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 …

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 …

Mermaid tattoo

“Every man needs his Siren to check his courage and strength when he hears her song in his travels through the unknown.” ― Dejan Stojanovic One of my favorite themes of ocean related tattoos are mermaids, half women, half fish. Mermaids are so fascinating, as there not might be any other woman-archetype conjoined with so many …

Kids Art Society for our oceans

Kids are awesome. They are so open and full of good will. Art is extraordinary, yet so natural way of finding solutions, and that is something I love to amplify and support within kiddos. I hold this educational art society for children, where we find creative solutions for ocean conservation issues. It is so inspirational …

 
Alice: Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?
The Cheshire Cat: That depends a good deal on where you want to get to.
Alice: I don't much care where.
The Cheshire Cat: Then it doesn't much matter which way you go.
Alice: ...So long as I get somewhere.
The Cheshire Cat: Oh, you're sure to do that, if only you walk long enough.

-Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

Printmaking

Old school printmaking is a adorable think to practice. As everything is so disposable in this time, fast and measurable in quarter economics, graphic art is not. It takes enormous amount of time to make a single plate, and after that actual printmaking with inks and wet papers is another task to do. And that’s …

Designing a tattoo

  Tattoo designing definitely needs good co-operation between a tattooer and a client. Sometimes it reminds a bit of mind reading. There are as many ways to design a tattoo, as there are tattooers. Still, when having and idea of tattoo you wish your tattooer to design for you, think in general few things for …

Sailor tattoo

Sailors have been taking tattoos decades, so the tattoo culture is strong among marine people. As I have been tattooing over 17 years, I’ve tattooed many real life sailors. Somehow I get really well along with these professional sailors, so many of them have stayed in my life as good friends. Old school sailor tattooing …