Category Archives: Tattoos

Mister Cartoon to LA Gun Club to Little Tokyo

Last week, I dropped my gun off with Jim Hoag to have some stuff modified.  I had just got it back and wanted to take it out for a test drive.  My buddy, Ian, wanted to do some indoor shooting so we head down to LA Gun Club.  I really like LA Gun Club because it’s between me (Glendale) and 626, they have a wide selection of rentals, and they host a friendly diverse crowd (opposed to grumpy old rednecks).  On the other hand, it’s in the hood (a block or two from Skid Row), you always got one of the homies shooting gangsta-style, and noobs tend to sweep their [unloaded] muzzles at you.

Anyways, as I was pulling into LA Gun Club, I noticed some activity with a handful of lowriders.  As I’m gawking and inching past them, my buddy, Long from DTM Autobody, recognizes my car.  I didn’t know this but Mister Cartoon was based right next to LA Gun Club.  Long gave me a quick tour of Mister Cartoon’s facility and I snapped a few pictures with my new Droid X.  Sorry for the uncharacteristically shitty pictures.  If I had my Canon SLR, I would have taken a ton more pictures instead of trying to fiddle with the slow ass camera on my phone.

I forgot the details on this car except it’s going to SEMA in a few days.  Got a yellow Brembo GT big brake kit.

Some of Mister Cartoon’s lowriders.

This is Mister Cartoon’s tattoo parlor.  Apparently he charges like $5000 an hour or something like that.

About this time, Ian arrives so we head into LA Gun Club.  Besides shooting Ian’s Glock 22 and my Kimber Custom II, we wanted to try out a .454 Casull so we rented a Taurus Raging Bull.  This revolver is a monstrosity.  It was meant not to shot by humans at humans.  It was meant to be shot by God at bears and other big game.  Seriously, jokes aside, .454 Casull was meant for big game hunting and not self/home defense.

Here is a picture of the .454 Raging Bull compared to my full-sized .45 1911 to Ian’s full-sized .40 Glock.  A full-sized 1911 is a pretty damn big gun and it looks pretty tiny compared to the Raging Bull.

Seriously, if God had a handgun, this would be it.  People outside in the lobby were startled/jumping when I was shooting the .454.  All I felt was a lot of pain in my palms and saw a lot of muzzle flash.  Whenever I shot the gun, it was like if lightning or a camera flash hit the entire room.  As you can imagine, we had a little crowd of spectators wondering what kind of hand canon we were firing.

Spent casing of a .454 Casull compared to a .45 ACP.  As you can tell, there’s a ton lot more gunpowder in the .454.

We also rented a M1A, which is the civilian version of the M14.  The M14 is the last of the so called “battle rifles” firing full-power rifle ammo (.308 vs .223).  It was used in the first part of the Vietnam War until it was replaced with the M16.

I’ve always wanted to shoot the M1A (or any rifle/handgun that has a lot of history behind it).  I’ve always found it fascinating to hold and see a piece of history.  American soldiers were trekking around in the jungles of Vietnam with this rifle.  The only difference is that back then, they used wooden stocks.  Now, we use synthetic stocks (substantially lighter) and it’s still heavy as shit.

After blowing a ton of money at the range, we had to make an obligatory stop at Daikokuya.  Tried their new “rich” (aka “extra fat”) soup base and fried rice.  The rich soup base tasted great for a few bites and just go way too greasy.  The fried rice was amazing.

Daikokuya is by far my favorite ramen shop.  If you want some bomb Japanese ramen, you should definately check them out.  I have yet to try another ramen shop better than Daikokuya.  They have a handful of locations (Little Tokyo, MPK, Costa Mesa, etc…) but their Little Tokyo location is the original one and the best!

Daikokuya
327 E 1st St
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Anyways, that’s it for today.  I’ll be at SEMA next week from Wednesday through Friday.  Hit me up!

Hello Kitty

This is another Hello Kitty post. Mr. R got a Hello Kitty tattoo on his arm. Not sure the reason for this tattoo and he’s not gay. All the girls want to see his kitty now.

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These two lovely ladies let me take pictures of there tattoos. First lovely lady is Tina. Second lovely lady is Thien. They both been modeling for us at the car shows. They always do at great job at the car shows for us.

Tina got her tattoos done at Transtions Tatoo. Tina tattoo were done by Lerc.

Transtions Tattoo 17300 Beach Blvd. Huntington Beach CA 92647 (714) 375-9071

Thien got her tattoos done at OC Tattoo. Thien tattoo artist was Arnold. Thien said Arnold has moved to SD.

OC Tattoo 7134 Garden Grove Blvd. Westminster CA 92683 (714) 899-1144

Hardcore Fans

You know when you got some hardcore fans. When they tattoo your logo or designs on themselves. The designer of Johnny Cupcake has this type of following. Here are just a few pictures of he’s dedicate customers. The first pictures is Johnny Cupcake. These are just a few of his hardcore followers.

 

Johnny Cup Cake

7959 Melrose Ave Los Angeles, CA 90046 USA (323) 653-2253

Sun 11am-6pm
Mon-Sat 11am-7pm

(323) 653-2253

Air Max 95

This guy tattoo is way better then the Jordan V tattoo. His name is Sonny “Air Max 95 King” Guerra and he’s from Aloha. As you can tell for the pictures he loves his Air Max 95.

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Air Jordan V tattoo

I really like shoes but this guy takes the cake. He really likes the Air Jordan 5. I guess they will be with him forever now. He didn’t want to brand himself so he didn’t get the jumpman. I think he needs to tattoo the net on the side.

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More pictures of tattoos

Subject #1 one will be T1 and subject #2 we will call him T2. Both of these guys tattoos were done by Jay at Resurrection Tattoo & Body Piercing.

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Resurrection Tattoo & Body Piercing

2320 East Colorado Blvd. Pasadena CA 91107

(626) 396-9020