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

 Can’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

Django Reinhardt

We listened to a great mix of music by Django as we worked on the tattoo.

Less talking more tattooing

Been a busy couple of weeks… Lots of girl heads, keep ’em coming! Here are some of the highlights:

On Alana, (one of my regular ladies) a portrait of her grandma.

Markella came in wanting to get a reproduction of a Sylvia Ji painting, but was open to me putting my own spin on it. Sometimes paintings aren’t conducive to tattooing, and I’m happy to have found such a trusting client.

All I can say is that I had a $%(! load of fun doing this tattoo. Thanks Caleb!


Nice Tags

I know it’s been ages since my last post….I’ve been out in the world enjoying my summer! With the warm weather comes lots of (mostly unwanted) attention directed at my tattoos. Fortunately it’s usually positive comments. And even though I get sick of fielding questions, I understand the intrigue.

Usually it’s the generic “nice tats”, or “sick ink” (hahahahaha!) but lately I’ve been hearing “nice tags”. Not sure if it’s some new shit that I’m just not cool enough to get, or if something has been lost in translation… I just don’t have my finger on the pulse like I used to. It only takes one person to mishear something and it’s spreads like wild fire!  I bet that someone on this season of the Jersey Shore will accidentally say tags instead of tats and it will become a part of our daily lexicon. You heard it here first.

You down with OPP?

Here are some tattoos of O.P.P. (other people’s parents)

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DC Sleeve

pop culture inspired tattoos…

“Frankly ,my dear, I don’t give a damn!”

“I’m Uncle Wart. Just old Buck “Wart” Russell. That’s what they call me…”

A puffy shirt… “like the pirates used to wear.”

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I needed a forum to air my gripes and dirty laundry….

kittenheadI posted  this today because I really want a kitten, but my girlfriend wont let me. WTF? Who’s wearing the pants here anyways? Let me do your pet portrait! I love doing them and maybe it’ll help me get over my kitten woes.

Here’s a few more animal portraits I’ve done….tarzan

Jake the dog




Thanks to Thomas Hooper…..

…….I have a tattoo blog! Welcome to the 90’s Virginia!

Tats, tats, tats….



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