Another one of my personal favourite projects. Good size, fun one, huge ...and just a cool story.
 
Long story short, I spoke to Mike a good year or 2 before the project actually came together. It was one of those, “next time you're in America” things. So, the fair enough, next time I was in America we made it happen. It just so happened that it aligned with International Fight week in Las Vegas (Masvidal vs Askren card) so we met there for 4 days of madness before started in SD.
 
The front was never apart of the plan (will get to this) so we did the side, designed a tee shirt and threw a launch party to boot. Was absolutely awesome and the best time. From there I went to Mexico and Colombia for a holiday.
 
Fast forward a few weeks, Mike had decided to open a new store in Pacific Beach (still in SD, but on the other side of the city) and he asked if I were interested in doing a little feature wall. Of course.
 
That said, during this time, I had met my new girlfriend, and she came across from Spain to meet me in America before I went back home to Australia. (FYI: We met at the start of my trip while I was in Berlin and I went to chase her in Spain after ...anyways) as fate would have it, my finger got infected by some freak accident so we bailed to Mexico for a few days before actually being able to start. During this time Mike decided he wanted to do the front as well.
 
So yeah, wasn’t really short …but was a cool story (at least for me). Thanks again for everything my brother.
Steen Jones tattoo street artist Lions Den Tattoo San Diego USA mural
Steen Jones tattoo street artist Lions Den Tattoo San Diego USA mural
Steen Jones tattoo street artist Lions Den Tattoo San Diego USA mural
Steen Jones tattoo street artist Lions Den Tattoo San Diego USA mural
Steen Jones tattoo street artist Lions Den Tattoo San Diego USA mural
Steen Jones tattoo street artist Lions Den Tattoo San Diego USA mural
Steen Jones tattoo street artist Lions Den Tattoo San Diego USA mural
Steen Jones tattoo street artist Lions Den Tattoo San Diego USA mural
Steen Jones tattoo street artist Lions Den Tattoo San Diego USA mural
Steen Jones tattoo street artist Lions Den Tattoo San Diego USA mural
Steen Jones tattoo street artist Lions Den Tattoo San Diego USA mural

Location: San Diego, USA

Photography: Rick Ward


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