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EYESPEAK

EYESPEAK Original Artwork by Michael Sikes Michael Sikes' experience as a Professional Artist began in 1994, when he became one of the first tattooists to work in Fairfax, VA.

After furthering his tattoo education in MD, DE & FL, Michael returned to his hometown of Fairfax. EYESPEAK was established in the year 2000 as a business selling Michael's artwork. In 2004, EYESPEAK opened its doors as a Private Tattoo Studio, serving a large local clientele as well as traveling collectors from the US & beyond. In June, 2020 this studio was passed on to trusted friends & still th

After furthering his tattoo education in MD, DE & FL, Michael returned to his hometown of Fairfax. EYESPEAK was established in the year 2000 as a business selling Michael's artwork. In 2004, EYESPEAK opened its doors as a Private Tattoo Studio, serving a large local clientele as well as traveling collectors from the US & beyond. In June, 2020 this studio was passed on to trusted friends & still th

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Much GRATITUDE to  who makes AMAZING THINGS & just received her PASTEL CHRYSANTHEMUM fabric! From toys to quilts & sturd...
09/23/2022

Much GRATITUDE to who makes AMAZING THINGS & just received her PASTEL CHRYSANTHEMUM fabric! From toys to quilts & sturdy, gorgeous & reusable shopping bags... follow her to see more creative work!

"PASTEL CHRYSANTHEMUM" Pillow Covers! Add STYLE to any room, stay rested & STAY RAD! available at spoonflower.com
09/18/2022

"PASTEL CHRYSANTHEMUM" Pillow Covers! Add STYLE to any room, stay rested & STAY RAD! available at spoonflower.com

VOTE FOR EYESPEAK! My "Pastel Chrysanthemum," is in the Spoonflower.com "Otherworldly  Botanicals" DESIGN CHALLENGE! STO...
09/15/2022

VOTE FOR EYESPEAK! My "Pastel Chrysanthemum," is in the Spoonflower.com "Otherworldly Botanicals" DESIGN CHALLENGE! STOKED & NEED YOUR VOTE! There's nearly 1200 rad entries so keep scrolling down for mine! πŸ€©πŸ€™

STOKED to share some BIG NEWS! EYESPEAK is now on Spoonflower! My designs are posted on their site & will soon be availa...
09/08/2022
eyespeak's shop on Spoonflower: fabric, wallpaper and home decor

STOKED to share some BIG NEWS! EYESPEAK is now on Spoonflower! My designs are posted on their site & will soon be available as fabric, home decor & wallpapers!!!

Est. in 2000, EYESPEAK sells Michael Sikes' original artwork & printed products. In 2004, EYESPEAK opened its doors as Fairfax, VA's first Private Tattoo Studio. Michael now works as an artist & designer from his home in the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains

LOOK RAD in EYESPEAK BLACK-SHADED SHORTS! Quality you know & love with streamlined STYLE that fits EVERY BODY πŸ€™πŸ»πŸ€™πŸΏπŸ€™πŸΎlink...
07/17/2022

LOOK RAD in EYESPEAK BLACK-SHADED SHORTS! Quality you know & love with streamlined STYLE that fits EVERY BODY πŸ€™πŸ»πŸ€™πŸΏπŸ€™πŸΎ
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07/13/2022

Pet Portraits available on my site! Turnaround time is typically 3 weeks. Link in bio... STAY RAD
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Sometimes you watch  open for  Some of those times you meet
06/28/2022

Sometimes you watch open for Some of those times you meet

06/22/2022

"American Goldfinch & Great Blue Heron," originals. I enjoy painting these animal portraits; studying their distinct anatomy along with an often complicated feather, fur or hair pattern, while also attempting to capture their individual character & expression. Commissioned by a friend for her husband. Thank you!

Happy Father's Day to all the men out there working hard & investing in the next generation of amazing people. You are a...
06/19/2022

Happy Father's Day to all the men out there working hard & investing in the next generation of amazing people. You are appreciated πŸ™πŸ™πŸΎπŸ™πŸ½

LOOK RAD, STAY RAD! The NEW EYESPEAK JACKET has been unleashed! The soft-style bomber with 2 front-pockets that you know...
06/09/2022

LOOK RAD, STAY RAD! The NEW EYESPEAK JACKET has been unleashed! The soft-style bomber with 2 front-pockets that you know & love in SLEEK BLACK & GREY... eyespeak.bigcartel.com
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 & I painted this Educational Mural at Northern Virginia Food Rescue, a local non-profit that captures would-be discarde...
05/24/2022

& I painted this Educational Mural at Northern Virginia Food Rescue, a local non-profit that captures would-be discarded food (often on a massive scale... like 18,000 pounds of fruit) & redistributes it to those in need. Their AMAZING team is doing AMAZING things & we are honored to work with them! Follow them here:
& stay tuned for more pics!

Have a RAD WEDNESDAY! I painted this Silhouette of my client's beloved Nephew  to see more art in this style πŸ™πŸ½πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸΎ
05/18/2022

Have a RAD WEDNESDAY! I painted this Silhouette of my client's beloved Nephew to see more art in this style πŸ™πŸ½πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸΎ

In the late 90s, I was fortunate to serve my apprenticeship under  Beyond the basic mechanics of tattooing, my Mentor al...
05/17/2022

In the late 90s, I was fortunate to serve my apprenticeship under Beyond the basic mechanics of tattooing, my Mentor also taught me to maintain a clean, organized work environment where every client was treated with respect and every project given our best. He taught me to put my head down & do the work, which I attempted to do whole-heartedly (usually 6 days a week) for the following 20+ years. My favorite saying of Rob's: "you got time to lean? You got time to clean!" GOLD. Thanks again for giving a teenager from 2 states a way the chance of a lifetime. You are the MAN! πŸ’ͺπŸ½πŸ™πŸ»

Have a RAD SUNDAY! "May your blooms be bright & your days long on the land."
05/15/2022

Have a RAD SUNDAY! "May your blooms be bright & your days long on the land."

In the garden, I find peace... but sometimes I bring a mallet for vermicomposting buckets. Have a RAD WEEKEND, everyone ...
05/14/2022

In the garden, I find peace... but sometimes I bring a mallet for vermicomposting buckets. Have a RAD WEEKEND, everyone πŸ™πŸ•―πŸ™πŸ»

RAD MERCH on the site that's easy on the budget! Checkout with STYLE & support small biz! I love my job & love paying th...
05/12/2022

RAD MERCH on the site that's easy on the budget! Checkout with STYLE & support small biz! I love my job & love paying the bills on time, too πŸ˜ƒ

HAPPY CINCO DE MAYO! Another fun chalk collab with  at  GREAT FOOD & GREAT PEOPLE πŸ€™πŸΏπŸ€™πŸ»πŸ€™πŸΌπŸ€™
05/05/2022

HAPPY CINCO DE MAYO! Another fun chalk collab with at GREAT FOOD & GREAT PEOPLE πŸ€™πŸΏπŸ€™πŸ»πŸ€™πŸΌπŸ€™

My AMAZING FATHER & TEAM LEADER is currently riding in the 536 mile  from Houston to New Orleans, raising funds for thos...
05/05/2022

My AMAZING FATHER & TEAM LEADER is currently riding in the 536 mile from Houston to New Orleans, raising funds for those in need. Please consider a donation of any size to support an AMAZING CAUSE πŸ™πŸ»

Garden update: Peonies are budding & covered with multilegged friends. Remember- we are all in this together. MUCH LOVE
05/02/2022

Garden update: Peonies are budding & covered with multilegged friends. Remember- we are all in this together. MUCH LOVE

LOOK RAD, BE RAD!  SPRING FLING TSHIRT SALES to benefit  with  3 of my BRAU DESIGNS are available, today!!! Get 'em!
05/01/2022

LOOK RAD, BE RAD! SPRING FLING TSHIRT SALES to benefit with 3 of my BRAU DESIGNS are available, today!!! Get 'em!

04/18/2022

Have a RAD MONDAY! Easter was a beautiful day here in the Blue Ridge... Now, back to snow, haha

04/17/2022

Wishing you all an AMAZING day, today. Remember you are rad & that you are loved πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸΏπŸ™πŸ½

Have a RAD SUNDAY, you amazing people! Love those around you & witness the beauty of nature while you can. P.S. Peony Fo...
04/10/2022

Have a RAD SUNDAY, you amazing people! Love those around you & witness the beauty of nature while you can. P.S. Peony Foliage update for my gardening peeps πŸ™πŸ€™πŸ½

IT'S ANOTHER RAD FRIDAY & love conquers all the craziness. Take care of eachother & celebrate with the special folks in ...
04/01/2022

IT'S ANOTHER RAD FRIDAY & love conquers all the craziness. Take care of eachother & celebrate with the special folks in your world. Happy Cinco De Mayo πŸ€™πŸ½πŸ€™πŸ»πŸ€™πŸΏπŸ€™πŸ½πŸ€™

03/31/2022

Have a RAD DAY, Y'ALL! Throwback Thursday is for wardrobe chages! got an update while you were sleeping. Any guesses what's up next?

HAVE A RAD FRIDAY! Check out this new growth!!! Any of my tattoo peeps recognize these babies?
03/25/2022

HAVE A RAD FRIDAY! Check out this new growth!!! Any of my tattoo peeps recognize these babies?

My Grandfather is a master Gardener & cultivated many types of Daffodil: Jumbos, Trumpets, Minis. We have several of the...
03/22/2022

My Grandfather is a master Gardener & cultivated many types of Daffodil: Jumbos, Trumpets, Minis. We have several of them growing here on our property, including this beauty & (swipe for) EasterTides, which are densely ruffled & double-flowering, resembling a carnation. I'm honored to care for these & carry on his tradition. There's an even stranger, orchid-like hybrid to come later in Spring that I can't identify... I'll post pics when it arrives & maybe y'all can help. STAY RAD!

Mini Daffodil Season is here! STAY RAD, EVERYONE!
03/20/2022

Mini Daffodil Season is here! STAY RAD, EVERYONE!

HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY! I hope it's a great dar for everyone! Cheers
03/17/2022

HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY! I hope it's a great dar for everyone! Cheers

Mini Horse for a special gift. Hope you all have a RAD DAY!         eyespeak.bigcartel.com
02/08/2022

Mini Horse for a special gift. Hope you all have a RAD DAY! eyespeak.bigcartel.com

I had the absolute HONOR of painting this illustration & creating the digital final (with lettering) of Saint John's Chu...
01/16/2022

I had the absolute HONOR of painting this illustration & creating the digital final (with lettering) of Saint John's Church, Lafayette Square- the Church of the Presidents. I reimagined the church without neighboring structures to emphasize its architectural beauty & most importantly, to refocus the viewer on some of its distinct spiritual qualities; offering a place of peace, an inclusive House of Worship and an integral part of American History.
Thank you, Reverend Fisher for the powerful, healing work you've done for Church Members, parishioners & DC Residents alike during very, very challenging times. My meeting with you was a total inspiration that I will continue to reflect upon. Thank you for the amazing opportunity to create this artwork for your Historic Church.
Much Gratitude to my (somehow πŸ˜‰) new friend for introducing us. May blessings be bestowed upon us all.
STAY RAD πŸ™πŸΌπŸ–€πŸ™πŸΎ

"Snow melts away & new Life breaks through once-frozen soil." We will certainly experience this in our own lives. STAY R...
01/13/2022

"Snow melts away & new Life breaks through once-frozen soil." We will certainly experience this in our own lives. STAY RAD & HAVE A RAD THURSDAY!

Have a RAD WEDNESDAY! For the adventurous at heart: Be surprised by a unique Rose, or several, hand-painted on 8"x10" ca...
01/12/2022

Have a RAD WEDNESDAY! For the adventurous at heart: Be surprised by a unique Rose, or several, hand-painted on 8"x10" canvas just for you- no special requests πŸ™‚ Currently only 4 available so ORDER TODAY! eyespeak.bigcartel.com

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays to all! Wishing you amazing times with those you love most πŸ™πŸΌπŸ–€πŸ™πŸΌ I chalked lettering al...
12/24/2021

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays to all! Wishing you amazing times with those you love most πŸ™πŸΌπŸ–€πŸ™πŸΌ I chalked lettering alongside this Pink Nightmare by the amazingly talented for a Holiday Party. Swipe for a pic of me & one of my favorites

The acorn tshirt design that inspired the  logo! I drew this skull & had these tshirts printed in 2003 by my longtime fr...
12/22/2021

The acorn tshirt design that inspired the logo! I drew this skull & had these tshirts printed in 2003 by my longtime friend John At the time, I was tattooing at Stay True Tattoo in Falls Church, VA, with my longtime friends & amazing tattooists & Rest in Power, Jason Camfiord. See you on the Other Side πŸ™πŸΌ This shirt is a meaningful piece of my history on many, many levels. Thank you for sharing this pic & taking good care of it all these years.

Commission for an awesome client! "Barred Owl & Memorial Bouquet," I painted this as a gift for his Mother in honor of h...
12/18/2021

Commission for an awesome client! "Barred Owl & Memorial Bouquet," I painted this as a gift for his Mother in honor of his Grandmother. MUCH GRATITUDE, brother. Thank you for the opportunity to do this work for your family πŸ™πŸΌπŸ™πŸΌπŸ™πŸΌ

Cigarette smoking Santa hand from my recent collab  with  swipe for his whiskey I drew while she crushed the perfect  po...
12/10/2021

Cigarette smoking Santa hand from my recent collab with swipe for his whiskey I drew while she crushed the perfect portrait. I love my job! Hope you are all ready for RAD HOLIDAYS with RAD PEEPS πŸŽ…πŸΏπŸŽ…πŸ½πŸŽ…πŸΌ

LAST CALL! Place orders TONIGHT for RAD MERCH & FREE DELIVERY by Christmas! Huge thanks to everyone who shopped small fo...
12/09/2021

LAST CALL! Place orders TONIGHT for RAD MERCH & FREE DELIVERY by Christmas! Huge thanks to everyone who shopped small for RAD FRIDAY WEEKEND. I LOVE YOU ALL πŸ™πŸΌπŸ–€πŸ™πŸΌ

"METAL OX" TSHIRTS & HOODIES AVAILABLE NOW  !! My latest design for my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE sustainable, ethical, independe...
12/02/2021

"METAL OX" TSHIRTS & HOODIES AVAILABLE NOW !! My latest design for my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE sustainable, ethical, independent butcher shop! Fantastic people, food & craftsmanship right here in VA. Visit them & stock up on RAD MERCH, housemade foods, meats, wine & beers to wash it all down or order online here: https://thewholeox.com/store/
Swipe for my sketch & digital drawing & Pics of the amazing Crew care of

11/30/2021

Recent collab with the amazing I did the left side including his gnarly, smoking hand & Tonia did the absolutely perfect portrait. These pieces are done super fast- bar closes, we show up, set up & crush through the night, cleaning up just in time for their delicious Sunday Brunch. Visit the Pub for great food brought to you by an awesome & friendly staff!
Thanks Tonia for another RAD project πŸ––πŸΏπŸ™πŸ»πŸ€™πŸΏ

11/28/2021

RAD FRIDAY WEEKEND SALE ENDS AT MIDNIGHT! CODE RAD20 Heartfelt thanks to everyone who has supported my artwork during the last year & a half: Many artists, like myself, have faced SERIOUS challenges throughout this pandemic but YOU keep us going! Much gratitude! SHOP SMALL & buy EYESPEAK for your favorites πŸ™πŸΏπŸ–€πŸ€™πŸΏ

HAPPY RAD FRIDAY WEEKEND! GET MORE RAD WITH code: RAD20 at eyespeak.bigcartel.com 20% OFF your entire order & FREE SHIPP...
11/26/2021

HAPPY RAD FRIDAY WEEKEND! GET MORE RAD WITH code: RAD20 at eyespeak.bigcartel.com 20% OFF your entire order & FREE SHIPPING! Now through Sunday at midnight πŸ€™

Peony detail from a Memorial Painting I did recently for an amazing client. I appreciate you all & I am grateful to cont...
11/24/2021

Peony detail from a Memorial Painting I did recently for an amazing client. I appreciate you all & I am grateful to continue to walk this Earth with you. Have an amazing day with family, tomorrow. MUCH LOVE & RESPECT πŸ™πŸΌ

Always an honor to paint your pets & especially a memorial πŸ™πŸ» Thank you for the opportunity   swipe for the portrait & p...
11/20/2021

Always an honor to paint your pets & especially a memorial πŸ™πŸ» Thank you for the opportunity swipe for the portrait & photo I worked from

HAVE A RAD FRIDAY, EVERYONE! Hope you are ready for an amazing day & weekend! Remember CODE : RAD10 at eyespeak.bigcarte...
11/19/2021

HAVE A RAD FRIDAY, EVERYONE! Hope you are ready for an amazing day & weekend! Remember CODE : RAD10 at eyespeak.bigcartel.com for 10% off all your holiday orders!!

Have a RAD SUNDAY, EVERYONE! "Black Shaded" Pants now available at eyespeak.bigcartel.com  Use code RAD10 & save 10% on ...
11/14/2021

Have a RAD SUNDAY, EVERYONE! "Black Shaded" Pants now available at eyespeak.bigcartel.com Use code RAD10 & save 10% on your holiday shopping with EYESPEAK πŸ’ͺπŸΏπŸ™πŸ€™

CHRYSANTHEMUM PANTS available now in the webstore! STOKED to finally share these with you all! Order by Black Friday nig...
11/13/2021

CHRYSANTHEMUM PANTS available now in the webstore! STOKED to finally share these with you all! Order by Black Friday night & get free shipping & Holiday delivery! Use code RAD10 at checkout for 10% off!

11/13/2021

Video Part 2! See previous post for introduction πŸ’ͺπŸΌπŸ™πŸΌπŸ€™πŸΌ

11/13/2021

CHRYSANTHEMUM PANTS available now! STOKED to share these with you! BOLD design for the WILD & MILD! Order by Black Friday Night at midnight to ensure Holiday delivery & use code RAD10 to receive 10% off. HAVE A RAD SATURDAY πŸ€™πŸΌπŸ€™πŸΌπŸ€™πŸΌ

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