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 …

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 …

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 …