Blog and News

Buy an Eye 2 Electric Boogaloo

I’m having another Cataract surgery. This time on my Right eye. Once again I’m having a Sale on my Art to raise money for the Surgery. All Prints, Original Art, and Jewelry are on sale. Some up to 50% off!  Please Check out my SHOP Page  Thanks! Misha

Cyber Monday Sale!

I’m having a Cyber Monday Sale! Look for deals on my Original Paintings, Prints and Jewelry. Give the Gift of Art this Holiday season!

New Enamel Pins!

I’ll be releasing Three enamel pins at DesignerCon this weekend Nov. 19th & 20th at the Pasadena Convention Center! Come see me at Booth #1615 in Hall C

Booth #1615 at Designer Con ’16!

I’ll be in Hall C, Booth #1615 for this years Designer Con. Nov 19th & 20th at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium. It’s the building right next to the main Hall.Stop by and say Hi!

Crazy 4 Cult

Friday Oct 21st, I’ll have a painting in Gallery1988’s #Crazy4Cult show. ‘Tank Girl in Edo’ 12 x 16 Acrylic on Board 

I’m Having a Sale!

My “Back-to-School End-of-Summer Timey-Wimey Art Sale!!!” is going on Now! Original Paintings & Prints are now on Sale on my SHOP  Page!

My Tattoo Studio was named one of the Top 10 of L.A.!

The English based travel site “The Culture Trip” named my Tattoo Studio one of the 10 best in Los Angels. There are some really great shops on the list and I’m honored to be apart of it. http://theculturetrip.com/north-america/usa/california/articles/the-10-best-tattoo-shops-in-los-angeles/

Comikazi Artist Alley!

I have a table at ‪Comikazi‬ Expo in Downtown L.A. October 30th-November 1st. I’ll be in Artist Alley table # N10. Stop by and say Hi!  

My New Website!

Welcome to my world! If you are reading this, you’ve probably already figured out I have a completely new website! Take a look around. Hang out. Check out my SHOP page. Enjoy. I really want to thank Kari at Code Rodeo for creating this beautiful site.

Cherry Blossoms.

I finally got to take a photo of this! I really love doing Chinese brush stroke style tattoos. It still looks great several years after I finished it.

Dragon Lady Face Lift

I’m giving my old Dragon Lady painting a face-lift. I’m still painting my big eyed monster girls, but my painting skill have improved and she seemed like a good piece to play with those new skills. She is still in progress, I will post when she is finished. ‪#‎workinprogress‬ ‪#‎wip‬ ‪#‎dragon‬ ‪#‎dragonlady‬‪#‎painting‬

Jorogumo

She is DONE! Lovely Jorogumo is ready to be photographed for prints and then off to be framed by @framingdevil . Then she will be hung in my new tattoo studio. ‪#‎yokai‬ ‪#‎jorogumo‬ ‪#‎painting‬

My New Toy!

I used to be “loyal to the coil” but this Cheyenne Hawk has won me over.This is my new baby. She is quiet and so light I can tattoo for hour after hour without hand fatigue. ‪#‎newlove‬ ‪#‎tattoosbymisha‬

My New Private Studio.

After tattooing for 23 years, 7 1/2 great years working for Zulu Tattoo, my Husband and I felt it was finally time for me to venture out on my own. There is no ill will between myself and the Zulus. I still love and respect them deeply. I’m just not getting any younger, and the long hours […]

Planning your tattoo

 You want to get a tattoo but you aren’t sure of what to get. Or you know what you want, but don’t know how to get the artist to draw what you want done. Here are a few things that might make it a bit easier on you and your artist..Deciding on your tattoo you […]

Surgery date and catching up

 Wow, I haven’t posted since February! So much has been happening as I try to prepare mentally and financially for my Surgery, the time has just flown by. What have I been busy with? Well, things have been super busy at Zulu Tattoo. I have been neck deep in drawings and planning the numerous Cover-ups that have […]

Kitsune and Tanuki

 Now  a continuation of my Kowai Kawaii Yokai.. Today I will talk about my two favorite tricksters Kitsune and Tanuki (click on names for more information). Both of them are traditional Japanese Yokai and both are shape shifters.. I would say they were my gateway Yokai. They were the way I discovered that yokai existed and introduced me to a […]

I wish I could draw

     I was talking to my Mom a few months back, she and my sister had started taking watercolor classes. She was telling me that she was frustrated that she couldn’t draw that well. And that she wished she had the ability that I had to draw.. I told her that she does have the ability, […]

Spoons!!!!

My friend Alana and I are both workaholics and have both worked ourselves sick. She and I both try to keep an eye on each other making sure the other isn’t overdoing it. But how to do so with out sounding like a nag?  Then my friend Bensen posted The Spoon Theory http://www.butyoudontlooksick.com/articles/written-by-christine/the-spoon-theory-written-by-christine-miserandino/ ( I am not […]

Copying is not flattery

They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.. And that it may be, but trying to copy something and pass it off as your own is just stealing! It was brought to my attention yesterday that 2 people were copying my work and selling it on etsy.  This is even more annoying since I am struggling financially and […]

So you want to be a Tattoo Artist..

I am constantly getting emails from people wanting to become a tattoo artist.     Let me start by saying tattooing is a full time job, not a hobby you can do on the side. You need to do it consetenly to be any good at it. And if you are making a permanent mark on some one […]

My 20th Anniversary of Tattooing

August 1991 I picked up my first tattoo machine. There were very few women in tattooing at that time and I got lots of “oh honey that’s cute, you want to tattoo’.. I ignored the condescending comments and found a tattoo artist who was willing to get me some equipment and give me the basics..Thanks so much Sicko for […]

Upcoming Shows for Dec. 2009

It’s a busy week for Misha. Friday December 11th is the opening of “Paper Pushers 2009” at Gallery 1988 S.F. 1173 Sutter Street San Francisco, CA 94109. Misha has 12 drawings in the show. On Tuesday December 15th Misha will be part of The LOST Underground Art Project at Gallery 1988 L.A. Ronie Midfew Arts […]

Seamus Venus painting in “17 Again” preview

The trailer for the upcoming Matthew Perry/Zac Efron/Leslie Mann movie “17 Again” reveals a pretty cool painting in the background, albeit fuzzy. It’s My Metroid-themed “Seamus Venus,” in Reno 911! favorite Thomas Lennon’s house!!! Check out the screen captures: I’m hoping you’ll see it better in the film, as well as many other Gallery 1988 […]

Past Press & Interviews

Press for Crazy for Cult 2008 Interviewed By Blair Butler for G4 Misha next to her sold piece with Blair. Geek Out: Gallery 1988 ‘Toys’ Show interview with Blair Butler for G4. Some of the top artists in the country do work influenced by their love of toys. Misha’s interview starts at the 2:42 time. […]