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
I had the pleasure of doing this wolf tattoo on Mimi's knee. Every year I give her a tattoo for her birthday, so this year she decided to endure the kneecap. Apparently it wasn't as horrible as she thought, which is good. This wolf tattoo was lots of fun, I always end up doing either a grey or black... Continue reading: White Wolf Tattoo
In Norse mythology, a Valkyrie (from Old Norse valkyrja "chooser of the slain") is one of a host of female figures who decide which soldiers die in battle and which live. Selecting among half of those who die in battle (the other half go to the goddess Freyja's afterlife field Folkvangr), the valkyr... Continue reading: Valkyrie Tattoo
Got to do this Sailor Jerry version of the Tiger vs Snake tattoo on my pal Riley. Riley is a filmmaker for the House of 1817, a professional snowboarding film crew. He is a super savvy dude when it comes to tattooing, which is refreshing to find in a client, allowing me to flex a bit with my tattooi... Continue reading: Sailor Jerry's Tiger vs Snake Tattoo
Yes! Game of Thrones is one of the greatest things ever, so I was quite pumped to do this tattoo. Valar Dohaeris means "all men must serve" in High Valyrian, and is a traditonal response to the greeting Valar Morghulis "all men must die". If you haven't heard of it, Game of Thrones is a series of fa... Continue reading: Game of Thrones Tattoo
Below the thunders of the upper deep; Far far beneath in the abysmal sea, His ancient, dreamless, uninvaded sleep The Kraken sleepeth: faintest sunlights flee About his shadowy sides; above him swell Huge sponges of millennial growth and height; And far away into the sickly light, From many a wondro... Continue reading: Kraken tattoo
I really hope this is the start of a new trend in my tattooing: the black bear tattoo! I got to do this black bear tattoo on my awesome client Alex. Alex and his brother are exemplary tattoo collectors. They don't fart around. They drive out here from Wisconsin, and get as much work as humanly possi... Continue reading: Black Bear Tattoo!
So yeah, it's a pipe with a bear head, not much else to say about that. This is a great example of just getting an image simply because it makes for a good tattoo. There's no deep seeded message or meaning, no story of death or loss, just a bear pipe tattoo. This tattoo is on one of my favorite peop... Continue reading: Bear Pipe Tattoo!
Well here is another example of one of my favorite kinds of tattoos: Lady heads. If I could tattoo one of these a day I would not get sick of doing them. This lady was inspired by some old 1920's era photographs I found. Her headpiece reminds me of something that could be a mixture of old Greek and... Continue reading: Lady Head Tattoos!
Happy belated Halloween! I meant to post this Halloween tattoo on the 31st, but life happened and I forgot. This tattoo is on Brooke, who is a very awesome person from Duluth. She wanted two tattoos for her favorite holidays, Christmas and Halloween. The Halloween idea was originally going to be a h... Continue reading: Halloween Tattoos!