Raglan seaweed

“Hurihia to aroaro ki te ra tukuna to atarangi kia taka ki muri i a koe.” An old Maori proverb meaning -turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you. I felt like that, when I left from snowy Finland to sunny New Zealand. As my work carried me there in year …

Surfing in Iceland

“All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost.” -J.R.R. Tolkien I’ve wandered several times to Iceland – thanks to my work with tattooing. One of the richest journeys were in 2013 with my surfing buddy Anna. As we’re planning now another fun trip to come, I started to memorize …

Panama mornings

After working in Panama City Ink Fest in August 2013, I took off to surf for a few days in the Pacific side of the country. I had found this small, but super tidy and cozy lodge near by small surf rental. As I had so much tattoo gear with me, and was traveling by …

Pacific heartache

Hawaii is a place, where you leave your heart, and cry afterwards your heartache. I’ve had opportunity to visit Pacific Ink and Art Expo several times in Oahu, which is to me the best tattoo convention ever. Of course I’ve been surfing there, it is a pilgrim for any surfer to surf in islands, where …