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Andrew’s 18th Birthday Tattoo

January 28, 1998 brought our grandson into this world.  Today he is a brand new 18 year old!  Happy Birthday, Andrew!  Uncle Jake signed him in to consent to his tattoo and GrandpaTom applied the image of a Horitomo MonMon Cat tattooing his MonMon buddy cat.  The design is changed from the original, with the cat getting […]

Trained to Withstand

Tony is a veteran and in describing how he can sit still for seven to eight hours at a time “I was trained to think of other things if I were to be tortured by the enemy.  The enemy is trained to use various painful techniques to retrieve information to use against our military forces, but I […]

Thirty Years Later

Rick Patterson has been coming to visit Dragon Moon Tattoo since 1985, we’ve shared many a stories and experiences during his time in the chair. Thank you Rick for taking good care of your tattoos as they still look brand new (sunblock!) looking forward to seeing you again in the near future to continue our […]

Steve Miller Band

Yes, sometimes tattooists get to spend time with their families.  Last night was a very special time for me when my daughter Kim and granddaughter Kelly visited Wolftrap to see the Steve Miller Band.  When Kim was a little girl, she knew all the words to all of Steve Miller’s songs and sang along when […]

Warren Cherry

It’s always a great day when Warren comes to visit.  Warren has been sitting in my chair since 1995 and we’ve developed a strong friendship over the years.  Laura, his girlfriend is also getting work from me and I always smile when I see their names in my appointment book. I’ll post more photos when we […]

A Beautiful Tattoo for Jennifer

I began this design awhile ago and Jennifer chose this weekend to use her husbands gift certificate to her.  Though not yet finished, her half sleeve of phoenix , cherry blossoms and thunder demon will be completed soon.  Receiving her seeds to plant in her Memorial Day garden, she picked oriental poppies and columbines.  Thank […]


As I come to the close of this day and reflect upon the things that have happened lately, I’m grateful for many things in my life of tattooing for the past forty years.  On May 13th, we were invited to attend the birthday party of Governor Marvin Mandel who celebrated his 95th year. Invited as guests […]

I’m thankful for …

  all of the people who have supported our work since 1978 our staff, Jacob, Adam, Erik, Lexi and my wife for without all of you tattooing would be just a job, not a lifestyle and not nearly as much fun our children who have gone without bedtime stories because I work a lot but your […]