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 …

Crossing the Atlantic

Ocean is something you respect. Respect contains the concepts of fear, admiration and love. I learned to respect the ocean when I was on Atlantic crossing. World is full of useful guidelines, tips, knowledge and lists how to prepare yourself and your boat for that journey. After all, it is a quite a journey. I …

My life amounts to no more than one drop in a limitless ocean. Yet what is any ocean, but a multitude of drops?

- David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas

 

Traveling with kiddos

“The worst part of holding the memories is not the pain. It’s the loneliness of it. Memories need to be shared.” – Lois Lowry As I enjoy my meditative voyages by myself, being with loved ones is one of the most important things in life. Traveling with children has opened up their way of seeing …

Kayaking on Helsinki seashore

Love many, trust a few, and learn how to paddle your own canoe… So they wise native Americans will say. Kayaking is like trekking on ocean, which suits to me perfectly. When weather is sunny and clear, it is joyful stuff to do in front of Helsinki. I went out paddling with my brother just …

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 …

     
Art is never finished. Only abandoned.

- Leonardo da Vinci

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 …

Navigare necesse est

- Pompey the Great