VOCABULARY
Having trouble deciding what to get tattooed? Not "an artist", but want to express your interests through permanent corporeal adornment? Here are some keywords to get the creativity going! If you enjoy this method, please include 3-5 terms in your email when booking an appointment:

KEYWORDS IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER:
-window
-egg
-decorative bottle
-Pierrot clown

-staircase
-medical instruments/models
-human oddities
-insect(s)
-reptile(s)

-human anatomy

-animal skulls
-porcelain doll

-symbols
-alchemy

-mind/body/spirit
-psychology
-mysticism

-magic
-hand(s)
-hair

-antique toy(s)

-campy

-device(s)

-circus performers

-mycology
-mirror(s)/reflection(s)
-dagger(s)
-reliquary
-eye(s)
-microbiology

-Halloween

-ghosts
-tarot

 

ARTISTS (these are artists I am inspired by and like tattooing imagery based on):
-Hieronymus Bosch
-Max Ernst

-Junji Ito
-Ernst Haeckel
-Man Ray
-Remedios Varo
-Frida Kahlo
-Hannah Hoch
-Leonora Carrington
-James Ensor
-Albrecht Durer
-Rene Magritte

-Francisco Goya

-Alphonse Mucha

-Claude Paradin

A FEW ART/TATTOO TERMS
-american traditional

-neotraditional

-blackwork
-surrealism
-dada
-etching

-woodcut

-stippled
-collage
-illustration
-symbolism
-automatic drawings
-readymade sculpture
-found object

-geometric
 

-life/death

-protection

-balance

-past/future

-memento mori

-fantasy

-eroticism

-supernatural

-good/evil

-beauty

-Victorian

-scientific

-antique

-atmospheric

-macabre

-horror

-sci-fi

-dreams

-saint

-devil

-smoke

-clouds

-natural elements

(fire/water/earth/air)