Thursday, October 2, 2014

I really don't know what to say about this, other than I have been humbled various times through my career as a working artist and this is another such occasion... There have been times in my career where my confidence has been to the point of arrogance, there has also been points of being humbled almost to humiliation... I think I have found the spot I need to be, being able to keep my head down staying humble has allowed me to produce enough work to display in my first SOLO exhibit at the gallery... I'm so humbled by this and I hope you can come out and check it out... THANK YOU very much for looking at this blog....

Sunday, March 23, 2014

A Fresh Start

Sometimes things have to change, after tattooing for 4 years at the grand tattoo lodge in redlands I have moved on. I will be making tattoos at my good friend Jon Sanchez' shop called "Sanchez Ink" in Fontana Ca. I would like to say thank you to John Montgomery for the opportunity to tattoo alongside him for the last 4 years, I learned a ton about tattooing from him and will always consider him a close friend, in an industry where good friends are difficult to come by. I never considered leaving the lodge until an unfortunate turn of events came about and I felt like I was no longer having fun, which is important to me... Anyhow onward and upward!! I will be continuing to tattoo and if you would like to contact me HMU

Sunday, December 22, 2013

A new direction

So, as I had last posted last month, I started work for a solo exhibition that I have coming up. However, inspiration has struck and forced me to change the direction and subject matter for the show, hopefully you will enjoy the upcoming progress shots of the works and maybe come out in the summer for the still "untitled" show... Thanks for reading
~Art Minas

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Wednesday, November 6, 2013


Super excited to start work for my solo exhibition at the GOPA in riverside happening in August... Dragons are one of my most favorite images of all the japanese mythical creatures, very powerful images of strength and protection... "RYU" is a word of japanese origin that means DRAGON....
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Tuesday, September 24, 2013


Here is a little carp sketch, I love doing irezumi, drawing and tattooing it, traditional japanese tattooing and designs are just so powerful and just look like they're meant to be on the body, thank you for looking...

Friday, September 13, 2013


Today I received awesome news, I am now a resident artist at the Gallery of Progressive Arts in riverside ca., alongside some awesome graffiti artists and artists in other mediums. I'm so stoked on this achievement, big thanks to Louie Solano for this awesome news, I am currently prepping for my second solo exhibition and first solo show at the G.O.P.A, thanks for looking... Check out the gallery at

Friday, September 6, 2013


Here's a Lil sleeve I just had the pleasure of finishing on a cool redlands local, thanks again Marcus...