CorpseBride
My rendition of characters from the Corpse Bride by Tim Burton done as a quarter sleeve.

Corpse Bride…


Portrait_Coral
Portrait and coral reef. This memorial portrait was done a few years ago. She always wanted to visit the Great Barrier Reef so we added the coral background so she could be there forever. This photo is of the healed tattoo.

Memorial Portrait…


Aztec
Aztec serpent shoulder piece. This design continues over the back and is a mirror image of the front.

Azteca…



Squirt
Tiny portrait of the clients little sister when she was a kiddo. This portrait is approximately 5″ tall.

Squirt…


Lion_Crown_M
Lion with crown. Black and grey with small hits of color really make this design pop.

King Lion…





Yoda Redux
Rework of a pretty bad Yoda tattoo. This little guy is about 4″ tall on the forearm.

Yoda Redux…




watercolor_Comp
Watercolor roses. This is the clients original painting, she had someone else start the tattoo but wasn’t confident in their ability to complete the project so they came to me.

Watercolor Roses…


Spanish_Pinup
Spanish pin up reproduction. This is from an old oil painting that the client owns.

Nemo Nisi Mors…




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Small color portrait of the clients mother.

Beloved…


Pawprint
Angel paw print for a lost pet. She had the name already, I did all the rest.

Angel Print…




Organics001
Organic coral cover up. These two leg pieces are covering some huge lettering done the back of his legs.

Organica…





Stargazers_005
More lilies on feet. I have done a few of them but they’re still fun. Freehand.

Lilyfooted…





NurseSue_MR[1]
Reproduction of “Nurse Sue” by Mark Ryden. Approximately 5″ tall on the lower leg.

Nurse Sue…


OctoGirl_alt2
Reproduction of an illustration of an octopus/gril pin up with hummingbird.

Octogirl…





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Work in progress of some small birds and dogwood flowers. This piece goes over the shoulder and features another bird and a few more flowers and greenery.

Dogwoods…




keyheart (2)
Lock and key. She wanted the names to form the key for the lock. Done on a foot.

Lock and Key…






Iwojima
Raising of the flag at Iwo Jima. This is done on the upper arm approximately actual size to the original photo.

Iwo Jima…


hourglass
Healed photo of a Kline bottle-hourglass-melting clock. Done on the inside of the upper arm.

Relativety…



GRAVYTRAIN
A gravy train getting hijacked by the Pilsbury dough boy. We did this over the course of two days. Back to back sessions of about 5 hours each day.

Derailing the Gravy Train…


FlagCoverup
Little owl cover up of an existing tattoo (it was a flag). I neglected to get photos of the old tattoo before covering it.

Tiny Owl…




Fairy212
Reproduction of an Amy Brown fairy painting.  Done as a quarter sleeve.

Amy Brown Fairy…



Cash_color01
Dog Portrait for a lost friend. His name is Cash (after Johnny).

Bird Dog…




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I only did the color and mirror contents on this piece. She already had some pretty cool outline work done so I got to concentrate on coloring and making it look cool.

Candles and Feathers…


BNoeski
The four elements, earth, wind, fire and the ether. We did a matching version on his other ankle that has water instead of the flames.

The Elemental…




ankh
Freehand Ankh tattoo covering an older ankh tattoo on the forearm. This tattoo is barely 4″ tall.

Embedded Ankh…


COVER UP
Anatomy of a cover up in progress. This illustrates the steps needed to do a cover up tattoo.

Anatomy of a Cover Up…



JT001
Cross with wings and roses. Upper arm piece I did a few years ago.

Winged Cross…


oni
Part of a sleeve in progress.

Oni…





IFavela002
Portraits of different family members and roses half sleeve. This photo is of the healed tattoos.

Family Portrait…


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Tiny angel tattoo on the upper arm. I do like the transition from the flow of the robes into the background. This tattoo is baseball size.

Tiny Angel…



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Viking skull covering an old peacock tattoo. The Vikings were known for their ability to destroy peacocks.

Viking Skull…



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Blurry photo of the most patriotic thing ever, an American flaming eagle.

Eagle Scout…







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Ankle tattoo featuring a wispy tree and her sons name.

Tree Ankle…


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Another small horror portrait that is part of an entire leg of movie monsters and bad guys. This time it’s Tony Todd as Candyman. This tattoo is about baseball size.

Candyman…


WHITEDREAM
Dreamcatcher in white. People seem to request white tattoos quite frequently even thought they aren’t very noticeable once they have healed. We always advise against them but ultimately if that’s what the client wants then that’s what they get.

White Dream…



pin up
Tiny pin up tattoo on the forearm. This tattoo is about 6″ tall.

Salute…


Wolf_M1
Wolf in the woods drinking from a stream. This was one of the earliest tattoos I’ve done where I started incorporating just one of two colors into a black and grey piece.

Wolf in the Woods…


koi
Underwater koi fish. This tattoo is a cover up if you can believe that! She had a large rose that had a few laser treatments done on it which gave us a lot more options. I like the openness and subtle colors in this piece.

Underwater Koi…



Turtles_M
Patchwork turtle family. This is a cover up of a less than interesting tattoo that was the same concept (patchwork turtles) only it wasn’t very convincing.

Patchwork Turtle…





Robot
Little robot with a broken heart. This tattoo is only about 4″ tall and is done on the forearm.

Does Not Compute…



Quanah
Portrait of Quanah Parker. This is a fairly large portrait on his side/rib area.

Quanah Parker…




Poopster_L2
Puppy caricature on the lower leg. Cartoony version of one of her dogs.

Poopster…




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Otis Firefly from House of 1000 Corpses. This is part of a horror movie leg piece that I have been working on throughout the years. This tattoo is fairly small, about softball size.

Otis Firefly…


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A patchwork rose becoming real as it rises out of the skin.

Patwork Rose…


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I did this memorial tattoo as a cover up of a blob that I could not identify. For this memorial tattoo we mixed some of the ashes from the lost loved one into the ink. She will have him with her always.

Not So Sour Grapes…



Octopus1
Octopus tattoo. This is actually quite large. The main body is on the shoulder blade with one tentacle reaching onto the her upper arm and the lower tentacles go down onto her side a bit.

Octopus…


Naval_HalfSleeve
Half sleeve featuring Naval elements. I only have this small photo of the finished design.

In the Navy…


Mohan_M
I really like this tattoo, even after years of looking at it, it’s still one of my favorites. I did this for an artist friend of mine. He has an arm full of art supplies. I took a tube of my own paint and photographed it for reference.

Crumpled Dreams…



Lillies
I do quite a few flower tattoos and I do enjoy them for the fact that they are always unique, like snowflakes. I would say that I do as many lilies as I do lotus or cherry blossoms.

Walking Through the Garden…


JBerrymore
Portrait  of Doctor Jekyll as played by John Barrymore. I do enjoy doing portraits and wish I could do more of them. Hint, Hint.

The Doctor Is In…


Last_tempt
Black and Grey backpiece  reproduction of “The Last Temptation of Christ”. depicting a conversation between Jesus and the Devil. At the customers request we added some elements from some of Salvador Dali’s works. The trees flourish and the sun is shining on the left side however, the right side features […]

Tempting…



j stone
Reworking of an old key and lock tattoo. She wanted a more antique looking key and lock, I was happy to take it to the next level.

Unlocked Potential…


Iguana_crown
Tiny iguana wearing a crown. This tattoo is only about 5″ long and located on the shoulder blade.

The Lizard King…


Hourglass_sleeve
Freehand sleeve featuring angels and demons. I did not do the piece on the back of his forearm. We have since added color to this piece but I have not been able to get updated photos.

Time Waits for No Man…



Hand_roots
Hand and roots. I enjoy black and grey tattoos very much. I don’t usually get to do these super detailed pieces as much anymore.

New Growth…


geisha
Freehand severed geisha head. This was a spur of the moment walk-in one day. He said I could do whatever I wanted, so I got to have a little fun.

Severed Ties…


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Cover up of an old gecko tattoo from the early 90’s. This is still one of my favorite cover ups to date. It healed so well.

Gecko-B-Gone…



DHabersack
A freehand quarter sleeve featuring symbols from the life of the client. This photo was taken while it was still a work in progress. This gentleman flew halfway around the world to get this from me as his first tattoo. Thanks Dom!

Travellog…


BLossoms005
Freehand cherry blossom branch on the foot and ankle. This is one of my favorite tattoos so far.

Beauty Mark…


Adam1_M
Buddha hand. There was a write up on this customer of mine in Tattoo Magazine. This is only one of the pieces I did for him.

Hand of the Gods…




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Alex Grey’s Extasy reproduction. Forearm (from elbow to wrist).

Spiral Out…




LBolton
Hunt themed half sleeve. Featuring an owl, deer and rabbit.

The Hunt…



Cross_Interior
Cross of the internal symbols. We used several different symbols that are important to the client to form a cross.

What’s on the Inside…





Dagger
Shin piece rework. He has matching daggers going down his shins. We got one of them redone.

Shins of Steel…