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 …

Sustainable swimwear

At the same time, as we spend millions to find a habitable planet for human kind to live on, we consume worth of millions to destroy this planet we’re already on. Consuming wisely makes me happy as well as buying less. I’m not orthodox recycler, but I do mi best. Recycling is the main thing. …

Kids breaking waves

Catalonia, I love Catalonia. As one of my favorite friend has moved there, we had a good reason to do some tattoos and surf there on our autumn break.   Mediterranean sea is not famous of its swell like Spain’s San Sebastian is, but combined with kids it is super nice for small human beings …

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 …

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 …

Tattoos under the sun

When surfing and sailing, you just can’t avoid sun. I personally LOVE sun, but my tattoos don’t. Tattoos are permanent, but not as permanent as we think. Surroundings affects to our tattoos, so take care of your skin. When I was doing Ink N’ Iron -convention in Long Beach, I met this lady in her …

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 …