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Motorcycle helmet reflective tape part2.

Posted in General stuff with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 2, 2017 by IRISH ST TATTOO

After doing my helmet in reflective tape I was asked by my brother in law to do his also.helmet reflective sticker tape scotchlite motorcycle motor bike forum safety hi vis diy

Motorcycle helmet reflective tape.

Posted in General stuff, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 2, 2017 by IRISH ST TATTOO

I bought myself a new Arai tourx3 helmet but wanted to make it extra safe for nightime visibility. I had some ‘high conspicuity’ sticky-back tape, so set about cutting and applying different patterns following the shape of the helmet. in France, by law you need  reflective stickers on your helmet. I don’t know why ALL helmets don’t automatically come with some sort of  reflective Hi-vis markings to keep us safe at night? The tape I bought quite cheap off the internet, I got white and some red for the back. I like the checker pattern it gives it a bit of a racey feel. Although great at night it also has a kinda silvery metallic look in the daylight, it was not intentional but is also looks a bit star wars themed(x-wing/tie fighter pilots) which is ok with me. I have seen similar ideas on a few motorbike touring forums and thought I’d share and maybe inspire someone else to do similar. All you need is a sharpie marker, metal ruler, craft knife and scissors. The tape is 50mm wide so the squares are 25x25mm. Some bits I drew round tracing paper for a template and then cut one piece and reversed it for the other side. RIDE SAFE!

Saint Patrick’s Day 2015.

Posted in General stuff with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 17, 2015 by IRISH ST TATTOO

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Irish Street Tattoo Technical Drawing.

Posted in General stuff with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 29, 2015 by IRISH ST TATTOO
A bit of technical drawing for a tattoo I'm doing soon.

A bit of technical drawing for a tattoo I’m doing soon.

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Rossglass Chapel 11.30PM 28/12/14

Posted in General stuff with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 30, 2014 by IRISH ST TATTOO

I had a little experiment with night sky photography.

Just trying to get better use out of my Canon 550d

Rossglass Chapel

See What’s Inside.

Posted in General stuff with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 15, 2014 by IRISH ST TATTOO
You can now check out inside of my studio. Search Irish Street Tattoo on Google Maps.

You can now check out inside of my studio. Search- Irish Street Tattoo -on Google Maps.

Posted in General stuff with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 18, 2014 by IRISH ST TATTOO

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I have just opened a new shop and despite being mostly custom I wanted some flash just get people going. I know you kids will turn your nose up at flash but what do you think Google, Pinterest and Instagram are?? I got a quote for a rack that was nearly £1,000.00(2014)with VAT and P&P, so I though I'd make it myself. What you need are, 4mm CORREX board(long flute,gap runs length not width) these are really cheap and used by signmakers. 4mm steel  rods, I had 32 of each. I wanted 3 flash sheets per side so trimmed the board to fit and rounded corners(stanley,craft knife). With my trusted vintage Singer 201K I sewed a trim round the edges(you can use electrical/duct tape) to make it look neater. Then push metal rods down the gap in the Correx so that about 1 inch is poking out each end. Get some wood to make a frame, I made the holes 1 inch apart to give room to turn pages, the hole should be just deep enough to keep the page from scraping on the wood(it'll wear out), I did the holes on the top frame an inch to the left so that the pages would fall back closed(you get bored pushing them shut when customers have finished with it). Then just mount the wood frame on the wall, the space is hard to work out, get someone to hold it in place then practice to make sure you can take the page out, if that's what you want to do. Paint the wood to match your studio decor, put you pages in and fill with flash. The wall space I used could fit 12 sheets of A3 but now I have room for 192! Hope this is of help to someone out there. I guess I'm just a guy who doesn't like to pay for something I can make myself.

I have just opened a new shop and despite being mostly custom I wanted some flash just get people going. I know you kids will turn your nose up at flash but what do you think Google, Pinterest and Instagram are?? I got a quote for a rack that was nearly £1,000.00(2014)with VAT and P&P, so I though I’d make it myself. The bits you need are, 4mm CORREX board(long flute,gap runs length not width) these are really cheap and used by signmakers. 4mm steel rods, I had 32 of each. I wanted 3 flash sheets per side so trimmed the board to fit and rounded corners(stanley,craft knife). With my trusted vintage Singer 201K I sewed a trim round the edges(you can use electrical/duct tape) to make it look neater. Then push metal rods down the gap in the Correx so that about 1 inch is poking out each end. Get some wood to make a frame, I made the holes 1 inch apart to give room to turn the pages, the holes should be just deep enough to keep the page from scraping on the wood(it’ll wear out), I did the holes on the top frame an inch to the left so that the pages would fall back closed(you get bored pushing them shut when customers have finished with it). Then just mount the wood frame on the wall, the space between frames is hard to work out, get someone to hold it in place then practice to make sure you can take the page out, if that’s what you want to do. Paint the wood to match your studio decor, put your pages in and fill it with flash. The wall space I used could fit 12 sheets of A3 but now I have room for 192! Hope this is of help to someone out there. I guess I’m just a guy who doesn’t like to pay for something I can make myself. Cheers.