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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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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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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