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Walk in Tattoos

2 walk ins from Historic Tattoo. These designs are from my new large design sheet. The exciting thing about these tattoos is this client came in and inquired about a nose piercing – we do not offer piercing at the shop – and we started talking about tattoos. I showed her some designs and she decided to get these tattoos. My lucky day!


Grim Reaper Sleeve

New grim reaper tattoo I just finished. This Tattoo was made in 2 sessions of around 3-4 hours per session. I really like doing tattoos like these, if you want to do something similar send me an email or come into Historic Tattoo. Thank you Elijah!


Neck Shark Tattoo by Tyson Arndt

Neck Shark!

Here’s a Shark Tattoo I just made from my new flash sheet. This was made on my client Harry who has been in for a few tattoos at Historic Tattoo this summer. The tattoo took around 1 hour to complete.

Owl and Skull Tattoo by Tyson Arndt

Owl and Skull Tattoo

An Owl and Skull Tattoo I recently made at Historic Tattoo. The design is based on an image in the book Flash From The Past showcasing Tattoo Flash from 1890-1965.

Tiger Claw Tattoo by Tyson Arndt

Claw Tattoo

Made at Historic Tattoo on the same client with the Owl and Skull Tattoo. A small filler tattoo perfect for someone trying to fill a little gap between tattoos.


Red Dragon Flash Sheet $20.00

11 by 14 inch flash sheet with outline copy. These designs were painted at Stockholm Classic Tattoo during 2012. The Original flash sheet hangs at Red Dragon Tattoo in Umeå, Sweden.

$20.00 plus shipping. Email tonybigtime@gmail.com to purchase.


Lapel Pins $5.00 each

New Lapel Pins, made in England.

$5.00 each send me an email to purchase these. tonybigtime@gmail.com


Chest Panther

New Panther tattoo made at Historic Tattoo. This tattoo didn’t take long as the outline went in fast and the client sat like a rock.

I was lucky enough to Travel to San Francisco in 2013 and see Ed Hardy’s Seminar on the American Panther Tattoo. Ed Hardy’s presentation was held at the Bay Area Convention of the Tattoo Arts. The seminar was free and only 100 people could attend. My client found the seminar on YouTube and it inspired him to get this tattoo.

Scandinavian Conventions 2014

I will be tattooing at conventions in Sweden, Norway and Finland during the dates posted below. When I’m not at these conventions you can find me at my home studio Historic Tattoo in Portland.

Tattoo Meltdown Trollhättan February 28 – March 2

Helsinki Ink  March 21 – March 23

Bergen Tattoo Convention May 9 – 11

Stockholm Inkbash August 29 – 31

Trondheim Tattoo Convention September 5 – 7

Really looking forward to returning to all of these shows, as they have all been so much fun in the past.

For appointments please send me an email: tonybigtime@gmail.com