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 really enjoy doing these portraits, had a lot of fun doing this rendition of Dolly Parton. Dolly truly has an amazing story, and a heart of gold!  #tattoo #tattooed #fusionink #tattooistartmag #tattooartistmagazine #tattoosnob #tattooedgirls #tattooedguys #primalinstincttatto #primalak #dollyparton #dollypartontattoo #portraittattoo #portraittattooing @dollyparton
This a slightly different spin on your standard pocketwatch tattoo, we used runic numbers instead of Roman numerals, with a slight celtic twist.  #tattoo #tattooed #fusionink #tattoos #tattooedguys #tattooedgirls #guyswithtattoos #girlswithtattoos #clocktattoo #pocketwatchtattoo #celtictattoo #tattooartistmagazine #tattooistartmag #runes #colortattoo #steampunk #steampunktattoo
Its pieces like these and people like Matt that really make me thankful for what I do.  Meeting great people and doing great art on them is what it all about, making the long hours really worth it. 
#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
Another really fun cover up, swipe to see the before.  Remember with some clever placement and creativity we can make just about anything disappear! #tattooedguys #tattooedgirls  #guyswithtattoos #girlswithtattoos  #tattoodo  #alaskatattoo #tattooistartmag  #tattooartistmagazine #besttattooartist  #tattoosociety #alaskatattoo  #primalak #primalinstincttattoo  #tattoosnob  #coveruptattoo  #coveruptattooing  #diadelosmuertos #dayofthedeadtattoo #portraittattoo #rosetattoo
Always a fun to travel, got another chance to meet up with @shutupimcool96, Rose had some old tattoos that we wanted cover, we considered saving some of the tattoo, but it worked best to cover all of them up.  Remember, you dont have to live with tattoos you may no longer want, and it just so happens that I really enjoy the challenge of a cover up. 
#tattooedguys #tattooedgirls  #guyswithtattoos #girlswithtattoos  #tattoodo  #alaskatattoo #tattooistartmag  #tattooartistmagazine #besttattooartist  #tattoosociety #alaskatattoo  #primalak #primalinstincttattoo  #tattoosnob  #coveruptattoo  #coveruptattooing  #traditionaltattoo #lotustattoo #peonytattoo #flowertattoo #bestcoveruptattoos
These crazy kids are going all out for their first tattoos, this was Christs first tattoo ever!  Makes me wish I had thought a little more about my first tattoo, lol.  Oh well, no regrets.  I think it's great that people are jumping in head first into the hobby of collecting tattoos with such nice big intricate tattoos!
#tattoo  #tattoos  #inked  #tattooed  #tattooedguys  #tattooedgirls  #guyswithtattoos  #girlswithtattoos  #blackandgreytattoo  #blackworkerssubmission
This made for a long day, but Wesley came down from Fairbanks for his appointment so we had to bust it out in one day.  Great detail, one clock for his little boy and his little girl.  #tattoo  #tattoos  #i #tattooartistmagazine  #besttattooartist  #bestblackandgreytattoos  #tattoosociety  #clocktattoo #rosetattoo #roseclocktattoo #antiqueclock #primalak #primalinstincttatto  #guyswithtattoos  #girlswithtattoos  #blackandgreytattoo  #blackworkerssubmission  #blackink  #alaskatattoo  #btattooing  #blackinkcrew  #tattooistartmag  o
I think few tattoos really really rest someone's resilience, but man I really tested Aaron! This guy took 3 full days, not in a row but over a couple months.  That glove took me an entire day to color in.  Its not done yet, we are going to be doing space background but I figure I'd give you guys a preview. #marvel #marveltattoo #comicbooktattoo #avengers #thanos #thanostattoo #avengerstattoo #fusionink @joshbrolin @marvel
Here is the rest of Justin's arm!  #spacetattoo  #galaxy  #galaxytattoo  #supernova  #asteroid  #alaskatattoo  #alaska  #auroraborealis  #clocktattoo  #mountaintattoo  #northernlights  #northernlightstattoo  #woods  #forresttattoo
What a fun piece on @j_salgado24,  we did an entire sleeve on Justin, I'll post the whole picture of his arm here shortly.  #fusion  #fusionink  #spacetattoo  #galaxy #galaxytattoo #planets  #asteroid  #alaskatattoo  #alaska  #mountaintattoo  #northernlights  #solarsystem  #woods  #forresttattoo #solarsystemtattoo
I know my style is all over the place, but I really enjoy doing a wide variety of styles.  Some might say a jack of all trades and a master of non, but I've never wanted to pigeonhole my self to one style.  So fuck it! your gonna keep getting all kinds of tattoos coming out my feed hahahaha. Really enjoy doing traditional, neo traditional tattoos, but I dont get to many know a days l, hopefully this might inspire some of you out there. #tattoo  #tattoos #inked  #tattooedguys  #tattooed #tattooedgirls  #tattooedguys #guyswithtattoos  #girlswithtattoos #tattoodo  #alaskatattoo  #tattooistartmag #tattooartistmagazine  #besttattooartist #tattoosociety  #alaskatattoo  #primalak #primalinstincttattoo  #tattoosnob  #japanesetattoo  #primalinstincttattoo  #masktattoo #lotustattoo #traditionaltattoo #neotraditionaltattoo #neotrad #fusionink
Did this last year, been trying to get Brandon in for a touch up so I could post it up.  It's the Egyptian beauty Cleopatra. @gemenisoldier