Animal Tattoos

Beastly Head

by Travie Grizzle on November 7, 2013

There is something both remarkable and terrifying about this head tattoo.  The ability that Cory Norris has to see “clean” skin as an open, flat canvas is truly incredible.  He totally makes this head piece work, with the right amount of shading and highlighting.  It’s also impressive that he was able to make the animals [...]



by Travie Grizzle on October 24, 2013

I’ve definitely heard of the phrase “A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing” but this is just odd.  A pig in giraffe’s skin?!  I guess we all have aspirations for something, even pigs.  I’m guessing this has some twisted meaning for the individual wearing this piece of artwork by Robert Hawley, and we could probably spend  a [...]


Gorillas in the Wild

by Travie Grizzle on October 2, 2013

All the way from Seoul, Korea, Seunghyun JO is producing some amazing pieces of work.  Take a look at this realistic tattoo of a gorilla that he recently did.  The fact that this subject is so heavily black in color makes this tattoo difficulty skyrocket and the finished piece phenomenal.  The ability to stay true [...]


Swirling Owl

by Travie Grizzle on September 11, 2013

Abstract and nontraditional but captivating nonetheless. The artist of this unusual piece is Lauri Artto.  This would never have been something I’d see on another medium and think about how great it would look in tattoo form, as I do with many other pieces of art.  But Lauri was able to translate what ends up [...]


Sleepy Birds

by Travie Grizzle on August 31, 2013

Elegance, grace, simplicity.  Jilly Bonny portrays those three words fantastically with this beautiful, colorful piece.  Her use of colors and shading bring these birds to life and make them seem very real as they rest quietly on the tree branch.  The positioning of this tattoo is peculiar but Jill did a great job skewing the [...]


Seth Wood

by Erin Peck on August 30, 2013

This is the ultimate cat lady/old lady tattoo!  Brooklyn born artist Seth Wood with Saved Tattoo also does some pretty cool illustration and fine art.  You can check out his paintings here:  A tattooer by trade since 1998, Seth has been based out of NYC since 2001, and guested in over 40 other cities since [...]


Tattoo Subject: Lion King

by Travie Grizzle on August 16, 2013

I spent a good part of this past weekend watching movies.  I’m not ashamed to admit that one of the movies I watched twice, back-to-back, was the Lion King.  I hadn’t seen it in over 10 years and it brought back so many memories for me, that I began to wonder if people had taken [...]


Down the Rabbit Hole

by Travie Grizzle on August 2, 2013

Daniel Gensch brings the business with these powerful matching hand pieces.  Tattooed using very a very traditional style, bold lines and powerful but subtle colors, Daniel created two beautiful animal tattoos that match each other beautifully and play off of each other very well.  Both hand pieces are set of phenomenally by the yellow background [...]


Here Kitty, Kitty.

by Travie Grizzle on July 8, 2013

This incredibly colorful “maneki neko” or “beckoning cat” tattoo was done Ryan Thomas.  It is often used as a symbol of good luck and good fortune.   Although its primary use was originally to bring luck and fortune to a business by placing one of these statues in the storefront, it has become a popular tattoo [...]


Old School America

by Erin Peck on July 4, 2013

I’m feeling more patriotic  just looking at this tattoo!  Since it’s almost the 4th of July, why not celebrate by checking out this super cool traditional style patriotic tattoo? It features everything from a pretty woman riding a bald eagle to the american flag flapping in the breeze.  This tattoo was done by Clifton Boggs at [...]