Peony Tattoo

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Peonies traditionally represent wealth, honor, romance and love, and are considered a good omen. In Greek mythology there is a myth in which the Goddess of the moon, Selene, creates the peony to reflect the light of the moon at night. During the Middle Ages "lunatics" were covered with the leaves an...

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Snake and Scissors Tattoo

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I had a really awesome time working on this tattoo for Kenzie, even though the situation for the snake makes me nervous! I love the combination of organic and man-made objects in tattoos, the organic part of the tattoo helps the tattoo fit and flow well with the body. We have been working on piecing...

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White tiger tattoo

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More tiger tattoos! A couple months back I had the privilege of making this tiger tattoo on Felix.  I've said it a kajillion times already, but tigers and other big cats make the best tattoos. Maybe the tiger tattoo could replace wolves for awhile. I wouldn't complain. Anyhoo, pictured below ar...

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Girl Head Tattoo

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I got to do this girl head tattoo for Derek a couple weeks ago and had a really great time working on it. I really love working towards finding the simplest way to articulate something, like the lines in the braid being drawn a little differently to show a braid drawn tightly against her scalp. Peop...

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I’m back from NYC!!!

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I'm Back from my short trip to work with the fine folks at Greenpoint Tattoo Co. Here's one of the tattoos that I did while I was out there! Back in the shop full time Tues-Sat. Call the shop or email hefnertattooing@gmail.com for appointments, Or just walk in! Thanks for looking!...

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Michelin Man Tattoo

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I did this Michelin man tattoo for John about a month ago to commemorate his time working as a bicycle mechanic in a shop that featured vintage posters of the Michelin man. The Michelin man's official name is Bibendum, he is the symbol of the Michelin tire company and one of the oldest trademarks. T...

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