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

I love our new @Minimeis baby carrier, it was an early fathers day gift from Dani, so we went on a daddy daughter hike, first time I've taken Luna to kincaid, had so much fun with this little stinker. Even had a rattlesnake hot dog from @yetidogak, yes it's actually rattlesnake! She fell asleep for a second there, lol. I wish Alaska summers never ended. #daddysgirl #daddydaughter #daddyslittlegirl #familyhike
What a fun project on @george_n_bananas, it was definitely detail intensive!  I was hoping to get a healed picture, but I couldn't wait to share it any longer! #tattoo #tattooed #fusionink #girlswithtattoos #guyswithtattoo #colortattoo #balrog  #gandalf #balrogtattoo  #gandalftattoo #lordoftherings #lordoftheringstattoo #jrrtolkien #nerdytattoosdaily #nerdytattoos #wizard #wizardtattoo #myprecious #fantasyart #balrogvsgandalf
What a fun piece on a super cool gal, Alicia is a beast!!! Primal Instinct is back open, but by appointment only.  Doors will remain closed to the general public.  Please call the shop to re-schedule any missed appointments, we are working with limited hours, please leave a message if we are unable to answer, we appreciate everyone's patients as we navigate these strange and uncertain times. You are also welcome to reach out to your tattoo artist via social media. #tattoo #tattooed #fusionink #tattooistartmag #tattooartistmagazine #tattoosnob #tattooedgirls #tattooedguys #girlswithtattoos #guyswithtattoo #btattooing #blackworkerssubmission #blacktattoo #bestblackandgreytattoos #blackandgreytattoo #anchorage #anchoragetattooers #alaskatattoo #alaskamade #primalinstincttatto #primalak #portraittattoo #portraittattooing #flowertattoo #flowers #ferntattoo
Danielle went back to work this week, so I finally got some daddy daughter time! Went and had a picnic with Eric and Hazel, spent some time rolling around on the grass, she likes to eat grass, lol. #daddysgirl #daddydaughter #alaskapicnic
Primal will be under new ownership as of June 1st, Danielle and I will be taking over Primal and we are very excited to announce that we are looking for two new artists. We are not looking for any apprentices.  We are looking for experienced artist with at least 4 years experience, preferably with a strong clientele following as walk-ins will be a thing if the past for the foreseeable future.  We have a strong online presence which will allow new artists opportunity for work.  MOST IMPORTANT! We are looking for strong team players with a strong sense of responsibility, work ethic, and great customer service skills. Egomaniacs, addicts, and drama enthusiasts need not apply!  We pride ourselves in creating a very comfortable, creative, and fun work environment for both our artists and clientele.  Artists must be willing to comply with all new regulations regarding the covid-19 pandemic.  This is a booth rent opportunity in a very busy shop. If you are intrested in joining our tattoo family please send a link to your portfolio to akironstattoo@gmail.com or simply send a message here on IG or Facebook for further information. #tattoo #tattooed #callforartist #tattoojop
My first attempt at oil painting, had an amazing teacher of coarse. Danielle was very patient with me, teaching me all kinds if techniques along the way.  Took me the better part of a week, I definitely tattoo much faster, lol.

Also Primal Instinct Tattoo will remained closed until the 15 of April as required by state mandate.
I'm excited to get back to work, I will continue to inform everyone with a pending appointment in the meantime as to when we will be returning to work as we find out more.  Thanks Everyone!!!!
#tattoo #tattooed #quarantine #quarantineandpaint #oilpainting #buddha
This was a long project in the making, but @mjacob_15 really stuck to the long sessions, and  we were able to really bring this project together, what started as a cover up turned out to be a really unique tattoo.  I had a lot of fun working the transition from color to black and grey.  Thanks Matt for sticking to it!!!! #tattoo #tattooed #fusionink #tattooistartmag #tattooartistmagazine #tattoosnob #tattooedgirls #tattooedguys #girlswithtattoos #guyswithtattoo #rosetattoo #roses #btattooing #primalinstincttatto #primalak #alaska #alaskamade #spacetattoo #naturetattoo #forresttattoo #candletattoo #auroraborealis #northernlights #coveruptattoo #coveruptattooing  #clocktattoo
This was a fun one, done all in one session, tough gal!!!! #tattoo #tattooed #fusionink #tattooistartmag #tattooartistmagazine #tattoosnob #tattooedgirls #tattooedguys #girlswithtattoos #guyswithtattoo #rosetattoo #roses #flowertattoo #ribtattooforgirls #sidetattoo #goinghard #primalinstincttatto #primalak #alaska #alaskamade #anchorage #anchoragetattooers #alaskatattoo #pinkroses #redroses
This was a great project and the subject who shall remain nameless sat great for a very difficult tattoo.  We put some long hours into this one, couldn't be happier with the results.  When you start to run out of room, you start getting into some tough areas to tattoo, lol.  #tattoo #tattooed #fusionink #tattooistartmag #tattooartistmagazine #tattoosnob #tattooedgirls #tattooedguys #girlswithtattoos #guyswithtattoo #waifus #waifutattoo #riasgremory #lucy #tornado #zerotwo #asuna #jiraiya #animetattoos #geekytattoo #momo #alaskatattooartist #anchoragetattooers #alaskatattoo #alaskamade #primalinstincttatto #primalak
Found this one going through the depths of my phone, should have posted it alot sooner, did it about a year ago.  My interpretation of the goddes Athena. #tattoo #tattooed #fusionink #tattooistartmag #tattooartistmagazine #tattoosnob #tattooedgirls #tattooedguys #girlswithtattoos #guyswithtattoo #btattooing #blackworkerssubmission #blacktattoo #bestblackandgreytattoos #blackandgreytattoo #anchorage #anchoragetattooers #alaskatattoo #alaskamade #athena #athenatattoo #greekmythology #pinuptattoo #owltattoo #primalinstincttatto #primalak
This was another one of those projects that took a while, sometimes scheduling around military active duty schedules can be tough but @jasonlookabaugh hung in there and kept coming back when he could to finish this awesome project. #tattoo #tattooed #fusionink #tattooistartmag #tattooartistmagazine #tattoosnob #tattooedgirls #tattooedguys #girlswithtattoos #guyswithtattoo #woodstattoo #forresttattoo #mountaintattoo #treetattoo #ac130 #gunship #airforce #airforcetattoo #angelofdeath #angelofdeathtattoo #usairforce #merica #treesleeve #bombsaway #bombtattoo
I miss my buddy Aaron @abryant8532 we were able to finish his entire torso piece before he moved to Washington, hope you find yourself well my friend!  You may remember a whole back I posted a picture of this Thanos before I murdered Aaron all over with this space background lol!!! #tattoo #tattooed #fusionink #tattooistartmag #tattooartistmagazine #tattoosnob #tattooedgirls #tattooedguys #marvel #marveltattoo #comicbooktattoo #avengers #thanos #thanostattoo #avengerstattoo #fusionink @joshbrolin @marvel #fusionink #alaskatattoos #alaskatattooartist #anchorage #primalinstincttatto #spacetattoo #space #galaxytattoo #supernova #videogametatts