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Dallas Tattoo Artist Promoting Artistic Energy

  • Posted by Carl Hallowell
  • On October 16, 2017
Why this rush of energy, in the middle of the night? What is it that drives me, what is this muse, this inspiration? Why do I feel like I “have to?” What keeps me going, when there is really no reason to push forward? The answer is that reading is dangerous. Looking deeper into the […]
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Dallas Tattoo Artist with a Japanese Edge

  • Posted by Carl Hallowell
  • On September 13, 2017
Japanese tattooing; it is hard to imagine a more balanced artwork than this. Japanese tattoos are overflowing with brute strength, while also exemplifying subtle beauty. The art is straightforward in it’s approach and also speaks to the human experience itself. Saturated in black and grey, Japanese tattoos also pop with color. When approaching the thought […]
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The Law of 5 with Carl Block

  • Posted by Carl Hallowell
  • On August 30, 2017
Today I have The amazing local potter, professor and musician Carl Block coming in for a tattoo. I am excited for this chance to tattoo this prolific artist from down in Waxahachie Texas. I am honored he is coming to me for his traditional tattoo today. I am hoping that he will agree to a […]
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In Focus: Oliver Peck

  • Posted by Carl Hallowell
  • On August 21, 2017
Last year, Spike TV did a bio for a good friend of mine, Oliver Peck. It was a part of their “In Focus” series, and I was fortunate to be a part of it. You can enjoy the video here!
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Creating Strength, Love, and Family Through Traditional Tattoos

  • Posted by Carl Hallowell
  • On August 16, 2017
August’s Dallas tattoo of the month proudly goes to Mr. Andy, an aerospace engineer who also enjoys the down-to-earth style of a traditional tattoo. With that said, there are three things that I am most proud of concerning Andy’s tattoo. The first would have to be that Mister Bob Roberts liked it and commented “Kool […]
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The Triangle of Interaction for Your Dallas Tattoo

  • Posted by Carl Hallowell
  • On July 21, 2017
There is a triangle of interaction happening with Traditional American or Traditional Japanese tattooing, an alchemy that is greater than the sum of it’s parts, a music that dances with call and response, until a tattoo is born, like a reptile from an egg. Using the triangle and being part of it, we answer the […]
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Creating A Classic American Tattoo Design

  • Posted by Carl Hallowell
  • On June 19, 2017
Brian came down to Dallas from Midland to get this traditional tattoo done in one sitting! We both made up our minds to throw ourselves wholeheartedly into this project, and knock it all out at once. By the end of the session, I felt I had created one of my favorite eagle tattoos I’ve ever […]
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American Traditional Heart and Banner Tattoo

  • Posted by Carl Hallowell
  • On May 24, 2017
Alexis came to me knowing full well what she wanted, an American traditional tattoo that would pay homage to her family. Since the beginning of American tattooing, this is one of the main motivations for getting a tattoo. At first, we had the “Mom, Heart, and Banner.” Sometimes you would also see Father, Brother, or […]
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“Behind the Ink” by Lombardo Avila

  • Posted by Carl Hallowell
  • On May 7, 2017
Please welcome my first guest article ever on my website, “Behind the Ink” by Lombardo Avila. Lombardo is a great young customer of mine, perhaps an old soul, maybe just a hard worker, above all a good person. Pictured is his sleeve which I helped to create. I handled the praying hands, La luna, Atlas, […]
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