Traditional Tattoos by Minneapolis Tattooer Mimi Wunsch

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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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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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Grim Reaper Girl

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I did this grim reaper girl tattoo for Eleza about a month ago and had a great time working on it. Eleza is one of my favorite clients to work with, she always has fun ideas and you can tell she really puts thought into what projects would be fun for the person tattooing her, a great strategy for ge...

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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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Ship with Sea Serpent Tattoo

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I had a great time working on this ship that is framed by a sea serpent for Nick a few weeks ago. Nick knew he wanted to get a tattoo of a ship and was creatively open about how it was framed at the bottom, he just wanted it to be traditional. I based the serpent of a Sailor Jerry design of a sea se...

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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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Pheasant Tattoo

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I've been asked a lot how people choose the designs they get from me that end up in my portfolio, especially the more unusual and unique concepts. Sometimes the design is about a specific memory or object, sometimes the client doesn't tell me and I put it in my portfolio because I think it looks nea...

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