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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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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Nurse Tattoo

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I got to do this nurse tattoo for Chelsea a few weeks ago to celebrate her graduation from nursing school. Chelsea is a third generation nurse! Nurse tattoos, or a "rose of no man's land" are a classic tattoo image, and it's easy to see why. Women's faces always make for a beautiful tattoo, and a nu...

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Sea Wolf Tattoo Video!

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  Please click on this post to enjoy the video. Our good friend, Riley Erickson, helped us out with another video project. Riley is a filmmaker with the House of 1817, a company that makes rad snowboarding films. He is also an exemplary tattoo client, one who appreciates all good things in tatt...

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Hammerhead Shark Tattoo

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The hammerhead shark is named for the flat, laterally extended shape of its head, called a "cephalofoil." The cephalofoil allows the hammerhead shark to see above and below at all times, giving the shark a 360 degree view of the vertical plane in front of it. Hammerhead sharks are one of the few typ...

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Fire Rabbit | Rabbit Tattoo

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Mackenzie chose to get a rabbit tattoo to represent her Chinese zodiac sign, the fire rabbit. The Chinese zodiac, or Shengxiao, is a system that relates attributes of certain animals to a 12-year cycle. Although many people are aware of the animal assigned to their year in the Chinese zodiac, few ar...

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Drishti Bommai Tattoo

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Here we have a Drishti Bommai tattoo on Rob. The Drishti Bommai is an Indian deity meant to ward off evil spirits. As Rob explained to me, people would keep statues of the Drishti Bommai around their homes, on their doors, and even on the grills of their automobiles. What I really love is how this d...

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