Rose and anything

Anytime a person comes into the shop and they want a tattoo and it's something, anything like the top of a guitar or a eagle etc etc, I always want to add rose! I don't know if it's conditioning or if I really just like roses as a filler, I've been tattooing for almost 10 years now and I never get tired of tattooing a good ole traditional rose! I guess it's true love for me and roses. Plus they are good and covering things up as well, both of tattoos are cover ups with roses... Thank you roses for being so awesome!

Mahi Mahi yummy yummy!

Pan seared Mahi Mahi w/ butter bean mash

2 mahi mahi steaks

1 orange

rub for the fish

1/3 cup brown sugar

2 tbsp sweet paprika

pinch garlic salt

1 tbsp dryed cilrantro

as much as you want pepper

canned butter beans

salt and pepper

bacon bits


A few hours before you cook the fish make the rub on a small plate, then rub that fish on both sides!! make sure all the rub sticks to the fish. put in it a bowl and squeeze a orange over the fish and marinate for a few hour in the frigde. (Do this before you go to work if you want the longer the better)

In a large skillet put a dash of olive oil heat til med/high drop in fish and cook 3 to 4 mins on each side depending on thickness fish should be brown on each side. Keep the rest of the marinate and after fish is on plate toss the rest of the marinate in the skillet, it will carmelzie in a about 2 mins, then pour over fish.

butter bean mash

drain butter beans, put in pan and heat on low, with a potato masher mash beans then add salt and pepper with as much butter has you want a pad or 2, than add bacon bits! (yes bacon bits) stir in!

add what ever GREEN veggie or salad (you always have to have something green, that’s is what my mom always said)

A new banner???? Really?

I have lived here in Long Beach for over 5 years now, my friend Tyson made me a banner for going to tattoo conventions.... 5 years ago and Im still using it!......, Im lazy and afraid of making a banner painting at that scale it's scary, plus I've never painted with acrylics (ok I'm sure I did in art class in high school but really now does that even count?). My friend that I go to most conventions with always see me pull out my well worn 5 year old banner..... gives a little sign and looks at me like REALLY!!, Well not this time Gary!! ahhh I've been working on my banner for a month or so, it looks ok for my first attempt. I just want to make you proud and it really has not been that hard, I'll try to do another one this year, I promise I won't keep this one for 5 years.... maybe just 2 or 3.


Apple Pan Johnny Rockets

I'm sure most folk in LA know of the diner the Apple Pan (it's been there for over 40 years), Ricki and I went there by chance, we walked in the door it has a simple bar you sit down the menu is like 4 types of burgers and tuna salad sammy and only one side, fries. As we were sitting at the counter with our cokes server in paper cone cups in a plastic holder, I started to think I've been here before..... and then the waiter came up and put a square plate down and shook ketchup on.... JOHNNY F'N ROCKETS!!! Them bastards full on copied the poor lil Apple Pan's style... I'm sure they know but I didn't.

Cute As Crap?

When I first started to tattoo I always wanted to be a "badass" tattoo like a man, not do silly little flower tattoos or soft sweet poo bear tattoos... I wanted to do daggers, naked ladies, creepy skulls etc. BUT being a girl, I would always get picked to do the girlie tattoos. DANG-IT! anywhoo, as the years past I've really started to enjoy doing girlie stuff but more my style. (I still enjoy doing "man style" stuff too not thats it's really like that anymore girls get everything and anything even naked ladies.)


Owl, I love you

Back in my kitchen when I was a little girl things always stand out in my mind, I remember our bright orange vinyl chair with white welting and matching white and orange table our plates and place mats and right in the middle of the table was a yellow lucite owl that held our napkins... I loved it for no good reason I would stare at its little owl face it was like my buddy when I ate breakfast and lunch. A few years ago we were at party at a swanky Cliff May house and bam! On the hipsters table was a blue version of the owl napkin holder!! I wanted to steal it right then and there, It was Ricki's friends, not mine who would know I took it!! plus I was really drunk. BUT I didn't do it (dang it) but I thought about it for days after, then I had a great idea I would buy one! It took me a year to find the right on ebay. I just got it last week. Welcome home my little yellow owl, back where you belong on my table where I love as much as I did when I was 5.

Payless?? Shut up

Lisa (my little lady I work with at the shop) went to the beauty supply store so she could turn her hair green. Right next store was payless shoes we went over just to check things out and I got two pairs of cute shoes for 25 bucks total! I don't know which one I like best!


New app for my iphone and my hair looked kinda good today. (and my appointment no showed)

I Can Cook?

Ricki always tells me I'm a good cook, I have a odd talent of looking in our cabinets and fridge and coming up with something and MOST of the time it's not bad! So here are some of the dinner I made this week.

Ground Chicken sliders with pan fried green beans

Ground Chicken

garlic salt


soy sauce


teriyaki sauce

bread crumbs

egg beaters

Slider buns or yeast rolls

green beans


egg beaters




sauce to dip green beans in

sour cream

garlic salt

sweet paprika

This recipe is for 2

1/2 pound of ground chicken (I found that chicken is lower in calories and fat but it depends on the meat so check your lables and pick the healthest one)

Place chicken in bowl add soy and teriyaki sauce just a few splashes teaspoon of pepper and garlic salt, and as much cilantro as you want. 1/3 cup of bread crumbs and 1/3 of egg beaters. Give the meat a good massage to mix it all in, then place in fridge for 1/2 hour or so, you dont have to but it hold the sliders together better. Now it depends on how big your buns are, take your meat mixture and make balls about 1/2 the size of your buns (that sounds awesome “buns and balls”) after you have formed your balls, get a med/lg skillet and add a splash of olive oil, heat to med then add your balls, press down with spatula to desired thickness, cook 3 to 4 mins on each side. Toast buns and add pickle, and fixins!

Green Beans

Boil water add green beans cook for 3 mins. Drain, put in a bowl coat beans with egg beaters add l1/2 a lemon’s juice and teaspoon of pepper, dust beans with flour and toss. In a large skillet warm olive oil on med/lg wait til oil is hot and add green bean, cook for 5 mins every so often move beans around until the batter is golden brown. (Ricki says they are better than tater tots hmmmm not sure about that one!

Sesame Tofu noodles

teriyaki garlic sauce

low sodium soy sauce

sesame seeds

extra firm tofu

2 cups of snap peas

Quarter head cabbage

2 cups of mushrooms

frozen peas or corn

egg substitute

1 1/2 cups of brown rice cooked

-Cut tofu in short ways quarter inch slices

-Marinade teriyaki and soy sauce, make sure all slices are covered in both, then shake sesame seeds. (marinade for at least one hour but the longer the better)

pre-heat oven to 400 cook for 15 mins

When tofu is baking

Pre-heat wok or large pan, on med/high, add olive oil about 2 tbsp

First put in mushroom for about 2 mins, then add teriyaki and soy sauce about 3 tbsps each add with snap peas and cabbage and sautee for about 6 mins or so or until softish but not to soft, add brown rice to wok and toss with veggies add egg subitute and peas then toss again.

Take tofu out of oven and let cool for 2 or 3 mins, then slice into smaller sections

put rice and veggie mixture on plate or bowl put the tofu on top.

Left over steak sammy

Cold leftover steak


What ever bread you have (We had whole wheat hotdog bun)

Garlic Salt

Steak sauce


Tater Tots

Cut the steak very thin, preheat skillet to med, add a tbsp of olive oil, throw steak in for about 4 or 5 min just to heat up add garlic salt and pepper. After Steak is warm, put steak in hot dog bun and add broccoli than top it off with cheese. Pop in the boriler for 4 to 6 mins until the cheese is melted.

Heat up tater tots

Ricki loves tater tots..

Oh Shit!

It's been over a month in fact I think it's been a month and a half! I wouldn't blame anyone for not checking my blog ever again, ill try to update more often.