Minnesota Tattoo

Eagle Woman Tattoo

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As per usual, I will start this post off by stating that it’s been forever since I’ve posted any tattoos here. So in order to catch up, I’ll be posting some older tattoos here. This fun Lady/eagle mashup Tattoo is on my longtime client Mykel. He always has super fun Tattoo ideas and it’s always a tr...

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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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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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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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