Southbay Mike Tattoos a ‘Virgin’ on Film aboard ShipRocked 2019

Blackwater Tattoo owner and ShipRocked tattoo artist Southbay Mike tattoos a ink virgin and a veteran on camera
Southbay Mike
Completed tattoo by Southbay Mike aboard ShipRocked 2019

Official ShipRocked Tattoo artist Southbay Mike and owner of Blackwater Tattoo in Chula Vista, California, proved again that he is/was the hardest working person on ShipRocked.  How many tattoo artists do you know who can work 20+ hours a day, multiple days in a row, and do it on a giant cruise ship?  This guy can and does, in part because of the tremendous demand for his work.  More proof that he’s in high demand – he’s already completely booked for ShipRocked 2020.

What really makes our onboard, on camera interview with Mike different this year is that we also filmed two different people get tattooed (3 total tattoos), one of whom had ZERO tattoos before going under Mike’s gun.  So how did the ‘virgin’ handle it? Check out what Mike has to say about his love for Suicidal Tendencies (who played ShipRocked 2019), bringing high quality work to the high seas and his land based shop, and watch all three tattoo’s happen from paper to finale right here

Southbay Mike

Southbay Mike’s Blackwater Tattoo


Dallas based photographers Melissa & Wes AndersonEdge InterviewsEdge NewsMischievous Mel & RockwellRock NewsROCKwell MagROCKwell Radio on The EdgeWisconsin Photographers Melissa & Wes Anderson


  • 1st Ever Disrupt Festival Hits the Road June 21st

    Everyone knows by now that the Vans Warped Tour, as it existed for over 20 years, is no more. Filling its enormous foot print is a streamlined, much more...
  • Crobot

    Crobot to Release ‘MOTHERBRAIN’ Aug 23rd

    Courtesy of Steve Karas, SKH Music: Pottsville, PA — Crobot and Mascot Records have announced the planned global release of the band’s new studio album MOTHERBRAIN on August 23....
  • Las Rageous

    Las Rageous 2019 Lineup Announcement

    Courtesy of Ashley Di Buduo, A12 Entertainment: Sin City’s premier rock and metal music festival Las Rageous makes its highly anticipated return to the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center on Friday, October 18 and Saturday,...
  • ShipRocked

    ShipRocked Announces 2020 Lineup

    Information courtesy of Kristine Ashton-Magnuson, Ashton-Magnuson Media: ShipRocked sets sail for an 11th year February 1-February 6, 2020 onboard Carnival Valor with a sensational music lineup led by Halestorm and Alter Bridge. Departing from New Orleans, with stops in Key...