tattooing

I began tattooing in 2006 on my own with some limited advice help from several tattooer friends. Since the start, I’ve always maintained a consistent direction to provide a more graphic and unconventional alternative to the well established aesthetics of the tattoo world.  I continue to strive for interesting, unique, client-specific compositions that make that entire tattooing experience more rewarding for both clients and me.

Painting

I’m a precision oriented painter.  In 2009, as I transitioned out of a career in architectural hand drafting, I began painting large panels relying on diagrammatic visual vocabulary.  I strive to communicate loose narratives or direct commentary, from satirical to daunting, in stories told by objects, symbols, and schematics that are all around us.  I like to combine the mechanical rigid aesthetic of a blueprint along with gestural elements offered by the brush, paint, and hand, paying homage to graphic craftsmanship.

 

Currently, I’m a day time tattooer, night time painter,
and commission draftsman working in Portland, Oregon.

Grizzly Tattoo 3949 N. Williams, PORTLAND

(503) 265 8146

Email for inquiries at: valkovio@yahoo.com
For updates and future events friend me on instagram.

Thanks for looking.