Black Widow Tattoo

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Black widow spiders are named for the act of sexual cannibalism they are known for, after mating the female spider consumes the male. In popular culture, there are a few different women who have been dubbed "black widows." One of the most famous is Vera Renczi, a woman from Romania who confessed to...

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Wolf with Arrows Tattoo

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While you may see a fair number of tattoos depicting wolves as fearsome creatures or meeting violent ends come out of our shop, we at the Sea Wolf are happy to see Minnesota's grey wolves back on the Endangered Species Act's protection. Wolves were briefly taken off the endangered species list and l...

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Lady Justice Tattoo

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Lady Justice, an allegorical personification of the moral forces of the judicial system, dates back to the Goddess Isis in Ancient Egypt, and later the Greek Goddess Themis and the Roman Goddess Lustitia. The blindfold represents objectivity, that justice should be carried out regardless of class, r...

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Burning Bra Tattoo

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While burning bras are imagery closely associated with the Women's Liberation Movement of the 1960's, there is actually no record of women burning bras at protests and demonstrations. Historians believe that the symbol originated at the Miss America protest in 1968, at which women threw fake eyelash...

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Futakuchi-onna Tattoo

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In the past year, I've had the good fortune to start working on a series of tattoos on different clients based on Japanese folklore and ghost stories. This futakuchi-onna is the most recent ghost tattoo I've gotten to work on, and the biggest. When I work on these tattoos I try to base the imagery a...

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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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