25 December, 2012

09 December, 2012

Year of the Dragon Flash

The Third Installment. And the Year of The Dragon continues..

Small ones

A few small tattoos done this past month, photographed with Instagram
You can find me on Instagram as @DustinNomad

Series Of Unfortunate Events sleeve for Caity

Completed this piece a couple weeks ago on my friend Caitlyn, who recently began her new life in England with her husband Chris. They are very awesome people and I wish them all the best! Here's a photo of her latest tattoo I did on her, based on Brett Helquist's illustration of The Series Of Unfortunate Events. 

22 November, 2012

09 November, 2012

01 November, 2012

Year Of The Dragon Continued...

 The second page in the Year Of The Dragon flash set! More on the way soon!

Bird and Serpent Icon

Very pleased with this one. Based off of photograph brought in by the wearer. Thanks Jeremy!

02 October, 2012

16 September, 2012

GOTW 2012 Paintings

 The 4th annual Gathering Of The Wizards; offerings for the sacramental trading of paintings  

Buddha. ink on paper 10''x7''

Pantocrator. ink on paper 10''x7''

03 September, 2012

Grimshaw Girl on Shark

I don't always do Traditional. But when I do, it better have boobs or teeth in it! :p

12 August, 2012

Addicted Body Art in Parma, OH

6517 Pearl Road
(440) 885-4545
To set up an appointment or inquire about a tattoo please email DustinNowlin@gmail.com

24 July, 2012

Dragon-themed set of flash?

The beginning of a set of flash in honor of the Year of The Dragon. I'm giving myself til the end of the year to complete it...The Chinese New Year.

21 June, 2012

Dragon Cover-up

Recently, I completed a Dragon Cover-up half-sleeve for Sean. The top half of a sleeve, which will likely depict the transformation of the great carp into the mighty dragon across the entire arm. Not quite the composition I would have initially chosen for such a project, but definitely a bold and satisfactory one under the given circumstances.
A HUGE thank you goes out to the wearer Sean, who traveled all the back from the east coast to have it completed! It was a great experience and I am very happy with the quality of the work!

29 May, 2012

Just In Time For The Summer!!!

Family Day at Euclid Beach by This Moment in Black History
 New shit recorded at Suma for new single on Smog Veil from the forthcoming album Higher...Deffer!
Each 7" features a b-side etching of the historic Euclid Beach gate by Dustin Nowlin! Plus, a download code for "Family Day" and a 28 minute mix of live cuts, studio riffs, & general TMIBH hilarity, compiled by Paul Maccarrone!

Get 'em while you can!

Smog Veil Records/SNAX Records & Tapes)

17 May, 2012

Master Kong

Recently I sought inspiration at the shrine of the infamous Master Kong, better known to some as Confucius. 

China, OH


10 May, 2012

Hannya Women

Debuted these last weekend at the Roc City Tattoo Expo. Both are 9''x12'' ink on paper and still available! These were very fun to make and I think I may experiment further with some of the techniques!
 If you're interested in one of the originals please feel free to message me @ DustinNowlin@gmail.com  

30 April, 2012

Rochester Tattoo Convention 2012

I will tattooing at the 4th annual  Roc City Tattoo Expo May 4,5,6!
      at the Radisson Hotel in Rochester, NY.
If you would like to book an appointment for a tattoo please email DustinNowlin@gmail.com

27 April, 2012


I recently put the finishing touches on this Dragon-Koi for Ryan. It was a humbling learning experience. And I'll always have the wearer to thank for trusting me to do such an enjoyable and exciting tattoo! C/S

Gun Play

I enjoy doing letters from time to time. :)

21 April, 2012

Companion Photos

Opening Eve.
Photo courtesy of Maria and Ryan Smith.
On view until May 5th 2012
Le Diable XV.
 Thursday, April 26th 2012 Arts Collinwood Gallery will be hosting a Gallery Talk between Artist and Writer Douglas Max Utter  and I. The talk will be entirely open to the public and will begin at 7pm.

09 April, 2012


This was the last tattoo I made at Good Life...it was an awesome going away present!

07 April, 2012

The Marseille Companion Opening Friday, April 13th 2012

The Marseille Companion
Stands as a visual journey through the soul of the artist. In a recreation of what is known as “Star Spread” – a five card spread, using the formidable archetypes and virtues prescribed in The Tarot De Marseille. One of the oldest known and complete tarot deck in human history, originated in Italy during the 15th century. Initially used as a simple card game to pass the time, the tarot has picked up many mysticisms of its power and intended use over centuries. The Series of works depict a visceral portrayal of ones reality and forces the painter to question the very foundation of ones existence against the universal values found in the cards.

“For me the tarot is sacred. It has a being and a definitive purpose which lends to its divinity, making it an illuminating traveling companion.”  -Dustin Nowlin

 Arts Collinwood  
15605 Waterloo Road  Cleveland, OH 44110
(216) 692-9500
Thurs.-Sat. from 11 am- 11 pm. With a Gallery Talk on Thursday, April 26 at 7 pm featuring the exhibiting artist and guest speaker Douglas Max Utter.