Tibetan Skull
Tibetan Skull

Start of a full Japanese sleeve and coverup, my client had a bunch of existing flame lifework going up and down his arm. Japanese work is one of my favorite styles to do and also makes for great coverup work. This piece is on the bottom/back of the forearm.

Engine Pistons on wrist
Engine Pistons on wrist

One of my first realistic style tattoos, I did this when working with Sarah at my first guest spot back in 2011.

Edgar Allen Poe Raven
Edgar Allen Poe Raven

Although this was a flash image, it's still one of my favorite pieces. I rarely do flash, but the design was flawless. I made a few tweaks to the raven, background, and lettering.

"Lady Killer"
"Lady Killer"
Virgin Mary
Virgin Mary

One of my first "portrait"-style designs, my client gave me a general idea and let me go to down on this design. 

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Steampunk Kitty
Steampunk Kitty

Fun little piece done at the Spooky Empire convention in Florida.

"I had fun once, and it was awful"
"I had fun once, and it was awful"

Healed shot of Grumpy Cat on thigh, done at Wyld Chyld in 2013

"Pretty"
"Pretty"
Mockingbird and tree
Mockingbird and tree
Realistic Autopsy Technician tool
Realistic Autopsy Technician tool
"abduction" on forearm
"abduction" on forearm
Vampire pinup/rework
Vampire pinup/rework
Lady Death Pinup on thigh
Lady Death Pinup on thigh

Healed shot of one of my favorite Comic book characters! Done in 2013 at Wyld Chyld

Steampunk/ Time-piece Sleeve
Steampunk/ Time-piece Sleeve

This is another in-prorgress shot of one of my favorite sleeves I have the privilege of working on. When everything is finished we will have 3 different time-pieces throughout the sleeve, each representing important dates in my client's lifetime. Big Ben and the lamp-post are healed. Done at Wyld Chyld in 2014.

Dia de Los Muertos (Sylvia Ji rendition)
Dia de Los Muertos (Sylvia Ji rendition)

We gore'd up a Sylvia Ji painting and added a few tattoos to make it fit my client's style a bit more. Lot's of fun with this piece! 2014 at Wyld Chyld

St. Michael cover-up
St. Michael cover-up

St.Michael on left chest panel, covering some old drunken fun 

We fondly started referring to the area where Lucifer is being smiter as "nipple hell", for multiple reasons. : ) we wanted to give this tattoo the look and feel of the original oil painting.

Vampire woman
Vampire woman

This was a one of the first full-scale portrait style pieces that I attempted, and I had an absolute blast with it. The original piece was ripped off of a pretty well-known horror portrait tattoo, so I tried to change up the features of the face and make it as much our own as we could with that was already there. this is a healed shot. 2013 Wyld Chyld

Fantasy tree on side
Fantasy tree on side

My client originally wanted a tree on her side with the roots to mirror the trunk and branches. I wanted it to flow with the shape of her body, so she was gracious enough to let me make some adjustments by adding the water reflective look and modifying the shape of the tree to make it less symmetrical and match her anatomy better. Thankfully we were both really excited with the final effect!

 

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Gardenia on wrist
Gardenia on wrist

Done at the Philadelphia tattoo convention in 2014, this woman came in wanting a piece to memorialize her mother, who loved gardenia flowers. We decided to add the deep green and blue background to accentuate the soft tones in the flower. This client got this for her 60th birthday, and I have to say she handled this tattoo like a champ!!

Anchor and filigree on forearm
Anchor and filigree on forearm

I love tattooing intricate little designs, and filigree never gets old to me! I love the vintage look to this piece.e

Watercolor Hummingbird and Roses
Watercolor Hummingbird and Roses

This piece was a ton of fun to do; my client gave me a general idea and let me have a lot of creative freedom. The mother/daughter symbol in the center was done prior to my work by another artist. Done at Bodyworks tattoo 2014.

Healed Fudo Myoo full back
Healed Fudo Myoo full back

My client came to me with the idea of doing a tattoo after the legend of Fudo Myoo, a Buddhist diety who converts anger into salvation. He  is said to represent the balance between anger and restraint, and is often seen holding a sword in one hand, and chains in the other. We decided to illustrate this balance instead by wrapping the sword in silk. to play up more interesting color combinations and have some fun translucent effects.

This piece took about 70 hours to complete and is fully healed.

Watercolor style rabbit on hip
Watercolor style rabbit on hip
Mucha influenced sleeve (in progress)
Mucha influenced sleeve (in progress)

Done at Bodyworks Studio in Pittsburgh, spring 2015

Betty Magnolia Sleeve
Betty Magnolia Sleeve
Puppy Portrait
Puppy Portrait

Puppy on hip/ribs, Done at Bodyworks tattoo 2014

Legend of "Coyote"
Legend of "Coyote"

One session, lower forearm. Done at the Asheville tattoo expo in March 2015.

Astro- frankenstrat
Astro- frankenstrat

I had a blast designing this piece! Matt originally wanted a simple, clip-art style guitar on his side, but after discussing it, he was willing to let me create something much more trippy and fun! I love combining realism with fantasy, and merging into the realm of surreal. Thanks for looking!