Mimi Wunsch Tattoo

Snake and Skull Tattoo

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Tough to go wrong with a classic! I made this snake and skull tattoo loosely based on an old Ralph Johnson design for Sarah. Traditional designs like this seem to bring out very strong opinions in one direction or another on "meaning" in tattoos. Those with carefully curated designs dotted with symb...

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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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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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Seahorse Tattoo

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I did this seahorse tattoo for Rina last week to add to a sleeve we've been working on. We have kept all the designs on her arm bold and simple, which helps the color look nice and bright. We also did this design quite large--it takes up a large portion of the back of her forearm. I had a great time...

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Filling Spaces

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We did this wolf and rose to fill an awkward space and finish Jon's forearm a couple weeks ago. Often when clients are filling spaces between tattoos, we struggle to figure out something shaped like the space, or don't really end up truly filling in the gap that was there. I think doing something ki...

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