Custom Tattoo Blog

Growing a Bouquet of Wildflowers

Last year Claire came in to see me about a couple of old tattoos on her lower right arm that she wanted covered up. An avid hiker and "outdoors person", she wondered if we could use some Pacific Northwest wildflowers to do the job. I said as long as the ones covering the old tattoos were dark, it would be no problem, so we used Columbine, wild Geraniums and California Poppies, among others. I left the design open, so that if she ever wanted to extend the tattoo into a sleeve, she could.

This year we are doing just that-- adding more wildflowers, a bee, a butterfly and a Junebug (or a Firefly, as we call them out here.) We're also covering up a gray work tree on the back of her upper arm.

She says, "I feel like I've been growing a bouquet of wildflowers up my arm, lol. It looks AMAZING! Tree, what tree? You are a magician."

Click on the Read more link to see the drawing, before, outline and gray shading, plus some color photos.




Follow Me


Contact me for an appointment at 503 807-7863 or email me at

833 SE Main #104
Portland OR 97214

HOURS: Tuesday--Sunday,