Winter Getaway

I don’t know about everyone else, but this time of year always starts to feel like a battle in Minnesota–freezing fingers, icy streets and sidewalks, short days, car problems, cold houses! This time of year I appreciate spending time in the shop the most, not only because its a few degrees warmer than my house … Continue reading

Fall Harvest

The garden season is slowly winding down, I tore out a lot of theĀ cucumbers and hot weather plants that aren’t doing much as things cool down and planted a bunch of garlic so we can have scapes in the spring. This summer was our first big garden at our house, and I had so much … Continue reading

Back from Late Summer Travels

I’ve actually been back from traveling for about a month now, but I got to go on three fun trips in August and never posted about it. I went out to Providence and Boston for a long weekend to see the Lungs guys on tour and hang out with my friends Ron and Julia. I’m … Continue reading

Gender and Representation in Tattooing

Over the last couple weeks, a comment I submitted to the Minneapolis Star Tribune about an article on women in tattooing has been reposted quite a bit and received quite a bit of attention from the local tattoo community as well as other women who related to the sentiment as it applied to their own … Continue reading

Experimental Phase

I’ve been experimenting a lot lately with my approach to tattooing, trying out using more line weights to make a tattoo look like a woodcut or an etching, stripping things down to simplicity, sculpting lines up (which I never thought I would do!), using different color palettes in different ways. I’ve also been trying to … Continue reading

Looking Back on 2015

I love New Years–I love looking back and reflecting, I love reading ‘best of’ lists, I love the NY times “The Lives They Lived”, and I love that there are so many good movies out. In terms of work, I like looking back at my work and seeing how I’ve grown and how my approach … Continue reading

Recent Work

Here’s some pictures of recent work, in the wake of everything that’sĀ been going on in the news, I can’t write another happy-go-lucky post today. I hope everyone stays safe, please be kind and listen to each other.

Quick Updates

Here’s a few pictures of what I’ve been working on lately. Life has been kind of a whirlwind this summer, I’m in the process of buying a house (yay!) and the shop has been busy, so I don’t feel like I have many pictures or things to share besides some recent tattoos. The shop has … Continue reading

Green Sleeves

One of the most common questions I address during consultations at the shop is how to create a sleeve, or how to incorporate or “add-on” to an existing tattoo to create a sleeve. I don’t think I have all the answers on this, but I feel like it’s been helpful to my clients to hear … Continue reading

Work in Progress

In the last month or so I’ve gotten to start a lot of big tattoos, and finish a couple as well. It’s been great to work on these projects with clients who are really committed to getting the tattoo done on an efficient timeline. I guess the only downside is I only have in progress … Continue reading