I feel so lucky to have such badass artist friends. This is @sweetdestructor. Her work is tactile and lovely and tough as shit, and Evie's a total babe. You can find us together a lot, and you can find her stuff locally at @opalandgold, @handandland, and @shopkemper if you're lucky enough to live in Kansas City (and on her site if not). #BADASSBABE
What a fun year of tattoos! #2017bestnine
Another big, hand painted piece on my homegirl Dawn. I love tattooing in this style so much. 😊😊😊😊😊
Hanging with the Exile crew tonight! I've never had a cocktail bar give me an existential moment, but there's a first time for everything.
Had tons of fun mixing realism with designy goodness for this tattoo. Thanks so much, Adam! You're the best! 👉 Swipe for video.
Zac and I finally finished his back piece after nearly a year of work, and it's such a joy to see it complete, and a little sad to have it done. When we initially discussed the piece, he told me that I could do whatever I wanted as long as it fit his theme. So I read a book he brought me about alchemy, did a bunch of internet research, made an insane scribbly sketch, and then we started on this. . Because of the way I tattoo, adding and amending as we go, looking back at a tattoo that was made over the course of a year is like looking at my diary. This is the part where we were talking about our childhoods, that's the part where I was brokenhearted, this is the part where we were listening to Holst at max volume. It's humbling and exhilarating, and I'm grateful I get to do this for a living. Thanks so much for being a badass, @capnzac.
I loved doing this piece for Melanie. We blended the enso circle, a Zen meditation on imperfection and embracing things how they are (that I painted for her that day), with a structured, but weird pattern that I drew on her skin. It fits the feeling we were going for perfectly, and it was so fun collaborating to make it. Thanks so much, Melanie!
I loved this project so much. Kate, you're a badass. THANK YOU! ❤️ . I'm opening my books up right now for more large, abstract, hand-painted pieces like this. If you want to get in, call the shop directly (link in bio) and ask our assistant Riley to set us up with a consultation. Be sure to mention you want THIS type of piece, so we can hustle you in. :)
Recently finished this piece for a client celebrating some major life victories. Thanks for sharing your good vibes, Ronnie!
Just want to say how happy I am to work with the best crew in town. Love my tattoo family! Thanks, Kansas City, for showing us so much love. @whisperingdanny @stevencampbelltattoo @bobrodriguez138 @juanmoya73 @nathanblankenship56 @cory_lee_kirby @joshmartinart @ririapplepie @crickita @kewpiedoll_13