Mad Hatter Tattoo in Nicaragua

A journey that started more than a year ago has finally come to and end.

When I first talked to my friend and tattoo artist Salomon about getting this tattoo he gave me some grim news. The tattoo would essentially need to be done twice.  Since the design was incredibly detailed and contained so many colors Salomon would need to complete the entire piece in black and grey and then add the color on top once it was healed.

Thirteen months, six sittings and something like sixteen hours of “fun” we finally have a finished product.

To learn more about my journey and why I decided to get this little work of art read Friends – like tattoos – can last a lifetime

To view larger sized images click on any one of the photos below.

Salomon calls Lucerne, Switzerland home but thankfully for me he comes to Nicaragua three months per year to surf.

In Lucerne Salomon is booked solid with appointments and works long days. His trips to Nicaragua are his way of getting some rest and relaxation. He surfs as often as he can and only takes enough tattoo appointments to cover his travel expenses.

His specialty is Japanese art but he will take on interesting and challenging pieces like my latest design. So if you are coming to Nicaragua and want a tattoo from a serious artist at a fraction of what he charges in Switzerland contact him HERE.

About In Nica Now

We're Gordon and Elisha. A Canadian couple living a relaxed life in the colorful beach town of San Juan del Sur. If you're looking for information on life & travel in Nicaragua you've come to the right place!

Posted on September 13, 2013, in Daily Life, People & Culture and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. You are a walking art gallery, and this piece is spectacular! I will look forward to my next trip to San Juan Del Sur, when I hope to have the opportunity to visit the “Gallery of Gordon” in person! My congratulations to the artist for a beautiful and fascinating work!

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