This Vasilisa tattoo is the second in a pair of tattoos based on the Babayaga fairy tale from Eastern Europe. In the story, Vasilisa guides herself through the forest with a skull lantern lit from within with burning coals, and a wooden doll who advises her. On Kyrie's other leg, we did the witch Ba... Continue reading: Vasilisa Tattoo
Wycinanki is the art of Polish paper cutting. Beth got this wycinanki tattoo with needles, thread and scissors worked into it because she loves to sew and knit. Wycinanki is a Polish tradition that was popular in the 1800's. Originally, shepherds cut patterns out of leather and tree bark. Colorful a... Continue reading: Wycinanki Tattoo
Got to do this super fun fox tattoo on an old client, Sarah, last week. Sarah has been getting lots of fun tattoos from me over the last few years, this one is definitely my favorite. Canine tattoos have been a reoccurring theme for me at the Sea Wolf, most notably wolves. It's refreshing to have a... Continue reading: Red Fox Tattoo
Please click on this post to enjoy the video. Our good friend, Riley Erickson, helped us out with another video project. Riley is a filmmaker with the House of 1817, a company that makes rad snowboarding films. He is also an exemplary tattoo client, one who apprec... Continue reading: Sea Wolf Tattoo Video!
I had a lot of fun doing this Ganesha tattoo for Morgan! Ganesha is a widely worshipped deity in Hinduism. His image is widely found throughout India and Nepal. Easily identifiable for his elephant head, Ganesha is known as the remover of obstacles, patron of arts and sciences, and the deva of intel... Continue reading: Ganesha Tattoo
The gorilla, largest of all primates, inhabits the forests of central Africa. The DNA of the gorilla is highly similar to that of a human, and are considered to be the closest relatives to humans next to chimpanzees. The name gorilla comes from the greek word "Gorillai" meaning tribe of hairy women.... Continue reading: Gorilla Tattoo!
Here's another tiger tattoo I got to do recently! It seems like at the Sea Wolf we all have a few subjects that people keep coming back for. I couldn't be happier to be doing so many tiger tattoos! People often ask if we get sick of tattooing a subject, but I think it's really fun and a great way to... Continue reading: Tiger Tattoo
I was so excited to do this candle tattoo with an eye in the flame for Matt last week! Candles have been used as a source of illumination for centuries, but have also been used as clocks. Because candles burn fairly consistently and burn measurably, in the past they were used as a way to tell time.... Continue reading: Candle Tattoo
The Tyrannosaurus Rex, first part meaning "tyrant lizard" in Greek, and Rex translated to "king" in latin, was one of the largest land carnivores of all time. Being the most popular of all dinosaurs, it's no surprise that I have had so many opportunities to tattoo the Tyrannosaurus Rex. I am so grat... Continue reading: Tyrannosaurus Rex Tattoo
The snow leopard is a large cat native to the mountain ranges of Central and Southern Asia. Snow leopards are adapted to living in a cold, mountainous environment. Their bodies are stocky, their fur is thick, and their ears are small and rounded, all of which help to minimize heat loss. Their paws... Continue reading: Snow Leopard Tattoo