Carlos

Carlos

Bio

Carlos And Danielle own Primal Instinct Tattoo and are very proud to support an amazing team of artist and apprentices. They take great care in providing a safe and comfortable environment for all artist to thrive and do amazing tattoos.

Carlos Immigrated from Mexico at a very young age and grew up in Northern California. He always had a love of art and design but never thought he could make a career from his art. It wasn’t until his fellow Marines asked him to start tattooing them because of the drawings and sketches they saw hung in Carlos’s barracks room. Even though this was not the correct way of learning to tattoo, Carlos fell in love with the medium and decided to pursue a tattoo apprenticeship after his Military service was complete in 2007. That is also the year he would meet his future Wife, Partner and best friend Danielle. Carlos and Danielle Have been in Alaska since 2011.

Carlos handles a wide range of styles inspired by nature, Hispanic culture and military service. His preferred styles are black and grey, neo traditional compositions and geometric pattern tattoos. Carlos is very fortunate and appreciates his customers trust in designing their large custom tattoos.

Carlos can be reached at akironstattoo@gmail.com, Instagram @akironstattoo, or Facebook at Carlos Alberto Figueroa.

Tattoos

Happy Holidays! Hand signed Gallery Canvas prints for sale for a LIMITED TIME ONLY! Can ship anywhere in the U.S. 
@danietatts and I have made another run of prints but they will only be available to purchase and ship until Nov 25th  Message me if interested. 
Buddha  10x20
Quan Yin 10x20
Mother Mary 12x18 
La Mujer 11x14
La Luna 11x14
Had a blast hanging with Rob and bringing his very first tattoo to life! #tattoo #tattoos #inked #tattooed #guyswithtattoos #girlswithtattoos #tattooartist #tattooedgirls #tattooedguys #tattooideas #blacktattoo #bestblackandgreytattoos #btattooing #tattoosnob #tattooistartmag #tattooartistmagazine #primalak #alaskatattoos #anchoragetattoos #primalinstincttattoo #moontattoo #clocktattoo #rosetattoo #rosetattoosleeve
I want to introduce everyone to Gus! Lol this was an absolute blast to do on a badass gal @chase_quinn96.  I learned so much about horses in the making of this tattoo and had a blast hanging with Miss Chase. 

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Hey everyone, so unfortunately the time has come to close my books.  I try to keep my books open as much as possible to accommodate as many people as possible, but I'm booked out for a year.  Everyone who has ongoing projects will continue to be able make appointments.  Anyone who has sent me Dms currently will be able able make appointments and everyone one my cancelation list will be able to make appointments as I get openings in the next year.  Thanks all for your continued support and understanding, please DM me any questions you may have.
I'm pretty sure @gwenaelnyk7 almost died in my chair this day, but we finished his entire inner bicep in one session.  Tough 💪

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The last picture of Marvin's tattoo!
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I really enjoyed doing this for Marvin! I love this style, and hope to do more of it, shoot me your ideas if your interested in a tattoo like this. 
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I've always found it interesting that across all the contenents there is a consistency in stories of demons.  Although I can't say for sure whether they exist or not, I find it more likely that it's humanities unwillingness to recognize and embrace its own dark side.  It is easier to blame demons and evil spirits for the atrocities of man, then to accept responsibility for our darkness.  That was the idea behind this piece on Michael. 

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Thought I'd share some summer fun pictures.  #alaska #alaskacamping #alaskasunset #glamping #glampinglife
Nature tattoo are my JAM!!!!! Keeping em coming folks!!!! #tattoo #tattoos #tattooed #inked #alaskatattoo #primalak #tattoosnob #primalinstincttattoo #tattooedguys #tattooedgirls #guyswithtattoos #girlswithtattoos #anchorage #alaska #alaskamade #wildernesstattoo #blackworkerssubmission #blacktattoo #btattooing #tattooartistmag #tattooartistmagazine #tattooistartmag  #pheasanthunting #flyfishing #flyfishingtattoo #rainbowtrout #fishingislife #fishingtattoo
Miss Génesis was an absolute pleasure to tattoo and sat like a champ, one session 🙌👊! @island_beginnings 
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My little bean sprout is getting so big!!!! A year and a half, looking forward to a summer of daddy daughter days, camping with mom and some beautiful bike rides!!! #daddydaughter #daddyslittlegirl