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

Jerry's very first tattoo, crazy freaking kids. #angel #angeltattoo #blackandgreyangel #wings #angelwings #angelwingstattoo #wingstattoo #blackandgreytattoo
This one needed a touch up before I posted it. This is dudes first tattoo. #dayofthedead #dayofthedeadtattoo #virginmary #virginmarytattoo #santamuerte #virginmarydayofthedead #diadelosmuertostattoo
Finished this on my homie Sara today. Fun freaking stuff! #puffin #puffintattoo #alaskatattoo #wildrose #wildrosetattoo #alaskawildrosetattoo #realisticrosetattoo #realisticflowertattoo #flowertattoo #primalinstincttattooalaska #primalinstincttattoo
#tribaltattoo #polynesiantattoo #primalinstincttattooalaska #tainotattoo #islandtattoo #puertoricotattoo
More freehand this one is not done yet #freehandtribal #freehandpolynesiantattoo #polynesiantattoo #islandtattoo #islandflowertattoo #flowertattoo #freehand #realisticflowertattoo #sidetattoo #girltribal #girlpolynesiantattoo
As long there is tattoo shops their will always be tribal tattoos. I think they will always have a place in the industry because they are reminiscent if the oldest type of tattoos known to us, even though the 90's kinda ruined this style (tribal arm bands) for many tattoo artist. I rather enjoy doing this style of tattoos, and even though you may not belong to an actual tribe, I will be happy to do your tribal tattoo! #tribaltattoo #freehand #freehandtribal
2 of 2 finished product #polynesiantattoo #freehandpolynesiantattoo #freehandtribal #freehand #islandtattoo #primalinstincttattooalaska #carlossolorzano
1 of 2 freehand. #polynesiantattoo  #freehandpolynesiantattoo #freehand #islandtattoo #tribaltattoo #freehandtribal
Stoked with this start, can't wait for color.  #bicycletattoo #biketattoo #alaskatattoo #primalinstincttattoo #primalinstincttattooalaska #carlossolorzano #mountaintattoo
Cool cover up, gotta find a before pic. #coverup #coveruptattoo #oceantattoo #bottletattoo #sailortattoo #seatattoo #sunsettattoo #sunsetbeachtattoo  #sunrisetattoo #rosetattoo
Finished this on Mark today.
#jellyfish #jellyfishtattoo #underwatertattoo #divertattoo #diverhelmettattoo #rosetattoo #pocketwatchtattoo #traditionaltattoo #newschooltattoo
:-) Thanks Don and Deb, had Hannah  come in and book an apt with me for this neat rose. She said you guys referred her our way. #rosetattoo #realisticrosetattoo #realisticflowertattoo