John Kalaygian

Slow Death
Any of John’s clients know that he loves reapers, so what could be better than a sloth to bring about a slow death? John took the time to create this piece for his client’s calf so that it carefully flowed...
Continue reading
Marigold
John’s client has been coming to him over the past year with a vision in mind. She wanted to have soft, delicate flora placed around her arm to create a beautiful and unique array. John wanted to make sure that his...
Continue reading
Hop in the Coffin, Loser!
The tattoo world has seen a great deal of change over the past decade, but traditional American style is still going strong. John got a call from his client before he even landed in the state — he wanted a...
Continue reading
Crying Clown
The Sad Clown from American Traditional Tattoo has dozens of color tattoo versions. This take on the popular traditional clown was created by John and his client, who collaborated on the design. The Sad Clown features iconic traditional imagery, including...
Continue reading
Realistic Octopus
John and his client worked together to achieve the best outcome for this realistic octopus tattoo. After a few revisions, including adding texture, color, and contrast, John was able to make this piece come to life. 
Continue reading