Fall Harvest

The garden season is slowly winding down, I tore out a lot of the 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

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

Wolf Pack

At least a couple times a week, a customer asks one of us about the name of the shop, The Sea Wolf Tattoo Company. Jason originally got the idea for the name from an antique print he found of a sailor turning into a wolf. The Sea Wolf is also the title of an adventure novel written by … Continue reading

Castle Accordion

Most Mpls residents, especially Uptown folks, are familiar with the little white castle building on 32nd and Lyndale ave. Randy McPeck, owner of Castle Accordion, uses the historical building as an accordion shop and home for his jeweler’s business. The white castle building was originally built to be a movable unit, and has migrated around … Continue reading

Little Red Dog Tattoo

Mike came in recently and got this little “portrait” of his dog, Red. He wanted the tattoo to reflect Red’s mischievous personality, so I referenced some old tattoo flash of devils and demon masks. I really like doing old timey illustrations like this, it is a fun challenge to try to capture a likeness in a … Continue reading