Some New Stuff!

Summer in Minneapolis, finally! We’ve been keeping busy at the Sea Wolf, so mostly I’ve just been tattooing, but also got some vegetables planted in the garden and pickled some fruit to drink in shrubs. It’s raining today, so I can’t take any good pictures of the garden, but I will take some when the … Continue reading

Springtime in Minneapolis!

Today is our first day above 70 degrees in Minneapolis, and I could not be happier. It’s been a long time coming, the snow leopard in this post was done on a morning last week when we woke up to nearly six inches of freshly fallen snow! I almost don’t want to say it/type it, … Continue reading

Auld Lang Syne

Happy New Year everyone! New Year is one of my favorite holidays, more for the time of reflection and looking back than the parties and heavy drinking associated with it (what can I say, I’m a cheap date). Auld Lang Syne, the traditional song sang at midnight on New Year’s eve, roughly translates to “old … Continue reading

Working for the Weekend

Over the weekend I got to do some super fun tattoos and make some delicious, time-consuming food. The dog rose of no man’s land is on Chad, who does work with Save-a-bull, a local dog rescue. I’ve been having a really good time doing dog tattoos lately, I really like the way it looks to … Continue reading

The Comfort of a Routine

This weekend I went to the farmer’s market and picked up a ton of fruits and vegetables to make some jam and pickles. Now that it’s late summer in Minnesota, everyone’s gardens are exploding with vegetables and i’ve been lucky enough to get some bags of vegetables from friends as well as from the farmer’s … Continue reading

Jam Session

A lot of things have happened since I last posted on this blog; the Sea Wolf staff has changed a bit to include our friend, J Rode, the shop has been busier than ever, and we have a shop apprentice. I also moved across town to the Longfellow neighborhood, to a place with enough space … 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