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.

6th April 2014

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Healed pic. #mehnditattoo #mehndidesign #mehndi

Healed pic. #mehnditattoo #mehndidesign #mehndi

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6th April 2014

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2nd session. #sugarskull #surgaeskulltattoo #dayofthedead #

2nd session. #sugarskull #surgaeskulltattoo #dayofthedead #

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3rd April 2014

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My favorite client never jets me down with new ideas.

My favorite client never jets me down with new ideas.

29th March 2014

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I don’t do much traditional Americana but it sure is fun.

I don’t do much traditional Americana but it sure is fun.

27th March 2014

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Re work, cover up name, added background. #coveruptattoo #windbars

Re work, cover up name, added background. #coveruptattoo #windbars

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22nd March 2014

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Outside my comfort zone but fun day.

Outside my comfort zone but fun day.

21st March 2014

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Concept sketch #hennaart #mehndi #mehnditattoo #mehndidesign #henna

Concept sketch #hennaart #mehndi #mehnditattoo #mehndidesign #henna

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21st March 2014

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Mehndi inspired tattoo. #henna #hennatattoo #mehndi #mehnditattoo #hennaart #mehndidesign

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17th March 2014

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3/4 Haida sleeve I outlined yesterday. Can’t wait to finish this one! #tribaltattoo #haidatattoo #haidaart

3/4 Haida sleeve I outlined yesterday. Can’t wait to finish this one! #tribaltattoo #haidatattoo #haidaart

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14th March 2014

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Color study. #polynesiantattoo #fijian #fijiantattoo #blacktattoo #tribaltattoo #blacktattooart

Color study. #polynesiantattoo #fijian #fijiantattoo #blacktattoo #tribaltattoo #blacktattooart

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14th March 2014

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Fill study for next week. #polynesiantattoo #fijiantattoo #tribaltattoo #blacktattoo #blacktattooart

Fill study for next week. #polynesiantattoo #fijiantattoo #tribaltattoo #blacktattoo #blacktattooart

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13th March 2014

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Haida 3/4 sleeve drawing for Sunday. #haidaart #tribaltattoo #haidatattoo

Haida 3/4 sleeve drawing for Sunday. #haidaart #tribaltattoo #haidatattoo

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13th March 2014

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#straightgangsta #letteringtattoo #mobilsfinest

#straightgangsta #letteringtattoo #mobilsfinest

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13th March 2014

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This ones had me smiling all day. #straightgangsta #letteringtattoo #

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9th March 2014

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Great day! Fijian/Samoan  #polynesiantattoo #tribaltattoo #fiji #figiantattoo

Great day! Fijian/Samoan #polynesiantattoo #tribaltattoo #fiji #figiantattoo

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