I have been meaning to write a post announcing that I’m opening my appointment book up to new clients, but my website, http://www.virginiaelwood.com has been hacked. My name is probably being used to sell viagra now! I’m working on fixing the issue… or rather I’ve hired someone to fix the issue because I’m sort of a luddite. For information about booking an appointment, please email me at virginiaelwood@gmail.com.

Here is some new work:


Black and grey week

┬áCan’t go wrong with a skull and roses

We started with the portrait and added the birds and flowers later… I also did a portrait of his dad on the inner arm

Dream Crusher. Her first tattoo and she sat like a champ

My take on a tribal turtle

Laurens sleeve

I have a lot of clients coming to me for half sleeves, and I love doing them… usually 2 or 3 sessions at most, and the upper arm is a great place for a big tattoo. I’d say about 9 out of 10 of these clients come back within a couple of years (or months in some cases) wanting to extend the tattoo into a full sleeve. That was the case with Lauren, who traveled from Portland Oregon for an all day session to finish up the half sleeve we had finished about 2 years ago. Luckily for me I’ve gotten used to people coming back for more and have started drawing most of my half sleeves to accommodate the inevitable extensions.

Coat of Arms tattoo

This tattoo is on Derek… everything you could ever want in a client: nice guy, sits well (this was his first tattoo), trusted my ideas, always on time. Derek if you’re reading this: you left your sunglasses at the shop!

This was one of the many times my iphone failed me… crap photos.

Tattoo by Virginia Elwood

Tattoo by Virginia Elwood

Tattoo by Virginia Elwood

Lot’s of fun tattoos this week!

Pin up guys

I’d be really excited if more people started getting pin up dudes


Tom of Finland drawing


Noah, a talented writer for Out magazine, came to me only one year ago with no tattoos. I now see him almost once a month! Here are a few of our latest projects:


Get back to work!

I haven’t posted a tattoo picture in over a month! It’s been all sunsets and margaritas for me, but now I’m ready to beam back down to earth. I finished this tattoo right before I left. I really enjoyed tattooing Brian, he was fun to talk to, had great ideas and really trusted me. Thanks for letting me give you a good tattoo Brian!


Here’s a sample of some of the work I did at the 11′ Austin Tattoo Convention. It was so nice to see old friends and meet some new ones. Thanks everyone for making it a great weekend!

New Year, New Tattoos

Anja came all the way from Germany…. great to see you again Anja!


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