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A friend of mine, Professor Yuniya Kawamura, is working on her second sneaker culture book and has asked that I submit some images of my work. Feeling a bit nostalgic within the past year afterΒ having been a heavy part of the sneaker culture, I want to now open up for custom sneaker commissions. It’s been about 4 years now and I can’t help but say that I truly miss it!

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In 2008, with the help of a few good friends, Bobbito, Grap Luva, and DJ Roddy Rod, I celebrated the launch of Artistic Sole as a custom sneaker and art agency. Let’s just say that things got out of control and i wasn’t ready!!! (In a good way haha)


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I had to take a hiatus to concentrate my focus on my growing tattoo clientele. While it’s still growing (I’m VERY thankful! And by the way you can also find info here &Β Book Me whenever you want some fresh tattoo INKPLAY *cheese*), I am truly confident in saying that I have a better handle on how to handle multiple work loads so that I don’t compromise the quality and standards that I expect of myself for ALL of my clients. Among other publications, I have been blessed to be featured in such books as Cey Adams and Bill Adler’s DEFinition: The Art & Design of Hip Hop and Β Lori Lobenstein, founder of Female Sneaker Fiend’s Girls Got Kicks.

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I especially got nostalgic last year preparing a Decora Lolita coord for a local anime convention, Anime USA. Of course, feelΒ free to see my full process for my custom Vans and check out my complete coord.

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I’ll be rebranding and rebuilding sooner than soon!


However, if you’re unfamiliar with what was affectionately named, Artistic Sole, here is a short gallery of my work.

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I’m super stoked & enthused! And ready to do my best …

Zutto GANBARIMASU~ (fufufu)

All that shared, if you’re interested in a custom pair of kicks, feel free to contact me.Β 

And in the grand spirit of my tattoo home, Pinz-n-Needlez, remember that it can definitely be your design or ours!

~je t’adore!


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