Winnipeg Artists 1: Carly Montgomery

Carly Montgomery is a Winnipeg tattoo artist who works out of First String Tattoo. Carly has fantastic attention to detail, doing both colour and black and grey work, as well as fantastic script.

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Fun lazy sloth with script
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Hedwig and Hogwarts for Harry Potter fans
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Partially finished Japanese koi leg piece
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Bright and colourful peacock
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Wrapping crow
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Deaths hand moth and tree

Carly has done a number of my own tattoos, including these.

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Black and grey chest piece. Anchor, rose, and heart.
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Calf knight, bat wings, and tree.
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Carl from Pixar’s UP.
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Harry Potter quote and Deathly Hallows mark.

Be sure to check Carly out if you’re going to be in Winnipeg!

Artist of the Month: Alejandro Prada

Alejandro Prada is a 23 year old blackwork, dotwork tattoo artist from Madrid, Spain, tattooing out of Kaifa’s Tattoo Studio. He mainly does geometric and mandala pieces, but his style can encompass everything from happy hot air balloons, to macabre skulls. Alejandro’s tattooing shows incredible attention to detail and diversity. He is a must see artist to anyone looking to be tattooed in Spain.

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Delicate Peony flower with light grey geometric work beneath.
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Detailed mandala with lacework.
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Stag skull, this must have taken a long time!
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Simple geometric arrow design on the ribs.
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Hot air balloon inspired by the Disney/Pixar movie ‘UP’. Alejandro’s own style shines through well in the balloon.
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Stag beetle and mandala. The use of white ink really makes the beetle pop.
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Badass skull half sleeve.
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Simple but bold face piece.
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Mandala and geometric silhouette of meditation.
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Huge half mandala for the ribs.

Which piece is your favorite?