Best of Instagram: Vol. 1

For our first installment of the “Best of Instagram” feature, we’re excited to share some of our favorite picks from the last month! We are fortunate to work with incredible clients on one-of-a-kind designs on a daily basis, so be sure to check out all of our artists to see what new tattoos we’ve been creating lately in Long Beach.

We may just be over our fear of clowns thanks to Lindsey Morehead. We love her vintage take on traditional style. Lindsey would love to tattoo more clowns or any of the pieces from her limited-edition Halloween flash!

Owen Juarez specializes in Irezumi designs. In Japanese culture, snakes represent protection, wisdom, luck, and strength. We love seeing a drawing come to life!

The colorful piece below is a multi-session project by founding artist Mikey Vigilante. Mikey paired American Traditional roses with unexpected octopus tentacles for a tattoo that is truly unique!

Some projects require more than one session–which can benefit both you and your artist, as it gives your skin time to heal and allows your artist to tackle your piece in different stages. If you’re on a budget, spreading your tattoo out across several sessions is an option you can discuss with us.

For our final pick of this month’s “Best of Instagram,” we present you with another take on octopus tattoos. This delectable design by Justin Tauch is what we call brain food! Be sure to follow us on Instagram for a look at the final product.

What recent tattoos on our social media have been your favorite? Let us know–or send us shots of your ink so we can share next time! You can email us at info@papercranetattoo.com with well lit photos and any details about your experience. We look forward to hearing from you!