Bernardo wanted to get a tattoo of winnie the pooh, but make him less cute and all grown up. We decided to do a bear tattoo with a pot of honey with the phrase "Oh Bother," making the winnie-the-pooh connection. Winnie-the-pooh is a fictional bear character created by the author A.A. Milne in 1926.... Continue reading: Bear 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
A white buffalo is an American bison possessing white fur, and is considered sacred or spiritually significant in several Native American religions; therefore, such buffalo are often visited for prayer and other religious rituals. Buffalo can be white for a number of reason: they can be albino, in w... Continue reading: White Buffalo Tattoo
I got to do this valentine dagger tattoo on Tara this week. Tara is a great regular customer, she always has great ideas using traditional imagery with bright, bold colors. She knew she wanted a heart with a dagger, but she wanted to do something special with the heart, so we made it look like a val... Continue reading: Valentine Dagger Tattoo
"'Tis the beast he is, this Wolf Larsen -- the great big beast mentioned iv in Revelation; an' no good end will he ever come to. But I've said nothin' to ye, mind ye. I've whispered never a word; for old fat Louis'll live the voyage out if the last mother's son of yez go to the fishes'...'Wolf Larse... Continue reading: Old Sailor 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!
Little red riding hood is a French fairy tale about a little girl walking through the woods and a big, bad wolf. The story has been changed and adapted throughout history to fit the times. The original story is much more grim than the story most are familiar with now; the wolf eats the grandmother a... Continue reading: Little Red Riding Hood Tattoo
I had the privilege of doing this pharaohs horses tattoo on my friend Scott. The pharaohs horses tattoo is based on a 1800's oil painting by John Frederick Herring Sr. The image found its way into many American and European homes by the late-1800s as a mezzotint engraving. Also, This image became a... Continue reading: Pharaohs Horses Tattoo
Chad chose to get this dog rose of no man's land tattoo to commemorate his work with a local dog rescue group as well as his relationship with his rescue dog. The rose of no man's land, traditionally a nurse's face emerging from a rose, is a traditional tattoo design done in tribute to the red cross... Continue reading: Dog Rose of No Man's Land 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!