Between one and two weeks after birth, most babies are handed over to an abstract tattoo artist for freckling. Finish the job with today's Groupon: for $45, you get $90 worth of tattoo services at Old Crow Tattoo in Oakland, near Lake Merritt. Owner and artist Philip Milic works with a team of three other talented artists to create dynamic, meaningful tattoos in an environment that is comfortable for both the ink virgin and the walking canvas. This Groupon covers about a half hour of tattooing, which nets one small tattoo, or you can pay the balance on a larger image. Milic's soft lines create colorful, exotic images, such as peacock feathers, and artist Miah Babajee inks ornate skulls and symbols, including the crucifix, the Egyptian Eye of Horus, and pi to the twelfth decimal. Tattoo expert Siri creates photorealistic figurative tattoos enhanced with rich colors, and Stewart, the final member of the team, skin paints fine-lined images of blooming flowers and birds in flight. If you need a little creative inspiration before choosing a design, check out Old Crow's adjoining art gallery, which features a diverse collection of local artists.
362 Grand Ave.
Oakland, California 94610Get Directions