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I feel the need to go on a little rant about watermarks, art theft and the like. 

I am getting sick of people saying, “The watermarks are ugly” or “the watermarks are distracting.” 

Yes, I know. I put them there. Believe me, no one on this earth hates those watermarks more than I do. I LOATHE the fact that I have to ruin my own work with unsightly, distracting watermarks.

But do you know why I have to do it? Because people steal. Because if I don’t, someone will use my artwork, sell it on ebay or etsy or tee shirts or pillows or whatever. I’ve had it happen. And they’re making more money off my hard work than I am? No. Fuck that. That is not ok. That is why I have to watermark my work.

It’s especially damaging when some jackass home scratcher steals photos of my tattoos and puts them in his online portfolio, so people go to this numbskull thinking he did that cool pinup tattoo, and they walk out of this guy’s kitchen with scarred skin and hepatitis. (NEVER GO TO SOMEONE’S HOUSE TO GET A TATTOO, PEOPLE! GO TO A LICENSED, REPUTABLE SHIOP!) That is why I have to watermark my work. 

And you know what’s REALLY getting on my nerves lately? People reblogging my stuff (on tumblr), removing the credits and adding their own blog promos. You people deserve to be smacked in the face with a big floppy dick because that’s a double slap to my face. That is why I have to watermark my work.

And to the people that say I should be flattered that people steal my stuff? No. Fuck you, I am not flattered. I am angry and insulted. You are essentially wiping your ass with my hard work. I hate to break it to you, but just because an artist is talented, that does not mean it’s easy. We do not pull this stuff out of our asses. It’s hours of hard work and frustration. I don’t care if it’s a drawing, a digital painting, something handmade or  a photograph, it takes talent, and when you delete the credits from someone’s art, you are slapping them in the face. You are erasing their name and their effort. 

This is why we watermark our work.



United States
I'm a female tattoo artist living in Virginia, specializing in pin-ups!

Sorry, I am not currently available for commissions, and I especially do not draw wives and girlfriends. I stay busy enough drawing at work, plus most of those custom tattoo drawings end up being homework if I'm booked with appointments all day, so at this point I need all the me time I can get to work on my own projects and experiment with new methods.

Please visit for the full gallery and bio.

Find me on Facebook by searching for Khaos Ink - The Art of Spike Jones.

I have disabled all prints on DA. If you would like to purchase a print of anything in my gallery, drop me a message and I can have it shipped to you directly from the print house. Plus 10% of all print sales are donated to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation!

Current Residence: Virginia / In My Own Little World.
deviantWEAR sizing preference: Large
Print preference: Large
Favourite genre of music: Heavy metal/ Rock /Soundtrack scores
Favourite photographer: Steven Mitchell-Perry (arachnid15) & Katerina Mitchell (katerina423)
Favourite style of art: Comic Books, Fetish, anything controversial or emotional
Operating System: Mac!
Skin of choice: The tattooed kind and the naked kind
Favourite cartoon character: Wile E. Coyote
Personal Quote: "No Heart, No Art." - Spike Jones

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BatboyEXE Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015
Happy Birthday! :) :cake: :party:
LoveRobin Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015
Congrats on another solar lap!
beachelf Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015
            Happy B-Day Kris
chieftain8alpha8wolf Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
happy birthday :)
nagromelyahs Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015  Hobbyist
Happy Birthday!
sjedi Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you for joining us here at Fiery Redheads!Red Monika Revisited by sjedi
Diableret Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Professional General Artist
Just wanted to say I love you pin up art, both in tattoo and digital form. Great work. look forward to seeing more :)
SpikeJones67 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015
Aw thank you so much! :hug::heart:
lexxii Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi Kris & Thank you for joining :iconcutieshots: Please enjoy your membership & Looking forward to you submitting more of your fine art into this Super Group Often:) Thank you xoxolexxiiCutieShots
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