Hi, I’m Shawn Wilken, an artist who loves to explore different styles and media. Whether it’s painting, tattooing, drawing or anything else, I’m always trying to improve and express myself creatively.
One of my favorite media is tattooing. I’m not your average tattoo artist. I’m a professional and reputable artist who offers high-quality and unique tattoos for discerning clients. I have been tattooing since 1989 and I have a lot of experience and expertise in this field. I used to own a tattoo shop called The Green Iguana, but now I have a private studio in a building separate from my house. Why did I make this change? Because I wanted to focus on creating custom designs for my clients. I can tattoo anything from realistic portraits to fantasy creatures, from geometric patterns to floral motifs. But what makes my tattoos different from others? I use high-quality ink and equipment and I follow strict hygiene standards. That’s not all. I love to see the smile on my clients’ faces when they see their new tattoos. And they always smile, because they know they have something no one else has, hand drawn, no stencils, one of a kind. How do I do that? You’ll have to see for yourself. But let me tell you this: I’m an artist first, not just another tattoo artist. I really care about what I do and I put my heart and soul into every tattoo.
I have been featured in over 300 magazines, a few books and short spots on various TV shows, from History Channel to Discovery Channel. I’m honored and grateful for the recognition and support I have received from the art community and the media.
I find inspiration in everything around me, from the beauty of nature to the darkness of the night. Sometimes I paint realistic portraits, sometimes I paint abstract splashes, sometimes I paint tiny flowers or disturbing demons. I don’t limit myself to one genre or technique. I like to experiment and challenge myself.
But what I love most about art is the zone. The zone is where I escape from the noise and negativity of the world and enter a state of flow and meditation. The zone is where I feel connected to something bigger than myself, something that guides me and drives me to create. The zone is where I lose track of time and space and just focus on the canvas in front of me.
When I’m in the zone, I often don’t remember painting. It’s like I’m a channel for some mysterious force that wants to manifest itself through my art. Sometimes I look at my work and wonder how I did it. Sometimes I’m amazed, sometimes I’m confused, sometimes I’m dissatisfied. But I always learn something new.
My art is who I am. It’s my passion, my therapy, my joy and my curse. It’s what keeps me awake at night and what gets me out of bed in the morning. It’s what makes me feel alive.
If you want to see some of my work, check out my portfolio page at www.shawnwilken.com. If you want to know more about me or my art, feel free to contact me. I’d love to hear from you.
Thank you for visiting my website and for your interest in my art.
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