Black and Grey
Black ink is the foundation of any good tattoo and holds up to the tests your body will put it through. Although a harsh shade, black ink can be used to create light, gentile shading for those whose tastes lean toward delicate, or hard and bold for those who want to make a statement. No matter what subject you're considering, black and grey is a solid look which is adaptable to many different styles.
Redwood Lisa Flash
angels wing and filligree
part of a sleeve
Black Ink Bird
This custom design was made for a client that wanted a high-contrast black and grey tattoo of the bird featured in the intro of the show Twin Peaks. The bird is a female thrush.
Bay Area Body Art Expo 2016
This is a closeup of a one-shot tattoo on the back of a calf made day two of the Cow Palace Expo 2016.
This client asked for an eagle on the calf for her father who passed. Such an honor to do.
I love how black looks on freckles
Spidey vs SpiderGwen
Spiderman was my favorite for many years, until Spider Gwen came on the scene! I love tattooing my favorite characters, bring me your nerdy ideas!
I made a few designs for the semicolon project, this one went on a beautiful friend. While the idea may be a fad, supporting survivors is never going out of style.
Don't fuck with her.
Black Ink Lines and Stiples
Stipling is not technically shading, but it does add dimension and form. This design was original art which resinated with a client who just had to have it as a tattoo!
Eternity in Lines
love this pretty girl on a pretty girl
part of a sleeve
Any design can be styled to the specifications of the client, like this lighthouse from his reference.
Hair, cloth, paper, people out of your life... I have tattooed scissors many times for many reasons!
For those I love
Text on the spine
just like the imprint
Simple, yet badass.