13 October, 2013

Hannya Mask

Fun project. Ink on paper about 11''x17''*
All paintings are for sell, no prints.
Email DustinNowlin@gmail.com for info

Snake in the Eagle's shadow

I originally made this piece as a warm-up of my skills on paper. It's about 11''x14'' and was a lot of fun.

Recent tattoos

So lately some of you may have noticed I haven't been posting as much as usual. Mainly its been due to the fact that I've busy learning new tricks and beginning new projects. Too early to say now but keep on the look out for new announcements and works in the not so distant future!
 Aside from that the slow down in blog productivity has also been owed to my terrible luck with photographing new tattoos this past month. 
 So I decided to split the difference on this one, with bad photo of a fresh tattoo and a good photo of a healed one...  


27 August, 2013

Holy Mountain Tattoo

Installed yet another Holy Mountain ornament. This tattoo is an indelible mark of my own invention, designed to encourage the wearer to conquer the trials that delivers one closer to a higher plane of understanding and even enlightenment itself. 

04 August, 2013

Gypsy Gentlemen Episode 7: Japan

Marcus Kuhn's latest installment of Gypsy Gentlemen features Japanese tattoo master Horiyoshi III and the phenomenal Shige! Its a great series, showcasing some of the best tattooers in the world!

Click the link below to check it out! 

02 August, 2013

Tibetan Ornament

A culmination of several Tibetan Buddhism motifs.

Indelible Manicure

The client lost his finger tips in an industrial accident. He thought it'd be fun to tattoo fingers on the stubs of where his natural once used to be. This was a lot of fun!

Seaturtle Tattoo


09 May, 2013

Fudo Sword

The final page of my set of hand-crafted Year Of The Dragon Flash. Dragon flash designed and painted over the latter months of The Year Of The Dragon 2012. 
Better late than never I suppose, full set availble for purchase soon! 
For pre-order or inquires please e-mail DustinNowlin@gmail.com    

Road Work

Chrysanthemum I made at The Baltimore Tattoo Convention last April.

 Dragon design I got to tattoo from my own flash set! Done last weekend at The Roc City Tattoo Expo in Rochester, NY

Mandala, also tattooed at The Roc City Tattoo Expo last weekend May 3rd-5th.

Special Thanks to everyone who got tattooed by me, bought prints or just stopped by to say hello at both of these awesome conventions! Hope to see you all again next year!

Native American Tattoos Part II

All Healed and Settled into place.

Eagle for Danny made some weeks ago, more photos soon!

24 March, 2013

Borneo style Cover-up for Scott

  Scott wanted a cover-up, of what I thought was an interesting tattoo to begin with, with tribal. I suggested the markings of the indigenous Dayak, Iban people of Borneo.

This piece was a lot of fun and I got the chance to explore Malaysian tattooing. This particular shape is called a 'Hook' representative of a fishing hook. An important and noble tool in native culture. Hopefully I can take some healed photos in the future, and I'll repost the finished product here shortly. 

23 March, 2013

The Ohio Tattoo Museum

Recently I took a trip down to the Ohio Tattoo Museum in Coalton, Ohio. I made this video for fun using my mobile phone and some creative editing. 

10 February, 2013

Native American Tattoos

I had a lot of fun doing these. Hopefully I can get healed photos of these
 with something other than my phone.

25 January, 2013

Year Of The Dragon Flash Continued..

 The Fourth and final installment?

Rose Tattoo

This was a lot of fun! From paper to living flesh. Unfortunately, this was the only decent photo I could manage to obtain. Hopefully, I can be able to take some healed photos in the future..