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 one on my buddy Derrick, that white held good, probably because tattoed into the depths of his soul, hahaha. This was actually a really cool idea as it was a recreation of his fathers own tattoo. #tattoo #tattooed #fusionink #tattooistartmag #tattooartistmagazine #tattoosnob #tattooedgirls #tattooedguys #girlswithtattoos #guyswithtattoos #hearttattoo #daggertattoo #heartanddagger #skulltattoo #blackworkerssubmission #blacktattoo #btattooing #bestblackandgreytattoos #blackandgreytattoo #anchorage #anchoragetattooers #alaskatattoo #alaskamade
This was an absolute blast to do! I really like the placement on this tattoo and the size, @purpl_mushroom sat like a champion and was great conversation! Thanks Anya for letting me this this tattoo for you and not being afraid of going big and bold! #tattoo #tattooed #fusionink #tattooistartmag #tattooartistmagazine #tattoosnob #tattooedgirls #tattooedguys #girlswithtattoos #guyswithtattoo #btattooing #blackworkerssubmission #blacktattoo #bestblackandgreytattoos #blackandgreytattoo #anchorage #alaskatattoos #alaskatattooartist #primalinstincttatto #primalak #whale #whaletattoo #humpbackwhale #humpy #seatattoo #oceantattoo #ocean #majestic
In accordance with my new years resolution, I present to you the most baddest ass head tattoo I have ever done.  These poppies were done on a very special gal, Toni has become like family to us at the shop, thanks Toni for all your love and support over the years, we love you!!!! #tattoofamily #tattoo #tattooed #fusionink #tattooistartmag #tattooartistmagazine #tattoosnob #tattooedgirls #tattooedguys #girlswithtattoos #guyswithtattoos #flowertattoo #flowers #headtattoo #poppytattoo #poppy #badassmama #noggintattoo #anchorage #alaskatattoos #alaskatattooartist #primalinstincttatto #primalak
New years resolution, post more tattoo pictures! Well at least I'm going to try lol.  I have several months of tattoo pictures I have to catch up on.  The last few months have brought alot of change in our lives, and I'm super excited about all the new changes coming this year! Swipe for the healed pictures of this tattoo. 
#tattoo #tattooed #fusionink #tattooistartmag #tattooartistmagazine #tattoosnob #tattooedgirls #tattooedguys #girlswithtattoos #guyswithtattoo #rosetattoo #carnations #carnationtattoo #roses #btattooing #blackworkerssubmission #blacktattoo #bestblackandgreytattoos #blackandgreytattoo #anchorage #anchoragetattooers #alaskatattoo #alaskamade #flowertattoo #flowers
Another incredible year on the books, except this year was a little extra special.  2019 will be the kind of year that has brought so much change that our lives will no longer be the same,  @danietatts and I have continued to grow, to solidify the foundation of our relationship, which is good because we just had a little earthquake that shook is us to our foundation, her name is Luna Maria, lol.  This little bundle of joy and poop, has realigned, reinvigorated, and reawakened so much in us.  I'm excited to see what 2020 and this new decade has in store for us, we are leaving this old decade with dreams and aspirations for the new. We could not have done this without the support of our friends and family, I'm so grateful for the people around me, thank you all for your support and affection!!!!! #sothankful #theuniversehasyourback #happyholidays #happynewyear #newparents #tattoodad #tattoomom
Danielle y yo hicimos algo que siempre quisimos hacer, Danielle y yo tenemos 10 años juntos, y sin fin en vista, especialmente con la adición de nuestra hija, Luna, que está por llegar, queremos todos compartir el mismo apellido. El nombre Solórzano, es de mi primer padrastro, técnicamente no soy Solórzano, y no es un nombre que le quiero dar a mi hija.  La familia de me madre, los Figueroa, es la única familia que e conocido.  El nombre Figueroa es un nombre que e cargado con mucho orgullo.  El amor y el respeto que tengo para la unica familia que e conocido me llena el corazón de amor y orgullo, y por eso con mucho amor y orgullo le pasó el nombre Figueroa a mi hija y a mi esposa, y yo dejaré el nombre Solórzano.  De ahora en adelante somos los Figueroa.

Danielle and I did a thing, a thing we have been wanting to do for a long time.  I had really never wanted to pass on the name Solorzano if I ever had a child.  Solorzano was my first step fathers last name, and wasn't much of a father to me or my little sister Jennifer.  So with the birth of Luna right around the corner Danielle and I Decided that I would drop the Solorzano part of my hyphenated last name, so that she could take the name  Figueroa and we could all share the last name.  Figueroa is my mother's maiden name, and is the only family I have ever known, a name I have always been very proud to carry, and that I have always associated with the love and respect a family should have for each other.  So from know on, we are the Figueroas, Danielle Antonia Figueroa, Luna Maria Figueroa, and Carlos Alberto Figueroa.
Super fun Alaska piece on a super cool dude @niedermeyer1023, on the day before he left Alaska.  #tattoo #tattooed #fusionink #tattooistartmag #tattooartistmagazine #tattoosnob  #thebesttattooartists #tattoosofinsta #alaskatattoos #guyswithtattoos #girlswithtattoos #tatuaje #primalak #primalinstincttatto #alaskatattoo #alaskamade #salmontattoo #salmon #alaskatattoo #mountaintattoo #treetattoo #moontattoo #waterfall #blackworkerssubmission #blacktattoo  #btattooing
I was going to wait until I got some healed pictures of my buddy Matt's leg but I couldn't wait any longer, lol.  This is the conclusion of Matt's Zelda leg sleeve.  You may remember a while ago I posted a tattoo picture of Link, this is the other side to his leg.  Thanks Matt for always being a champ, and @carlafoxclay for always being there for Matt.  Also want to thank @pertheseus for sharing his amazing art work, as this was derived from one of his original art pieces. #tattoo #tattooed #fusionink #tattooistartmag #tattooartistmagazine #tattoosnob #videogame #videogametatts #gamerink #zeldatattoo #zelda #nerdytattoosdaily #nerdytattoos #link #breathofthewild #nintendo #nintendotattoo #thebesttattooartists #tattoosofinsta #alaskatattoos #guyswithtattoos #guyswithtattoos #tatuajes #midna #primalak #primalinstincttatto #midnatattoo
Healed shot of this super fun cover-up.  Swipe to see the before! Thomas was probably one of my best sitting customers ever, gonna miss him! He is leaving state in a couple weeks. #tattoo #tattooed #fusionink #tattooistartmag #tattooartistmagazine #tattoosnob #primalinstincttatto #primalak #alaskatattoo #videogametatts #wheretheytatt #comicbooktattoo #gamerink #marveltattoo #marvel #ironman #hulk #captainamericatattoo #batmantattoo #ironmantattoo #comicink #coveruptattoo #thor #nerdytattoosdaily #thortattoo #blackwidow #dccomics
Did this a while ago, been meaning to post it, HEART OF A DRUMMER!!! Had a lot of fun tattooing this on @phily_cheese of @sundog_ak. #tattoo #tattooed #fusionink #tattooistartmag #tattooartistmagazine #tattoosnob #tattooedgirls #tattooedguys #girlswithtattoos #guyswithtattoo #hearttattoo #drums #drummer #primalinstincttatto #primalak #alaskatattoo #drummertattoo
This project was a few years in the making, but @tcduty hung in there and kept coming back when she could.  Really fun mythology based tattoo.  #tattoo #tattooed #fusionink #tattooistartmag #tattooartistmagazine #tattoosnob #tattooedgirls #tattooedguys #girlswithtattoos #guyswithtattoo #greekmythology #mythologytattoo #sirentattoo #mermaid #mermaidtattoo #medusa #medusatattoo #blackworkerssubmission #blacktattoo #btattooing #blackinkcrew #blackandgreytattoo
Another fun piece on a super cool dude, you sat like a champ @kyfetters!!!! #Frictiontattoo #tattoo #tattoos #tattooed #inked #alaskatattoo  #tattoosnob #primalinstincttattoo #tattooedguys #tattooedgirls #guyswithtattoos #girlswithtattoos #blackworkerssubmission #blacktattoo #btattooing #tattooartistmag #tattooartistmagazine #tattooistartmag #besttattooartist  #dragontattoo #portraittattoo #fusionink #gemstonetattoo #headdress #headdresstattoo