S: Ruthless - portfolio
BC: "The family is both the fundamental unit of society as well as the root of culture. It is a perpetual source of encouragement, advocacy, assurance, and emotional refueling that empowers a child to venture with confidence into the greater world and to become all that she can be." | I just want to thank everyone whoever believed in me and all the unconditional love and support from my family and friends and last but not the least, my fans. You guys keep me going. Thanks so much for reading and appreciating my passion for art. It is never THE END. :)
FC: live well, laugh often, love much | Photo by Chris Fortuna
1: "Only love can be divided endlessly, and still not diminish." - Anne Morrow Lindbergh Ruth Pineda (also known as Ruthless) is a tattoo artist and television personality on the hit tv show LA INK on TLC. After being discovered by her manager and shopped to LA INK casting, she quickly rose to fame displaying her edgy style and attitude while still maintaining a sexy, hardworking talented female artist. She formerly worked for American Electric, the rival shop to Kat Von D's High Voltage Tattoo shop. She is now at Artistic Element 2 in Los Angeles for her private clientèle and traveling the world tattooing."
2: Follow Ruthless on : Facebook Page : Www.Facebook.com/RuthlessTattoo Instagram : @RuthlessTattoo HashTag: #RuthlessTattoo Twitter : Ruthlessru Email Ruthlesstattoo@gmail.com for more information or to make an appointment with Ruth Pineda a.k.a. Ruthless or to ask about purchasing some cool stuff ;)!
3: Photos by Walid Azami
5: Hawaii's Tattoo Culture Magazine
6: Zachary Merrick from the band All Time Low. Pirate ship with his nine favorite places he's been around the world as the sails.
7: Flags: Amsterdam Japan Switzerland Sweden Italy Greece Australia Indonesia Norway
8: Some Black and Grey
10: I put in my very best no matter the size of the piece :) You can count on it. :)
13: "Energy is a huge thing for me and I believe you float on with the wind."
14: It's a process of achieving beauty that should never be rushed...
16: Lotus Flower | The flowers became symbolic of immortality and resurrection because people observed that they would grow from the bottom of dried up pools after the monsoon rains. | Color or in Black and Grey
17: Geisha (?), geiko () or geigi () are traditional Japanese female entertainers who act as hostesses and whose skills include performing various Japanese arts such as classical music, dance and games. | The Japanese recognized these fish not just for their beauty, but for their ability to transform the observer into otherworldly states of perception. These altered states of perception ultimately lead to the attraction of high energy - and this manifests in the form of prosperity of all kinds in our lives.
18: Rebel Ink -"Ruthless Returns!"
19: "I see myself as a healer as well as a Tattoo Artist..." | "I believe that tattoos are able to empower, heal and transform people. This is why I try to connect with every single one of my clients, and delve into the motivations, feelings and meaning behind every piece I work on..."
20: Hibiscus Flower | Roses | Before and After | Before and After
21: Plumeria | Butterfly | Before and After | Sunflowers | Rose
22: "Being a parent means never having a minute... yet always making a moment." - Michael Nolan
23: A baby... One of the most beautiful miracles in life, one of the greatest joys we can ever know, and one of the reasons why there is a little extra sunshine, laughter and happiness in your world today. What a privilege it is to capture a moment on skin forever.
24: "OMG my very first Cover on Inked Magazine! Everyday I wake up and feel so blessed to have ever had such an opportunity... It's so surreal!" | Photos by Chris fortunq
25: "It was a very hard apprenticeship. But it teaches you discipline. It puts your heart in the right place."
26: " Painting is a blind man's profession. He paints not what he sees, but what he feels, what he tells himself about what he has seen " - Pablo Picasso " Painting is an infinitely minute part of my personality. " - Salvador Dali
28: Stephen Christian from the band Anberlin
29: "Was this over before Before it ever began Your kiss your calls your crutch Like the devils got your hand This was over before Before it ever began Your lips your lies your lust Like the devils in your hands." | "I’m here for you she said and we can stay for awhile, my boyfriend’s gone, we can just pretend. Lips that need no introduction Now who’s the greater sin, Your drab eyes seem to invite (Tell me darling) Where do we begin."
30: For his daughter Lily.
31: Photos by Gail Bowman. | "We did it again! Landed two covers with the photo shoot I did with Gail Bowman! She's so awesome!"
34: Photos by Gail Bowman
39: For his daughter
40: Meet some feet :)
41: Its not about how much time on earth you had. It's about all the wonderful memories you left behind.
42: "Dreams pass into the reality of action. From the actions stems the dream again; and this interdependence produces the highest form of living. " -Anais Nin
45: I flow between each bristle... | and stain the canvas with my being forever...
48: Ruthless vs. Amy
49: "Start at the ankles..." | "...She'll fall like a tree!" - Ruthless
50: Translation: Passing through hell | Pain by itself is merely pain, but the experience of pain coupled with an understanding that the pain serves a worthy purpose is suffering. Suffering can be endured because there is a reason for it that is worth the effort. What is more worthy of your pain than the evolution of your soul? | The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers. | Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.
51: More generally, the Japanese associate Koi (also known as carp) with perseverance in adversity and strength of purpose. Because of its strength and determination to overcome obstacles, it stands for courage and the ability to attain high goals. | According to Japanese legend, if a Koi succeeded in climbing the falls at a point called Dragon Gate on the Yellow River, it would be transformed into a dragon. Based on that legend, it became a symbol of worldly aspiration and advancement.
52: Photos by Walid Azami
54: "True happiness comes from the joy of deeds well done, the zest of creating things new." -Antoine de Saint-Exupery
56: Jesus Piece | Water Color
57: Custom hand painted shoes... | Any Color, Any size, Any design :) I had so much fun making these.
59: "I have always dreamt of Broadway..." | Photos by Gail Bowman
60: "I currently work with an extraordinary group of individuals who I am honored to call my second family at Artistic Element 2." "I have two amazing cats - Luna Eclipse Ruma (Bombay) and Yama Neko (Tabby)" "I play piano and guitar and love to sing my guts out" "I have the bestest friend in the world "Ceekay Jones" | Time to get to know "Ruthi" a bit better ... | The LOVE of my life | My heart
61: "One day I will own the house above" "Sushi is my favorite food" "I have two amazingly talented sister Ezra (left) and Raquel (middle)" | "I firmly believer in, when there's a will, there's a way" | "I'm obsessed with cute aprons" | "I'm a total Island girl"