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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Boar Head Tattoo

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Nolan got this boar head with a spear going through it tattooed on his inner arm a few weeks ago. This was a great project, it was fun to play around with the similarities between the structure of a boar's head and a wolf's head. I also really enjoy tattooing gory imagery, which would probably surpr...

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Ship in a Bottle Tattoo

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The technique of putting ships in bottles was developed during the early 19th century. On ship voyages that lasted months or years, sailors developed nautical folk art such as scrimshaw and impossible bottles during their off-watch time aboard a ship. There are several ways to put a ship inside a bo...

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Grim Reaper Tattoo

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This grim reaper tattoo was a really fun project for me. I really enjoy working on a larger scale and getting to figure out fun ways to make a tattoo with a dynamic design that moves with the body. This was a very fun project to work on in a very painful area, thank you so much for hanging tough and...

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Bloody Wolf Tattoo

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I was so excited to be able to do this wolf tattoo for Dan's first tattoo last week. We get asked a lot if we ever get sick of doing wolf tattoos here at the Sea Wolf, and the answer is always, "No!". Working with traditional imagery and a lot of the same ideas and themes has been a great way for me...

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Ganesha Tattoo

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I had a lot of fun doing this Ganesha tattoo for Morgan! Ganesha is a widely worshipped deity in Hinduism. His image is widely found throughout India and Nepal. Easily identifiable for his elephant head, Ganesha is known as the remover of obstacles, patron of arts and sciences, and the deva of intel...

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