Protect what you love

When I started tattooing, people looked down our profession, and associated it with negative images. I, personally, saw a form of art, even so many others didn’t. It is great that today, I can use my profession for good cause: art for our oceans. I never would’ve believe that, if someone would have told me …

Island Studio

Year 2019 is going to be my twentieth year working with the art of tattooing. So, as an accolade to the long path, I will be opening private studio besides the ocean. I’ll be working 2019 from studio in rocky island, as well as in Helsinki LR Tattoo&Art Studio. Welcome to have your tattoo in mesmerizing …

 

Aye, tough mermaids are, the lot of them.

-Blackbeard

Time is an illusion

“Time has wonderful way to show us what really matters.” -Margaret Peters Where do you put your time, part of your life you’re not able to get back? To job? Friends? Hobbies? Family? As all of those above are very important to me, now I put some of my time into me. I was doing …

Where I draw the line

Lines are important for my work. As in general, they separate stuff, and makes some sense in the chaos. They make you understand, where something ends, and the another thing begins. No matter is it a person, behavioural thing or a tattoo. As in tattooing, lines are the base to me, where on to build …

At the Sea

What I love in the sea, is its soothing, constant change. Ocean is mellow, calm and kind, but as well it is full of rage, stormy and cruel. And everything between. And it is it all that makes it so magical! You cannot control it, or pick the part you want out of it. When …

Rite of passage

As one story ends, new begins. Even Benjamin Button knew it, though his stranding techniques in clip above☝🏼 would get my ship wrecked pretty fast. (No matter how handsome Pitt is in the scene…)😍🤔😳 And between ends and beginnings, it is crucial to do the rite of passage: Really finish what was old, so one …

“Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is succes.”

– Henry Ford

Support my co-worker, former apprentice and fellow tattooer Paula.