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los angeles, ca, United States
My name is Dave Davenport, but I am sometimes known as "Dogspunk", and sign my artwork "DDOG". I've been tattooing since 1996 and making comic books since 2004. In a past life I animated video games. To view galleries of my work, visit my website and click on the teeth menu on the left...

Thursday, December 17, 2009

stained sheets

More ink…
A Harvard/Princeton half-sleeve on Dave S.

A revolutionary thigh piece on Dave as well…

Not your run-of-the-mill heart in the thorns…

Ian’s second tattoo of some of my comix characters.

A backpiece in the style of a previous tattoo inspired by Magneto’s symbol for the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants.

A dagger through a bicycle gear with fleur-de-lys and bike chain links on Tim.

Dean’s beginning to a shoulder-back-shoulder floral piece.

Sam’s tattoo of the Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service logo.

Magnolias for mom

Another Dave, snakes, wood and libra.

It’s Spike in bondage.

Yoshi’s son’s name.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

more ink, siv u play

Jack’s happy with these new pics of his Tahitian sleeves and chest!
I started working on the left arm in late 2003. I believe the last we worked on it was the right chest in early 2009.

Pete’s celtic cross… 2008 I think

Aquaman! on Steve, his 4th DC hero tattoo.

Bob’s capricorn is modelled on his partner, Walt.

Northwest Coast Native American whale design, fall ‘09.

One of my favorite “name” tattoos. Wile E. is pointing at the penis.

Monday, December 14, 2009


It is my intention to FINALLY update the tattoo area on this here website thingy. December is a little slow at the shop, so plenty of time… right?
I’ll post the pics here as well, as I get them ready for the portfolio and tattoo galleries.
Here’s a few of that polynesian style that I seem to do a lot of. The pec and shoulder from about 2 years ago, and the leg from this spring. 2 different clients, Ken and Gordon.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

B.M.s for instigator, J.R.!

This is a companion to the Brad McGuire piece in the last post, his boyfriend James Roscoe. This will also appear in instigator magazine!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

B.M.s for instigator

I just finished this piece for Thorn over at INSTIGATOR to be popped into an interview with Brad McGuire and his BF. It was fun to do so… there was a time when Brad was my favorite porn star :)

Anyways look for it in the next issue of that mag.
Cheers, droogies.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Fresno Bully Rescue

Sammy smiles
Sammy smiles
It’s been a little more than a year since I adopted Sammy, my pitt/pointer mix. I can’t believe how far he’s come and what an amazing dog he is. Obviously I am very thankful that I got him, and for the people who fostered him and the rescue that took him in before I gave him his forever-home, as they say.
I want to give some props to the Fresno Bully Rescue and the great people who work there. Check out their website and help them out if you can :)

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Bent Comix Sampler

dave's cover
Hey all, just as an FYI, I’ve been proud to have instigated the BENT COMIX group, a co-op of gay adult comic book creators to hopefully have strength in numbers and a louder voice and larger presence. We put out a sampler a few months back, featuring teasers of work from : Brad Rader, Sean-Z, Sam Saturday, JC Etheredge, Ed Luce, Gravity Faggots, Belasco, Justin Hall, Steve MacIsaac, and myself (Dave Davenport). Some excerpts, some new work (my contribution is exclusive to the sampler).  The book is manga sized, full color, and features a cover by Brad Rader, and one by me.
brad's cover
Want a copy? Send 5$ plus 1$ for shipping to Dave Davenport 4228 melrose av, los angeles, ca 90029. Include your return address, droogies!
feral page

Wednesday, August 12, 2009


Hey all, been busy moving my domicile from a duplex in West Hollywood to an apartment in the Hollywood Hills. Be Right Back.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Pride '09

Check this out! I knew I was going to be mentioned in the Pride ‘09 magazine in an article on queer cartoonists penned by Justin Hall, but I had no idea I was going to have a full page of art work, and that the magazine was  nationally distributed! Honestly, I thought it was just an S.F. local thing. Then I discovered that it was that same mag that has Rachel Maddow on the cover, and an interview of her done by Joe Jervis a.k.a. JoeMyGod. That actually does make me proud. Thanks for the hype, Justin! I am very happy with it.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Marginalized Tattoo is a GO!

shop obake sign
So it’s been nearly 1 month since I took over this place, and I love it. So much room! I’ve gotten the new biz cards, stickers… I’ll be making tees soon. I am setting up part of the shop to sell comics and art prints as well. As soon as it is all together, I suppose a grand opening is in order. Check out the changes to the website too, my droogies!

Friday, May 22, 2009


Here’s a piece I have in the june 09 issue of unzipped magazine.This is my first caricature for them, for an article comparing the messiness of Britney Spears and controversial twink porn star Mason Wyler. Support the magazine, go get a copy and tell them you love my art!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

New Shop! 6-1-2009

So I just signed a lease on my own shop. I’ll be tattooing out of it starting June 1st!
It is a really great space, next to the Faultline bar in Silver Lake. I’ve decided to call it MARGINALIZED.
As well as tattooing, I’ll be selling my own shirts, prints of artwork, and my own comicbooks as well as those of friends.
Hours will be noon til 8pm Saturday, monday, tuesday, thursday and friday. Closed sunday and wednesday, so no tattoos during beer bust :) shop sign

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Fighter portrait

Hey Peeps!
After the Tom of Finland Erotic Art Fair this year I was inspired to do some portraiture in my comic book style. This is the first… an Mixed Martial Arts fighter by the name of Nick Diaz. I hope you like :)

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Inkslinger's Ball and Dead Rats

Hollywood used to have it’s own little tattoo convention, the Inkslinger’s Ball. The convention was at the Palladium on Sunset bd, and I have no idea why it doesn’t happen anymore. It was nice to have a local tattoo convention, now we have to get out to Long Beach, or Anaheim, or even Pamona. Not that I really go to many tattoo cons.
I went to the Inkslinger’s Ball a couple of times. The first time was in 2001, just days after 9/11. The attendance was supposedly a little down because no one was flying then. I had driven up from San Diego (where I was living at the time) with my friends Dave Gilstrap and Brian Franey. It was fun, tho Gilstrap, whose ethnicity is something of a mystery, got hassled by some skinheads. In the contest, Gilstrap got 3rd place in tribal with the work I did on him.
My favorite thing about that day was the latex rat I bought. It was cast from an actual dead rat. It even had a few hairs stuck in it! It was the realest looking fake dead rat I have ever seen. I took it to work. I left it in the storeroom by the refrigerator. Soon the ditsy counter girl went for some coffee and boy did she scream. I think I lost points with her that day. I kept it by my station, but clients were getting to freaked out by it. So I moved it to my car. I left it in that little gully between the seats behind the shifter, where change collects. I forgot about it. People would lean in the window to talk, or first time passengers would at some point stop talking… I’d look over and see a look of horror on their faces- they’d found the dead rat.
Ah, good times.
So with in a couple of years the poor thing had deteriorated to small pieces from the heat of a car interior in southern California. Grud, I miss that rat. I wish the Inkslinger’s Ball was still around. I’d go look for another one.
not actual fake dead rat
Fake Dead Rat, Rest in Peace.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Gregory's snake tattoo

I guess I bin doin a lot of chest pieces….
I did this last year. I am a bit behind with my tattoo posts :)

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Dog portrait

This is a portrait of Luke, my friend Dean’s dog. Dean and I were roommates for about 3 years, and Dean adopted Luke weeks after moving into the house in Echo Park. I always wanted to paint his portrait, and I did so for Dean’s birthday last year. Personally, I think it is the best portrait I have done.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Erotic Art Fair '09

I haven’t posted in a while…. I’ve been busy with putting together a co-op comics distributing group (and editing a sampler book for it) and with a new dog. Both being fun, frustrating, and a lot of work… but ultimately worth it and things I love. Overdue are more tattoo posts, an update of the tattoo section, illustration section, and a rehaul of

I’ll be at the Erotic Art Fair this weekend at West Hollywood Park, so come on down and check it out. It’s free to get in. See some great art and buy some dirty comics! I’ll have copies of the aforementioned sampler onhand.
Check out the Tom of Finland Foundation website for more info.