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Inked Magazine: Brandon Bond and Peter Moylan of the Atlanta Braves

Inked Magazine- Brandon Bond

From: All or Nothing Tattoo in Smyrna,GA
Visit: brandonbond.com, allornothingtattoo.com

New Cliente
A bunch of baseball players invited me down to spring training in Florida just to hang out. It was a blast. It's weird, none of them knew where to get good tattoos. They were just going to a shop they saw on TV, and were actually paying more than what I charge. So I have been reworking a lot of their stuff, and doing a lot of cover-ups. You don't see a lot of heavily tattooed baseball players, but I believe it will be impossible by this time next year to find a game on TV where there isn't at least one player who's our client.

Words of Wisdom
My mother told me" the only place that success comes before work is in the dictionary."That is one of my favorite pieces of advice and I have always lived by that. I have worked extremely hard for almost 20 years, sacrificing everything for tattooing. Between the shops in Atlanta,movies,publishing,online retail, and animal rescue, our family of staff has grown to 72 amazing and creative people.

Whats Next
To be honest, I'm looking forward to taking some time off this summer. My wife and I just bought a new ranch, and we built the most amazing tattoo theme park for our family of artists and our dogs. In order to enter the ranch you have to climb inside a two-store Japanese dragon, and then you slide down into its belly and it poops you out into the pool. It was based on a traditional Japanese illustration specific to tattoo art- and it's awesome.

Peter Moylan

What do Major League relief pitchers and Australian pharmaceutical salesmen have in common? Two things: They have to wear long-sleeved shirts to cover their tattooed arms, and Peter Moylan has been both. This spring, Moylan is entering his fifth big league season as a setup man for the Atlanta Braves after an unorthodox journey to the Majors that included a sting working for the man back in his native Perth, Australia.

He prefers the Majors-except perhaps when he's in Philadelphia. That's where hs was heckled mercilessly about his tattoos while hanging out in the bullpen before a game (you can see the video on YouTube). "Those guys are brutal in Philly, they do their research," Moylan says with a good-natured laugh. "The knew things about me that I didn't know about me."

The incident took place a year before tattoo artist Brandon Bond, of All or Nothing Tattoo outside Atlanta, did his research and convinced Moylan that he was in need of some serious " turd polishing". Between games, Moylan gave his non-throwing left arm to Bond for a serious of sessions.

"Now I have some real art," he says of his sprawling, colorful sleeves that include a fleur-de-lis and the names of his kids. The elements were included only "on the condition that I give up some blank space for the guys to do something original." So this year, he's going to get something on his back and he's leaving it almost totally up to his artist. "As long as it's not just naked chicks and violence, I'm ready for anything," he says- except perhaps this baseball geek's suggestion that he get tattooed with his stats from the mound at the end of every season until he fills up his back to look like the flip side of a bseball card. It's probably not the aesethetic he's going for, but that's just as well, since Moylan's stats have been a work of art in their own right. He's got a career ERA of 2.45, and opposing batters hit just .231 against him. And though his sleeves will be covered with sleeves on the mound, you won't be able to miss Moylan this year; his unorthodox sidearm release will no doubt help the braves out of many late-inning jams.
-Eli Ackerman

Brand New Article: John Lloyd

RG: What made you want to start tattooing?

John: I had been getting tattooed, back when I was a public school art teacher. I was fascinated with the medium. The indelible nature of it. It took a level of commitment, you know. When I walked away from education, I tried painting and striping some cars and motorcycles. Tattooing called to me and I never looked back. Guess I am still using that degree in Fine Arts.

RG: How long have you been tattooing?

John: I have been tattooing professionally since November 2007. So not long.

RG: What artists have influenced your work?

John: There are a lot of inspirational artists out there. I have had the pleasure of working closely with: Tim Orth, Dave Tedder, Sean Herman, and of course Brandon Bond. The artist you spotlighted last month, Bryan Reynolds, gave me some great advice early in tattooing. I am still the new kid on the block and try to learn from everyone.

RG: So, about how many awards has All or Nothing Tattoo received? How many have you acquired?

John: Hundreds. We have clients all over the world that win competitions without sending us the trophy. As far as I know I haven’t received one yet. 2010 may be my year, but honestly tattooing isn't’t about trophies. Pushing yourself and pleasing your client is what makes me feel accomplishment.

RG: What music/bands really get you going when you are working?

John: I mix it up: Johnny Cash, Matisyahu, Pink Floyd, BB King, and Henry Rollins in the same play list. I would rather listen to Rev. Horton Heat over death metal any day.

RG: Have you done any work on celebrities? If so, who/what?

John: Lots of them come into All or Nothing Tattoo. I have tattooed four celebrity clients. But honestly I want to be known for the work I do. Not the people I tattoo. Besides, most celebrities have bad artwork on them. Don’t ask me why.

RG: What is the ultimate piece you would like to put on someone? What is your Sistine Chapel?

John: What I am excited about trying this year will be different next year. I would love to do a sleeve of classic car imagery. But once that is done I will want something more challenging for my next “chapel”. Pushing myself and having a new breakthrough, that is what excites me.

RG: I hear All or Nothing is planning a trip to Europe over the summer. What will they be doing? Will you be participating?

John: Five of our artists are going to Germany, Amsterdam, and Switzerland this spring to attend conventions, and do guest spots. I hope to go to Korea this year for two weeks tattooing US contractors at a military instillation.

RG: What do you do when you are not working in the shop?

John: Feels like I am always at the shop. On occasion I travel to do guest spots at other studios out of state. I have a ’61 Bel Air that I cruse on nice days. And on Sundays I do the church thing.

RG: Tell me a little about the shop’s making of “Victory to the Underdog”?

John:This is Brandon Bond production, all the way. He took his “All or Nothing” attitude to tattooing and applied it to his passion for pitbull rescue. The movie turned out great. Everyone in the shop helped where we could, but it involved so many others. Danny Trejo, Micheal Berryman, Donal Logue, and other celebrities joined together and we rescued several of the Michael Vick dogs used for fighting. You’ll laugh, cry, and want to get off your seat and do something.

Jesse James :A Tattooed version of Tiger Woods mixed with Michael Vick PLUS a little Nazi

Jesse James :A Tattooed version of Tiger Woods mixed with Michael Vick PLUS a little Nazi thrown in?

The latest Sandra Bullock news is even more sad than the Nazi picture of Jesse James giving a salute and wearing a Nazi hat: Jesse James is now into dogfighting like Michael Vick? That's the news that was mentioned on Entertaiment Tonight and all over the Internet, and it's placing Jesse James image in an even darker place.

While the truth of the story is in question, it's out there. Reportedly, Jesse James allowed two of his pit bulls to fight to the death. But while one blog claims Jesse James took them to a dog fighting ring, another says that's not true and that James' dogs Cisco and Rudy got into a fight while James was not present.

Jesse James may have entered rehab to stave off a divorce from Sandra Bullock but that’s the least of his problems as a horrible new scandal has emerged. He’s accused of outrageous cruelty involving his pet dogs!

Two of Jesse’s favorite pit bulls fought in a bloody battle to the death - and Jesse’s terrified dog Rudy was ripped apart in the savage attack that tore a leg almost completely from his body.

Shockingly, the tattooed TV mechanic treats the vicious encounter as a big joke, charge sources.

“Sandra was horrified and in tears when she first heard what had happened to those animals,” said an insider.

“She believed he was this gentle biker with a heart of gold. But if he can let this sort of thing happen to his dogs, that tells you who he really is - Jesse IS heartless.”

The unsupervised battle cost Rudy his life, and happened "years ago"

Regardless of this matter, it seems the release of the Nazi photo broke the dam holding back awful information, true or false, about Jesse James.

Urgen Help Need-

Urgent Help Needed
Help us save a victim of cruelty!

This sweet girl is only 10-12 weeks old, and has already been through so much. She has two shattered elbows, likely from someone kicking her or throwing her. She is currently at the DeKalb animal shelter, where they have wonderful in helping us determine the extent of her injuries, and holding her for much longer than usual. Puppy with broken legs

The good news in all of the bad - this puppy is one of the sweetest girls ever. Despite her incredible pain, she loves to be held and just wants to snuggle and give kisses. She also tries to walk and play, even though her little legs give out after just a few steps.

Now we need you to help us continue to help her.

More good news - her legs are repairable! Her surgery cost will be about $3000 and recovery / swim therapy will be around another $1000. Once she has her surgery and recovers, the vet expects a full recovery, with no lingering complications. We can't get her out of the shelter and schedule her surgery until we raise enough to cover the cost of surgery.

You have all been such wonderful supporters, and I know that $3000 is a lot of money. But, together, we can save these sweet girl. I am asking everyone who reads this to donate $10 and forward to 5 people who you think will also care about this little girl. If we can find just 300 people who care about this little life, we can save her!

Will you give up the cost of a pizza to save a puppy's life? Visit her donation page here to help.

Chop Talk: Bodies of Art



ChopTalk Magazine April 2010

Atlanta Braves Turner Field

Bodies of Art

By Patty Rasmussen 

      It was early last season, and pitcher Peter Moylan was doing what he always does during batting practice-- standing in the outfield shagging fly balls.  Little did he realize that the wiry, heavily tattooed fan yelling at him was actually a world-famous tattoo artist that desperately wanted to give his arms a makeover!  Not a pitching makeover, mind you, but rather just the appearance of Moylan’s arms.


      Brandon Bond, the owner of All or Nothing Tattoo and Arts Studio, located in the Atlanta suburb of Smyrna, is also a die-hard Braves fan and season ticket holder.  He was in the outfield bleachers when his professional eye caught sight of Moylan’s famous “sleeves,” tattoos that run the length of the arm from shoulder to wrist. 


      “They were bad,” said Bond, “And by bad, I mean awful.  I yelled to him, ‘Dude, I can fix those for you!’” 

      Moylan looked back at the ‘heckler,’ and tossed a baseball which Bond promptly gave to a kid nearby.  Eventually, the two men began talking to each other and by the following day, a promotion package from All or Nothing Tattoo was sitting in Moylan’s locker in the Braves clubhouse. 


      Since that meeting, Bond has tattooed not just Moylan but has also enhanced and added significant ink to Kris Medlen, Jordan Schafer, and Martin Prado.  In less than a year, Bond’s reputation has spread like wildfire through major league clubhouses.  “I’m tattooing guys from 13 different teams,” he said.  “The ironic thing is that my wife and I bought the season tickets so I could get away from work, but it’s turned out to bring me even more work!” 

      Bond’s not complaining.  A twenty year veteran of the business, he loves tattooing and enjoys the creative freedom players give him whether it’s enhancing a tattoo or adding new elements. 


      Certainly, tattoos aren’t for everyone, either because of religious or cultural prohibition or personal taste.  Relief pitcher Takashi Saito said that in Japan many health clubs, saunas, and spas ban customers who have tattoos because of its association with the Japanese mafia.  Nevertheless, in the U.S. and many other parts of the world, tattooing is perceived as a means of expression and has become more prevalent and mainstream in the past ten to twenty years. 


      “I think a lot of people started noticing tattoos on musical artists or athletes, so it was out there,” said Bond.  “Also the quality of the art has gotten much, much better.”

      In the Braves clubhouse alone, easily half the players have tattoos.  Some are elaborate, such as Eric Hinske’s full back tattoo with half-sleeves and chest pieces done in the Japanese Yakuza style.  Chipper Jones sported a Taurus astrological symbol on his left bicep for the past ten years, and added a right bicep tattoo this past off season featuring a deer head silhouette and the word “Hood,” his wife Sharon’s nickname.


      New lefty relief pitcher Mike Dunn has a tattoo of a cross and baseball on his upper back between his shoulder blades.  Married players have been known to wear ‘ring’ tattoos on their ring finger since they generally remove their wedding rings when they play. 

      But the tattoos created by Bond are in a different league altogether.  A trained artist, Bond’s work could easily adorn a wall, either as a mural or on a canvas, but tattooing is the medium that captured his talent and for that, Moylan is grateful.


      “I am quite tatted,” said Moylan. 

      In addition to his “sleeves,” Moylan also has the Southern Cross constellation, part of the Australian flag, tattooed on his upper back. 

      “My first tattoo was an eight-ball on my upper left bicep, pretty silly, I know,” he said. 


      From there Moylan added large swaths of dark ‘tribal’ designs, which covered the eight-ball, and his daughter’s names, Montana and Matisse, up the inside portion of his forearms.

      “Tattooing is addictive,” he said.  “You rarely see a guy with just one tattoo.” 

      Moylan’s early tattoos were impressive to the uninitiated, but Bond saw them as a non-cohesive mess. 


      “He basically had two full sleeves of patchy tattoos done by a bunch of different artists,” said Bond.

      Moylan went to see him in July 2009 during the All Star break for his left arm ‘touch up.’ He wouldn’t have his pitching arm tattooed during the season. With little ‘blank space’ to work with, Bond set about creating a theme that tied the artwork together, adding new elements, like flowers and shading.  He also added color and sharpened up edges of existing tattoos. One of the larger and most beautiful new features is a colorful fleur-de-lis on the underside of Moylan’s left bicep. 

      “Pete’s girlfriend Mandy is from New Orleans so that’s a nice tribute to her,” said Bond


      Moylan had three re-do session, each lasting between 10 to13 hours. 

      “While you’re there you think, I’ll never do this again,” laughed Moylan.  “But once you’re healed up you’re already thinking about what you’re going to do next.” 

      For that sort of time commitment, Bond makes sure his makes sure his celebrity clients are well taken care of in his beautifully appointed personal studio at All or Nothing Tattoo.  The studio has a private entrance and looks more like a living room than what comes to mind when you hear the words “tattoo studio.”  It features warm colored walls and soothing recessed lighting, a wet bar, comfortable sofas, and several flat screen televisions. 


      When Medlen made his first pilgrimage to All or Nothing during last year’s All Star break, he whiled away the hours in the tattoo chair watching an entire season of the Sopranos on DVD.

      Medlen arms were significantly tatted, “half sleeves,” from shoulder to elbow, when he visited Bond’s studio.


      “I got my first tattoo in the off-season in 2008,” he said.  “I was living in Newport Beach, California, and my roommate was going to get a tattoo.  I’m a go with the flow kind of guy so I got one too.” 

      Medlen’s tattoo was a koi, a Japanese carp, and a traditional and popular tattoo.  Koi generally symbolize courage and overcoming challenges to attain your goals, but symbolism wasn’t behind Medlen’s thinking. 


      “Koi are super trendy so I guess that means my tats are too,” he said. “But I did it for the artwork.” 

      His original tattoos, which were just the outline, or ‘black work’, of the koi, took about six hours a piece and were, in his words, “nothing special.” 

      When Medlen heard about Bond he decided to have him add color and other flourishes to take his existing tattoos to the next level. 

      “It took three sessions to get it finished,” recalled Medlen.  “A fourteen hour session during the All Star Break, a twelve hour session at the end of the season and six hours just a few days before camp.” 


      Medlen is pleased with the finished product, the formerly non-descript black ink tattoo now looks like a true Japanese-inspired tat featuring a colorful koi swimming in blue waves with coral colored leaves. 

      Schafer currently sports half-sleeves reflecting an Italian Renaissance influence, but that’s not how his tattoos started. Schafer came to Bond with two quotations tattooed on his left shoulder and bicep.  One, which a friend sent him during the lowest point of his life: his 2008 50-game suspension for violating Major League Baseball’s performance enhancing drug policy, reads, “Our scars become the marks that push us to greatness.”

      The other quotation attributed to a number of sources from Ralph Waldo Emerson to Confucius to Vince Lombardi reads, “Our greatest glory is not in rising but in the rising after the fall.”

      There were other unimpressive elements to his tattoo, stars and banners, but with Schafer’s arm, Bond had a little more room to express his artisanship.

      “Jordan came in with more blank space than the other guys,” said Bond.  “That gave me a lot of room for creativity.” 


      Bond keeps hundreds of files with thousands of images on his laptop computer.  He looked through these while formulating a plan for Schafer’s left shoulder, eventually taking his inspiration from Michelangelo’s famous ‘Pieta’ sculpture and a portion of the fresco from the Sistine Chapel called, ‘The Creation of Man.’ 

      Schafer didn’t want color, he wanted all the work to be black ink, which gives the piece a distinctly ‘old world’ feel. 


      The finished piece is stunning.  It features delicate swirling clouds and two angels, male and female reaching out their arms to each other, the serene face of the Madonna on the underside of the bicep, scrollwork with aged and curling edges surround the quotes, and stars framed in angel’s wings appear to point heavenward.  The attention to detail is breathtaking.  Shading gives the work movement and dimension and it’s easy to imagine the same piece laid out flat on a canvas hanging in a gallery. 

      Schafer was so pleased with his left arm that he had the right one done with many of the same motifs along with a Bible verse, Romans 8:28 “And we know that all things work out for the good for those who love God and are called according to his purpose,” two spikes forming a cross and the quotation, “Hard work demands respect.” 


      Schafer estimated the total time tattooing was between 30 and 40 hours, all performed in increments, of course.

      By contrast, Bond’s tattoo on Prado, also done during last year’s All Star break, was a walk in the park. 

      “It was the smallest tattoo I’ve done in probably six years,” said Bond


      Prado got a black ink Florentine-style cross, probably 7 to 8 inches in length tattooed on his left bicep.  In the center of the cross is a star with a script “M,” in honor of his two grandfathers, Martin and Manuel, for whom he’s named.  The cross looks as though it has wings, and there are rays of light over the top point. 

      Prado was concerned about his ability to swing a bat after he got the tattoo but was reassured that his arm would heal up just fine, and in fact, he never missed a beat after getting it. 

      After care for a tattoo varies according to the artist but Bond recommends his clients keep the tattoo out of the sunlight, wrapped in plastic wrap for several hours, then clean it several times a day with mild soap and warm water, and finally lightly apply a special ointment called H2Ocean.  The ointment is used until the tattoo begins to peel, like sunburn. 

    Moylan made a promise to Bond last year as he was having his tattoos enhanced.  “He wanted to know when I was going to give him some blank skin to work on,”said Moylan.  “He gets to have my back, but he’ll have to work in the Southern Cross.”

      And Moylan is giving Bond absolute artistic control over the art. 


      “I have complete trust in him,” said Moylan.  “I’ve seen what he’s done and it’s fantastic.  I know he’s going to come up with something amazing.” 

      Priority one for Bond, though, is finishing up Moylan’s right arm which can’t be done until the end of the season. 

      “Which will hopefully be after October,” said Bond, the true Braves fan.  “I’ve already begin plotting what I want to do and whenever the season ends, we’ve booked four days in a row.  We’ll tattoo non-stop before he leaves for Australia.”


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Annie Oakley- Then and Now

Do you Know the story of ANNIE OAKLEY?

All or Nothing Pitbull Rescue has teamed up with Atlanta Animal Rescue Friends.

After contact with Susan from AARF, Brandon Bond learned that a beautiful female chocolate pitbull,whom was extremely underweight, was scheduled to be euthanized in a few days. After making many attempts to get her into a set home, Brandon decided to rescue her,Annie Oakley, as part of his birthday present.

Annie Oakley was scheduled to be put down before we rescued her. She is a loving and affectionate dog who was looking for a family.



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