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 piece on @triffon21, that's not an easy piece to sit for, but sat better than most!  For a minute a thought it might be to much blue, but the subtle differences in the tones and hues of the blues make all the diffrence. #tattoo  #tattoos #inked  #tattooedguys  #tattooed #tattooedgirls  #tattooedguys #guyswithtattoos  #girlswithtattoos #alaskatattoo  #tattooistartmag #tattooartistmagazine  #besttattooartist #tattoosociety  #primalak #primalinstincttattoo  #tattoosnob  #underthesea  #octopustattoo  #shiptattoo  #nauticaltattoo #fusion #fusionink  #ship #colortattoo
Two of my favorite styles, Alaska scenery and space!  Still have the bottom arm to finish, so this is just a preview of the whole project.  @mjacob_15 taking it like a champ, excited for our next session! 
#tattoo  #tattoos  #inked  #tattuaje  #tattooed  #tattooedguys  #tattooedgirls  #tattoosonguys  #tattoosongirls  #primalinstincttattoo  #primalak  #tattooartistmagazine #tattoosnob #fusion #fusionink #spacetattoo  #galaxy  #galaxytattoo #supernova #asteroid #alaskatattoo #alaska #auroraborealis #clocktattoo #mountaintattoo #northernlights #northernlightstattoo #woods #forresttattoo
Narwhal!!! The truest of all the mythical creatures.  Did this on Miss Rose @shutupimcool96, one of the many awesome Nomeites I met while I was there.  By the way I'll be back in that Neighborhood in May just so you all know. #tattoo #tattooed #tattoos #tattooedgirls #tattooedguys #girlswithtattoos #guyswithtattoo #blackandgreytattoo #sea #narwhal #narwhaltattoo #unicornofthesea #oceantattoo #underthesea #nome #alaska #akaskatattoos #ak #motherfuckingnarwhal
Thanks everyone for the kind words and birthday wishes!  Truly it was a very special birthday, spending in in Mexico with my lovely wife @danietatts and great friend Jason.  Thanks buddy for snapping so many great pictures.  All these pictures were taken on my birthday in Cancun, Tulum and in an amazing cenote called Cenote Sac Actun. Truly an amazing day! I'm a lucky guy. 
#tattoo #tattooed #tattooedgirls #tattooedguys #cancun #tulum #travelphotography #travel #mexico #cenote #cenotesmexico #birthday #luckyguy #dontwannagobacktothecold #alaska #mexicotoalaska #kaynahtulum
2018 was an amazing year, hard work and dedication to our craft have opened so many doors for us.  Sharing all this with my amazing wife @danietatts has been more rewarding then I could have ever imagined.  I love you babe!  We brought in the new year in Cancun, the final chapter of 2018.  Heres to 2019, a new year full promise and new experiences. None of this would have been possible without the support of all of our family and friends that support us in what we do, THANK YOU!!!! More pictures to come from our traveling tattoo trip through Mexico.
#cancun #tulum #travel #travelphotography #mexico #tattoo #tattooed #tattooartist #traveltattooartist #dinner #tattooedgirls #tattooedguys #girlswithtattoos #guyswithtattoos #mexicotattoo
Para los que estén aquí en México, @danietatts Y yo vamos a estar tatuando aquí en la ciudad de México hasta el Viernes, en el estudio @manosacrastudio si gustan un trabajito me avisan o se comunican con @manosacrastudio. Este fue un trabajo muy divertido y medio tripy en un muy buen amigo. #cloudtattoo  #tattoo  #tattoos  #inked  #tattooed #tattooedguys  #tattooedgirls  #guyswithtattoos  #girlswithtattoos  #blackandgreytattoo  #blackink #alaskatattoo  #tattooistartmag  #tattooartistmagazine  #besttattooartist  #alaskatattoo  #primalak #primalinstincttattoo  #fusionink #sunsettattoo #forresttattoo #treetattoo #trees #rivertattoo #stippling #stippletattoo #fusionink #sacredgeometry
Estoy super emocionado para llegar a México!!!! Ya estamos en ruta.  Danielle y yo vamos a estar trabajando en la CDMX en el estudio @manosacrastudio con @mollytattoo.  Cualquier pregunta que tengan aquí estamos.  Tenemos los días 11, 12 y 13 disponibles.  #nautical  #nauticaltattoo  #tattoo  #tattoos  #inked  #tattooed #tattooedguys  #tattooedgirls  #guyswithtattoos  #girlswithtattoos  #blackandgreytattoo #blackworkerssubmission  #blackink #alaskatattoo  #btattooing  #blackinkcrew  #tattooistartmag  #tattooartistmagazine  #besttattooartist  #bestblackandgreytattoos  #tattoosociety  #alaskatattoo  #primalak #primalinstincttattoo  #shiptattoo  #fusionink #octopustattoo #octopus  #underthesea
Man this was detail intensive, but really fun!  Miss Jessica sat like a true Jedi warrior.  #starwars #starwarstattoo
Oh man, what can I say about my special lady, we recently celebrated our 5 year wedding anniversary, but she stole my heart and has been running with it for much longer then that.  She put a spell on me that's as strong today as it has ever been.  Love ya baby!!!! #wcw #womancrushwednesday #wcw😍 @danietatts @daniepaints
So what do you do when someone comes in asking for a shark wearing a vest, waiving the American flag, drinking a beer all the while snowboarding? YOU DO IT!!!! This was a great piece and a blast to do. MERICA!!!! #tattoo  #tattoos  #inked  #tattooed  #tattooedguys  #tattooedgirls  #guyswithtattoos  #girlswithtattoos  #tattoodo  #alaskatattoo  #tattooistartmag  #tattooartistmagazine  #besttattooartist  #tattoosociety  #primalak  #primalinstincttattoo  #tattoosnob  #sharktattoo #snowboarding  #colortattoo #neotraditionaltattoo #neotrad #beer
This made for a long day but we knocked it out in one, Chris sat great and even let me hammer that white after getting zapped all day!!!
#tattoo  #tattoos  #inked  #tattooed #tattooedguys  #tattooedgirls  #guyswithtattoos  #girlswithtattoos  #blackandgreytattoo #blackworkerssubmission  #blackink #alaskatattoo  #btattooing  #blackinkcrew  #tattooistartmag  #tattooartistmagazine  #besttattooartist  #bestblackandgreytattoos  #tattoosociety  #primalak #primalinstincttattoo  #fusionink #wolftattoo #moontattoo #howlingwolf  #mountaintattoo
Had a lot a fun this weekend at the #inkmasterstattooexpo, thanks to everyone who came out.  This a was a great piece to finish on Daniel at the convention, we took third in best cover up.