04 Dec Endless Summer Tattoo Shop Mural Collaboration with Mark Longenecker
Winding down from our five month trip across country, Maria and I decided to spend a week in Florida before driving back to San Clemente, California.
One of our Florida stops was to spend a few days at tattoo artist Mark Longenecker’s.
Mark is the guy I gave my first tattoo to (and my last), a couple years ago.
He’s the only person who could talk me into holding a tattoo machine and actually doing it.
This time, Mark and I decided to paint a mural on the side of his Endless Summer Tattoo Shop. The wall is facing A1A, the perfect place to put a mural.
Over wine the night before, Mark and I sat down and tried to brainstorm a design. We threw out a few ideas. We knew we wanted a wave and a sun. But in the end, we decided to just wing it.
The next day we laid out 120 cans of Mtn 94 Montana Spray paint and went to work on it.
While we painted, people were driving by on A1A honking their horns and yelling out the window, stoked.
The mural turned out pretty good – and we got it done in about eight hours.
Here’s a video of us painting it that Mark put together with his Go Pro:
ENDLESS SUMMER TATTOO MURAL, COCOA BEACH – Please leave a comment if you like it.
Life is Good – Drew