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

What a fun tattoo!!! Probably my favorite style to do. This was homies first tattoo, sat like a beast for 9 hours! #tattoo #tattoos #inked #guyswithtattoo #girlswithtattoos #tattooartist #tattooedgirls #tattooedguys #tattooideas #atlas #atlastattoo #sculpture #sculpturetattoo #earth #earthtattoo #alaskamade #alaskatattoos #anchoragetattoos #primalak #primalinstincttattoo #fusion #spektraxion #bestblackandgreytattoos #besttattooartist #btattooing #blacktattoo #tattooartistmagazine #fusionink #tattoosnob
Another super fun Zelda tattoo!  Theres a Majora's mask on the inside of the arm that I used for a cover up, needs one more once over before I post it. #tattoo #tattooed #fusionink #tattooistartmag #tattooartistmagazine #tattoosnob #tattooedgirls #tattooedguys #girlswithtattoos #guyswithtattoo #inked #zelda #zeldatattoo #link #linktattoo #videogametatts #videogames #videogametattoo #alaskatattooartist #alaskamade #nerdytattoosdaily #nerdytattoos #anchoragetattooers #primalinstincttatto #primalak #tattooedguys #tattooedgirls
Neat tattoo on a super cool gal! #tattoo #tattooed #fusionink #tattooistartmag #tattooartistmagazine #tattoosnob #tattooedgirls #tattooedguys #girlswithtattoos #guyswithtattoo #btattooing #blackworkerssubmission #blacktattoo #bestblackandgreytattoos #blackandgreytattoo #anchorage #anchoragetattooers #alaskatattoo #alaskamade #primalinstincttatto #primalak #alaska #alaskamade #shiptattoo #clocktattoo #hibuscustattoo #flowertattoo #maptattoo
These cover ups are getting more and more challenging!  These are a couple I have finished in the last couple of months.  The Octopus really presented a challange because the old tattoo was still so dark, with very little room in between. Unlike the wolf skull, the old tattoo was faded and lent it self for more cover up possibilities.  I really had to play with the values if the darkness to make that octopus cover up work. Its partly healed so I'm very confident it will hold up great over time! Remember you don't have to live with the tattoos you no longer want. #tattoo #tattooed #fusionink #tattooistartmag #tattooartistmagazine #tattoosnob #tattooedgirls #tattooedguys #girlswithtattoos #guyswithtattoo #inked #oceantattoo #octopus #octopustattoo #coveruptattooing #coveruptattoo #wolf #wolfskull #treetattoo #alaskatattoo #alaskamade #primalinstincttatto #primalak #alaska #underthesea
I had been wanting to do a Rick and Morty tattoo for so long!!!!! Tyler finally made it happen, I wouldn't wish a foot tattoo with this much detail on my worst enemy, lol!!!! #tattoo #tattooed #fusionink #tattooistartmag #tattooartistmagazine #tattoosnob #tattooedgirls #tattooedguys #girlswithtattoos #guyswithtattoo #nerdytattoosdaily #nerdytattoos #videogametatts #rickandmorty #rickandmortytattoo #primalak #primalinstincttatto #alaskamade #alaskatattoo #alaskatattooartist #alaska #foottattoo #ouch #spacetattoo #c137 #portaltattoob #rick #morty
Another full sleeve first timer, Matt took it so well, you would have thought it wasn't his first time! This is actually the Maroon Bells mountain range in #Colorado. #tattoo #tattooed #fusionink #tattooistartmag #tattooartistmagazine #tattoosnob #tattooedgirls #tattooedguys #girlswithtattoos #guyswithtattoo #btattooing #blackworkerssubmission #mountaintattoo #treetattoo #treelinetattoo #trailtattoo #spacetattoo #galaxytattoo #startattoo #forresttattoo #naturetattoo #nature #maroonbells
Dani couldn't tattoo today, so Luna and I let her come along on our daddy daughter adventure today 😁, what a great little hike with a beautiful little water fall at the end of the trail, thanks Manny for the recommendation! @minimeis #daddydaughter #daddyslittlegirl #familyhike #familyadventure #waterfall
This was fun! Probably more for me than for Jacob! When he was telling me what he wanted I was a little confused, a little excited, but as most times, I said fuck it let's do it!
#tattoo #tattooed #fusionink #tattooistartmag #tattooartistmagazine #tattoosnob #tattooedgirls #tattooedguys #girlswithtattoos #guyswithtattoo #inked #primalak #primalinstincttatto #anchorage #anchoragetattooers #alaskatattoo #alaskamade #nerdytattoosdaily #robot #robotgirl #sexyrobot #parentaladvisory #pinuptattoo #ouch
Charles went hard for his very first tattoo, done in one session! @uurx.907 #tattoo #tattooed #fusionink #tattooistartmag #tattooartistmagazine #tattoosnob #tattooedgirls #tattooedguys #girlswithtattoos #guyswithtattoo #btattooing #blackworkerssubmission #blacktattoo #bestblackandgreytattoos #blackandgreytattoo #anchorage #anchoragetattooers #alaskatattoo #alaskamade #primalinstincttatto #primalak #wolftattoo #woodstattoo #wolf #moontattoo #inked
Luna and I had another great daddy daughter adventure yesterday, took her to thunderbird falls yesterday for the first time.  It was a beautiful day, we got a little rained on but definitely worth going out. #daddysgirl #daddydaughter #daddyslittlegirl #dad #alaska @minimeis #minimeis
Aiden is a tough dude! We packed a ton of color in this awesome spaceman half sleeve!!! @atbaileey #tattoo #tattooed #fusionink #inked #tattooedguys #tattooedgirls #guyswithtattoos #girlswithtattoos #tattoosnob #tattooistartmag #tattooartistmagazine #nerdytattoos #nerdytattoosdaily #spacetattoo #astronaut #astronauttattoo #colortattoo #saturn #galaxytattoo #cosmos #universe #toinfinityandbeyond #wherenomanhasgonebefore #halfsleevetattoo #rocketman