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Peacock Tattoo Progress…

Sneak preview… of another all time favorite.

I have done a number of peacock tattoos. But this is THE peacock tattoo. 

Head and beak all the way up on her right shoulder, the body curves down her back, while the tail swirls down around her hips, and all the way over to her left thigh, encompassing and highlighting several other tattoos along the way.

And an epic “life happens” story: We Actually started this tattoo in about 2013. 

2 careers, a degree, 1 marriage, and two babies later, we’re still going strong! And still looking amazing ūüôā

It is epic the level of friendship and rapport develop over years of bodywork (be it one large piece, or several small ones.) We are just simply there, for SO many of our respective life events. I knoe friendships that don’t last that long. Relationships even.

And now we’re almost finished and starting the next piece…

Will post progress as we continue, and a final composition and photo shoot when complete.)  Stay tuned! Subscribe and follow ūüôā

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Selling your art…

Came across this post on my Facebook memories recsntly. Thought it was a poignant time to expand upon it 
This Is a painting of mine that was on sale at a gallery for 1200. 

I went and saw it one night and had an awesoem reflrction. 

i thought… what am i DOING. 

Now she welcomes me home… I think it’s worth it ūüėČ

And suddenly I understand.
Ive always had a hard time selling my art. I mean yeah I made it, it took me time and expertise and materials…  as someone who can Make Things, it is hard to wrap my mind around the concept of people pay money for them. (Which is why I don’t shop.)
In the veg inning I didn’t come from an economic background where I could fathom spending 500 dollars on something I didn’t need, much less twelve. Further reincofrrc by a deeper understanding of shat tbings cost to make and produce, It wasn’t until the first person kindly told me I was charging too little that I realized it. (That will be another blog post!)

1200 dollars is a lot to spend on a piece of art. Its a lot of money to not make! And for me r√≥ have o merging of that clue and keep it raher than  (believe me, it was hard for me to take it down for sale!) But then, lets say, you own that piece for a year. That’s hundred dollars a month. That means, that for the mere price of 3 dollars and thirtythree cents a day, (less than the cost of renting a movie) you get to look at this everytime you walk in your door. And you get to show it off to your freinds, and your guests, and your dates… ūüėČ and then lets say u own this piece for 2 years. Or 10. Or 100. You know? And you can believe that when my paintings are selling for 10 and 20k rather than several hundred, it is no longer going to be a 1200 dollar painting.

Making art my full time job was one of greatest investment in self I’ve ever made.  
I also recently found and hung a painting my mom bought me, in 1996 for $300. At the time i was like mom! Do u know what i couldve got for $300!?? I did NOT grow up rich, i was mad. Lol Now, I hang it as a reminder of value.

Stretch Marks

Discussion was booming thsee past few days on this topic based on my previous post regarding the wisdom of tattooing skin-tone ink into your stretch marks… so I wanted to share some of my thoughts on the topic. Plus I thought it was a fitting post for today… ūüôā


Stretchmarks, are very much like tattoos themselves,  and other scars. (With the exception that tattoos are a conscious decision. ) even the bad/ugly/silly ones-  they tell our stories. They are the indellible illustrations for the stories we write with our lives. 
I personally find stretchmarks and scars, even gnarly ones, to be fadcinating, and often, very, very sexy. 
This is a topic i dicuss with my clients often,  but i’ll share it with you here today.

Believe it or not, as someone who is admittedly, proudly very superficially and visually stimulated, and has dedicated my life’s work to surface esthetics; (“deixe nada como √©”- leave nothing as it is.”) I think the disclaimer is in where and how, and how broadly I see beauty. 
From architecture to design to fashion to aesthetics, also i always pride myself on seeing the beauty in form, structure, meaning, function, and context rather than facade, conditon, and surface decoration. Skin can be pretty, but beauty is in the build. 
So cover them, touch them up, refresh them, or keep them: but dont be ashamed of them. They’re ours. 
Ps-

Interesting fact (because I hear this question a lot: about 60-70% of my tattoos are or involve are cover-up, repair, or workaround of some sort.)

We will Feast. 

“And who will help me to make this bread?

Not I said the dog…

Not I said the pig… 

Not I said the cow… ”

-_-

It can be a lonely road carving your own path through the wilderness. Working away through the summer, when all the world is alivr with festivities and drowzy with heat and plenty.
But I will till this wheat, and i will mill this flower,  and I will bake this bread… and I will eat it.  

My self.

But i will feast. With freinds.

with the cricket who gave me tips, and the songbirds who cried out warnings. With the cicadas who sang me along my path and the wind who whispered secrets in my ear. 
and the field mouse and the carpenter ant, and the honey bee and all those who labored through the build to save for colder days. 
And the ants will bringing their seeds.

And the mice will bring their grains.

and the squirrel will bring her nuts.

And the bees, all queens, will dance us their honey. 

And we will feast.
While the cow will be milked,  and the pig will go to slaughter, and the dog, the dog will keep turning it’s tricks for table scraps. 

But We Will Feast. 

-tariq sabur.

“An adapted fable.”

It can be a lonely road carving your own path through the wilderness. Working away through the summer, when all the world is alivr with festivities and drowzy with heat and plenty.
But I will till this wheat, and i will mill this flower,  and I will bake this bread… and I will eat it.  

My self.

But i will feast. With freinds.

with the cricket who gave me tips, and the songbirds who cried out warnings. With the cicadas who sang me along my path and the wind who whispered secrets in my ear.

and the field mouse and the carpenter ant, and the honey bee and all those who labored through the build to save for colder days. 
And the ants will bringing their seeds.

And the mice will bring their grains.

and the squirrel will bring her nuts.

And the bees, all queens, will dance us their honey. 

And we will feast.
While the cow will be milked,  and the pig will go to slaughter, and the dog, the dog will keep turning it’s tricks for table scraps. 

But We Will Feast. 

-tariq sabur.

“An adapted fable.”

Many awesome aaaawesome things in the works you guys… would that I could tell you more. 

But there are two things on the lips of success. Silence and a smirk.

Going to play this one close to the chest… keep the secret in my smile ūüėČ 

stay closely tuned! 

And if I should happen to call upon you…. consider coming to the table. 

Simple but meaningful: the enso tattoo


Simple, meaningful. 

The words can be quiet when the statement is profound. 

Not a “#microtattoo” per se, but still an example: 

These are the little things that say so much.
The Enso is a unique Kanji completed in a single stroke.  No two are the same, and each person’s is unique to them. They way it is drawn can be studied as a Statement of the skill or personality of the pensman, and will change with them through their lives.

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Body Composition…

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I will never get tired of doing these…
and never run out of new ideas.

Hips, thighs, waists, backs. The most elegant areas of the human body embellished, made better.

Back in the day I took pride in Fine Art For Bodies being THE place to go for intimate and sexy tattoos.  Both for reasons of privacy, taste, and discretion though the creative process comfort, and the art itself.
In recent years, glad to see the industry as a whole moving towards paying closer and better attention to body composition and placement.  


This original radial sun-themed dotwork mandala for a very prestigious client. (Waiting to hear back if she’d like me to tag her,) ¬†is the first tier of a many-layered piece. Can’t wait to watch this one grow over time!

Check out Fine Art For Bodies: Premium Custom Tattoos  on Facebook, or http://www.fineartforbodies.com for more! 

The Little Things…

Getting used to all of these huge elaborate involved compositions, these little guys are fun too ūüôā
Check out www.fineartforbodies.com/skin/thelittlethings or visit us on pinterest for more tiny but meaningful tattoos and ideas.
“God is in the details” as they say ūüėČ14572851_1328962880469923_2600507000332127949_n

We’ve MOVED!

Hello all…

It is with great excitement that I inform you that I have now officially moved over to http://www.fineartforbodies.com

It has been a wonderful run, and I have enjoyed communicating, sharing with, and receiving your feedback. While the blogging utility available here is wonderful, it no longer suits the needs of my growing business, so I will be switching over to a self-hosted site at the same address.

I will no longer be updating the blog at¬†www.tariqsaburwordpress.com, but¬†since I see that it still get’s a fair amount of traffic, I thought it important to post this post, as well as to inform my subscribers¬†via email.

Please head on over to the new site and subscribe to newsletters and posts to receive all the news and updates.

The new site is still in beta and constantly under construction, and as with all of my work is an ongoing, collaborative work. Please feel free to give me your feedback and suggestions to help improve!

I am not disabling this site, as it is still my blog site and has a lot of content I will need to pull over time, but it is now no longer the official Fine Art For Bodies Website. In the future, I may use it to beta some new features, or switch it entirely to new content.

As time goes on and more updates occur, this site will slowly become more and more out of date, please refer to http://www.fineartforbodies.com for updated news, terms, posts, and galleries.

As always,

Thank you,

NOW HIRING!!!

AT LONG LAST!!
Fine Art For Bodies is currently hiring!!!
Immediate Openings available for the following positions!

-Shop Assistant
-Promoters
-Spokesmodel
-Apprentice

SHOP ASSISTANT
This is an entry level position with amazing opportunities to advance.

Have you ever considered owning a business, being a talent manger, running a gallery, meeting and networking with artists for work here is your chance to get a foot in the door and grow with us.
Here you will apply your work experience and business education in a MUCH cooler way, while learning the day to day requirements of both being a professional artist, and everything required to run a business, the old fashioned way.

If you excel at this part-time position, you will create the opportunity to pave your own way to become the shop and booking manager!

Duties will include”
-shopkeeping -order taking
-filing and receptionist
-intake, introductions, phones and email.
-booking andd appointment scheduling,
-merchandise and creative services.

Compensation to include compeitive base pay, performance based incentives, and creative opportunities for tips and commission.

This is a business oriented position, though there will be plenty of artistic inspiration and opportunities.

Please send your resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to fineartforbodies@gmail.com

PROMOTERS

An exciting opportunity to earn free tattoo time and merchandise, commission,¬†and cash by spreading the word about Fine Art For Bodies to your friends and circle. (Which you’re already doing!! right?)
Please send your resume, cover letter, references, and headshots to fineartforbodies@gmail.com

SPOKESMODELS  PROMO MODELS

This is your opportunity to become the face of Fine Art For Bodies.

Not just a tattooed model, this is the testing/proving ground for what is to be a prestigious team of renowned spokesmodels. Your name (or alias) and face will become synonymous with quality and progression in body art as you help to establish and market a key brand.

You will earn cash incentives, tips, discounts, tattoo credit, via an engaging performance-based compensation scale while taking advantage of fun and exciting opportunities such as conventions, gallery shows, promotional events, and art fairs.

Based on past experiences, future opportunities may include booking for TF and paid shoots with top photogs, video, youtube, and film appearances, bodypainting and spokesmodel events, travel opportunities, cross training, partnership with major performance groups and artists, and other networking and career expansion opportunities.

Former and current spokesmodels:
Khushi Dayal
Ci Marie
Alexis Jaqueline
Lydia Gunn

Please send headshots, portfolio pics, resume, and cover letter fineartforbodies@gmail.com to hear more.
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APPRENTICE
We are always taking applications for new apprentices.

If you are a good fit, you will become a key part of a growing team, and potentially one of the most important members: The Artist.

-Learn basic principals of tattooing, and advanced techniques of multiple styles, so you can make an informed decision on what to specialize in.
-Establish a warm and welcoming bedside manner, professionalism as well as how to manage, teach, and market yourself as a tattooer and an artist.
-Learn the culture, the process, background, and philosophies of the Fine Art For Bodies Method.

Former Apprentices
-Morgan Gatekeeper
-Yai Eye Ai

This position is best fit for a candidate with:
Рa backround in or familiarity with tattooing
– an art education.
– an active social network and social media profiles
-ABSOLUTELY zero drugs, drinking problems, bullshit, or drama

Please send resume, portfolio, website, and references to fineartforbodies@gmail.com

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