#transformationgallery

MOST RECENT

We're so looking forward to the first @tattoothelou show May 18-20th. Be sure to come out to see us and all the other amazing artists on the lineup!

Mark your calendars for the First Annual Tattoo the Lou show in STL. May 18th-20th.

I am super proud to see such an incredible assembly of artists in my home State. Check out the incredible line up for the Tattoo the Lou Convention next month.
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

See you there!
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

This sleeve's coming along and we can't wait for more! @austinjevans

More lovely work by @austinjevans on the backside of this fibonacci and nature half sleeve on our favorite masseuse.

.
- Liberation -
[Full Back Realization]
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
The Full Back serves as our magnum opus, the strongest statement of self expression to be made with a singular statement upon the body. This amazing client has wrestled with his pursuit of integrity, overcoming the chains that have often caged him. The struggle will always stand tribute to the current being of integrity and growth.
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

.
- Iwo Jima -
[Full Back Realization]
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
An adaptation of the iconic photo taken in 1945 by Joe Rosenthal. Exemplifying his military career and wartime experience, this piece stands as a testament to those moments of true courage and principle in the midst of a horrific circumstance. Perseverance. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

.
- Majestic Tranquility-
[Full Side Realization]
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Beauty and ornamentalism are culturally rich and prevalent throughout the world, inspiring many of us to draw expression and philosophy from these peoples. Each tattoo can pull its influences from the wealth of global art history.

The emergence of beauty from tragedy. Full back wrapping around the side and front by @gabrieltenneson

Seattle Tattoo Expo 2015 throwback by @gabrieltenneson. Time flies, and the next Expo we're working is the first annual @tattoothelou in May. More info to come!

.
- The Liberated Pegasus -
[Full Front/Back Realization]
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I remember distinctly that, upon the completion of the last session, she was contemplating her piece in the mirror and developed tears. Concerned, I asked if she was okay, receiving this response. "I am so thankful for my tattoo and to think that I almost let my inhibitions stop me is horrifying." 6 months later we began her full front. Dedication.
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

.
- The Liberated Pegasus -
[Full Front/Back Realization]
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Experiencing 4 consecutive days of tattooing at one point during her journey, this strong woman tenaciously completed her expression. She was initially hesitant to pursue such a substantial project as her first real tattoo, but stepped into a leap of cultural freedom.
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

.
- The Liberated Pegasus -
[Full Front/Back Realization]
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
One of my favorite instances. My client began what was essentially her first tattoo at age 50 across her entire back. Starting and accomplishing the entire project within 4 months, the majority of it being rendered within a single month.

Sleeve progress by @joshuatenneson on our own Creative Director. It's powerful to click on the vision for a piece from one artist to another.

.
- The Fierce Restoration -
[Full Sleeve Realization]
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
When these tragedies occur, we are faced with the mirror of our character. Restoration during loss is a fierce and arduous process, rewarding perseverance with new growth. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

.
- The Fierce Restoration -
[Full Sleeve Realization]
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
She was able to find restoration through her faith despite the deepest wounds life had to offer, realizing her growth and memorializing the loss through her self expression. Every tattoo has a story and we present our victories to the world to inspire hope and healing. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

.
- The Fierce Restoration -
[Full Sleeve Realization]

Life is fraught with tragedy, tearing apart our strongest securities, often through the most painful and unjust circumstances. My client had experienced a stillbirth early into her marriage and found herself faced with a reality no mother should experience.

Most Popular Instagram Hashtags