Saturday, March 6, 2010

Mum's Custom Tattoo

This is Buju! Look at that face!! She has two eyes I swear. She just wanted to wink for the camera. This girl is 10 months old and just a little thing. Her mommy trained her so well. She can sit, come, lie down and LOVES to chew on footballs. I heard she stole one from somebody at the park :) She loves people and is always down for someone to scratch behind the ears!
So wait, the title of this blog is a tattoo shop right? So why am I talking about a dog? There is a connection, I promise. I just see a little pibble face and I get off track!

Mum's Custom Tattoos shop just opened in Pacific Beach right around the corner from CherryBomb, and this Buju is the shop mascot. This little girl will be there to greet you when you walk in the door. What more of an incentive could you ask for to go in? Ok, Ok, I will try to control myself. In all seriousness, the people that work there are a great group of artists. When you walk in, after you pet Buju of course, all the artists have their portfolios on the table. This way depending on what you are looking for, you can decide which artist speaks to you artistically. I am not sure if you are aware of how similar the hair dressing world is to the tattoo world. When you find one, the other is usually close by. Because of this, I know each of these artists through different areas of my life over the years, so I can honestly tell you these guys are my friends.

Eric who is the owner assembled a talented bunch here. Brianna, Jim, Brent, Jasmine and of course, Eric, all do custom work. And its all good. If you are in the market for a new tattoo, I suggest you check these guys out. (there is a link under other things i like, aren't I nice to make it so easy for you?) The shop is really cool too! Its big and open, most importantly clean, and has so much awesome artwork on the walls. Its gotta chill vibe too. Ya know how when you walk into some tattoo shops and they have all this big attitude? I hate that. Yes I want a tattoo, yes I want a butterfly, and yes I want it on my hip...why are you making fun of me?? Well its not like that at all. They are nice to people who come to them. Ya know, the way it should be??
Here are some photos I took of the shop and some of the artists i took yesterday.

the new shop

Brent drawing

Brianna tattooing

People waiting to get a tattoo

Jim smiling for the camera

Jasmine being camera shy ;)

I had a really good time hanging out with these guys yesterday. I even have my new tattoo in the works...You will have to stay tuned to see what its going to be! But in the mean time, go see these guys. You wont be disappointed.

Oh, and it wouldn't really be "me" if I didn't leave you with one final photo of Buju...

I know, I'm in love too :)



  1. Great post, makes me want to have a tatoo, but I am way too fickle....

  2. well first you would have to learn how to spell "tattoo" and then maybe you would be allowed to get one ;)

  3. Buju is adorable! I love LOVE love my pits! Thanks for following Mamanomic$!!

  4. Ahhh! Buju alone is a reason why I would go into this tattoo joint!!!

  5. You are welcome Didi :) I love me some pit bulls too, and I love all your crafty stuff too!!