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Black and Gray Coverup

Here’s a fresh spankin’ new custom coverup done in black and gray! Successful cover ups are all about flexibility with size, detail, textures and color. All of these elements work together to blend the old tattoo into the new tattoo. While color is typically necessary to nail a solid coverup, in this design the size, detail and texture came together beautifully to complete this black and gray geometric Mandala.

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And my speakeasy neighbor comes above ground for one shining moment!
 
 Check out the article in today’s Minneapolis Star Tribune!
 
 “Volstead’s Emporium opened late last year in Minneapolis with no promotion, website or social media listing of its Lyn-Lake area address. Emblematic of the Prohibition era, guests must navigate a dark alley until they stumble upon a door with an eye-level slot, leading to the subterranean sanctuary of red velvet and chandeliers.”
 

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75th Birthday First Tattoo!

What an awesome morning! A first tattoo, on a chaplain, celebrating her 75th birthday. And she rocked it!

One of the best things about tattooing is the wide variety of fantastic people I get to meet and work with every day!

#nevertoooldforatattoo

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Minneapolis Tattoo Arts Convention 2016

It’s back! This weekend the Minneapolis Tattoo Arts Convention hits town!

Watch Twin Cities tattoo artists at work as well as artists from Ink Master, Best Ink and Tattoos After Dark, generate ideas for your own art, and check out entertainment including burlesque, the Enigma and suspension!


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May the Force Be With You!

Hung this at the studio today!
 
 May the Force Be With You!
 

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Alliance of Professional Tattooists

Professional development day! Forty tattoo artists and half a dozen Health Department officials from across Minnesota are attending the Alliance of Professional Tattooists, Inc. Prevention of Disease Transmission in Tattooing course today!

Thank you Psycho Suzi’s for providing the classroom, the coffee fix and tasty grub!

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Northern Lights

It’s been a great week to see the Northern Lights in and around (and even south of) Minneapolis! Here’s a throwback to two custom Aurora tattoos honoring the glowing colors of the Lights!
 


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Celtic Crane Torq

Fresh ink! All kinds of fun today with this torq inspired blackwork custom Celtic crane!

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Wonder Woman

“And remember, in a world full of mortals, you are a Wonder Woman!”
 

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The Dark Knight

Kicking off Halloween week with a throwback forearm sleeve tattoo from years ago… Batman, Poison Ivy and Catwoman!
 

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