Community over competition

“COMMUNITY OVER COMPETITION.” One of my bright client D has brought this line to my awarness, and I totally agree. Community works with good communication. In all branches, on micro-, macro-, meta layers. Individual is affluent, when community is content, and community is content, when there is no ego and vested interests overriding common interests. …

Undercurrents

As it is about us, not just one individual, we must be aware of impressions left behind. Tattoos are visible marks, and you should consider them with all that respect, that some are open to show them, no matter what kind of prints they are. Everything we do, hear, touch and are in interaction with, …

     

This HOPE we have as an anchor of the soul, a hope both sure and steadfast and one which enters within the veil.

-  Hebrews 6:19

Tattoo apprenticeship

Our profession, craft of tattooers, is one of those unique ones, which ones you don’t learn in schools or short courses. You learn it by one teaching it to you. You have to understand the whole path to master it. By yourself, you just can’t understand it all, because you don’t know how to create …

Checking the course

I’ve met many people on my adventures, and some of them I’ve called difficult. I’ve changed my opinion on them. These days, I see, I just didn’t understand them, and they did not understand me. Sometimes the lack of understanding leads you to wrong course. It may be just one degree wrong on the map …

Home harbor

Oh, it really happened. My home is in the middle of the beloved Baltic Sea, on a small island Utö. And it feels so right. You know, you pretty often move, when you are FORCED TO: you are divorcing, you have plumbing renovation coming ahead, you don’t want to live by yourself anymore, your landlord …

Feliz Navidad

  Seasons greetings! I love family celebrations, it is a party after all. And parties are celebration of JOY: Joy, collected over time, fuels resilience. – Brené Brown I tend to spend a lot of time tuning presents, baking and thinking of people I hold dear to me. I see happy times in celebrations like …

           

MEN ON THE GROUND,

TEND TO LOOK DOWN.

MEN AT THE SEA,

LOOK UP TO THE WINDS THAT ARE FREE.

Protect what you love

When I started tattooing, people looked down our profession, and associated it with negative images. I, personally, saw a form of art, even so many others didn’t. It is great that today, I can use my profession for good cause: art for our oceans. I never would’ve believe that, if someone would have told me …