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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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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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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Native Beauty

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I got to tattoo this pretty native gal on Marissa not too long ago. This is by far in my top five favorite things to tattoo. Native American imagery is especially enjoyable to tattoo as it conjures up feelings of old Americana. My only real qualm with it is it frequently walks the line between being...

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Garden Spider Tattoo

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I did this garden spider tattoo on Tracey when she was in Minneapolis for an entomology conference. The spider tattoo is a cover up of a small bee tattoo Tracey wasn't happy with, and it worked great! It's so fun and intimidating to tattoo imagery that the client is an expert in, there are intricaci...

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