Flowerrs
Flowerrs

These flowers have bold lines and colors that should last a lifetime.

Flowers
Flowers

These flowers have bold lines and colors that should last a lifetime.

Hydrangea
Hydrangea

This hydrangea was fun both to draw and to tattoo.

Rose
Rose

This rose tattoo is fully healed and nicely settled in. This style of tattoo will last a lifetime.

Jameson
Jameson

Not only does this client like Jameson, it’s his son’s name.

Monarch
Monarch

This is a monarch butterfly if you didn’t already know.

Coca Cola
Coca Cola

This is a Coca Cola bottle.

Dog portrait
Dog portrait

This dog portrait was a lot of fun to do. I particularly enjoyed the Pac Man bandage wrapped around the cast on his broken leg.

Lotus
Lotus

Lotus flower

Parrot, flowers  and rose
Parrot, flowers and rose

This tattoo started off as just the parrot. Next he added the flowers and rose to it.

Parrot flowers and rose
Parrot flowers and rose

This tattoo started off as just the parrot. Next he added the flowers and rose to it.

Parrot, flowers and rose
Parrot, flowers and rose

This tattoo started off as just the parrot. Next he added the flowers and rose to it.

Parrot
Parrot

This is the parrot tattoo before the flowers were added.

Quill pen
Quill pen

This quill pen with blood splatter was a joy to tattoo.

Paw prints and feathers
Paw prints and feathers

These paws are in memory of 3 dogs.

Bastet
Bastet

This Egyptian styled cat is loosely inspired by Bastet.

Koi
Koi

There is a tiny tiger hiding under the details of this koi fish.

Doberman Pinscher and peonies
Doberman Pinscher and peonies

This portrait tattoo is a memorial. I hope it brings back good memories every time they look down at it.

Butterflies and flowers
Butterflies and flowers

Butterflies and flowers

Wildflowers
Wildflowers

Wildflowers

Wildflowers
Wildflowers

Wildflowers

Lady Liberty
Lady Liberty

This Lady Liberty has curves and tattoos.

Phoenix
Phoenix

This phoenix is rising from the ashes.

Phoenix
Phoenix

This phoenix is rising from the ashes.

Phoenix
Phoenix

This phoenix is rising from the ashes.

Hummingbird and American bison
Hummingbird and American bison

This tattoo is a memorial for someone who tragically lost their life far too young.

Hummingbird and watercolor
Hummingbird and watercolor

This tattoo is a memorial for someone who tragically lost their life far too young.

American bison
American bison

This tattoo is a memorial for someone who tragically lost their life far too young.

Gerber daisies
Gerber daisies

Gerber daisies

Hibiscus and feather
Hibiscus and feather

Hibiscus and feather

Warrior woman
Warrior woman

This warrior woman was a lot of fun for me to create. I kept the colors a little subdued on this one as bright and cheerful was not what we were going for.

Flowers
Flowers

Each type of flower here is representative of a member of their family.

Meadow
Meadow

This meadow is a memorial for a bunny who passed away.

Meadow
Meadow

This tattoo is a memorial for a bunny who passed away.

Lady face
Lady face

This tattoo was inspired by another tattoo that my client had seen. Rather than copy it directly I asked some questions and we made something inspired by that original yet completely custom.

Heart X
Heart X

This is obviously a heart with a X going through it.

Horse, wolf and Indian paintbrush
Horse, wolf and Indian paintbrush

This tattoo is covering not one old tattoo, but two. There are many layers of color in this tattoo and I lost track of how many hours it took.

Horse, wolf and Indian paintbrush
Horse, wolf and Indian paintbrush

This tattoo is covering not one old tattoo, but two. There are many layers of color in this tattoo and I lost track of how many hours it took.

Roses and spider web
Roses and spider web

Roses and spider web

Roses and spider web
Roses and spider web

Roses and spider web

Roses and spider web
Roses and spider web

Roses and spider web

Skull, roses and spider web
Skull, roses and spider web

This tattoo is healed and settled in. It saw a lot of sun exposure but is still holding up great.

Paw and collar dog memorial
Paw and collar dog memorial

This tattoo is a memorial for a beloved dog. They take up so much space in our hearts and always leave us far too soon. I can only hope that tattoos like this help my clients heal from that even a little bit.

Lobster
Lobster

This little lobster tattoo is one of two. I didn’t post a picture of the other one because they match and you get the idea.

Flaming skull
Flaming skull

This flaming skull tattoo was drawn on by hand and then tattooed. I would have put this in the black section but the client had me add green to the eyes.

Butterfly
Butterfly

This butterfly tattoo was a pleasure to do. I follow it’s owner on Instagram and they like to travel. It’s fun seeing pictures of this tattoo in various places all over the world.

Owl
Owl

Owl

Raspberry and flowers
Raspberry and flowers

This tattoo has a matching twin. I did them on sisters. I don’t recall the significance of the raspberry but I’m sure they could tell you if you spot one of these out in the wild.

Sandwiches
Sandwiches

These two used to work together at a Subway and wanted to have a memento of that time together. I thought it was a great idea. I had initially drawn one whole sandwich the drawing process I had the idea to cut the sandwich in half so they could each have a half of a larger whole. They loved the idea and I am now a sandwich artist.

sandwiches
sandwiches

These two used to work together at a Subway and wanted to have a memento of that time together. I thought it was a great idea. I had initially drawn one whole sandwich the drawing process I had the idea to cut the sandwich in half so they could each have a half of a larger whole. They loved the idea and I am now a sandwich artist.

Sandwiches
Sandwiches

These two used to work together at a Subway and wanted to have a memento of that time together. I thought it was a great idea. I had initially drawn one whole sandwich the drawing process I had the idea to cut the sandwich in half so they could each have a half of a larger whole. They loved the idea and I am now a sandwich artist.

Feather
Feather

This feather is Emery Rose who was born on April 6, 2016.

Lotus
Lotus

This is a lotus with wings.

Squid and whale
Squid and whale

This is one of the few pieces I have tattooed from flash since opening the studio. It’s a rare treat that I get to do something off of the wall. This squid and whale was designed by Darcy Nutt. I didn’t even realize the whale was there until I started to break the design down to the linework. I changed the coloring a lot in order to bring the whale out from hiding a bit.

Anchor and lighthouse
Anchor and lighthouse

The lighthouse is there to signal to ships they are approaching land. The anchor generally represents hope.

Seahorse
Seahorse

This seahorse was a lot of fun both to design and to tattoo. I drew another at the same time and gave my client a choice between the two. So, there is another one of these that is similar but different ready to go if anybody wants a seahorse tattoo.

Mandala
Mandala

The star was there by itself before I started on this client’s arm. I added piece by piece until their arm was full. Pictured here, the star was freshly redone and the mandala added around it to fill the space.

Ship
Ship

I really like the clean lines and bold colors in this tattoo. I would love to have the opportunity to do more like it.

Sailor girl
Sailor girl

This is an old traditional design. I shrank it down to fit into this tiny space.

Rose
Rose

This little rose is about as traditional as it gets.

Hot Stuff
Hot Stuff

I had been carrying the stencil for this Hot Stuff around for years mostly because I want to get it someday. When this client asked for one I knew just where to look for it.

Little eagle
Little eagle

This little eagle barely fit into this spot.

Ship and mermaid
Ship and mermaid

This ship and mermaid were a joy to tattoo. Designs like this are meant to be tattooed. The simple, bold lines should hold up indefinitely.

Ace of cups
Ace of cups

This tattoo of the ace of cups tarot card has my client’s pet rat hanging out in the cup. I made her take reference photos for me. Apparently he was not too thrilled about being placed in a giant bowl on top of the stove. It did make for some super cute photos though.

Blue jay
Blue jay

I did this blue jay tattoo a few years ago. It healed well and has settled in nicely.

Cardinal
Cardinal

This cardinal is an add on to the pre-existing blue jay tattoo.

Old fashioned
Old fashioned

This old fashioned is a Wisconsin tradition for many. This tattoo was a challenge because the was no direct photo reference and my client had very specific requirements for their perfect old fashioned. I spent hours looking first at photos of cocktail glasses. Then I spent a lot more hours looking at photos of old fashioneds. I even had to look up separate reference for the ice cubes and fruit. With all of the alcoholics in Wisconsin you would think it would have been easier to find a picture of a brandy old fashioned. Anyway, challenge was accepted and mission accomplished.

2 cats
2 cats

This is a stylized portrait of two cats.

Bird
Bird

I don’t remember what type of bird this is.

Bird
Bird

I don’t remember what kind of bird this is.

Feather mandala
Feather mandala

This mandala is made up of feathers.

Dancing penguin and frog
Dancing penguin and frog

This penguin and frog are representative of my client’s grandparents. Their grandfather took care of the penguins at the Vilas Park Zoo. Their grandmother really likes frogs. They enjoyed dancing together. So here you have a dancing penguin and frog.

Dancing penguin and frog
Dancing penguin and frog

This penguin and frog are representative of my client’s grandparents. Their grandfather took care of the penguins at the Vilas Park Zoo. Their grandmother really likes frogs. They enjoyed dancing together. So here you have a dancing penguin and frog.

Grim Reaper
Grim Reaper

The Grim Reaper will always be a classic. Everybody dies someday. A Grim Reaper is a reminder to live life to it’s fullest without fear. Death is inevitable.

Flower garden
Flower garden

I love doing bright floral tattoos.

Flower garden
Flower garden

I love doing floral tattoos. if you look close there is a dragonfly in there too.

Left Brain, right brain
Left Brain, right brain

The right side of the brain is the creative side. This one is overflowing with creativity.

Samurai vs.ninja
Samurai vs.ninja

Who will win? This battle will go forever!

Ninja
Ninja

Ninjas are stealthy and silent. Silent but deadly. Yes, that’s a fart joke.

Samurai
Samurai

This samurai is ready to stand his ground against that ninja.

Pineapple goat
Pineapple goat

The pineapple goat is legendary for it’s flavors.

Dad memorial
Dad memorial

This fish is a memorial for my client’s dad.

Mandala and extending patterns
Mandala and extending patterns

This design started off with the mandala design in the center and then I added all of the surrounding patterns and shapes in a second session.

Wooden spoon and basil
Wooden spoon and basil

Every chef needs a wooden spoon.

Whisk with whipped cream and mint
Whisk with whipped cream and mint

The whisk is the perfect tool for making whipped cream.

Feather
Feather

I have a lot of feathers in my portfolio. People like feathers.

Madison skyline
Madison skyline

This client had the coolest idea and I did my best to translate it. I am very happy with the results.

Basil
Basil

Basil is as delicious as it is beautiful.

Alien pinup girl
Alien pinup girl

This alien pinup girl was 100% a joy to design and to tattoo.

Bleeding hearts
Bleeding hearts

These bleeding hearts are delicate and just small enough to tuck behind this ear.

Rose
Rose

Rose

Roses
Roses

Roses

Amethyst crystals
Amethyst crystals

Amethyst crystals with a mandala background.

Amethyst crystals
Amethyst crystals

Amethyst crystals with a mandala background.

Amethyst crystals
Amethyst crystals

Amethyst crystals with a mandala background.

Iron Maiden Powerslave
Iron Maiden Powerslave

This tattoo is much larger than pictured. It took countless hours of color blending. I still feel like there is more work I can do on it. The more I did the more I wanted to do. So many little details that I could add. Sometimes I am never completely satisfied.

Dragon
Dragon

This dragon was the first big project that I finished here at Hand And Eye Tattoo. It felt like a good one to start with.

Dragon
Dragon

This dragon was the first big project that I finished here at Hand And Eye Tattoo. It felt like a good one to start with.

Dragon
Dragon

This dragon tattoo was the first project that I finished here at Hand And Eye Tattoo. It felt like a good one to start with.

Zebra
Zebra

This is a zebra not a unicorn. I suggested zebracorn but just a zebra it is.

Ram
Ram

This is a ram. I don’t recall if there was any significance to this one.

Fork and spoon
Fork and spoon

Yes, that is a for and spoon

Watercolor
Watercolor

One of the more common questions I get is if I do watercolor tattoos. The simple answer is yes.

Floral scorpion
Floral scorpion

I don’t remember what kind of flowers these are. I do remember enjoying the design process for this tattoo.

Flowerrs
Flowers
Hydrangea
Rose
Jameson
Monarch
Coca Cola
Dog portrait
Lotus
Parrot, flowers  and rose
Parrot flowers and rose
Parrot, flowers and rose
Parrot
Quill pen
Paw prints and feathers
Bastet
Koi
Doberman Pinscher and peonies
Butterflies and flowers
Wildflowers
Wildflowers
Lady Liberty
Phoenix
Phoenix
Phoenix
Hummingbird and American bison
Hummingbird and watercolor
American bison
Gerber daisies
Hibiscus and feather
Warrior woman
Flowers
Meadow
Meadow
Lady face
Heart X
Horse, wolf and Indian paintbrush
Horse, wolf and Indian paintbrush
Roses and spider web
Roses and spider web
Roses and spider web
Skull, roses and spider web
Paw and collar dog memorial
Lobster
Flaming skull
Butterfly
Owl
Raspberry and flowers
Sandwiches
sandwiches
Sandwiches
Feather
Lotus
Squid and whale
Anchor and lighthouse
Seahorse
Mandala
Ship
Sailor girl
Rose
Hot Stuff
Little eagle
Ship and mermaid
Ace of cups
Blue jay
Cardinal
Old fashioned
2 cats
Bird
Bird
Feather mandala
Dancing penguin and frog
Dancing penguin and frog
Grim Reaper
Flower garden
Flower garden
Left Brain, right brain
Samurai vs.ninja
Ninja
Samurai
Pineapple goat
Dad memorial
Mandala and extending patterns
Wooden spoon and basil
Whisk with whipped cream and mint
Feather
Madison skyline
Basil
Alien pinup girl
Bleeding hearts
Rose
Roses
Amethyst crystals
Amethyst crystals
Amethyst crystals
Iron Maiden Powerslave
Dragon
Dragon
Dragon
Zebra
Ram
Fork and spoon
Watercolor
Floral scorpion
Flowerrs

These flowers have bold lines and colors that should last a lifetime.

Flowers

These flowers have bold lines and colors that should last a lifetime.

Hydrangea

This hydrangea was fun both to draw and to tattoo.

Rose

This rose tattoo is fully healed and nicely settled in. This style of tattoo will last a lifetime.

Jameson

Not only does this client like Jameson, it’s his son’s name.

Monarch

This is a monarch butterfly if you didn’t already know.

Coca Cola

This is a Coca Cola bottle.

Dog portrait

This dog portrait was a lot of fun to do. I particularly enjoyed the Pac Man bandage wrapped around the cast on his broken leg.

Lotus

Lotus flower

Parrot, flowers and rose

This tattoo started off as just the parrot. Next he added the flowers and rose to it.

Parrot flowers and rose

This tattoo started off as just the parrot. Next he added the flowers and rose to it.

Parrot, flowers and rose

This tattoo started off as just the parrot. Next he added the flowers and rose to it.

Parrot

This is the parrot tattoo before the flowers were added.

Quill pen

This quill pen with blood splatter was a joy to tattoo.

Paw prints and feathers

These paws are in memory of 3 dogs.

Bastet

This Egyptian styled cat is loosely inspired by Bastet.

Koi

There is a tiny tiger hiding under the details of this koi fish.

Doberman Pinscher and peonies

This portrait tattoo is a memorial. I hope it brings back good memories every time they look down at it.

Butterflies and flowers

Butterflies and flowers

Wildflowers

Wildflowers

Wildflowers

Wildflowers

Lady Liberty

This Lady Liberty has curves and tattoos.

Phoenix

This phoenix is rising from the ashes.

Phoenix

This phoenix is rising from the ashes.

Phoenix

This phoenix is rising from the ashes.

Hummingbird and American bison

This tattoo is a memorial for someone who tragically lost their life far too young.

Hummingbird and watercolor

This tattoo is a memorial for someone who tragically lost their life far too young.

American bison

This tattoo is a memorial for someone who tragically lost their life far too young.

Gerber daisies

Gerber daisies

Hibiscus and feather

Hibiscus and feather

Warrior woman

This warrior woman was a lot of fun for me to create. I kept the colors a little subdued on this one as bright and cheerful was not what we were going for.

Flowers

Each type of flower here is representative of a member of their family.

Meadow

This meadow is a memorial for a bunny who passed away.

Meadow

This tattoo is a memorial for a bunny who passed away.

Lady face

This tattoo was inspired by another tattoo that my client had seen. Rather than copy it directly I asked some questions and we made something inspired by that original yet completely custom.

Heart X

This is obviously a heart with a X going through it.

Horse, wolf and Indian paintbrush

This tattoo is covering not one old tattoo, but two. There are many layers of color in this tattoo and I lost track of how many hours it took.

Horse, wolf and Indian paintbrush

This tattoo is covering not one old tattoo, but two. There are many layers of color in this tattoo and I lost track of how many hours it took.

Roses and spider web

Roses and spider web

Roses and spider web

Roses and spider web

Roses and spider web

Roses and spider web

Skull, roses and spider web

This tattoo is healed and settled in. It saw a lot of sun exposure but is still holding up great.

Paw and collar dog memorial

This tattoo is a memorial for a beloved dog. They take up so much space in our hearts and always leave us far too soon. I can only hope that tattoos like this help my clients heal from that even a little bit.

Lobster

This little lobster tattoo is one of two. I didn’t post a picture of the other one because they match and you get the idea.

Flaming skull

This flaming skull tattoo was drawn on by hand and then tattooed. I would have put this in the black section but the client had me add green to the eyes.

Butterfly

This butterfly tattoo was a pleasure to do. I follow it’s owner on Instagram and they like to travel. It’s fun seeing pictures of this tattoo in various places all over the world.

Owl

Owl

Raspberry and flowers

This tattoo has a matching twin. I did them on sisters. I don’t recall the significance of the raspberry but I’m sure they could tell you if you spot one of these out in the wild.

Sandwiches

These two used to work together at a Subway and wanted to have a memento of that time together. I thought it was a great idea. I had initially drawn one whole sandwich the drawing process I had the idea to cut the sandwich in half so they could each have a half of a larger whole. They loved the idea and I am now a sandwich artist.

sandwiches

These two used to work together at a Subway and wanted to have a memento of that time together. I thought it was a great idea. I had initially drawn one whole sandwich the drawing process I had the idea to cut the sandwich in half so they could each have a half of a larger whole. They loved the idea and I am now a sandwich artist.

Sandwiches

These two used to work together at a Subway and wanted to have a memento of that time together. I thought it was a great idea. I had initially drawn one whole sandwich the drawing process I had the idea to cut the sandwich in half so they could each have a half of a larger whole. They loved the idea and I am now a sandwich artist.

Feather

This feather is Emery Rose who was born on April 6, 2016.

Lotus

This is a lotus with wings.

Squid and whale

This is one of the few pieces I have tattooed from flash since opening the studio. It’s a rare treat that I get to do something off of the wall. This squid and whale was designed by Darcy Nutt. I didn’t even realize the whale was there until I started to break the design down to the linework. I changed the coloring a lot in order to bring the whale out from hiding a bit.

Anchor and lighthouse

The lighthouse is there to signal to ships they are approaching land. The anchor generally represents hope.

Seahorse

This seahorse was a lot of fun both to design and to tattoo. I drew another at the same time and gave my client a choice between the two. So, there is another one of these that is similar but different ready to go if anybody wants a seahorse tattoo.

Mandala

The star was there by itself before I started on this client’s arm. I added piece by piece until their arm was full. Pictured here, the star was freshly redone and the mandala added around it to fill the space.

Ship

I really like the clean lines and bold colors in this tattoo. I would love to have the opportunity to do more like it.

Sailor girl

This is an old traditional design. I shrank it down to fit into this tiny space.

Rose

This little rose is about as traditional as it gets.

Hot Stuff

I had been carrying the stencil for this Hot Stuff around for years mostly because I want to get it someday. When this client asked for one I knew just where to look for it.

Little eagle

This little eagle barely fit into this spot.

Ship and mermaid

This ship and mermaid were a joy to tattoo. Designs like this are meant to be tattooed. The simple, bold lines should hold up indefinitely.

Ace of cups

This tattoo of the ace of cups tarot card has my client’s pet rat hanging out in the cup. I made her take reference photos for me. Apparently he was not too thrilled about being placed in a giant bowl on top of the stove. It did make for some super cute photos though.

Blue jay

I did this blue jay tattoo a few years ago. It healed well and has settled in nicely.

Cardinal

This cardinal is an add on to the pre-existing blue jay tattoo.

Old fashioned

This old fashioned is a Wisconsin tradition for many. This tattoo was a challenge because the was no direct photo reference and my client had very specific requirements for their perfect old fashioned. I spent hours looking first at photos of cocktail glasses. Then I spent a lot more hours looking at photos of old fashioneds. I even had to look up separate reference for the ice cubes and fruit. With all of the alcoholics in Wisconsin you would think it would have been easier to find a picture of a brandy old fashioned. Anyway, challenge was accepted and mission accomplished.

2 cats

This is a stylized portrait of two cats.

Bird

I don’t remember what type of bird this is.

Bird

I don’t remember what kind of bird this is.

Feather mandala

This mandala is made up of feathers.

Dancing penguin and frog

This penguin and frog are representative of my client’s grandparents. Their grandfather took care of the penguins at the Vilas Park Zoo. Their grandmother really likes frogs. They enjoyed dancing together. So here you have a dancing penguin and frog.

Dancing penguin and frog

This penguin and frog are representative of my client’s grandparents. Their grandfather took care of the penguins at the Vilas Park Zoo. Their grandmother really likes frogs. They enjoyed dancing together. So here you have a dancing penguin and frog.

Grim Reaper

The Grim Reaper will always be a classic. Everybody dies someday. A Grim Reaper is a reminder to live life to it’s fullest without fear. Death is inevitable.

Flower garden

I love doing bright floral tattoos.

Flower garden

I love doing floral tattoos. if you look close there is a dragonfly in there too.

Left Brain, right brain

The right side of the brain is the creative side. This one is overflowing with creativity.

Samurai vs.ninja

Who will win? This battle will go forever!

Ninja

Ninjas are stealthy and silent. Silent but deadly. Yes, that’s a fart joke.

Samurai

This samurai is ready to stand his ground against that ninja.

Pineapple goat

The pineapple goat is legendary for it’s flavors.

Dad memorial

This fish is a memorial for my client’s dad.

Mandala and extending patterns

This design started off with the mandala design in the center and then I added all of the surrounding patterns and shapes in a second session.

Wooden spoon and basil

Every chef needs a wooden spoon.

Whisk with whipped cream and mint

The whisk is the perfect tool for making whipped cream.

Feather

I have a lot of feathers in my portfolio. People like feathers.

Madison skyline

This client had the coolest idea and I did my best to translate it. I am very happy with the results.

Basil

Basil is as delicious as it is beautiful.

Alien pinup girl

This alien pinup girl was 100% a joy to design and to tattoo.

Bleeding hearts

These bleeding hearts are delicate and just small enough to tuck behind this ear.

Rose

Rose

Roses

Roses

Amethyst crystals

Amethyst crystals with a mandala background.

Amethyst crystals

Amethyst crystals with a mandala background.

Amethyst crystals

Amethyst crystals with a mandala background.

Iron Maiden Powerslave

This tattoo is much larger than pictured. It took countless hours of color blending. I still feel like there is more work I can do on it. The more I did the more I wanted to do. So many little details that I could add. Sometimes I am never completely satisfied.

Dragon

This dragon was the first big project that I finished here at Hand And Eye Tattoo. It felt like a good one to start with.

Dragon

This dragon was the first big project that I finished here at Hand And Eye Tattoo. It felt like a good one to start with.

Dragon

This dragon tattoo was the first project that I finished here at Hand And Eye Tattoo. It felt like a good one to start with.

Zebra

This is a zebra not a unicorn. I suggested zebracorn but just a zebra it is.

Ram

This is a ram. I don’t recall if there was any significance to this one.

Fork and spoon

Yes, that is a for and spoon

Watercolor

One of the more common questions I get is if I do watercolor tattoos. The simple answer is yes.

Floral scorpion

I don’t remember what kind of flowers these are. I do remember enjoying the design process for this tattoo.

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