Seahorse Tattoo

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I did this seahorse tattoo for Rina last week to add to a sleeve we've been working on. We have kept all the designs on her arm bold and simple, which helps the color look nice and bright. We also did this design quite large--it takes up a large portion of the back of her forearm. I had a great time...

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Filling Spaces

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We did this wolf and rose to fill an awkward space and finish Jon's forearm a couple weeks ago. Often when clients are filling spaces between tattoos, we struggle to figure out something shaped like the space, or don't really end up truly filling in the gap that was there. I think doing something ki...

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Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing Tattoo

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Pelle sub agnina latitat mens saepe lupina: Under a sheep’s skin often hides a wolfish mind. I recently had the pleasure of making this wolf in sheep's clothing tattoo on Ben. This is a nice change of pace from all the other wolf tattoos I've made recently...not that I ever would get sick of wolf ta...

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Girl and Snake Tattoo

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I did this tattoo on my friend Nate to add to a collection we've been doing on his upper arm. We've kept the designs of Nate's tattoos really simple and straight forward, with a limited color palette. I have a lot of fun working on designs like this, its challenging and satisfying to draw and execut...

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Different Strokes for Different Folks

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I had a lot of fun working on both of these tattoos. The black rosemaling on the left was a project that was different to work on, I really enjoyed trying to capture the brush-like quality and movement of rosemaling in a tattoo, while still working to give Monica a tattoo that would age well. This k...

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Hand and Rose Tattoo

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My good friend Maren recently got her first tattoo from me after many years. I was super excited to do this hand and rose tattoo on her, she is off to a great start in collecting tattoos. Next up for her is a lady head with some flowers and arrows tattooed on her shoulder, it's gonna be a good one!...

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Southwestern Cuff Tattoo

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I got to do this cuff tattoo for Emma a few weeks ago. It was really fun to loosely design the tattoo after southwestern jewelry--we tried to reflect it in the shapes in the design as well as the color palette. Cuff or band tattoos are always a challenge, especially trying to make a repeating patter...

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