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

Finished wades back last night, my favorite Alaska piece so far. #alaskatattoo #beartattoo #blackbeartattoo #grizzlytattoo #polarbeartattoo #wolftattoo #eagletattoo #moosetattoo #cariboutattoo #baldeagletattoo #backtattoo #raelistictattoo #colorrealism #animalportraits #huntingtattoo
Excited about a new project, this guitar has a neat story, An Argentinian scientist friend of mine traded me this guitar for some illustrations I drew for him. They were for a paper that was eventual published in nature magazine. The guitar had been painted by him to look like stone because he is a geologist.  The guitar had a short so it no longer played. Upon doing research on the guitar I found that it was a very we'll made guitar for its time. It has the Floyd Rose bridge, and an hss pickup setup.  I'm gonna completely re-wire, re-finish, re-fret and replace the pickups.  I'll keep posting picture of the project as it evolves. #guitarproject
#tlinget #tlingetwhale #tlingetwhaletattoo #alaskatattoo #nativeamericanart #nativeamericantattoo
These are fun to do when done in the right size, the right size is always big! #tlinget #tlingetwhale #tlingetwhaletattoo #alaskatattoo #nativeamericanart #nativeamericantattoo
The lotus and mermaid were there already, I only reworked the mermaid slightly and added the rest. #oceantattoo #seatattoo #traditionaltattoo #lotustattoo #mermaidtattoo #mermaid #octopus #octopustattoo #seahorse #seahorsetattoo
This was a real cool idea, inspired by a video game. Had to freehand the whole thing. #chaintattoo #shackletattoo #blackandgreytattoo #tattatattoo #tattoo #freehand #freehandtattoo
Goes all the way around. #gardertattoo #knifetattoo #traditionaltattoo #girlytattoo #tattatattoo #ribbontattoo #gartertattoo
#Can't wait to finish this one. #koitattoo #traditionaltattoo #traditionaljapanesetattoo #koi #lotustattoo
Fun traditional piece. #traditionaltattoo #tattoo #oldschool #oldschooltattoo #sailortattoo
I have tons to post, this one was from early last year. #virginmary #virginmarytattoo #virginmarydayofthedead #rosetattoo #realisticflowertattoo #flowertattoo #realisticrosetattoo
Here's the full view #heartofstonetattoo #hearttattoo #primalinstincttattoo #primalinstincttattooalaska #stonetattoo #
Ezekiel 36:26New International Version (NIV)
I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.
The gal wanted me to tattoo this idea on her because this is her favorite scripture. I really dig that she had an original idea instead of just getting the writing. #hearttattoo #heartofstonetattoo 
#primalinstincttattooalaska  #primalinstincttattoo #stonetattoo #rocktattoo