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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Boar Head Tattoo

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Nolan got this boar head with a spear going through it tattooed on his inner arm a few weeks ago. This was a great project, it was fun to play around with the similarities between the structure of a boar's head and a wolf's head. I also really enjoy tattooing gory imagery, which would probably surpr...

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Screen Printer Eagle

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I  did this eagle tattoo with a screen printing squeegee for Ryan a few weeks ago. It was really fun to work with traditional imagery and incorporate some imagery that was more personal for Ryan. A bowling pin eagle, the eagle perched looking over its shoulder, is a classic choice, and a really flex...

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Pretty lady with a sharp dagger

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Here's a fun one I got to tattoo on Justin. I'm sure I've written many times over how much I love to tattoo lady faces and daggers, so you can imagine the joy that washed over my face when Justin came in with this idea. I tattooed this one quite some time ago, so naturally it takes me 6 months to po...

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Stippled Roses Tattoo

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I had such a good time working on these stippled roses for Sahkeena last week! Sahkeena wanted to get a detailed rose design as a memorial tattoo, and she knew she wanted the shading to be stippled. Stippled shading has become really popular in the last few years, and I think its a really nice way t...

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