my most recent work, including some works-in-progress, is better documented over on my instagram page.
kuniyoshi tiger on whitney. 2015 i love this image.
healed foo dog on stephanie. we did this tattoo in one grueling 5 hr session, and then did the other thigh a few days later. steph is a total badass. 2015
healed, oneshot foo dog on steph 2015
healed dragon on sheena 2015
healed tiger on sheena 2015
mostly healed kitsune 2012
healed shoki, 2016. tyler’s first tattoo! i hope someday to add background to this and fill it out into a full backpiece, but i do like the way it stands alone without it.
mostly healed kapala/oni on dabe, 2015. i loved working on this. anything with skulls and water, please. there’s a few coverups in there somewhere.
healed bones/mandala sleeve on rob, 2015. there are a few coverups on the lower part of this arm.
healed koi on dave, 2013. matching the dragon on the other arm.
healed dragon on dave, 2013.
healed carousel bunny on tasha, 2013.
healed phoenix on rande, 2012ish. if it’s up to me, i don’t usually choose to do black and grey over color. but rande had committed her body to black and grey and i think it made for a very elegant look in this case.
mermaid on rande, 2014.
healed peacock/skull on ashley, 2012. i think this might still be my favorite backpiece to date. ashley was a badass and got this whole thing done in 6 sessions. there are a few coverups in there too.
mostly healed raijin/fujin on pablo, 2015. pablo has been one my favorite and most dedicated clients over the years, but this is probably the only time i’ve managed to get a passable photo of anything i’ve done on him.
healed sphinx on poe, 2013ish. i love how this one came out. poe came all the way LA and already had some excellent work by some excellent tattooers, so i really didn’t want to drop the ball on this one.
medusa on nicole, 2015. nicole is another one of my favorite clients and she always gets cool stuff. i’ll never get sick of medusas.
healed kirin on nicole, 2015
fox on megan, 2016. i love doing anything based on fables. those grapes sure look sour to me.
healed capricorn on megan, 2016
healed bearded vulture on rachel, 2014. rachel had some script on her side that she wanted to cover. this is one example of using an opaque grey to help cover up older tattoos.
healed koi/water on matt, 2016. the classics never get old.
tiger on mason, 2014. i’m glad i didn’t end up needing to tattoo inside his belly button on this. i probably would have felt pretty guilty about it.
geisha ghost mum foot on mark, 2016. it’s rare that i get to do the smaller tattoos these days, so this was a nice change of pace.
flower mandala on katie, 2015
healed snake dagger on lynne, 2014-ish
pheasant/moth on laura, 2011ish.
oneshot bunny/peonies on laura, 2016.
skull mirror lady, 2015.
cherry blossoms, birds, branches, 2014. i still love doing stuff like this.
deer on kati, 2010ish. this is an older one, but i still like it.
healed black and grey peacock, 2011. another time where i probably would have chosen to do color if it were my choice, but ended up liking it more because it wasn’t.
healed portrait, 2015. i’m not a portrait specialist by any means, but with a good enough reference photo i really enjoy working on them. karla had a beautiful photo of her mother as a young woman, so the reference material really played a major part in the outcome of this one.
oneshot tiger/dragon on john, 2014. the ageless battle.
healed oneshot jellyfish on sean, 2015. his first tattoo! i love these things. had a lot of fun with this one.
roman helmet, 2016. tribute to the great marcus aurelius
gypsy, 2015. i will never tire of lady heads.
healed backpiece on glenn, 2015. glenn is good friend of mine and had a big tattoo in the center of his back that needed to be covered. this tattoo covered that big one and pretty much filled the rest of the open skin on his body, and was an honor. we ended up taking a kinda-japanese, kinda-scientific illustration approach to with this one, which are two styles i love working in and really enjoyed experimenting with.
mostly healed cobra/mastodon skull on eric, 2016.
healed elk/skull on dustin, 2011ish. this is an older one, but i still like it.
wolf/snakes/peonies on david, 2015. david is a great tattooer who made the trip all the way from canada to get this thing done, so i was honored to work on it. the photo here is equal parts healed/healing/fresh, so someday i hope to get a good look at it totally healed. dave sat like a rock!
healed tea lady, 2016.
healed eagle/goat on cynthia, 2011ish. cynthia is a tattooer in salem and has been a longtime client and a good friend. this was one my very first “full butt” backpieces.
nautical backpiece on colin, 2015.
healed kurt cobain portrait, 2016
kannon on bryan, 2012.
healed kannon/dragon/peony leg on bryan, 2012.i think this was my first-ever proper leg sleeve.
taxidermy deer/bear, 2013. a unique request by brooke, who makes some pretty cool art herself.
healed hannya/snake/mum coverup on brian, 2015.
healed dancer on amyrose, 2015.
kirin on acasha, 2016.
barn owl on greg, 2016.
healed susanoo on brad, 2011ish? one of my first backpieces done in the japanese aesthetic.