I launched a Kickstarter to help fund my Cute & Creepy Tarot Deck. In five days it was fully funded!!! But I’d still like to hit my Stretch Goal of $10,000 so I can print more Tarot Decks, Companion Books, and Coloring Books! Here’s a Link to my Kickstarter Hi! My name is Misha, […]
I found out the E-mail for my Website has been down for the past month and a half!!! If you, or anyone you know, has tried to contact me through my Website Contact Form in the past several weeks and I haven’t responded, PLEASE re-contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org! I’m still having problems with my whole […]
I’m starting to paint my 78 tarot cards so I need room to store them. So I am opening the storage closet in my art studio and putting everything on sale!
DesignerCon is just around the corner! November 11th & 12th at the Pasadena Convention Center. I’ll be in Booth #1213 at the far end of the main room! It’s going to be HUGE this year so come early and stay late!
My Tattoo Studio was named “Best Tattoo Shop” in Los Angeles by L.A. Weekly in this weeks Best Of issue! I’m so Happy right now! Thank you to everyone who voted! Link to the Article
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
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!
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
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!
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Friday Oct 21st, I’ll have a painting in Gallery1988’s #Crazy4Cult show. ‘Tank Girl in Edo’ 12 x 16 Acrylic on Board
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!
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/
I’ll be at Booth #706 at Designer Con in Pasadena November 21st-22nd. I’ll be selling my paintings, Jewelry and Prints.
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!
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.
Guess who made the “Best Tattoo shops in L.A.” !!!!!!! I’m so Honored to have my new shop on this list after only being open for two months. Thank you LAist.com!
My Dragon Lady reboot is finished! She’s hanging up in my new Tattoo Studio… for now. #dragonlady #Dragon #bigeyedart#bigeyes
We got our signs for the windows of my little private tattoo studio. I am feeling very official now. #tattoosbymisha #thecountessofcoverups
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.
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
Today I started a Howl’s Moving Castle sleeve on a super cool and fun Woman. Fun tattoos and good people is why I love my Job. #studioghibli#tattoosbymisha #tattoo
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
Some days my job is more rewarding than I would have ever imagined #FuckCancer
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
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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 […]
I have a booth, #632, this years Designer Con at the Pasadena Convention Center November 8th-9th.
I have a table in Artist Alley during this weekends Comikaze Expo at the Convention Center in Downtown Los Angeles. October 31st thru Nov. 2nd. Table AA513
My 2 pieces for the Joss Whedon tribute show at Gallery 1988 West. On the left “Obsession: Browncoat for life” and on the right “Take my Love” aka ” He was my leaf on the wind” And I got to Meet Joss Whedon!!!!
Finishing up two paintings due at the end of the month. This is my favorite time of the year! ‘Elvira’ on the left and ‘Day of the Dead Girl’ on the right. Both paintings are 8×24 Acrylic on Canvas
I use metaphors alot I tend to take the metaphor as far as I can. A few of my friends have told me I need to write them down somewhere.. Well ok guys here I go.. As an artist I have people say to me “I wish I could draw, I can’t even draw a […]
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 […]
My Cataract Surgery was last week on July 25th. I woke up at 5am to make a 6:30 pre-op appointment. If you know me, you know I believe this is a bed time not a wake up time. Luckily the surgery itself was much less scary than I had feared. I was given a mild […]
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 […]
Today I went to get a second opinion on my cataract and to get recommendation on the lens replacement. The Eye Doctor visit went amazing! I am so glad I got the second opinion. I had an eye doctor I loved but my primary Dr. had to refer me to an eye doctor in his circle […]
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 […]
Hello 2012, with a new year I am beginning a new project. Altho not entirely new, I have been doing pieces that will fit in this series for quite some time. The difference is I am now getting focus and really going to see how far I can take the ideas I have. Kowai Kawaii […]
I have been having some issues with my left eye for a while now.. My first doctor said I had some hazing on the lens of my eye. I went to another doctor for a second opinion, who told me that I had a cataract in my eye (this is very rare for some one in their early 40’s). […]
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, […]
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 […]
When I was little I was told I could be anything I wanted. Children in American hear this again and again especially girls. They tell us this because many of our families came from places with no choices, places that limited who you could be. Being born poor or a different skin color or female could […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Life has been kinda crazy this year. I moved to Thai town, Was in a number of art shows and had a table in Artists alley for Comic Con.. All of which meant that I have been working nonstop!Today is the first real day off in ages. A day that I am not home sick […]
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 […]
I was Interviewed by G4’s ‘Attack of the Show’ for Gallery 1988’s Idiot Box Art Show, an art show totally devoted to pieces inspired by everyone’s favorite form of distraction, television. Dozens of artists contributed works influenced by iconic TV shows like Lost, Alf and Twin Peaks. My interview starts at the 4:30 mark. http://g4tv.com/lv3/37700 […]
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 […]
Press for Crazy for Cult 2008 Interviewed By Blair Butler for G4 http://www.g4tv.com/lv3/28122 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 […]