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Darryl is an award winning artist proudly working at Slave to the Needle inn Seattle WA. He’s spent the majority of his tattoo career in the Seattle area, with stints in Europe and Las Vegas. His preferred styles are neo-traditional, American traditional, and color realism, often times combining styles to create something all it’s own. Darryl finds joy in large scale work as well as smaller one session pieces. He likes to participate in tattoo conventions and travel for guest appearances. While not tattooing he’s usually either painting, doing leatherwork, or golfing. Darryl works at our Ballard location and is greatly looking forward to collaborating on your next tattoo.

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Attn: link in Bio. This post comes with a heavy heart. This is Anthony, the middle son of my mentor @halesfromthecrypt. He was recently in a severe motorcycle accident. The accident left him with a traumatic brain injury, as well as leaving him permanently paralyzed from the waist down. I have known this man since he was 10 years old. He has always had a love for life, an infectious laugh, and a ton of love in his heart. If anyone is able and feels moved to help in any way this is a link to his gofundme. Thank you for reading and please send good vibes to the Hales family in this tragic time. Please Share this post.
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#gofundme #pleasehelp #tattooershelpingtattooers #pnw #tattoofamily #seattle #portland #helpmyfriend #motorcycle #motorcycleaccident #recovery
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Great time last night at @graphite_edmonds for the #cantstophere show. The installation will be up in the gallery until September 2nd. These pieces are all for sale, and benefit the community.
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Submission for #cantstophere another installment from our good friends from @salvage_arts. First time using this medium. A little disappointed in the final outcome, but I learned a lot. Can’t wait to do another one and not make the same mistakes. Illustration in the middle. Of Lucifer cast from heaven done by Gustave Dore. One of my all time favorites. Again Illustration NOT DONE BY ME.
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Small clip from my weekend at the @ironcircustattooexpo. I met a rad little punk Rock Chihuahua. Finished my day 1 and 3 tattoos and got a really good start on my day 2 piece. Which will be a full sleeve. Thanks to my amazing clients, and all the people who helped make this show happen. And also thank you to my friend @pokeybrush for boothing with me. Good to see you again.
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A little throwback to the @salvage_arts show from back in April at @graphite_edmonds most of these shots are from the set up. So many talented artists participated. Another show is coming up in August called “Can’t Stop Here”
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#art #artistsoninstagram #artist #artshow #alldecksonhand #seattle #edmonds #skateboard #skater #reclaimed #sustainability #salvage #artmovement #tattooshop #seattletattooartist #painting #throwback #nightlife
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Memorial portrait for clients grandmother. I’m going to run through and tighten a couple things up and add some highlights in a few weeks.
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#BlackAndGreyPortrait #PortraitTattoo #PortraitArt #BlackAndGreyMasterpiece #TattooArtist #PortraitTattooing #GreyScaleArt #BlackAndGreyInkwork #TattooDesigns #BlackAndGreyRealism #PortraitTattooist #TattooLove #BlackAndGreyFineAr #TattooCommunity #Portraiture #BlackAndGreyInked #TattooLife #BlackAndGreySleeve #PortraitInk #TattooAddict #BlackAndGreyTattooing #PortraitStyle #TattooCulture #BlackAndGreyGallery
##seattle #seattletattooartist #seattletattooshop #memorialtattoo #grandmatattoo
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The moon over Kachess Lake last night around 11:00PM.
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#MoonOverKachessLake #LakeLife #NatureBeauty #MoonlightReflections #StarryNight #LakesideViews #MoonGazing #ScenicBeauty #NightSky #NaturalWonder #WaterReflections #MoonPhases #OutdoorAdventure #SereneScenery #MoonlitMoments #ExploreWashington #LandscapePhotography #LakeLove#NighttimeBliss #MoonMagic #NatureCaptures #PeacefulVibes #AstroPhotography #MoonWatching #TravelGram #MoonlitWater #OutdoorBeauty #LakesideLife #MoonEclipse #ExploreTheOutdoors
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Want to give a shout out to my youngest sister @kirstenlaureen10 for completing her flight attendant training. And starting her new career. Congratulations kid. I love you! And I’m proud of you! ...

Snoopy: Rest in peace tiny king. Today was so hard. I hope you enjoyed your time with us. 18 years was a good run. You were fun and frustrating. Hilarious, sweet, mischievous. And you were my friend. I will miss you. 😢 ...

COVID chronicles. A day in the life of an 18 year old Dachshund who’s parents are home sick with the covid. A huge thank you to our awesome counter staff for getting my appointments rescheduled and to my amazing clients for being so understanding. I appreciate you all.
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#slavetotheneedle #seattlelife #pnw #art #tattoo #tattooartist #tattooshop #artist #artistsofinstagram #tattoolife #seattletattooartist #seattletattooshop #covid #sick #fuckcovid19 #dachshund #olddog #weinerdog #dachshundsofinstagram #mansbestfriend #sickday #mukilteo #springtime
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Mothers day at the in laws with yard games sunshine and this little low rider. Happy Mothers Day to all the moms out there!!
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#happymothersday #dauschund #dauschundsofinstagram #mothersday #edmonds #seattle #pnw #dog #sunshine
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Seattle Mariners opening day pre funk! @navystrengthseattle #gomariners #seattle #seattlemariners #wife #booze #shots #mlb #seasonopener ...

Work in progress on a full Studio Ghibli Sleeve. Here’s some Kodama (tree spirits) from Princess Mononoke
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#colortattoo #slavetotheneedle #tattooworkers #inkedmag #seattlelife #pnw #art #tattoosnob #tattoo #tattooartist #tattooshop #artist #artistsofinstagram #tattoolife #inkaddict #inkstagram #seattletattooartist #seattletattooshop #guyswithtattoos #studioghibli #kodama #princessmononoke #princessmononoketattoo #studioghiblitattoo #cute #anime #animetattoo #biceptattoo #workinprogress #ballard
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Still shot from yesterdays post. Grogu on the shin. Ouch!
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Pretty medusa. Very fun tattoo @slavetotheneedle
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#neotradtattoo #neotraditional #medusa #medusatattoo #greekmythology #ladyface #dontlook #ballard
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Bitchen Fantasy babe! Client brought reference from the incredible @dawnmcteigue who allowed me to do my thing with this beautiful piece. Go Follow if you’re not already!! And thank you @motopumpkinking for driving up from portland for this!!
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Pinup drawn from photo of clients wife. @slavetotheneedle
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#pinup #pinuptattoo #wifey #spouse #family #neotraditionaltattoo #neotrad #jorts #brunette
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Northern ghost Bat. Little red and swollen. @slavetotheneedle
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#neotraditionaltattoo #neotrad #naturetattoo #battattoo #whitebat #shikaka
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Some parts fresh, some parts healed. Anatomical heart with Neotraditional elements. I’ve had a few requests for these now. Always love doing them and make them all a little different. @slavetotheneedle
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#anatomicalheart #hearttattoo #flowertattoo #halfsleevetattoo #hibiscus #hibiscustattoo #realism #neotraditionaltattoo #neotrad #mashup
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