Friday, November 18, 2011

Ship Shape

Started this ship on Evanne today. It's modeled after the Mayflower, and the flowers are also mayflowers. I apologize for the slight blurriness of the photo. Stay tuned to see it finished!
Thanks Evanne! You're the best.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Purple Flowers!

2 days of purple flowers. Yesterday I fixed up an old cover up on Lynsey. Just one more reminder that it's probably not a good idea to get your boyfriend's (or girlfriend's) name tattooed on you.

And today, I gave Marianne another flower. This time a purple peony. Marianne is in her late 50's and works at the Downtown Service Center next door to the shop. She's a hoot and has accumulated a good handful of flower tattoos. She calls forearms her botanical gardens.

Best wishes, everybody.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Marsh Raven


It has been a pretty busy day at Under the Needle. The hum of tattoo machines has filled the air since we opened at noon. It's so nice to be surrounded by happy tattooers. And a busy tattooer is a happy tattooer.


I got to do this tattoo today for Joy (aka "Marsh Raven").


It's so nice to be able to do what I want and experiment a little with a client who is up for anything. This was only Joy's second tattoo (I did her first one too), and I am excited to tattoo her more in the future!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Mom and Pop

Cute Mama and Papa tattoos on Miss Bailey.


It was really nice to do some clean, simple, classic tattoos. Thanks a million to Bailey for coming up with the idea and gettin 'em!