Avainsana-arkisto: Ruusutatuointi

IMG_1328Work in progress, Tuta




Cover up by TutaIMG_1233



Work in progress, Tuta


Parantunut / All healed up now





SAM_1110PEITTOKUVA alla, mitäpä muutakaan kuin tribaali. Laitan vielä myöhemmin

yhteiskuvan vanhasta ja uudesta.

Cover-up tattoo.




Parantunut / All healed up now


Smiley ei minun käsialaani…

Smiley face not done by me…


Tulossa peittokuva, coming up a cover-up tattoo



Parantunut / All healed up now

On a dark and creepy island in the canals of Xochimico near Mexico City sits what might be the world’s strangest and scariest tourist attraction ever.

However, this sad island was never meant to be a stop on tourists’ holiday itineraries.

The Island of the Dolls was dedicated to the lost soul of a poor little girl who met her fate too soon.

The Island of the Dolls (Isla de las Munecas) sits in the canals south of Mexico City and is the current home of hundreds of terrifying, mutilated dolls.

Their severed limbs, decapitated heads, and blank eyes adorn trees, fences and nearly every available surface.

The dolls appear menacing even in the bright light of midday, but in the dark they are particularly haunting.

Not surprisingly, the island’s origins lie in tragedy. The story goes that the island’s only inhabitant,

Don Julian Santana, found the body of a drowned child in the canal some 50 years ago. He was haunted by her death,

so when he saw a doll floating by in the canal soon after, he hung it in a tree to please the girl.

He hoped to both appease her tortured soul and protect the island from further evil.

One doll in a tree, however, was not enough to ease Santana’s troubled mind.

He continued to fish dolls and doll parts out of the canal whenever he saw them,

hanging each one carefully on the island.

There weren’t enough canal dolls to satisfy Santana’s tortured spirit,

so he began scavenging more from trash heaps on his rare trips away from home.

Later in life, he began trading his home-grown fruits and vegetables for dolls.

Many stories have been associated with the island over the years.

A popular tale was that Don Julian had gone mad and believed the dolls to be real children who he pulled from the canal and tried to revive.

But the truth, as told by his family members who now run the island as a tourist attraction,

is that Don Julian simply believed the island was haunted by the spirit of the little girl.

For reasons only known to Don Julian himself, he believed that he could make the dead girl happy and keep evil at bay by hanging discarded dolls in all of the island’s trees.

The story took a particularly sinister turn in 2001 when Don Julian drowned in the canal just like the little girl.

Many people said that the dolls, inhabited by tortured spirits, conspired to murder the old man.

Others believe that Santana’s death was an accident and that since his passing,

the dolls have taken over his role as the island’s caretaker.

Although the island did not receive much tourist attention during Don Julian’s lifetime,

it has become a well-known attraction since then.

International television crews have filmed there several times, including one show that claimed to find proof the island is haunted.


Work in progress/ Keskeneräinen

All healed up 😀


Line drawing for a up and coming tattoo for my customer

Very difficult one to take a photo, it’s a tree branch around the whole lenght of the arm with 3 names on it.

Hankala kuvattava. Käden ympäri kulkee puunoksa jossa on 3 nimeä.

Work in progress / keskeneräinenThis one is a bid red now, but will turn in to very pale shades of gray ones it’s healed up.

Nyt tuoreeltaan kuva punoittaa aikalailla, punoitus muuttuu kuvan parannuttua haaleiksi harmaan sävyiksi.

Work in progress, cover up / keskeneräinen peittokuva

Babys foot step tattoo Sammy has done while back.

Vanha jalanjälki tatuointi Sammy on tehnyt muutamia vuosia sitten.

Tattoo done while ago, now all healed up…

work in progress/ keskeneräinen

work in progress/ keskeneräinen

work in progress/ keskeneräinen

Angelique Houtkamp Art

Work in progress/ Keskeneräinen…

Yoda doggie all healed up now, gotta loov her face ;D

Mucha-work also healed now

Loved doing this one.

Artwork was brought in by the customer.

Feathers what would u do without them

This piece is also copy of the artwork brought in by customer.



Work in progress by Tuta


Iso kiitos mahtaville apureille Mintulle ja Nooralle!

Tuta Work in progress


Cover up tattoo/ Peittokuva tatuointi by Tuta