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Russ Abbott  Illustrative and ornamental tattooer @inkanddaggertattoo. Founder and contributor to Tattoo Smart @tattoosmart. For tattoo booking visit:

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I’m very proud to announce my brush set is now available through @tattoosmart for Procreate on the iPad Pro. I hand made each brush sourcing my own textures, washes, grains, and brush strokes. I made each one by hand and with lots of attention to detail. These brushes are designed for use on high resolution pieces for your illustrations. I hope you guys can find these as useful as I do, as I have used them on all of my pieces as of late. They’re key parts of my digital process - and I am grateful for @tattoosmart for giving me the platform to share them with you all. Videos on how to install the brushes are available on tattoo smarts website, as well, for those of you who may not know how to do that. And take a look at their other brush sets too, they offer so much for artists (not just tattoo artists). Thanks so much everyone!

I’m seeking a client who wants to go very large scale in this gothic ornamental style. This in progress leg sleeve will give you an idea of the direction I’m heading... but full body. The ideal client will be located close enough to @inkanddaggertattoo for regular monthly sessions but also willing to travel to fun places like the upcoming @pr_tattoo_convention to get tattooed for 2-3 days in a row. Serious inquiries always welcome.

Progress on this gothic style ornamental leg project. Done at @inkanddaggertattoo the last couple of days.

3 sessions in today. @inkanddaggertattoo

@coloneltonymoore you made my day today! What a nice surprise. Thank you!!! 💀 I don’t know why you don’t sell these things. They are going to look great in my front yard for the trick or treaters. #thewalkingdead

I am proud to announce that I am a featured artist for the Second Annual Tattoo The Lou, May 10-12, 2019! Tattoo The Lou is a cross-section of the best in the tattoo industry. A local show with talent from all over the globe. Styles ranging from Traditional to Realism, Script, Black and Gray, and New School. All these artists tattooing under one roof! Over 100 booths and more than 100 attending artists, this event is one you can’t miss!
Tattooer and Vendor applications are now open so apply ASAP as this is not an invite only convention! Can't wait to see you in St Louis! @tattoothelou

Here’s some video of the 20k Leagues Under the Sea tattoo i did over 2 days this weekend at @londontattooconvention. I’ll be continuing this into a full leg of the same theme. Check out my IGTV for time lapse video of my design process... this was all designed from scratch while looking at multiple references from the old movie and the Disney rides. So much fun!

@londontattooconvention was incredible! I spent 2 days working on my good friend @n5tagraham starting his second full leg project with this 20k leagues under the sea portal. If you would like to see a time lapse of my creative process for this design, please check my #IGTV for a short video. Thanks again to @mikivialetto for the invitation and hospitality. I was very excited to see Keith invited up as one of the finalists for Best of Show! #londontattooconvention @inkanddaggertattoo #inkanddaggertattoo

@londontattooconvention Day 1 is a wrap. I’ve heard the hype for years but this is my first time attending. I can honestly say, I’m blown away by the venue, the organization, and the level of talent that @mikivialetto has invited to be here. I’m truly humbled and grateful to be here. Also, here’s a photo of me tattooing Keith’s leg while he works on his tattoo #kamasutra poses. Can anyone help me name this position? 🤔

I want to hear from a few of you who were present at the @explorertattoo last week? How did you enjoy the conference? Did you like my presentation “Prototyping the Tattoo”? Photo credit: @amandabolinart

We just wrapped another incredible Explorer Conference. To all of our amazing attendees: thank you for your commitment to tattooing. Spending these 3 days with all of you has once again filled me with nothing but love for tattooing and excitement to continue pushing myself and my @inkanddaggertattoo family to greater heights. Looking forward to next time. Thank you @thejakethirteen @jesfarris @explorertattoo @squirestrahan @artofgunnar @russabbott @kellydotylovessoup @karibarba @djtambe @lizcooktattoo @amandabolinart @gogueart @coloneltonymoore @danpemble @cheyenne_tattooequipment @chrisokapi @travelinmicktattoo @bishoprotary @eternalink @fusion_ink @truetubes @subcultureart13 @quickcaps and @tattoosmart

Check out the trailer for the film @cheyenne_tattooequipment made chronicling my trip with @danpemble across Germany! 🇩🇪 Cheyenne showed us the best of what Germany had to offer, including Cheyenne equipment research facility and raw pork sandwiches. •

I am excited to see the full length version at @explorertattoo conference in LA (September 17-19, 2018) and on Cheyenne’s YouTube channel after that.

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