Good-Bye 2012

Good-Bye 2012. 
I wish you all the best for 2013, full of health, happiness and hope...

Another amazing year, that I leave. For me it's been another fantastic period of my life, full of good moments with my family, and some great people that I have been able to meet here, in France, 
but also 
 in Bali, in Germany, in Belgium, in Singapore, in Holland, in England and in Indonesia. 
You all know who you are, I won't forget you!..
Thank you also to all of you for following this blog.
Thank you to all of you for asking me to tattoo you some great projects.
Thank you to all of you for ordering my drawings and other pieces of art on Etsy.
Thank you to all of you for being here.
Next year, if life permits it, I will be in France, Czech Republic, Spain and Canada...

Life is a Gift. I will never forget that.


Chacyclette! Merry Christmas!

For the end of 2012, we've made a new hand print in a very super limited edition!!!
"Chacyclette" is available here!!!!

©2012 Lionel Fahy
All copyright and reproduction rights are retained by the artist. Artwork may not be reproduced by any process without the express written permission of the artist.
silkscreen hand printing of my "Chatcyclette" illustration on white heavy 300g textured paper.

(approximately 50x60 cm)

Done in Nantes, France.
only 10 copies available!!!

!!! FRAME NOT INCLUDED, it's only an example of what the print can look like when framed !!!

Signed and stamped by the artist.
Shipped in a protective and sturdy cardboard enveloppe.
If you have any questions about this or any other item, please don't hesitate to ask me. Thank you so much for looking!
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WAS magazine: Interview


Gift of the day!!!!

Le label Chanmax met à disposition la discographie complète de PORTOBELLO BONES en téléchargement, et ce, gratuitement!!!! Il s'agit du groupe dans lequel j'ai joué durant 11 ans. Avec Chanmax on a décidé de tout mettre en ligne, libre de droits, parce que certains labels vendent en format MP3 des morceaux qui m'appartiennent sans mon accord. D'autres ont en projet de faire des ré-éditions également sans mon accord. Alors voila, pour tout le monde: vous pouvez télécharger gratuitement 11 ans de travail...
Petit extrait de présentation de la part de Chanmax records:

Les PORTOBELLO BONES ne sont plus à présenter et leur pierre apportée à l'édifice du rock français est incontournable. C'est pourquoi nous avons éstimé que leur discographie étaient d'utilité publique. 
Bien qu'étant déjà présents sur de nombreux blogs, une première partie de leur discographie est maintenant disponible officiellement en téléchargement libre. Cela leur évitera peut-être de refaire surface par le bias de rééditions et autre best-of foireux. Un texte expliquant la démarche de ce projet se trouve en ligneQu'ils reposent en paix !
PORTOBELLO BONES were a very important band in the french independent 90s rock scene. Moved by an anti-consumerism and DIY ideologies, the band offered an efficient and personal noise-core. That's why we have decided that their music is of public utility. 

Already present on many blogs, a first part of their discography is now officially available for free, avoiding commercial reissues and other crappy best-of. You can find online more details about the project (in french). May they rest in peace!



Mr Renard

Gregory, Brussels, belgium.


Australian magazine


Arthur de Bruxelles

Video of the day!

A voir absolument!!!!!
Merci les archives audiovisuelles belges!
Par ici!


Map of the planet earth

Annika from Germany.


Stop stealing my work!!!!

Some days are the most boring days ever. Today I've received this email from the States:

Hi Lionel,

I have been following your work for several years now, It's absolutely mind blowing to me.  I want a tattoo done by you but I know that will never happen.  I would like to get your permission to pick out one of your works and have another artist here in the states "TRY" to replicate it.  It certainly won't be the same, too me it will be like getting a copy of a Picasso or Van Gogh but I want one so bad it hurts.

One chosen from dozens of similar emails received every years...
 And the same shitty day I can read on facebook:

Matt I want some work done....but it's not like your usual, I don't even know if you'd be willing to do it. But since I can't afford to go oversees for a tattoo I thought you might look at some of his work and tell me what you think. His name is Lionel Fahy, with out of step tattoos, check it out and get back to me. Thanks. Love YA
and here is the answer of the shop:
Very cool stuff, def. unique...i'd love to give it a try, when would u like to do something?

So, what the hell should i do!?!
Ending the story of this blog? Just because some people are not creative enough to think by theirselves, rather than using their mind individually?

Please stop stealing my work, stop stealing my customers, stop stealing their tattoos, stop stealing their stories, and think by yourself bloody hell!!!

And please, stop asking me to make a drawing for free that you will make it tattooed in your local tattoo station!!!!!
I work only with serious people, one tattoo for one story for one person. If you want a tattoo done by me, make an appointment with me and do the trip.
You're getting on my nerves!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And last but not least, for the pleasure of your eyes, here is a tattoo copied by a tattoo "artist" (fuckin' shit!) in Hungary...

the original

the copy

Stan de Royan


Love will tear us apart

Fabrice de Nantes.



Amsterdam, Holland.
(i've loved to do this tattoo. Thank you a lot)

Sarah de Nantes


the tibetan whale

Dani from Germany.