Tattoo

Like most artistically inclined children, Daniel was told from an early age “Don’t quit your day job”. This was confusing, considering he didn’t have a day job at the time, so he decided to go into electronics.

After a tour in the United States Navy as a radar technician, and a short stint as a professional tech in the civilian world, Daniel decided that grown up life sucked, and he went into building fine furniture. Using the funds created from woodworking to hatch an evil plan to become a tattooist, he began his tattoo career in 2006 (diverting for a short amount of time to hone his evil run-on sentence abilities).

Daniel spent the first years of his tattoo career working seven days a week, twelve hours per day, doing the best he could to make himself as competent at his craft as he could manage. Tattooing has established itself as a true love and passion in Daniel’s life.

Now after years of hard work, Daniel is proud resident at Slave to the Needle, ready to provide you with all the silliness, hard work, and dedication he has to offer.

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Daniel's Portfolio

Daniel on Instagram

Halfway there.
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#slavetotheneedle #sttn #seattletattoo #seattletattooartist #pnwtattoo #pnwtattooartist #japanesetattoo #peonytattoo #skulltattoo #halfsleeve
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Quick little banger to close the evening last night. Thanks Ana! It was a pleasure.
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#slavetotheneedle #sttn #seattletattoo #seattletattooartist #pnwtattoo #pnwtattooartist #traditionaltattoo #tattoosnob #tattoo #tattoosofinstagram
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Little chrysanthemum for Tania.
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#slavetotheneedle #sttn #seattletattoo #seattletattooartist #japanesetattoo #chrysanthemumtattoo #chrysanthemum #tattoosofinstagram #tattoosnob #tattoo
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Fresh and crispy cephalopod for Justin. As always thank your sir!
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#slavetotheneedle #sttn #seattletattoo #seattletattooartist #pnwtattoo #pnwtattooartist #cephalopod #octopus #octopustattoo #tattoosnob #tattoo #tattoosofinstagram
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Completed this plague doctor for Bobby the other day. One of my favorite things is showing someone who's had a bunch of bad experiences with tattoos that they can have a great thing and be treated with respect at the same time. Watching people raise their expectations is a blessing and something I take to mean I've done my job well.
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#slavetotheneedle #sttn #seattletattoo #seattletattooartist #blackandgreytattoo #plaguedoctor #pnwtattoo #pnwtattooartist #tattoosnob #tattoo #tattoos
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Phoenix for Kait finished last night, mostly healed in this picture. I've been tattooing her for ten years or more. She drove a couple hundred miles each way for each session it took to finish this. The dedication my people offer me is humbling.
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#sttn #seattletattoo #seattletattooartist #pnwtattooartist #pnwtattoo #japanesetattoo #phoenix #irezumi #tattoos #tattoosofinstagram #tattoo #tattoosnob
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Tycho the kitty. Fabulous af.
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#slavetotheneedle #sttn #seattletattooartist #seattletattoo #pnwtattoo #pnwtattooartist #blackandgreytattoo #kitty #catsofinstagram #cattattoo
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Wind and maple for Isaiah. Thanks mang. Always have a great time.
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#slavetotheneedle #sttn #seattletattooartist #seattletattoo #pnwtattoo #pnwtattooartist #japanesetattoo #maple #wind
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Mostly healed zeus for Darrell. Thanks friend! Had a good time. Lightning god ode to electrical engineering.
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#slavetotheneedle #sttn #seattletattoo #seattletattooartist #pnwtattoo #pnwtattooartist #tattoo #blackandgreytattoo #zeus
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A little thing i made. Design is available for tattooing.
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#slavetotheneedle #sttn #seattletattoo #seattletattooartist #pnwtattoo #pnwtattooartist #eagles #eagle #eagletattoo
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Started this thing. Like any good 80s/90s kid i love me some Calvin and Hobbes.
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#slavetotheneedle #sttn #seattletattoo #seattletattooartist #pnwtattoo #pnwtattooartist #legsleevetattoo #calvinandhobbes
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Finished sleeve for Andy. Thanks mang! Had a grand ole time!
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#slavetotheneedle #sttn #seattletattoo #seattletattooartist #pnwtattoo #pnwtattooartist #irezumi #tigertattoo #tiger #japanesetattoo #sleevetattoo #sleeve #sleevetattoos
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A little starwars for all you wonderful nerds out there.
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#slavetotheneedle #sttn #seattletattoo #seattletattooartist #pnwtattoo #pnwtattooartist #starwars #starwarstattoo #tattoos
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Cherry branch done for Christine. Been tattin this lady for around 9 years now. It's always an honor when people stick with me for so long.
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#slavetotheneedle #sttn #seattletattoo #seattletattooartist #pnwtattoo #pnwtattooartist #cherry #tattoo
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Athena in progress. Super fun tattoo.
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As an aside, If anyone out there is interested there's this story about Artemis bathing naked in the woods and some dude tries to sexually assault her so she turns him into a stag and sets her wolves to rip his throat out and i think it would make a killer back piece. Just sayin.
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#slavetotheneedle #sttn#seattletattoo #seattletattooartist #pnwtattoo #pnwtattooartist #workinprogress #blackandgreytattoo #athena #greekmythology
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Completed dragon for Joe. Thanks for the trust Joe. Always a pleasure!
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#slavetotheneedle #sttn #seattletattoo #seattletattooartist #pnwtattoo #pnwtattooartist #tattoosnob #irezumi #japanesetattoo #dragon
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Koi sleeve in progress. I'm back from vacation and ready to stab people!
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#slavetotheneedle #sttn #seattletattoo #seattletattooartist #pnwtattoo #pnwtattooartist #irezumi #japanesetattoo #koi
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Vacation doodles. Gouache and pencil.
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#slavetotheneedle #sttn #seattletattoo #seattletattooartist #pnwtattoo #pnwtattooartist #biomech
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The longest of furbies to hold ya over till I'm back from vacay. ...

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508 NW 65th Street, Seattle, WA 98117
206-789-2618

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