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

Great healed shot of this awesome skull and roses I finished a while ago.  The white healed nice, the secret to good white highlights is blasting them in there as hard as you can without any regard to your customers feelings, bahahaha. J/K I CARE ABOUT YOUR FEELINGS, JUST NOT WHEN I DO YOUR WHITE.#tattoo  #tattoos  #tattooed  #tattooedgirls  #tattooedguys  #girlswithtattoos  #guyswithtattoos  #primalak  #primalinstincttattoo  #akironstattoo  #alaskabrassandirons  #skull  #skulltattoo #rosetattoo #rosetattoos #allseeingeyetattoo #allseeingeye #blackworkerssubmission #blackinkcrew #blackandgreytattoo #bestblackandgreytattoos
This crazy SOB thought this would be a great idea for his first tattoo, furthermore we did it all in two sessions, lines and black and ALL the color in another all day sessions.  Never once freaking complained.  I probably would have died on the table if it were me. Lol #tattoo  #tattoos  #tattooed  #inked  #alaskatattoo  #primalinstincttattoo  #tattooedguys  #tattooedgirls  #guyswithtattoos  #girlswithtattoos  #primalak  #alaska  #alaskamade  #besttattooartist  #tigertattoo  #tiger  #japanesetiger  #japanesetattoo  #japanesesleeve  #traditionaltattoo  #traditionaltiger  #tigrestattoo#rosetattoo #feline #felinetattoo #newschooltattoo #newschooltigertattoo
We would like to request the company of all of our clients and supporters on July 15, 3-8 pm to celebrate the opening of our new and improved tattoo studio. It is only because of our amazing clients that we are able to continue as one of the top rated tattoo shops in Alaska, and now it's time to show you guys some love! We would like all of clients, past, present, and future to join us for a Grand Re-Opening Client Appreciation Party!

There will be food, prizes, entertainment, and all around shenanigans, plus a chance to tour the new shop and meet the artists. We will have food trucks joining us for the event so bring your appetites! Our raffle will include art by our tattooers, artist and shop swag, and of course the ever coveted tattoo gift certificates!

This is a family event so feel free to bring the little ones...we like to snag them early in life anyways ;) Thank you all for your support over the years and we are excited to celebrate this new chapter with all of you!
@geminisoldier Brandon is always getting awsome tattoos and bringing us fresh ideas, thanks buddy! This is great picture of the tattoo healed, Brandon is sporting a color version of this on his other thigh.  #tattoo  #tattoos  #inked  #tattuaje  #tattooed  #tattooedguys  #tattooedgirls  #tattoosonguys  #tattoosongirls  #guyswithink  #girlswithink  #primalinstincttattoo  #primalak  #tattooartistmagazine  #tattoosnob  #fusion  #fusionink  #spacetattoo  #galaxy  #galaxytattoo  #supernova  #earth  #earthtattoo  #asteroid #blackandgreytattoo  #blackworkerssubmission  #blackink
We finished Miss Sarah's rose sleeve, in beautiful shades of silvers, black and white.  Came together really nice.  Swipe to see the full project.  #tattoo  #tattoos  #inked  #tattooedguys  #tattooed  #tattooedgirls  #guyswithtattoos  #girlswithtattoos  #blackandgreytattoo  #blackworkerssubmission  #blackink  #rosetattoo  #tattoodo  #alaskatattoo #btattooing  #blackinkcrew  #tattooistartmag  #tattooartistmagazine  #besttattooartist  #bestblackandgreytattoos  #tattoosociety  #flowertattoo  #alaskatattoo  #primalak  #primalinstincttattoo  #tattoosnob #rosetattoos
Completion of the Pink Floyd sleeve, who can name all the albums!?!? We are gonna miss you at the shop @chandlerritsch, good luck with the next  chapter of your life  buddy.  #darksideofthemoon  #tattooartistmag #primalak #tattoosnob  #primalinstincttattoo  #tattooedguys  #tattooedgirls #guyswithtattoos  #girlswithtattoos  #classicrock  #pigsonthewing #pinkfloyd #musician #musiciantattoo  #anotherbrickinthewall  #wishyouwerehere  #pinkfloyd  #pinkfloydtattoo #spacetattoo
This was a blast!  We did it in one Long day.  Excited to see how it looks healed. #tattoo  #tattoos  #inked  #tattooed  #tattooedguys  #tattooedgirls  #guyswithtattoos  #girlswithtattoos  #tattoodo  #alaskatattoo  #tattooistartmag  #tattooartistmagazine  #alaskatattoo  #primalak  #primalinstincttattoo  #pinup  #pinupgirl  #pinuptattoo #tattoosnob #musician #vocalist #microphone #microphonetattoo #vintagepinup
Haha more underwater coolness, didn't do the top side but I added the #tentacles the #greatwhiteshark and the background.  Give me more ocean tattoos!!!!! #tattoo  #tattoos  #inked  #tattooedguys #tattooed  #tattooedgirls  #tattooedguys #guyswithtattoos  #girlswithtattoos  #tattoodo #alaskatattoo  #tattooistartmag #tattooartistmagazine  #alaskatattoo  #primalak #primalinstincttattoo  #tattoosnob  #diver  #divertattoo  #underthesea  #octopustattoo  #shiptattoo  #diverhelmet  #primalinstincttattoo  #sharktattoo #fusionink #fusion
Another one from the California trip, this was on a very special gal that I consider family, love you Daphne.  You sat so good!!! #tattoo  #tattoos  #inked  #tattooed  #tattooedguys  #tattooedgirls  #guyswithtattoos  #girlswithtattoos  #japanesetattoo #roostertattoo  #alaskatattoo  #primalak  #primalinstincttattoo  #chickentattoo #cocktattoo
This project was a long time in the making, as per usual for full saturation tattoos, especially space tattoos.  But the final results were well worth the long grueling hours of torture, well at least I hope Jason thought so lol.  #tattoo  #tattoos  #inked  #tattuaje  #tattooed  #tattooedguys  #tattooedgirls  #tattoosonguys  #tattoosongirls  #guyswithink  #girlswithink  #primalinstincttattoo  #primalak  #tattooartistmagazine #tattoosnob #fusion #fusionink #spacetattoo  #galaxy  #galaxytattoo #supernova #earth #earthtattoo #asteroid
This one was from the California Trip,  Miss @chelley_b  sat like the champion she is.  Super fun tattoo with a lot of meaning.  I'm a little behind on posting, gotta start catching up. #tattoo  #tattoos  #inked  #tattooed  #tattooedguys  #tattooedgirls  #guyswithtattoos  #girlswithtattoos  #blackandgreytattoo  #blackworkerssubmission  #blackink  #tattoodo  #alaskatattoo  #btattooing  #blackinkcrew  #tattooistartmag  #tattooartistmagazine  #besttattooartist  #bestblackandgreytattoos  #tattoosociety  #alaskatattoo  #primalak  #primalinstincttattoo  #pinup  #pinupgirl  #pinuptattoo #swantattoo #feathertattoo