jimmyduvall After a growing love-hate relationship to social media I have decided to get off them for a while. Maybe just for a day, maybe for a month, maybe for a year, or maybe forever. I am not deleting my accounts, but I am not going to use them. That includes Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.
I am NOT QUITTING tattooing. I will STILL BE TATTOOING at my shop Invictus Tattoo in Oslo.
I will still be traveling all over the world. And I will still be attending conventions.
To see my work from this day forward you can see it in my portfolios at the shop or meeting me in person somewhere on my travels. At the shop and at conventions I will have a ton of unused drawings and sketches for ideas, a bunch of paintings and maybe a few other objects of interest. The only way to see this is to meet me in person.
Grime recently said:
"The tattoo community is a community of people, with a bodily presence."
This has resonnated with me since because it is what I have been missing more and more in tattooing today. Social media removes us from the experience of seeing great tattoos in person (and not having seen them on a tiny, little screen prior). I miss that feeling. Social media also tricks us to focus on the wrong things.
I do not wish to participate in the rat race it has become. My desire is to make good tattoos for each person that wishes to collect work from me. This is not done by "winning" the game of social media, but by focusing on the art and the trade of tattooing; by spending hours drawing, painting and tattooing.
-I think that way too many tattooers these days are making a living ripping off styles from other tattooers. With the easy access of social media in the palm of your hand there's nothing really stopping that. I don't wish to be a part of that either. I want to focus on my own style and on my own sources of inspiration. Explore my own ideas.
Therein lies the reward.

My shop, Invictus Tattoo, will still keep it's social media profiles. These profiles will not be managed by me.
@invictustattoonorway

For ANY requests, my e-mail is:
JimmyDuvallTattoo@gmail.com (For those of you who have my number, you may still text me)
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jimmyduvall Can't remember if I ever posted this, but this was the first tattoo I made at the new Invictus in September, 2013. A lot of exciting things have happened since then. Thank you to everyone who has been a part of it all; friends, clients, and colleagues alike! And to all those great hosts that have let me come visit while being on the road! Hope to see all of you wonderful people again in 2015! #invictustattoo #jimmyduvall @invictustattoonorway @invictustattoonorway @invictustattoonorway 5mon

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jimmyduvall Last tattoo of the year, and possibly my favorite of 2014! Thank you Mikael for wearing this so well, and thank you to all my wonderful clients that wear my work and let me push my style further for each tattoo. I never change my style, I just EXPAND my style..! I'm never afraid of trying new directions, so please don't hesitate if you want me to tattoo anything that might not look like what I have "typically" done before. ️I love tattooing, whichever way it may lead me.#invictustattoo #jimmyduvall @invictustattoonorway 5mon
  •   alliebeeland Du er den beste, Jimmy! 5mon
  •   mikabango Evig takknemlig for dette mesterverket. Tusen takk! 5mon
  •   doughardy I love it!! 5mon
  •   errinyourlungs Fuck I wish this was on me. Great work jimmy! Hope 2015 is even better 5mon
  •   josepharialoi Yesss!! Major final moves!! That blood mist atop the dagger and magic dust halo? Bitchin sir. Happy new year! 5mon
  •   stiwalde Takk for dine mesterverk, vi sees på nyåret for mere kunstnerisk utfoldelse! Godt nyttår! 5mon
  •   alvine89 Sykt stilig, @mikabango 5mon

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jimmyduvall The actual original painting used for the @kvelertakofficial and @purifiedinblood tour poster in 2010. (I posted the poster previously) -I remember @denotattoo was hanging out watching me paint this and worry myself to death if I could finish it in time. Still not comfortable with the outcome. Haha! #norway 5mon

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jimmyduvall Split sheet with my co-worker @dahlstedttattoo. His on the left, mine on the right. We would like to tattoo these if anybody wants them! #invictuspaintmonth #invictustattoo @invictustattoonorway 5mon

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jimmyduvall Week 4, and the last part of our paint project this month. Top right by @dahlstedttattoo, bottom right by @jonlittletattoo, bottom left by @thisiskimthomas , top left by myself. #invictuspaintmonth #invictustattoo @invictustattoonorway 5mon

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jimmyduvall Cosmic koi on Ingrid's forearm. Finished yesterday. Only black, grey, red and blue. #invictustattoo @invictustattoonorway 5mon

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jimmyduvall I want to visit shops, cities and countries I have yet to see. Please leave your e-mail in a comment or e-mail me if you have a shop that can host me.

Looking to travel to South Africa, Canada, Alaska, Hawaii, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Brasil, Peru, Korea, Japan, Australia, India, Vietnam, but anything is interesting!
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jimmyduvall Part of a rose and butterfly sleeve I made in 2010. Picture from last week, 4 years later. #invictustattoo @invictustattoonorway 5mon

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jimmyduvall Hippo from 2010/2011 on Martin. Picture from today, nearly 4 years later. Martin has been getting tattooed by me for 8 years, since I first opened Invictus Tattoo in 2006! His arm of animals tell an interesting story of my "artistic development" over the years! #invictustattoo #jimmyduvall @invictustattoonorway 5mon

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jimmyduvall Whale from 2008 on Martin. Picture from today, 6 years later. #invictustattoo #jimmyduvall @invictustattoonorway 5mon

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jimmyduvall Rooster from 2007 (we think) on Martin. Picture from today, 7 years later. #invictustattoo #jimmyduvall @invictustattoonorway 5mon

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jimmyduvall Planning way ahead! I want to visit shops, cities and countries I have yet to see. Please leave your e-mail in a comment or e-mail me if you have a shop that can host me.

Looking to travel to South Africa, Canada, Alaska, Hawaii, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Brasil, Peru, Korea, Japan, Australia, India, Vietnam, but anything is interesting!
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jimmyduvall Painting while on the road earlier this year, for an art show in Austin. Owned by @dreyfeus of @rockofagestattoo. #deathcheaterworldtour 5mon

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jimmyduvall Painted this in January while traveling, for an art show in Austin. Now in the posession of @dreyfeus of @rockofagestattoo. I was trying out some stuff while going through some stuff. #deathcheaterworldtour 5mon

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jimmyduvall Tattoos I made on Henrik in 2011. Pictures taken this month, 3 years later. #blackandgrey @invictustattoonorway #invictustattoo 5mon

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jimmyduvall 14x11". Split flash sheet with my apprentice, @thisiskimthomas. He made the vampire, I made the heart and mummy. (His is better than mine. Haha!) #invictuspaintmonth #invictustattoo @invictustattoonorway 5mon
  •   onnieolearytattoo That's rad!! They're both great but that mummy is out of this world (please don't tell him I picked a favourite) 5mon

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jimmyduvall Portion of a healed sleeve I made four years ago (I think), in 2010. Photo from last week. -She wanted the sleeve to not be so massive and heavy looking, so we used a lot of negative space to soften the whole impression. #invictustattoo @invictustattoonorway 5mon
  •   looming_moon Gets the point across and for years in, so solid 5mon

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jimmyduvall Healed howling #wolf from a year and a half ago. We did it all in one session. @invictustattoonorway #invictustattoo #naturetatts 5mon

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jimmyduvall Week 4, and my corner of the shop flash project. #invictuspaintmonth #invictustattoo @invictustattoonorway 5mon

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