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.


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 …

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.

When you have an entourage assembled from finest sailors, there’s no space for pirates to join the ship's company.
Respect your shipmates. You’ve picked them, you become like them, and they become like you. You are as strong or weak as your crew is.

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 …