Traditional Tattoos

Traditional Tattoos by the professional tattooers at the Minneapolis Tattoo Shop in Minnesota (Sea Wolf Tattoo Company) in Minneapolis, MN.

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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Gambling lady tattoo

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  This was a fun rendition of a classic tattoo on Ken. Ken comes up from Iowa every now and then to get fun tattoos. Pictured below are a couple other tattoos he's gotten recently from me. In other news, it's been a great start to the new year(besides the worst president ever being inaugurated...

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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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Panther tattoo

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I'm always so happy when someone asks me to make them a snarly panther tattoo.  To me the panther tattoo is one of the most quintessential classic designs.  This panther tattoo is on Derek, who also got one of my other favorite tattoos, a wolf, a few weeks prior(pictured below).  Happ...

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