiting for me and I am excited to ride through USA with Adam.
Should you want to watch some of my adventures on the bike, you can check out my YouTube Channel. I will insert a video here... Ok two....
First one of me and my beloved dog, Lucifer riding together.
The second one is from my ride to Bergen.
I'm still learning how to edit the videos and make it more interesting to look at so bare with me. I am also planning on doing some Vlog episodes soon so stay tuned for those... even better subscribe to the channel and since you're there anyway maybe press that like button.
I want to make stuff happen on the channel and I hope it will encourage me to keep this blog alive running alongside the videos.
I hope you guys will help and encourage me on this new travel. This new motorcycle adventure is something that I am very very passionate about and therefor something I want to share with you all. Hopefully you will all come with me on this ride and see where it takes me.
To begin with there will be mostly motorcycle stuff on the channel, but I am planning on mixing my tattoo life in the videos from time to time and sooner or later the channel could become a good mix of both. But let me know either here or in the comments on the channel what you guys think and what you would like to see. One thing I will try to maintain on the channel is to keep it positive so keep it light people. There is too many keyboard warriors out there. If you don't like the videos... then just don't look at them. No one forces you to look at them. It's your free choice, so keep the comments constructive and positive to improve the content.
Looking forward to hear from you.
My special little guy, Lucifer, have had a rough year with an operation for two slipped discs and a new allergy, but this 13 year old puppy is tough as nails and keeps going strong. After a period of dog physiotherapy he is back to being his playful self. From barely being able to stand to running and playing again, I am happy to say that Lucifer is back to his normal self.
He actually gets excited when his motorcycle bag comes out and I ask him if he wants to go ride the motorcycle. Best!!
Kinga have also been daring enough to go on the back of the bike a few times. I hope to be able to share more trips on two wheels with her.
Now I think it is time to look forward a bit. We can't keep dwelling on the past, now can we?
I wan't to announce a few travel plans for the future. I will update the list as we go but here is what I know for now.
October- November 2017 -Riding with Adam Hays and eating delicious food and drinking tasty coffee in New York.
December 5th-14th 2017 - Back at Let's Buzz in Bergen, Norway. Some xmas/anti Xmas time will be held on Saturday the 9th. Check Let's Buzz' Facebook for details. For normal booking email me at Onkelallan@gmail.com
February 3rd-4th 2018 - Chiangmai, Thailand Convention. With following vacation and possibly a short guest spot.
March 9th-11th 2018 - Mondial du Tatouage, Paris, France. Will be doing walk-ups from predrawn designs so just come by.
Mid April-Mid May 2018 - Riding through the states with Adam Hays on motorcycles!!
There will be added more trips as soon as I can confirm the dates.
In the works is also a bunch of new merch. So far I just launched a new shirt. Hope you will like it! One more coming soon plus "godless tattooing" aka Corpsepaint uncle will be back in stock soon as well.
But for now you can get your hands on this burning hot item. Get yours before I run out of your size.
My black metal book is still available despite pubic belief. It is NOT sold out. You can still buy it from me at the studio or online through Clandestine Republic. Just go HERE
230 pages of Black Metal goodies. Drawings, paintings, tattoos, photos and sketches. Foreword by the legend, and my friend, Kristian "Gaahl" Espedal.
Ok before this gets out of hand and gets toooooo long I better get you guys a couple of tattoos. That is usually why you guys are here, right?
Before I go I want to mention that since I will be in New York this year for Halloween there will be no Halloween walk-in day at Conspiracy Inc. THIS year but we hope that we can pick it back up next year. So start thinking about something cool to dress up as next year for the Conspiracy Inc. Halloween bash!
Lats thing, I will open my bookings from now till February 2018 so send me a mail on firstname.lastname@example.org to book an appointment. As always, let me know what you want, where you want it, how big you want it and when you would like to have it done. Anything to make the booking process easier and faster. Thank you!
Hey everybody! Did you all make it through? I mean, 2016 was busy raking in people till the end! But my hopes and expectations for 2017 are still over the top! We can do this! We can turn shit around and make it better. So that's what I am planning on doing. The year has already been filled with awesome people and customers and plans seams to fall into place slowly but surely. I have started making small changes around the studio now that I am running it by myself. I didn't get to be alone for long because best-buddy-Nick just got here!! That's right! Mr Electric Pick is in DA HOUSE! He will be doing some sweeeeeet sweet tattoos while keeping me company here in the bunker. Needless to say there will be a lot of listening, and singing to Jeff Waynes Way of The Worlds. If you want to be a part of this awesome adventure then both he and I have a few openings this month. Nick will be here till the 4th of February so get on it! He has tons of new ideas he wants to try out and put on skin so hit him up!! Check him out HERE. Send him a mail to book a spot!
As mentioned, then it is also still possible to book in with me from this month and currently booking till June.
Send me a mail with idea, placement, size etc. to Onkelallan@gmail.com
There is some new travel plans and some now confirmed dates.
20-27th of febuary
Paris tattoo convention
3-5 of March
Black Tide Tattoo
14-16 of March
Tattoo Ink Explosion Germany
17-19 of March
Following these adventures I will be joined by my Texan brother, Adam Guy Hays. We will venture back to Berlin together after a great week with Black Tide and friends and the Ink Explosion. He will stay us here in the bunker for a couple of days. Don't worry, we won't just drink tasty coffee and eat good food there will also be time for him to do some tattoos as well. So from the 22-24 of March you have the opportunity to get tattooed by this crazy talented and handsome guy. Get on it!
Ok folks. It's getting late and I need to finish this up! But I did it!! A new post!! I guess now you want some photos of some tattoos I did? Well ok then! Here ya go!
Before I go I want to say thank you to everyone who have commented and mentioned my last post! It means a lot to me to hear from you guys and to know that there is still someone who reads this blog. Makes me want to publish more so please let me know what you think from time to time! It is always appreciated!
So here I am again, facing a new start on my art-lovechild, Conspiracy Inc. From January 2017, I will be flying solo for a while. It is time for me to bring back Conspiracy Inc. to the way it was ment to be and how it once was. Before any of you get tooooo psyched up, let me assure you there has been no drama or bad blood or anything like it involved in this decision from anyones side. It is how it goes and this was a necessary progression from everyones side. So no need to worry or make up drama stories... Everyone is cool and happy. It is hard for me to explain what it is that I want to do with Conspiracy Inc. but what has kept popping into my head while figuring out what I wanted, was the time I had with Eckel and Electric Pick working with me. We were 3 individuals who each worked to get our own work out there and to make our own "business" succesfull but who also was a great inspiration to each other. We each pushed each other in the right way and everyone brought something to the table and treated the shop as if it was their own. I am not looking to find new versions of that, because that won't happen, but what I will do is spend more time, beginning from January, working on having a inspirational shop to work in. Finding more time to make fun events once in a while. Get back on the blog (I know that song is getting old) and share what is happening with me and the shop. I will not be in any hurry to find new artist working here permanently. I will take my time to find someone(s) who fits in and who is willing to deal with the fact that we are hiding away from everyone else, in the second backyard, and who wants to push their own work and art. I want it to be inspirational to work in my shop and I am not just talking about the tattoos being made but the whole attitude toward wanting to create something special. Again, not only talking about the tattoos being made but making Conspiracy Inc. a place unlike any other shop. I have the frame, I have the space. There is room for making things in wood. There is room to make photos and even develop films and print them. There is room and equipment for making screen printing and there is room for painting and creating anything you can think of. I just need someone who is eager to put some of this to use with me. Someone who wants to work in a cozy, relaxed, private style studio that offers the options for many other creative possibilities than just tattooing. It's not a must, but it would be nice to have someone who would be excited about these options. Conspiracy Inc. have always been located a bit out of sight, and now more than ever, since we are hidden away in the second backyard, behind a gate. This makes it hard for artists who rely on some sort of traffic to get new customers, so I want to make sure that anyone who want to come and work with me here, including guest artists, can provide their own customers and are willing to put in the work needed to get that kind of clients. Something to think about. But that is all in the future. I wanna squeeze in a bit of important info for you all, before signing off.
I am excited to start this new year and this new beginning with one of my best friends and one of the original Conspirators, Electric Pick. He will be back here in Berlin with me from the 10th of January to the 4th of February. I think he still have a few spots available for some sweet tattoos so get in contact with him to book a spot or two!
I will be spending some more time with my Norwegian tattoo family in the last two weeks of February. I don't have to exact dates yet but you can already now email me to reserve a spot at Let's Buzz. Send a mail with idea, placement, size, budget and what else I would need to know to book you in, to email@example.com
I will be working at the annual Paris convention, Mondial Du Tatouage, from the 3rd - 5th of March. I will be doing walk-up tattoos as usual from predawn flash. So just drop by and see if there is anything you like.
There is some new merch in the webshop so go check that out as well.
All this and more is available in the webstore HERE.
I also finally got to do, not just one, but two, sketch books. You can either pick one up at the studio or through Gentleman's tattoo flash who makes it for me. You can buy it HERE.
Speaking of books. As most of you already know by now, my Black metal book is finally a reality and I am getting amazing feedback from all over the world and different circles. I am very excited to hear from people, who doesn't know about black metal, how much they have enjoyed diving into this book of mine. I personally couldn't be more proud.
I am also excited to see what the people portrait in it feels about it, now that they slowly are finding their way to the artists who were kind enough to let me use their words instead of mine.
I am specially excited and honoured that "this guy" wanted me to sign every piece in his box... including the box. Kristian "Gaahl" did not only write the foreword but let me photograph him both on and off stage. This has led to an amazing friendship and I am happy to call him my friend.
"Who would have thought, when we first met, that you would be signing things for me?"
You can buy the book online through Clandestine Republic HERE
or at the studio, where I can sign it for you. There is also a few available in Bergen, Norway at Let's Buzz tattoo and soon at Nidhogg Tattoo as well.
Ok I think that is enough info for one post, don't you think? But I guess you still want some tattoo photos, right? Ok so here you go!