Friday, December 10, 2010


oh yeah.. we all have blogs. check them out. -Cukui-Orly

ttTtttThankSsss BbBBbblakeeee....8====o -merry holidays?

Tattoos by Blake.. Orly for President.. shop Cukui or die
Jeremy is short, come get tattooed before you cant ever again in the year 2010.. Almost over

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Monday, November 8, 2010

Rooted art show

We at Cukui and Humble Beginnings always push forward the core values of community and friendship in all we do. For this month’s art gallery we are making this a special night to help out a friend and talented tattoo artist, Steve Looney. Having been diagnosed with liver disease five years ago Steve has been fighting this hindrance every step of the way, not allowing it to stop him from living a full life. Just last year his liver started to fail and Steve had to undergo a liver transplant on August 30th 2009. Though Steve’s life was spared he and his family are still dealing with the financial issues that come with such operations. Cukui, Humble Beginnings Tattoo, and Steve’s friends have all pulled their talents to showcase art for his cause. Steve will also be in attendance so you will be able to hear his story first hand. 80% of the proceeds from the artwork sold from this show will go to Steve. Lets be generous!

So come on out and bring your friends and family for a night of culture, community, and great people. And also come out and enjoy all the other art showcases going around the area. Japantown is poppin’.

Event info and location:

November 12, 2010

Cukui Flagship Store
229 Jackson St (Japantown)
SJ, CA 95112

Magic Island, 2010

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Spirit of Japantown Festival 2010

Humble Beginnings / Cukui / ShortyFatz booth this Saturday!

The Spirit of Japantown Festival
Saturday, October 1, 2010
10am - 5pm

7 Blocks of Food, Fun and Entertainment!

  • Main Stage: San Jose Taiko
  • Kids Zone: Story Telling, Jr. National Champion Fencing, Carnival Games, Balloon Sculpture
  • Hawaii Live: Halau Na Wai Ola, Ukulele Jams, WUMC Ukulele Band, and many more performances
  • Martial Arts: Kendo, sword demonstrations, karate, aikido, judo
  • FanimeCon: Anime screenings in two rooms (content determined by age group), MAID CAFE - Akihabara style!
  • Car Exhibition: Including imports, classics, bikes and more
  • New Attractions: Beer Garden, Treatbot (Karaoke Ice Cream Truck) and Japantown Idol
  • Silent Auction: There will be many wonderful items available in the silent auction. The end times for the various sections of the auctions will be 1PM, 3PM and 4:30 PM. Come by and bid early and often!
For more info, visit:

Sunday, September 12, 2010


Heres a few photos from the Chomp show at the Cukui shop. There was an good showing tons of peeps and lots of good vibes. Big thanks to everyone who came out to support! HBcrew

Painting by Chris Gonzales
The Boss Lady

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Monday, August 2, 2010

In my neck of the woods

Heading to Mai Tai's...

Rucky Orero...Just chillin' at Waimea, needed to get some ocean time in, 

Coconut Island, got a couple jumps in before heading over to do some paddle boarding.

Metal Tiger? double headed tiger, super sick!
China town, next to manifest....

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

shoe shine

Shoe by Roberto Cervantes

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Battle of the UGLY!!!

hahahaha, crazy folks at the shop! too much fun, pick your winner!
still got the other fellas and mel to take a pic... more to come!!!

Friday, July 16, 2010

chopsuey hbtat2blogwogsmogclog

Some tattoos I've been working on..

scummy bathroom.. don't let anything touch anything..

Friday, July 9, 2010

Art Exhibit -Photos of the day

Check out my friend Beau Roulette tonight!
You wont be let down, all of his photo's are amazing and this show will blow you away

Opening Reception: Friday, July 9th, 8pm til midnight
Live music by DJ K-VON

Exhibit on view through July 31, 2010

Empire Seven
525 No. 7th Street
San Jose, CA 95112

Yours truly, Blake Brand....

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

This month! Art show and guest artist Braden Kendall

So we have a few things this coming up this month. First, an up coming art show with a great group of artists, our HB family and our extended family. More details to be announced.

Second, we will be having a guest artists for a few days July 22nd-24th. Please e-mail or call the shop about setting up an appointment., or Humble Beginnings 408 288-6814

Braden Kendall from Philadelphia Eddies Chinatown Tattoo. Unless you have plans to go to Philly, you would be a fool not take take this opportunity to get tattooed while he is here.

I wish everyday was this amazing! Only if my camera didn't stop right before the song kicked in. If anyone is looking for one of a kind karate lessons, seek out Wayne Harkem. You can find him on his whip around Paramount Imports, or in Humble Beginnings talking about his days as a Native American. Either way, you can't go wrong.

Saturday, July 3, 2010


Cukui Monster!

Toby with the ill handstyles

Robertos tattoo machines, their for sale!

What up Mark!

Koi fish / Orly

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Life at HB

Steve Ma Ching tattooing Louis Murphy

Grrriizzzzz face

Mr. Cervantes 

mel, hittin the wood panels!