Gorilla Tattoo

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Well I somehow managed to slack off on posting any tattoos for awhile. Here's a gorilla tattoo that I made on Casey. This is such a fun image to tattoo. As with any snarly animal head, you can capture so much detail and the baring teeth make for a very dramatic tattoo. More angry ape tattoos please!...

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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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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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Ship in a Bottle Tattoo

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The technique of putting ships in bottles was developed during the early 19th century. On ship voyages that lasted months or years, sailors developed nautical folk art such as scrimshaw and impossible bottles during their off-watch time aboard a ship. There are several ways to put a ship inside a bo...

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