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    The future is fuckin terrifying, the idea of the unknown is something that haunts the thoughts of countless who meditate on the subject, myself included. But in the infinite number of paths and doors both our own and the other conscious vessels there’s a horror show of beauty, pain and knowledge waiting to be acquired.


    No mystic we seek in the world can come to a conclusion, even with a glimpse through the eye hole, just suggest the best wisdom they have available. I love it. The future is a never ending learning process and it’s forever changing. Even when you feel you’ve come to know it, other factors are introduced and your spiral back to the terror that is square one.  All the knowledge you’ve gained from the past seems to evolve with every second your mind processes more information, so in a sense the future is humbling cause it reminds us about how little we actually know and how far we are willing to push ourselves to continue.


    My future so far is nothing I thought it would be and I’m nowhere I thought I would. But the places I’ve been and experiences I’ve had have all been fucking amazing. But the steps i’m taking now have me pacing like a maniac thinking of where I’ll be headed next…


    Meditate on whats happened, whats coming and what to do to get there. Don’t dwell on past mistakes, embrace the ones coming. Fuck the mystics that tell you your path is set and who you are, you are who you make yourself.








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    “Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons.

    Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even to the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story.

    Avoid loud and aggressive persons; they are vexatious to the spirit. If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain or bitter, for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.

    Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.

    Exercise caution in your business affairs, for the world is full of trickery. But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals, and everywhere life is full of heroism.

    Be yourself. Especially, do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is as perennial as the grass.

    Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth.

    Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.

    Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here.

    And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be.

    And whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life, keep peace in your soul. With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.”

    Max Ehrmann, “Desiderata”


    What becomes of the broken hearted, what comes after the pain, well like a wise man said “isn’t the fact that you’re hurt that counts, But only how did you take it?  What came from it, it is not the falling thats bad what is shame full is to lie there in disgrace doing nothing. We must over come our fears our failings and most important to never forget that more will come.  We must build endurance to tackle what ever comes our way.  Men and women  have done just that and we must learn from them, we must learn not just from their mistakes but from the actions that followed that made them who they are.  It is possible, it can be done and it will be done.


    Greater men have struggled in the past, it is some thing normal some more than others but thats just how life is, we must keep an open mind and always remember the old saying “when one door closes a window always opens up”.  I always keep a sliding door open just in case lol.  Is that rainy day bag our parents always talked about.  I love the interaction with nature, I have learned to accept things I cannot change and have come to terms with it, I welcome what ever happens and I know that things are unfolding as they should.  I pay attention to the everyday omens and every person I meet I learn from them and  make them part of my journey, I mind my sheep. “the alchemist”


    Beautiful people from all walks of life they all teach me so much and they remind me about the beauty of this planet that we often ignore.  We all long to exist and to be acknowledged to feel loved and needed to feel we are alive, and pain is the perfect solution for this dilema.


    Our loved ones all they have sacrificed should be a reminder that we must sacrifice something our selfs at one point or another.  A good friend of mine once told me “Experience is the greatest teacher but he kills all his pupils.”  So we must thread careful for there is no perfect recipe for success.


    I often wonder what motivates people to go through such great lengths only to put them selfs trough so much pain but then again pain is what makes us feel alive.  Sometimes it is  self inflicted in many different ways, and other times it is a by product of our surroundings.  But one thing is certain it creates an amazing reaction in us that helps us in the never ending transformation of one self.




    There is so much going in our lives that it often feels like a blur, we only see certain things but we must remember that some one is always watching and taking notes wether it be our good deeds or our wrongs.  Lowrider tattoo has become a staple in the tattooing industry and it has got great recognition from a very diverse audience from all over the world.  It brings me great joy not from what I have accomplish but more from what other people have made of them selfs, and the many more that have come from across the seas to make their dreams come through.  For me to be able to contribute to that is the greatest reward I get.


    Some will blame their failings on language barriers others on the distance between them and the opportunities, they blame it on the fact that is too hard and it takes so much work and others will acknowledge all this excuses and simply do the opposite.  They will work hard not mind the language barrier and travel across the world to come face to face with opportunity and seize the moment that will make all difference in  failure and success.


    So go ahead and allow time to write your story and add to the amazing  people that have done just that in the past, a divine comedy a mixture of good and bad the eternal balance we must create in our lives.


    Do it for your self, do it for your loved ones and one day you will stumble upon a reflection and you will see the beautiful structure you have created.



    DESIDERATA, latin for desired things.   I have all that I need in my life,  the only desire that I have left is not to make every one happy for many have fail in that attempt,  but to contribute to the happiness of everyone else.

    With a combine effort happiness and so much more can easily be accomplished and only then you will acquire the character of the happy warrior.

      Who is the happy Warrior? Who is he
    That every man in arms should wish to be?
    —It is the generous Spirit, who, when brought
    Among the tasks of real life, hath wrought
    Upon the plan that pleased his boyish thought:
    Whose high endeavours are an inward light
    That makes the path before him always bright;
    Who, with a natural instinct to discern
    What knowledge can perform, is diligent to learn;
    Abides by this resolve, and stops not there,
    But makes his moral being his prime care;
    Who, doomed to go in company with Pain,
    And Fear, and Bloodshed, miserable train!
    Turns his necessity to glorious gain;
    In face of these doth exercise a power
    Which is our human nature’s highest dower:
    Controls them and subdues, transmutes, bereaves
    Of their bad influence, and their good receives:
    By objects, which might force the soul to abate
    Her feeling, rendered more compassionate;
    Is placable—because occasions rise
    So often that demand such sacrifice;
    More skilful in self-knowledge, even more pure,
    As tempted more; more able to endure,
    As more exposed to suffering and distress;
    Thence, also, more alive to tenderness.
    —’Tis he whose law is reason; who depends
    Upon that law as on the best of friends;
    Whence, in a state where men are tempted still
    To evil for a guard against worse ill,
    And what in quality or act is best
    Doth seldom on a right foundation rest,
    He labours good on good to fix, and owes
    To virtue every triumph that he knows:
    —Who, if he rise to station of command,
    Rises by open means; and there will stand
    On honourable terms, or else retire,
    And in himself possess his own desire;
    Who comprehends his trust, and to the same
    Keeps faithful with a singleness of aim;
    And therefore does not stoop, nor lie in wait
    For wealth, or honours, or for worldly state;
    Whom they must follow; on whose head must fall,
    Like showers of manna, if they come at all:
    Whose powers shed round him in the common strife,
    Or mild concerns of ordinary life,
    A constant influence, a peculiar grace;
    But who, if he be called upon to face
    Some awful moment to which Heaven has joined
    Great issues, good or bad for human kind,
    Is happy as a Lover; and attired
    With sudden brightness, like a Man inspired;
    And, through the heat of conflict, keeps the law
    In calmness made, and sees what he foresaw;
    Or if an unexpected call succeed,
    Come when it will, is equal to the need:
    —He who, though thus endued as with a sense
    And faculty for storm and turbulence,
    Is yet a Soul whose master-bias leans
    To homefelt pleasures and to gentle scenes;
    Sweet images! which, wheresoe’er he be,
    Are at his heart; and such fidelity
    It is his darling passion to approve;
    More brave for this, that he hath much to love:—
    ‘Tis, finally, the Man, who, lifted high,
    Conspicuous object in a Nation’s eye,
    Or left unthought-of in obscurity,—
    Who, with a toward or untoward lot,
    Prosperous or adverse, to his wish or not—
    Plays, in the many games of life, that one
    Where what he most doth value must be won:
    Whom neither shape or danger can dismay,
    Nor thought of tender happiness betray;
    Who, not content that former worth stand fast,
    Looks forward, persevering to the last,
    From well to better, daily self-surpast:
    Who, whether praise of him must walk the earth
    For ever, and to noble deeds give birth,
    Or he must fall, to sleep without his fame,
    And leave a dead unprofitable name—
    Finds comfort in himself and in his cause;
    And, while the mortal mist is gathering, draws
    His breath in confidence of Heaven’s applause:
    This is the happy Warrior; this is he
    That every man in arms should wish to be.
    Your friend and artist Jose Lopez

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    On an ordinary night as the lights lit up the city of London there was some thing special taking place…  Just minutes from some of the most grand land marks of the city of London Jermain a private security agent greeted hundreds of guest arriving to celebrate the Grand Opening of the new Lowrider Tattoo Studio.  It was overwhelming the amount of people who came to support us from all over the world.  Old friends new friends, tattoo enthusiast, tattoo collectors and party goers they all came together to support all the hard work that was put into this amazing project which has been in the works for the last two years.  Finally after so much work from every one on both end of the world and blood sweat and tears it has become a reality that so many people got to experience.





    Our boy Boogstar was a must attendee, He came to show his support for the brand and really got things going as the Mexican Mariachi showed up and the trumpets began to sing.  It was amazing my good friend Dimitri went all out with so many surprises he had laid out for the night from entertainers caterers and musicians.  So many new friendships were made and most important so many more were re enforced,  I got stranded in the back room unable to get out, a big mistake I had to to work on that day but soon decided to end it to go out and greet the guest.  My good friend for a long time now Doodles show up with the usual Irish touch a bottle of Jameson whisky.  Im proud to announce that he is a member of the Lowrider Tattoo family and has always been.




    We have talked  so much about this with my boy Noah Minuskin, Paul and lee,  They were posted holding up the fort.




    It was a big surprise to see my brothers Enzo and Lucio from Napoli they came to show their love along with our good friend Rodney.  It was a beautiful night but like every other night it had to come to an end but not before giving out some thing special.  Jun had the idea of creating something to give to one lucky person.  Jun, Andrick, Noah, Pablo and me drew up a nice drawing which we raffled away at the end of the night.  It was a perfect night,  everyone was so happy to have Lowrider as part of their own family.





    The most Happiest was me…. The woman who supports me on booth sides was there to see what has come from all the endless nights of hard work.  The only word I can think of to explain how I feel is Blessed.

    Thank you every one for all the love and support.

    Lowrider Tattoo studios London

    Jose Lopez


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    Ask and you shall receive… Lowrider Tattoo Studios is proud to announce and welcome you all to join us for our 2013 East Coast Campaign. We can honestly say that this has been one of the most productive and rewarding years for us yet. Between building long lasting relationships with so many clients, and sharing our beloved craft of tattooing with all who are willing and curious, it has been rewarding beyond words. There has been a lot of focus this year on expanding our European campaigns, which meant that most of our time away from the studio in LA, was spent over seas. So with that being said, it was only right that we spend the end the year with all of our people on the East Coast. We will be working privately with select clients at an exclusive location in the New York area. As there is limited availability, we encourage everyone to secure your sessions as soon as possible. So from everyone here at Lowrider Tattoo Studios we are looking forward to sharing this experience with you all.

     We would like salute you all and would like to thank you all once again for the endless amount of love and support we have been seeing. It will be a white christmas for us this year and were ready to work.

    East meets West…

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  5. EURO CAMPAIGN – Noah Minuskin

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    My next artist I would like to showcase is my boy Noah Minuskin. Since joining the family in January, Noah has been ruthless with his work ethic inside and outside of the studio. Not only with tattooing but also maintaining a full time schedule as a student enrolled at the prestigious Art Center College Of Design. This kid works 24/7 and when I say this, I mean it. Aside from dedicating probably close to 90 hours a week to his schooling he is still right here with me at every chance he can get, soaking up all the knowledge he can. Since Noah’s arrival to the studio, we all have been learning and evolving together with late night tattoo sessions leading to intellectual talks getting us all to think outside of the box. From Sun Tzu to Socrates, this kid has been doing his homework and has been applying all of this positive deep thought into his tattoo work. I have spent the past 20 years laying the bricks for Lowrider Tattoo, in hopes that I can create a place where young aspiring artists like Noah can cultivate there talent. I am proud to say that he has taken full advantage of this I couldn’t be more excited to see where he takes it from here…

    I am pleased now to announce that Noah will be right here alongside myself, Miguel Ochoa and Jun Cha as we travel east this January to launch our 2013 EUROPEAN CAMPAIGN. Take a minute to get aquanted with his recent work…


    Noah shares the same passion for fineline black and grey as I do. His current work has been based on strong ideas of history, family as well as rich culture and heritage.

    Creation of Man

    Pops Portrait-Rose

    He is very excited to share his work with you all over seas…

    Abel's Addiction



    Please note that Noah still has availabilty for both LONDON and MILAN


    For all tattoo inquiries please feel free to contact Noah directly through his email at:

    – Tattoo@noahminuskin.com –

    Aslo, be sure to stay updated with his BLOG

    As well as follow him on Instagram = noahminuskin

    Fillipo Brunelesci

    Keep an eye out for whats in store for Noah. Many exciting things to come as we look forward to the new year…

    -Lowrider Tattoo Studios-

  6. NOAH


    A long time ago a lil kid came to my shop asking for direction and a chance to sit down and talk to me about tattoos…. He asked a lot of questions and I answer them to the best of my knowledge…This went on for a while and time after time he would come back to talk some more until I ask him if he really wanted to learn a lil more he could come with me and really jump in the water and get his feet wet, I assure him it would not be easy but he welcomed the challenge and he started working with me, going to all the places I was going to.  I remember him always standing right next to me always watching me,  with almost no expression on his face just intaking all the information in front of him.

    This kid was like no other he did not have a care for anything but learning how to tattoo, it was almost weird that he did take interest in other things other guys were doing and he would never leave my side.  I remember a time when we went to one of the first tattoo Conventions out of state and it just happened to be his birthday,lol.  I though it be a good idea to get him drunk but actually it was a bad one… We found that out the next day,  not only him but all of us had to worst headache ever.  My pocket was full of money cause we were gambling  and drinking patron and aparently I won all the money that night.  I didn’t remember anything.  The worst part is that we still had to tattoo that weekend and that didn’t stop us we were there to tattoo and thats what we did.  Now that I look back and remember so many moments its seems like it was yesterday.  Only that lil kid has grown to become a man, a man that I’m very proud of, His name in Jun Cha.  His is on his way  to make his own mark in the tattoo world and he still come around all the time to check on us and help out at the studio.  Nothing has change he is and will alway be family.  I’m writing this because another kid has stepped in to the shop  just like Jun did 6 years ago with the same determination.  So I could not stand there and do nothing, I welcomed him into the shop just like jun for I saw the same potential and the same drive.  It is funny how life and history repeats it self.

    He goes by the name of Noah a young artist from Santa Rosa CA, He left everything behind just to pursue his passion for tattoos.  And just like Jun he went ahead and enlisted him self in the Art Center Of Pasadena.  I really think there’s a lot of very good things that  are going to come out of this kid for I have seen it in another, Jun.


    With only a few years of Tattooing he is already a master of Hand Script and many other types of tattooing.


    With the skills he will be learning in school and at the shop I’m sure he will become a great tattooist.


    I really hope that he takes advantage of everything in front of him just like Jun did.  Now I’m going to have two guys around me looking over my shoulder,lol.

    Thats has never been a problem with me they are my kids, and most importantly they are my friends.



    With this new year comes Noah he will be a great asset to Lowrider Tattoo and a great complement to All the other tattooist at the shop like Johnny Opina, Miguel, Gustavo and another great artists sam and lil b.

    I’m Proud of all of them And would like to wish them all the best in everything they do.


    Lowrider Tattoo started with a dream with one man sitting in a wheelchair wondering what  would become of him… He never imagine what would unfold in the coming years.  Just when it seemed like it was over,  a bright light shined down on him and showed him the path that he is now following, Tattooing.

    I’m very fortunate to have such big family and I’m really happy to add Noah as a new member of the Lowrider tattoo Family.  Come check him out and find out what I’m talking about,  he has lots of talents just waiting to be explored.

    Jose Lopez