Winds change fast

One old wise woman I call my mother, used to say every now and then, that “tuulet muuttuvat nopeasti” –winds do change fast. And during my journeys, it has came in my mind again and again. Nothing really is solid and permanent, except change. And that seems to be scary for us human kind, as …

Mother’s Day

Human factor

Spring brings all the migration birds here on the island. Among them, waters have brought people to have a tattoo here. It is always halting to work with high energy people, you’ll never get tired to meet open minds. After meeting many of these inspirational persons, I came in conclusion that there is few factors …

Community over competition

“COMMUNITY OVER COMPETITION.” One of my bright client D has brought this line to my awarness, and I totally agree. Community works with good communication. In all branches, on micro-, macro-, meta layers. Individual is affluent, when community is content, and community is content, when there is no ego and vested interests overriding common interests. …

     

This HOPE we have as an anchor of the soul, a hope both sure and steadfast and one which enters within the veil.

-  Hebrews 6:19

Tattoo apprenticeship

Our profession, craft of tattooers, is one of those unique ones, which ones you don’t learn in schools or short courses. You learn it by one teaching it to you. You have to understand the whole path to master it. By yourself, you just can’t understand it all, because you don’t know how to create …

Home harbor

Oh, it really happened. My home is in the middle of the beloved Baltic Sea, on a small island Utö. And it feels so right. You know, you pretty often move, when you are FORCED TO: you are divorcing, you have plumbing renovation coming ahead, you don’t want to live by yourself anymore, your landlord …

Feliz Navidad

  Seasons greetings! I love family celebrations, it is a party after all. And parties are celebration of JOY: Joy, collected over time, fuels resilience. – Brené Brown I tend to spend a lot of time tuning presents, baking and thinking of people I hold dear to me. I see happy times in celebrations like …

           

MEN ON THE GROUND,

TEND TO LOOK DOWN.

MEN AT THE SEA,

LOOK UP TO THE WINDS THAT ARE FREE.

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 …