Tattoos

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This sleeve was done in record time. Chipping away at it in 2-3 hour sessions over the course of a couple months, my client was only in town for an unknown period of time, working crazy hours as an independent contractor for a local project. The day he left for home, just a few days after our final session, he came in to allow me to take several photos of the completed work.

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Eventually most tattoo collectors get a piece like this which combines two seemingly opposite ideas to represent how they've come to terms with tragedy as a part of life, or conversely how they are still befuddled by how even the most beautiful and innocent parts of this life can be ruined by death or corruption. All things give way to their opposite, and all things exist within their opposites.

Eventually most tattoo collectors get a piece like this which combines two seemingly opposite ideas to represent how they’ve come to terms with tragedy as a part of life, or conversely how they are still befuddled by how even the most beautiful and innocent parts of this life can be ruined by death or corruption. All things give way to their opposite, and all things exist within their opposites.

Swimming in light

This tattoo was inspired by a sketch my client found on Pinterest. It was a pencil sketch with no color, and I drew this piece instead. She had never gotten a tattoo this big or this detailed before, and though it was a challenge for her to sit still so long (ah, the urgency of youth!) we made it through together. We’re both ecstatic with the results!

 

This young man asked for a grim reaper looking up at him, ready to decapitate him.

This young man asked for a grim reaper looking up at him, ready to decapitate him.

This guy wanted a pinup of his wife with a Shelby gt

This guy wanted a pinup of his wife with a Shelby gt

This piece was a fun way to mix black and grey portrait-style shading with neo-traditional/illustrational line work.  It represents my client's relationship with her father.

This piece was a fun way to mix black and grey portrait-style shading with neo-traditional/illustrational line work. It represents my client’s relationship with her father.

One of my favorite things about Maryland is the state flag.  This client, whom I affectionately call Sparky, was squeezed into my schedule so I could do this before his deployment!

One of my favorite things about Maryland is the state flag. This client, whom I affectionately call Sparky, was squeezed into my schedule so I could do this before his deployment!

Thanks for looking!

travel thigh photo

 

Our Lady Peace

Navy Fireman

I had so much fun with this one, and the guy I tattooed this on is super cool!

octopussy

Another challenge in fitting her in between other tattoos, Poseidon is on the other side

Poseidon

This guy has been my favorite for a long time

 

Peacockin'We Rule the Seas

universal velocity

The challenge of this piece was fitting it between others I had done on his arm. I love doing this style of tattooing.

Diver Attack

Had a lot of fun with this piece, and although I’ve grown a lot as an artist since its completion, it still has a special place in my heart

Beagle portrait

I love beagles. Well, I just love dogs really. I’d love to do more dog portraits!

Guy Harvey reproduction

This picture was taken 2 years after the tattoo was originally applied… 2 years at sea in the sun all day every day.

Pheonician womanlove and deathlibrarianpinup

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