Tattooing since 1998, Amanda is currently working out of Dare Devil Studios in NYC.
I'm drawn to many tattoo styles, but Amanda is producing some things I've never seen before. Taking fine art to another level and combining it with body art. The abstract watercolor strokes are beautifully GENIUS.
A 3-day weekend has been MUCH needed, so I took off Saturday and headed up the coast to New Jersey. My bro is home for the summer, so I also took advantage of a rare brother/sister weekend. Besides visiting our grandparents lake, we decided to take a day a hit up our old stomping grounds in Avalon, NJ.
Growing up, we had the pleasure of both of our parents being teachers. That meant lots of vacation time in the summer. Every year Avalon, New Jersey was where it was at. The pleasures of the beach, but not nearly as crowded as some of the more touristy towns.
I decided that maybe next year I could find a house to rent so I could spend some quality time with the sand like the old days. I took a few pictures of houses that held up to our standards. What do you think? Not to shabby?
Oh, a girl can dream.
This bottom house was RIDICULOUS. We stopped across the street to take a picture and it looked like these bikers had the same ideas we had. HOLY COW!!! It was like an entire town. I figure if I could get maybe 50 of my friends together, we may be able to afford one night there.
Genius! Urban Outfitters has teamed up with Republic Bikes to offer completely custom bikes. There are two styles of bike frames and everything else you can make personal. Frame color, seat color, handle color, tire color. For some reason I tend to get suckered into every customizable product on the market. But, this bike may top the charts.
The two below are a couple color combos that I love. Just looking at them makes me want to be at the beach, cruising down the boardwalk.