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

Redwood Lisa Flash

angels wing and filligree

angels wing and filligree

part of a sleeve

Black Ink Bird

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

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.

Eagle Memorial

Eagle Memorial

This client asked for an eagle on the calf for her father who passed. Such an honor to do.

pretty tattoo

pretty tattoo

I love how black looks on freckles

Spidey vs SpiderGwen

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!

Semicolon Project

Semicolon Project

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.

Switchblade

Switchblade

Don't fuck with her.

Black Ink Lines and Stiples

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!

Infinity

Infinity

Eternity in Lines

mermaid

mermaid

love this pretty girl on a pretty girl

pocket watch

pocket watch

part of a sleeve

Lighthouse

Lighthouse

Any design can be styled to the specifications of the client, like this lighthouse from his reference.

Scissors

Scissors

Hair, cloth, paper, people out of your life... I have tattooed scissors many times for many reasons!

For those I love

For those I love

Text on the spine

baby footprints

baby footprints

just like the imprint

The Punisher

The Punisher

Simple, yet badass.

© 2019 Redwood Lisa Radocchia Portland, Oregon