Cat James

Originally from San Diego, Cat has spent much of her life by the ocean. She began her tattoo journey in 2018, hand poke tattooing in Mexico. She traded in her beach lifestyle for the mountains in the fall of 2020 when she joined the Dead Drift Tattoo crew here in Denver to learn machine tattooing from AJ McGuire, the shop's owner.

 

Her style is best described as Traditional-ish, with influence from American and neotraditional tattoo styles, her background in graphic design and affinity for art nouveau, bohemian, Egyptian, and exotic design styles. The subject matter that occurs most in her work are plants and creatures, whether they be of the sea, things with scales, or winged things. She also enjoys elbow & knee bend placements, micro-tattooed tattoos, cover-ups, and cattoo versions of American Traditional designs. Her color work is typically earth tones or black with brown.

 

Instructions for tattoo inquiries are posted on Instagram when her books are open.

Updates regarding cancellations, available flash and events can be found there too. General info can always be found on her website at OldSolNewTricks.com

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swimming girl

swimming girl

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snake turquoise cuff

snake turquoise cuff

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shark teeth knee

shark teeth knee

beetle

beetle

tiger

tiger

cattoos

cattoos

mermaid ship

mermaid ship

potted plant

potted plant

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oranges

oranges

mermaid skeleton

mermaid skeleton

flower

flower

cobra

cobra

flower skeleton

flower skeleton

dagger flowers

dagger flowers

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