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High Desert Tattoo

High Desert Tattoo We're a private tattoo studio and small art gallery in the heart of Estes Park, Colorado. We specialize in an individualized custom tattoo experience in a private setting, while the art gallery features rotating artists from around the country.

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Absolutely awesome unique piece for my best friend kristen hahaha this was so much fun designing and tattooing. Building...
08/11/2022

Absolutely awesome unique piece for my best friend kristen hahaha this was so much fun designing and tattooing. Building up the stamp arm now.
@high.desert.tattoo @pirateninja_art @kristen_m_richard #coloradotattooartist #coloradotattoo #coloradotattoos #denvertattoo #denvertattooartist #denvertattooshop #mountaintattoo #naturetattoo #winetattoo #frogtattoo #traditionaltattoo #neotraditionaltattoo #awesometattoos #whimsicaltattoo

Awesome creepy ramen bowl for karston! More interesting neo traditional style work. This was a neat one to put together....
08/03/2022

Awesome creepy ramen bowl for karston! More interesting neo traditional style work. This was a neat one to put together. Lots of solid color. @high.desert.tattoo @pirateninja_art @dawn_gazer #coloradotattooartist #coloradotattoo #coloradotattoos #coloradotattooers #denvertattoo #denvertattooartist #denvertattoos #mountaintattoo #colortattoo #neotraditionaltattoo #traditionaltattoo #ramentattoo #creepytattoo

Neat little death moth filler piece today. These are always fun @high.desert.tattoo @pirateninja_art #coloradotattoo #mo...
08/01/2022

Neat little death moth filler piece today. These are always fun
@high.desert.tattoo @pirateninja_art #coloradotattoo #mountaintattoo #mothtattoo

Couple of neat pieces from today. All black and grey works. Eagle design originally by @stettner2.1 for @christian_newen...
07/26/2022

Couple of neat pieces from today. All black and grey works. Eagle design originally by @stettner2.1 for @christian_newendorp
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Super solid broncos logo for my buddy jim. This went really well haha love the hue gradients. @high.desert.tattoo @pirat...
07/24/2022

Super solid broncos logo for my buddy jim. This went really well haha love the hue gradients.
@high.desert.tattoo @pirateninja_art #coloradotattooartist #coloradotattoo #coloradotattooers #denvertattoo #denvertattooartist #denvertattoos #denverbroncos #bronco #coloradofootball #coloradolife #mountainlife

Nice forearm jammer today! Havnt done a piece like this in quite some time. Fit well, went in solid. @high.desert.tattoo...
07/23/2022

Nice forearm jammer today! Havnt done a piece like this in quite some time. Fit well, went in solid.
@high.desert.tattoo @pirateninja_art #coloradotattoo #coloradotattooartist #coloradotattoos #denvertattoo #denvertattoos

Some recent works from this week. Another cool skull and floral piece, solid traditional flintlock pistol, and little li...
07/19/2022

Some recent works from this week. Another cool skull and floral piece, solid traditional flintlock pistol, and little linework rabbit. All very varying styles and fun to work with. Lets keep up the tattoo diversity! Haha thanks everyone for the practice. @high.desert.tattoo @pirateninja_art @axeaesthetic #mountaintattoo #mountainlife #skulltattoo #oldschooltattoo #tattoo #coloradotattooartist #coloradotattoo #coloradotattoos #coloradotattooshop #denvertattoo #denverartist #coloradoartist #coloradoart #mountainart #colortattoo #blackandgreytattoo #solidlines #realismtattoo

Finished up this amazing deer skull the other day! This was a great project, best skull ive worked on. Learned so much r...
07/15/2022

Finished up this amazing deer skull the other day! This was a great project, best skull ive worked on. Learned so much recently, and its showing. Thank you to my friend sierra for letting me do this work. Much more to come. @high.desert.tattoo @pirateninja_art @sierradawnward #coloradotattooartist #coloradotattoo #coloradotattoos #coloradotattooshop #denvertattoo #denvertattooartist #denvertattooshop #mountaintattoo #mountainlife #skulltattoo #flowertattoo #lifeanddeath #realismtattoo #blackandgreytattoo #colortattoo #thightattoo #bigtattoo

One of the dope projects from yesterday and one of the best color pieces this far. This custom neotrad hand was crazy fu...
07/14/2022

One of the dope projects from yesterday and one of the best color pieces this far. This custom neotrad hand was crazy fun! Thanks karston for letting me do the work! Many many more to come
(This one even looks good as black and grey!)
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Some dope forearm jammers from the last couple weeks. All custom drawings, very fun. Learning a lot with each piece. Tha...
07/02/2022

Some dope forearm jammers from the last couple weeks. All custom drawings, very fun.
Learning a lot with each piece. Thank you all
@high.desert.tattoo @pirateninja_art @christian_newendorp
#coloradotattooartist #coloradotattoo #coloradotattoos #mountainlife #customtattoo #forearmtattoo #colortattoo #blackandgreytattoo #denvertattoo #denvertattooartist #eliteneedles #kwadronneedles #5thavesupplies

Back mandala done in one shot by Ian. To book with Ian, please email him directly at lucidinceptions@gmail.com, he is cu...
06/29/2022

Back mandala done in one shot by Ian. To book with Ian, please email him directly at [email protected], he is currently booked until September.

Couple of neat works from last week. Spider is from my personal flash book. Shading the flower was really fun@high.deser...
06/26/2022

Couple of neat works from last week. Spider is from my personal flash book. Shading the flower was really fun
@high.desert.tattoo @pirateninja_art
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Awesome traditional style cat memorial piece! Meaningful and fun, would love to practice more like this. Thanks to emily...
06/24/2022

Awesome traditional style cat memorial piece! Meaningful and fun, would love to practice more like this. Thanks to emily, an estes local, for letting me do the work
@high.desert.tattoo @pirateninja_art #coloradotattooartist #coloradotattoo #coloradotattoos #coloradotattooshop #coloradotattooartists #denvertattoo #denvertattooartist #neotraditionaltattoo #traditionaltattoos #cattattoo #memorialtattoo #estespark #rockymountainnationalpark #coloradostateparks #coloradolife #mountainlife

Got to tattoo one of my custom bone daggers the other day. These have been fun! Super solid saturation and realism. More...
06/05/2022

Got to tattoo one of my custom bone daggers the other day. These have been fun! Super solid saturation and realism. More to come!
@high.desert.tattoo @pirateninja_art
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Awesome little rework of a horseshoe and mountains for my friend sierra!Thanks for the practice, i do enjoy doing work l...
05/26/2022

Awesome little rework of a horseshoe and mountains for my friend sierra!
Thanks for the practice, i do enjoy doing work like this.
*Original is not my work
@pirateninja_art
@high.desert.tattoo
@sierradawnward
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Big rad tiger filler for @stettner2.1 This came out so solid. Super vibrant and fit the space so cleanly. Thanks for hav...
04/24/2022

Big rad tiger filler for @stettner2.1
This came out so solid. Super vibrant and fit the space so cleanly. Thanks for having me do the work.
@high.desert.tattoo @pirateninja_art
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Awesome raven from today! This was an interesting one to work with. Adding the sun behind it was great contrast. Thanks ...
04/20/2022

Awesome raven from today! This was an interesting one to work with. Adding the sun behind it was great contrast.
Thanks @christian_newendorp for letting me do the work. More to come!
@high.desert.tattoo @pirateninja_art #coloradotattooartist #coloradotattoo #coloradotattoos #denvertattoo #denvertattoos #coloradoartist #coloradonature #raventattoo #traditionaltattoo #blackwork #sun #contrasttattoo #coloradoart #denverart #denvermusic #avantgarde @avantgardealeworks #mountainlife

Awesome slc punk hand jammer from yesterday!“Only posers die”Such a dope concept to work with, more like this for sure@h...
04/16/2022

Awesome slc punk hand jammer from yesterday!
“Only posers die”
Such a dope concept to work with, more like this for sure
@high.desert.tattoo @pirateninja_art #coloradotattooartist #coloradolife #coloradotattoo #coloradotattoos #coloradoartist #coloradomusic #coloradopunk #punktattoo #slcpunk #stevo #bob #punkforlife #poser #denvertattoo #denvertattooartist #denvertattoos

Cool dark raven from the other day. Rework of a design. Love pieces like this@high.desert.tattoo @pirateninja_art #color...
04/15/2022

Cool dark raven from the other day. Rework of a design. Love pieces like this
@high.desert.tattoo @pirateninja_art
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Dope bighorn sheep skull! Learned a lot from working in arizona This was an addition to other skull/flora workThanks jes...
04/07/2022

Dope bighorn sheep skull! Learned a lot from working in arizona
This was an addition to other skull/flora work
Thanks jessie for letting me practice all these
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@pirateninja_art @high.desert.tattoo

Never did post this piece by @lucidinceptions done for @delrue77 a while back. The infinity sign was already there, want...
01/25/2022

Never did post this piece by @lucidinceptions done for @delrue77 a while back. The infinity sign was already there, wanted to add on and fill out the forearm. Thanks for always supporting me! Ian’s books are currently closed, and will reopen in April. Follow his personal page for updates.

Blasted out this Space Cowboy Eddie (from Iron Maiden) for my friend Sean!Sat like a rock, solid damn piece. Custom desi...
01/21/2022

Blasted out this Space Cowboy Eddie (from Iron Maiden) for my friend Sean!
Sat like a rock, solid damn piece. Custom design by me.
Yowza that was fun!! Haha more like this please!!
@pirateninja_art @high.desert.tattoo
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01/12/2022

This was a fun one done by @lucidinceptions a few weeks back. Thanks everyone for another great year! Ian is currently booking for March and beyond, to book with him please email [email protected]

Added some color to the dragon yesterday! Coming along nicely, learning a lot with this piece. Also a neat back piece st...
01/10/2022

Added some color to the dragon yesterday! Coming along nicely, learning a lot with this piece.
Also a neat back piece starter from this past weekend. Cool skeleton hand and iris flower. Will be added to shortly.
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Some really interesting pieces from today!Custom Damascus chef knife  And some custom flashwork switchblade & zippo ligh...
12/06/2021

Some really interesting pieces from today!
Custom Damascus chef knife
And some custom flashwork switchblade & zippo lighter from my book. Come get your cutlery today!
@pirateninja_art @high.desert.tattoo
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Jus finished this weird painting haha thank you “married.. with children” for the inspiration! More work to come soon, s...
11/24/2021

Jus finished this weird painting haha thank you “married.. with children” for the inspiration!
More work to come soon, so glad to be painting again. Brings a sense of peace to the mind.
@pirateninja_art

Some skull work from this past weekend! Crazy fun custom work haha sorry for the arm warpage on the steal your face skul...
10/27/2021

Some skull work from this past weekend! Crazy fun custom work haha sorry for the arm warpage on the steal your face skull.
Please more of these haha
Thanks for the trust all
@high.desert.tattoo @pirateninja_art
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Some recent custom wildlife and nature tattoos! The elk was really fun, getting to practice realism has been a great lea...
10/07/2021

Some recent custom wildlife and nature tattoos! The elk was really fun, getting to practice realism has been a great learning process.
Plenty of mountains
And a cool coyote in a bucket cap haha
@high.desert.tattoo @pirateninja_art
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Good way to start off halloween haha michael meyers knife silhouette and a dark freehand chain for dylan. He also got to...
10/01/2021

Good way to start off halloween haha michael meyers knife silhouette and a dark freehand chain for dylan.
He also got to try his hand at tattooing by inking one of his custom traditional cat designs on myself. He did great for a first tattoo! Well on his way
@high.desert.tattoo @pirateninja_art @stettner2.1
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Nice traditional day yesterday!!Custom rose dagger And hand jammer for dylan haha also tattpoed a design of his on anoth...
09/24/2021

Nice traditional day yesterday!!
Custom rose dagger
And hand jammer for dylan haha also tattpoed a design of his on another local, christian, owner of avante garde aleworks.
These were some solid pieces, my work has improved so much since quitting drinking. Thank you all!
@high.desert.tattoo @pirateninja_art
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Busy day black work day!Custom styled jackalope skull! Have more designs in the works, stay tuned. Also Art the Clown, s...
09/10/2021

Busy day black work day!
Custom styled jackalope skull! Have more designs in the works, stay tuned.
Also Art the Clown, silhouette design. Crazy creepy haha thanks for the practice and trust @stettner2.1
And finally a nice big rose for another local in town
@high.desert.tattoo
@pirateninja_art
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Dope little jackalope from today!That was an interesting piece, love the weird nature work hahaMore please!@high.desert....
09/04/2021

Dope little jackalope from today!
That was an interesting piece, love the weird nature work haha
More please!
@high.desert.tattoo
@pirateninja_art
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Bunch of different work from the last week! Skulls and flowers are the best hahaThen some more freehand filler and Veget...
08/28/2021

Bunch of different work from the last week! Skulls and flowers are the best haha
Then some more freehand filler and Vegeta from DBZ.
@high.desert.tattoo @pirateninja_art
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Some fun animal realism from today!Buck and bison, amazing creaturesWould really enjoy doing more work like this!!@high....
08/24/2021

Some fun animal realism from today!
Buck and bison, amazing creatures
Would really enjoy doing more work like this!!
@high.desert.tattoo @pirateninja_art
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Awesome horse skull today! Always love these pieces, so much texture and depth. Please more! @high.desert.tattoo @pirate...
08/19/2021

Awesome horse skull today! Always love these pieces, so much texture and depth.
Please more!
@high.desert.tattoo
@pirateninja_art
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