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Rory Keating

Tribal tattooing and not much else. Guru Tattoo, San Diego, California. For any questions, contact me at rory AT hoboes.com, or 619-519-4322

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Contemporary Samoan/Filipino mash-up. Photo by Guru guy Alex Eubank. #tattoo #blacktattoo #blackwork #tribal #tribaltattoo #polynesiantattoo #samoantattoo #filipinotattoo #sandiego @gurutattoo
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A blast from the past. 2006, I believe. That’s myself on the left, with tattoos by @leo.zulueta , and my tattooing being modeled by @ladymissnataka and Lightning. Hairstyles may change, but big bold black tattoos are forever. #tattoo #blacktattoo #blackwork #tribal #tribaltattoo #backpiece #sandiego #rorykeating @gurutattoo
Pedro Balugo (@p200e ) coined the phrase “Afronesian”, to describe tattoos that contain African patterns that are fit to the body like a Polynesian tattoo. Like this one. These patterns are taken from Dashiki shirts and Adinkra cloth. Freshly applied. #tattoo #blacktattoo #blackwork #tribal #tribaltattoo #afronesian #sandiego @gurutattoo
“Home is where you hang your glasses”. Replica skull, btw, decorated with stone age patterns from the Newgrange burial mound in Ireland. Having actual pieces of people lying about is not really my thing. #tattoo #blacktattoo #blackwork #tribal #tribaltattoo #newgrange #skull #sandiego @gurutattoo
A little-bitty manta ray, chilling out on the back of a deltoid. #tattoo #blacktattoo #blackwork #tribal #tribaltattoo #polynesiantattoo #sandiego @gurutattoo
Large, black henna style is A-OK. Roger that. #tattoo #blacktattoo #blackwork #tribal #tribaltattoo #hennatattoo #sandiego @gurutattoo
Mick Jagger’s words, coming out of my mouth. #rollingstones #tattoo #blacktattoo #blackwork #tribal #tribaltattoo #sandiego @gurutattoo
And Munin said, “What big teeth you have, Mánagarmr!” Work in progress, some old dots, some new. #tattoo #blacktattoo #blackwork #tribal #tribaltattoo #dotwork #nordictattoo #vikingtattoo #ragnarok #sandiego @gurutattoo
New year, new sleeve. First fill session of nice big #blastover . #tattoo #blacktattoo #blackwork #tribal #tribaltattoo #sandiego @gurutattoo
A trial shark in Tahitian style, to fit on a forearm. The tail is intended to fit around the elbow. We went with something different in the end, so I’ll call this design flash, and y’all can copy it to your heart’s content. Which is to say, normally no-one should be copying tattoos off Instagram unless the artist gives explicit permission. Everyone knows that, right? #tattoo #blacktattoo #blackwork #tribal #tribaltattoo #polynesiantattoo #tattooflash #sandiego @gurutattoo
@ginididit_zenhobo , @leo.zulueta , and myself, posing around Leo’s contribution to “Tattoo”, the exhibit at the L.A. Natural History Museum. Leo tattooed the backpieces on ourselves and the silicon manikin. Ed Hardy tattooed Leo’s design onto Leo’s back in 1984. The entire show is great, I highly recommend it. #tattoo #blacktattoo #blackwork #tribal #tribaltattoo #leozulueta #rorykeating #tattoonhmla @nhmla
Pottery by Ellen Fager. I picked this cool little piece up today at the @sandiegopottersguild twice yearly sale. The patterns remind me of Filipino tattoo patterns. The sale continues Sunday. Lots of potters, lots of cool stuff. #ceramics #pottery #filipinotattoo #sandiego
This exhibition is opening next week in Los Angeles, @nhmla. It promises to be pretty cool. There a bunch of silicone models that have been tattooed by contemporary tattoo artists. The back piece shown was one done by @leo.zulueta. And beyond those, there are a range of other exhibits. It opens fully on Sunday, November 19th, but there is an opening party on Friday the 17th, which requires tickets but is open to the public. The show originated at the Musée du Quai Branly-Jacques Chirac, in Paris, then was shown in Chicago, and now we've got it in California. I'll be there Friday with @leo.zulueta and @photodianne. Cool. #tattoo #tribal #tribaltattoo #blacktattoo #blackwork #spiraltattoo #leozulueta #losangeles
Contemporary tribal extension & emergency rescue services, offered here @gurutattoo. #tattoo #blacktattoo #blackwork #tribal #tribaltattoo #sandiego
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