Meet Mike O’Farrell, THE ARTIST
The man for colorful tattoos
Mike O’Farrell is a professional tattoo artist at Mantra Tattoo in Lakewood Colorado. At the age of 19, Mike began tattooing on himself and friends.
“The first year of tattooing was the hardest, but the thing I love about it is that it’s always changing, every day is different,” now it’s been over 10 years and his work clearly shows his experience.
He is a versatile artist who pays attention to details. Though his favorite tattoos involve the using bright color, he doesn’t discard using other techniques.
“I don’t like to say that I have one specific style.”
Contrary to what some people think, he considers tattooing to be a “legitimate” art form. His work shows us that the body may be the best canvas there is for the artist.
“It’s just like painting except your canvas is skin.”
Mike enjoys doing his colorful work in traditional and neo-traditional styles.
“I do realism, traditional, new school, Japanese, and script lettering, just to name a few.”
Some examples of Mike’s art pieces:
Eagle snake chest tattoo: A very dynamic image perfectly achieved.
Maneki-Neko tattoo: What a lucky cat!
Octopus sleeve tattoo: A well-adapted octopus to the arm canvas.
Check his portfolio out under his artist profile for more awesome work!
Get tattooed by Denver professional artists
Mantra Tattoo has been offering the best custom tattoos and piercings since 2006. And all of our artists have at least seven years of tattooing experience or more. If you are thinking of getting your first tattoo in Denver, we know that choosing the right design can be a little difficult sometimes. Here at Mantra, we have a lot of experience with first-time clients, and we’ll help you decide what you want, ease you out and guide you throughout the process.
Mike works every day but Wednesday and Thursday from noon to close. Please call the shop, or text cell to schedule an appointment.