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Secret Tattoos

  • Posted by Carl Hallowell
  • On July 31, 2014
There are the tattoos you never photograph, the moments you never pause, the likenesses you’ll never use. Maybe done on an underworld client, maybe just a special girl, maybe a rock and roller, at 4am. I did handmade tattoos just to return to the roots. I did special request tattoos because of who they were […]
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Sumi Sketch, 5 AM

  • Posted by Carl Hallowell
  • On July 28, 2014
Finished reading Wear your Dreams, watched Corbin’s Tattoo Age. My mind was spinning with information and filled with an inspiration overload. Seeing a picture of the backpiece that is worn by d.a.i .u.h,  the Jerry originals showing up in the shop last week, all the great interviews in Tattoo Artist Magazine, experiencing some of these […]
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A Tattoo from Last Night

  • Posted by Carl Hallowell
  • On July 28, 2014
I was happy that my client requested color in his memorial to his Mother. I felt that I got a chance to do this classic motif justice, now that my drafting skills have improved. I believe the color really adds emotion to the piece and gives it a sense of harmonious balance. The interplay between […]
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Flash, 11×14, 5 prints, $100

  • Posted by Carl Hallowell
  • On July 19, 2014
Flash Prints   I apologize that my store page is not equipped to accommodate instant orders. What began as an attempt to add more photos to my website has now become a goal to make some of my work available for purchase through my website. I will post new items for sale from time to […]
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In-Progress Tattoos

  • Posted by Carl Hallowell
  • On July 15, 2014
Large tattoos come together over many sessions. Often, a tattooer will wait until the end of the project to document a piece. This may take months, years. The process is expensive and painful. Many tattoos never get finished, abandoned for one reason or another.   Repeat client, Will, returns yet again for more relaxing pain. […]
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