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

Fun rose tattoo from our California trip. #tattoo  #tattoos  #inked  #tattooed #tattooedguys  #tattooedgirls  #guyswithtattoos #girlswithtattoos  #tattoodo  #alaskatattoo #tattooistartmag  #tattooartistmagazine #besttattooartist  #tattoosociety  #primalak #primalinstincttattoo  #tattoosnob  #rosetattoo #rosestattoo
Finished this one last night on a long time client and friend Aaron Bryant. I feel like the nautical theme in my portfolio is becoming more common.  I would be happy to specialize in ocean related tattoos!!! 😁🤔#undertheseatattoo  #underthesea  #nautical  #nauticaltattoo  #tattoo #inked  #tattooed  #tattooedguys  #tattooedgirls  #guyswithtattoos  #girlswithtattoos  #alaskatattoo  #tattooistartmag  #tattooartistmagazine  #besttattooartist  #tattoosociety  #primalak  #primalinstincttattoo  #tattoosnob  #fusionink #seaturtle #seaturtletattoo #sharktattoo #shark #ocean #oceantattoo #coralreef #protectcleanwater
Walk-in Friday today, got the whole day available!!! This was a really fun cover from our California trip on miss @sabrinastone12, thanks again guys. That Calistoga trip made our vacation. @norcalstone #octopustattoo #octopus #anchortattoo #tenticletattoo #underthesea #nautical  #nauticaltattoo  #tattoo  #tattoos  #inked  #tattooed  #tattooedguys  #tattooedgirls  #guyswithtattoos  #girlswithtattoos  #alaskatattoo  #tattooistartmag  #tattooartistmagazine  #besttattooartist  #alaskatattoo  #primalak  #primalinstincttattoo  #maptattoo  #fusionink #watercolortattoo #watercoloroctopus #coveruptattoos #coveruptattoo #compasstattoo
A closer look @carey.kimber  arm.  What a fun piece.  I do have openings all through out the month, let me know if Santa didn't bring you what you wanted for the Holidays!!! #tattoo  #tattoos  #inked  #tattooed  #tattooedguys  #tattooedgirls  #guyswithtattoos  #girlswithtattoos  #blackandgreytattoo  #blackworkerssubmission  #blackink  #alaskatattoo  #btattooing  #blackinkcrew  #tattooistartmag  #tattooartistmagazine  #besttattooartist  #bestblackandgreytattoos  #tattoosociety  #primalak  #primalinstincttattoo #fusionink #greekmythologytattoo #poseidontattoo #atlastattoo #horsetattoo #nauticaltattoo #tattoosnob
Been wanting to post this one for a while, @carey.kimber your a beast man thanks letting me  dk my thing to your arm!!!! #tattoo  #tattoos  #inked  #tattooed  #tattooedguys  #tattooedgirls  #guyswithtattoos  #girlswithtattoos  #blackandgreytattoo  #blackworkerssubmission  #blackink  #alaskatattoo  #btattooing  #blackinkcrew  #tattooistartmag  #tattooartistmagazine  #besttattooartist  #bestblackandgreytattoos  #tattoosociety  #primalak  #primalinstincttattoo #fusionink #greekmythologytattoo #poseidontattoo #atlastattoo #horsetattoo #nauticaltattoo #tattoosnob
Swipe to see the before, this was a large scale cover up.  Its always challenging when you have to cover a sleeve with a sleeve, it got real black towards the bottom, but I think it balances well with the top.  #tattoo  #tattoos  #inked  #tattooed  #tattooedguys  #tattooedgirls  #guyswithtattoos  #girlswithtattoos  #blackandgreytattoo  #tattoodo  #alaskatattoo  #nightscene  #tattooistartmag  #tattooartistmagazine  #besttattooartist  #tattoosociety  #alaskatattoo  #primalak  #primalinstincttattoo  #alaskaliving  #mountaintattoo  #treetattoo  #scenerytattoo #treesilhouette #treesilhouettetattoo #coveruptattoo #moontattoo #nighttattoo
What a great Vacation, we went to California to spend the Holidays with the Family and to do some work.  Much needed vacation, did a ton of awesome tattoos, back in AK ready to start the new year.  I have a ton of pictures to post here in the next few days. #tattoo #tattoovacation #lakecountyca #clearlake #vacationmode #holiday #holidaytattoo #tattooedgirls #tattooedguys #inked #tattoartist
This is the other side or Laurens arm.  We used white over black cover-up technique to cover the large black skull. That worked really well, often with cover-ups it is easy to overly darken them.  #tattoo  #tattoos  #tattoosleeve  #tattooed  #tattooedgirls  #tattooedguys  #girlswithtattoos  #guyswithtattoos  #coveruptattoo #harrypotter #harrypottertattoo #stagtattoo #moontattoo #coverup #deathlyhollows #deathlyhollowstattoo #flowertattoo
This was an awesome cover up process, Lauren came in with a tattoo that needed very badly to be covered up.  Definelty a challange but Lauren was able to trust in me to do an awesome Harry Potter cover up.  We are gonna miss you Lauren! Check the before picture. Ill post the other side of her arm. 
#tattoo  #tattoos  #tattoosleeve  #tattooed  #tattooedgirls  #tattooedguys  #girlswithtattoos  #guyswithtattoos  #coveruptattoo #harrypotter #harrypottertattoo #stagtattoo #moontattoo #coverup #deathlyhollows #deathlyhollowstattoo
This is a larger piece, but defenitly a one session tattoo.  If you are intrested in getting tattooed in California (lake county) from Dec 14 to 22 DM me or @danietatts. Apt are limited and the week is booking up quickly. #tattoo  #tattoos  #tattooed  #inked  #alaskatattoo  #primalinstincttattoo  #tattooedguys  #tattooedgirls  #guyswithtattoos  #girlswithtattoos  #primalak  #alaska  #alaskamade  #besttattooartist  #tigertattoo  #tiger  #japanesetiger  #japanesetattoo  #japanesesleeve  #traditionaltattoo  #traditionaltiger #crystals #crystaltattoo #gemtattoo  #tigrestattoo #rosetattoo #feline #felinetattoo
Love doing bkack and grey. If ya haven't heard we will be back in California in December. Let us know if you want to get tattooed or gift a tattoo for the Hollidays. #nautical  #nauticaltattoo  #tattoo  #tattoos  #inked  #tattooed #tattooedguys  #tattooedgirls  #guyswithtattoos  #girlswithtattoos  #blackandgreytattoo #blackworkerssubmission  #blackink #alaskatattoo  #btattooing  #blackinkcrew  #tattooistartmag  #tattooartistmagazine  #besttattooartist  #bestblackandgreytattoos  #tattoosociety  #compasstattoo  #primalak #primalinstincttattoo  #shiptattoo  #maptattoo  #fusionink #rosetattoo #clocktattoo
Couple things you should know,  first I love doing guitar tattoos!!!!! Dont do enough of them,  second me an Dani will be In California tattooing from 13-22 of December.  DM us so we can schedule you if you are intrested.  #tattoo  #tattoos  #inked  #tattuaje  #tattooed  #tattooedguys  #tattooedgirls  #tattoosonguys  #tattoosongirls  #guyswithink  #girlswithink  #primalinstincttattoo  #primalak  #guitar #guitartattoo #gibson #lespaul #fender #stratocaster #space #spacejam #spacetattoo #galaxy #galaxytattoo