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Author: tabernacle

Tampa tattoos

Dragon Party!

This is another fun, water color painting I did as a study for a Japanese Dragon tattoo. He’s busting out with flames creating some Traditional Japanese puffy clouds and wind. Who wouldn’t want to party with this dude? Day in and day out I strive to enhance or maybe perfect in a creative light how…

Full front tattoo

Traditional Japanese Hannya Mask

He’s big and he’s scary looking, but never judge a mask by it’s leering mouth. Traditionally Hannya masks were used in many “noh”(Japanese Plays) to represent the souls of women who have become demons due to obsession and jealousy. These “demons” can be demonic and dangerous, but they are truly tormented and full of sorrow.…

Polyneisan half sleeve tattoo

Tribal Madness!

The Tribal designs we see today come from various Polynesian, Celtic, Borneo, even Native American influences, plus many many more island cultures. Traditionally these were hand poked into the skin and in some native societies it’s a “Coming of Age” rite. The designs the person was given allowed them to reach a higher sense of…

Kraken tattoo

Half Sleeve Kraken Tattoo

Release the Kraken! This beautiful Squid Monster has been in legends since man took his first sailing trip across the seas. Actually deriving from Norway and Greenland, the term “Kraken” means an unhealthy creature or something twisted, which squids generally look. But not this guy and if you look closely, he’s even accompanied by a…

Tiger back piece tattoo

Japanese Tiger Body Suit Painting

One of the many perks about what I do is being able to travel and meet all kinds of interesting people within this industry. This painting here was done for a man, the man, Clay Decker from True Tattoo in Hollywood California. It’s a body suit with a Traditional Japanese motif going on. You got…

Stipple dot work tattoo for woman

The Tough Mandala

Mandalas are going hard these days! Might as well make ’em look tough. This one here has more of a Tibetan influence, done in black and grey on the back of a female’s leg. I’ve noticed these are more attractive to Women, but honestly, this idea could go either way. I am very fortunate for…

Grim reaper illustration

The Eagle Reaper

Don’t fear the Reaper, especially if he’s got the wings of an Eagle. He’s busting out of the fire and brimstone, soaring to new heights of freedom and, yes, Death. Death could be considered the ultimate Freedom. This creature here was designed with basically just ink, water color paper and a hefty imagination. Definitely a…

Chrysanthemum tattoo

Chrysanthemum Tattoo Study

The Chrysanthemums are native to Asia and Northeastern Europe and come in a variety of colors. This is a water color painting that I have created to show an example of how those colors can come together to create depth within a flower tattoo. Definitely a great concept and study if you’re into Asian culture…

Tattoo designs

I have a endless supply of drawings that were done either for myself that needed to be changed or whatever the reason. so if you have ideas I may have concepts.In a time where everyone is looking for a custom tattoo I may have more ideas then you its my life keep that in mind…

Japanese dragon back piece

Japanese Dragon Back Piece

This tattoo of a Japanese dragon is still in progress. Tattooing like this takes time. I’m very fortunate to have clients with this type of dedication as is this on fellow tattooer and friend Joe Hawks, owner of Hawks Electric tattoo in Tampa Florida. Joe and I have been plugging away on this for a…

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