Also find me at wwwjefftarinelli.com and www.facebook.com/atattooedlife

All work pictured is my own unless otherwise stated.


Hello, and greetings. I am now pleased to be back living and working in Portland, Oregon @ Infinity tattoo.

I began my professional career as a tattoo artist in 1995 in the United states and have spent the last decade working in Portland, Oregon in the Pacific North West focusing specifically on the art forms of indigenous cultures. My passion is the ancient art of Polynesian tattooing and I have a keen interest in North and South Native American cultures also.

In 2011 I made the decision to answer a life long desire to explore the Americas in hope to further my own art and enrich my life. I sold my house, tattoo studio, and most belongings and took to the road. After 9 months of backpacking from Mexico to the Amazon I knew I wanted to live in this region and I returned to Peru, bringing the most modern and sterile equipment with me to practice my craft of tattoo.

I have enjoyed being closer to cultures that influence my art as well as drawing inspiration from seeing the talented artisans of the region work. In my own art my passion lays in working primarily with black ink and the bodies natural curves and lines. The wearer and ink fuse together as an active parts of the design as a whole. All my designs are custom drawn, made for each client and never to be repeated again.

18th July 2014

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#hennatattoo #mehndi #hennastyletattoo

#hennatattoo #mehndi #hennastyletattoo

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12th July 2014

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Tree. #treetattoo #yogatattoo #treepose

Tree. #treetattoo #yogatattoo #treepose

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10th July 2014

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I was super lucky to get to tattoo these ladies from Croatia with traditional Croatian motifs that her mother wore during WW2. The women of Croatia had these tattoos done so they could be identified as Croatian and hopefully reunited with family and homeland after the war. It was an honor as well as an education to make these tattoos for mother and daughter. #croatia #croatiantattoo #traditionalcroationtattoo

I was super lucky to get to tattoo these ladies from Croatia with traditional Croatian motifs that her mother wore during WW2. The women of Croatia had these tattoos done so they could be identified as Croatian and hopefully reunited with family and homeland after the war. It was an honor as well as an education to make these tattoos for mother and daughter. #croatia #croatiantattoo #traditionalcroationtattoo

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2nd July 2014

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A good start. #psychedelic #psychedelictattoo #mushroomtattoo #magicmushroomtattoo

A good start. #psychedelic #psychedelictattoo #mushroomtattoo #magicmushroomtattoo

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28th June 2014

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Oceanic themed tribal design.  Thx for the referral @coreybcrowley  #tribal #tribaltattoo #blacktattoo

Oceanic themed tribal design. Thx for the referral @coreybcrowley #tribal #tribaltattoo #blacktattoo

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19th June 2014

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It’s a good day. #polynesiantattoo #tribaltattoo #maoriinspiredtribal

It’s a good day. #polynesiantattoo #tribaltattoo #maoriinspiredtribal

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18th June 2014

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Finished this big ole cover up and re-work into zombie Jesus. #windbars #coveruptattoo #americantraditionaltattoo

Finished this big ole cover up and re-work into zombie Jesus. #windbars #coveruptattoo #americantraditionaltattoo

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25th May 2014

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Free handed this cover up today. Thanks Luis! #tribaltattoo #coveruptattoo

Free handed this cover up today. Thanks Luis! #tribaltattoo #coveruptattoo

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22nd May 2014

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Poly-burning man. Thank you Gordon!!! Mushlove #burningman #burningmantattoo

Poly-burning man. Thank you Gordon!!! Mushlove #burningman #burningmantattoo

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21st May 2014

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#hennatattoo #mehndi #mehnditattoo #mehndidesign #redtailhawktattoo

#hennatattoo #mehndi #mehnditattoo #mehndidesign #redtailhawktattoo

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21st May 2014

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Fun day. #hennaart #hennatattoo #mehndi #mehnditattoo #tribaltattoo #geometrictattoo

Fun day. #hennaart #hennatattoo #mehndi #mehnditattoo #tribaltattoo #geometrictattoo

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17th May 2014

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Reworked finelinetattoo from 1993.

Reworked finelinetattoo from 1993.

17th May 2014

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Really beautiful fine line piece circa 1993 Los Angeles California. It was almost a shame to re work it. Fine line is such a beautiful lost style that I just awed over when I was an apprentice now 20 years ago. #vintagetattoo #finelinetattoo

Really beautiful fine line piece circa 1993 Los Angeles California. It was almost a shame to re work it. Fine line is such a beautiful lost style that I just awed over when I was an apprentice now 20 years ago. #vintagetattoo #finelinetattoo

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16th May 2014

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Finished today. #hennatattoo #mehndidesign #mehnditattoo

Finished today. #hennatattoo #mehndidesign #mehnditattoo

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16th May 2014

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Second session on this geometric half sleeve. Very fun work! #tribaltattoo #geometrictattoo #sacredgeometry #sacredgeometrytattoo

Second session on this geometric half sleeve. Very fun work! #tribaltattoo #geometrictattoo #sacredgeometry #sacredgeometrytattoo

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