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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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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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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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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