featherhand This Firefighter chose a tattoo that has been in our visual vocabulary for a long time now. His choice was informed by the strengths and mysteries of tattoo... He surrendered to tattoo, not the other way around. He didn't have to change it, impose his will on it. He understood that it was bigger than him, bigger than me, vast... These designs were a gift from the tattoo gods, the shop is a church filled with many holy grails. Tattoo trends and "styles" are getting more out of hand every year. More and more I turn a blind eye to the work of my art form. There is so much falsehood on our side, so much disinformation out there for the customer to use or abuse as they see fit. Over half of our walk ins want to copy someone else's tattoo that they have screenshotted on their phone. Is that tattooing? Is that freedom of expression, is that "original" or "different"? Tattooing has a multitude, if only a set number, of designs to choose from. Every emotion, vibe, or outlook is represented, although you really have to look to see it. You have to respect it first. You have to put down your phone for a second. You have to read the writing on the wall, the rows and rows of tattoo flash. There is a richness of experience to be had if you simply make that leap... Don't just get a tattoo. Become a Tattoo Person. Wear the strength and knowledge of hundreds of years of accumulative action! Be bold, and Join Us. Tattoo Power. 2d

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  •   iamthecobra Hory shit man ! 5d
  •   nickstewartlives I think I want you to sleeve my whole left arm with your badass Japanese. I was just talking to Chris about it yesterday 5d
  •   featherhand @nickstewartlives oh man that'd be great, maybe you can even take it to japan one day! Drop by or email me when you're ready! 4d

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featherhand My Soulmate 4w

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featherhand Somewhere between a nap and a walk. Lilly, @noellchristine and i's little one lives in the moment 1mon

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featherhand Elbow Rose on a touring friend @mattyensley drops by while in Dallas. 1mon

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featherhand Let it Ride 1mon

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featherhand Marketing manipulation. Call me naive, but I was very surprised to receive this email offering Instagram followers for sale... 1mon

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featherhand "Back on the chain gang." Please visit carlhallowell.com for more words and pictures. Halfway through my 19 the year of tattooing, I'm still trying to figure it out- the clients, the designs, the many changes... #sugarskull #rose #diadelosmuertos 2mon

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featherhand Traditional Tattoo Work carlhallowell.com #dallas #texas #america #homewardbound 2mon

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featherhand Please view complete sketch at carlhallowell.com I am very happy to have a place where I can showcase tattoos, paintings, 5am drawings... 2mon

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featherhand "Funny how no one knows we came, they wouldn't come anyway. Should I feel grateful to play? I'm living life my way. I fell in love with my enemy, I let go of everything I had left at home. Two cool people came, they're standing by the door, eyes wide with fright. A guy, a girl, in love with the whole world, it almost makes it right. I fell in love with my enemy. I let go, of everything I had left at home. Every little thing must go wrong." - Tour Song, (excerpt) - by Jawbreaker 2mon

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featherhand Please view more of my work carlhallowell.com 2mon

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featherhand Thank you friends for following my work. Please visit my new website carlhallowell.com I am exited to nave another place to post tattoos, to communicate with clients , and to conduct business In a new way... Just to do the same old thing, haha 2mon

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featherhand Tattoo Club . #traditionaltattoo #dallastattoo Elm Street Tattoo. 2mon

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featherhand New business card and doing it a bit differently this time... If life is just a series of changes, I may as well go with the tide... 2mon

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featherhand As a young Texan, I made NYC before LA. Putting together a new portfolio, I am exited and amazed that it will contain tattoos I did in both of these inspiring places. 3mon

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