Mimi Wunsch Tattoos

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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Nobody’s Darling Tattoo

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I made this heart and dagger tattoo for David this fall, we have been working on his arm for a while and are starting to fill in some of the smaller spaces--it seems like almost everyone ends up with a good, dagger-shaped space! Thanks so much for trusting me to do so much work on your arm David, it...

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Panther Tattoo

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This fall I got to work on a fun project with my new friend Selena--we did a panther tattoo and a tiger tattoo on her chest in two sessions! Selena has definitely spent her fair share of time in tattoo shops, it was awesome to add to her collection and hear about her experiences getting tattooed and...

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Lady Trieu Tattoo

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I made this Lady Trieu tattoo for Karla a little while ago, in honor of her daughter. One of the coolest parts of tattooing is you learn so much about so many different things--I didn't know anything about this story from Vietnam until Karla asked me to work on this project with her. The story goes...

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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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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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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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