Tattoo Aftercare Video

This video gives a brief summary of what we recommend for aftercare.  If you have any questions regarding your tattoo, feel free to send us an email at redarborllc@gmail.com. 



Newest tattoo video

Newest tattoo video of Cory tattooing a lotus flower on the clients hand.  Thanks for looking!


Winged Valkyrie Tattoo Time-Lapse Video


Liberty or Death Tattoo Timelapse

Thanks for looking!


Viking Skull Tattoo

A good start to a Valhalla themed back piece. View more news and videos at our youtube page.



Dancing with Death Tattoo Time lapse.

Tattooed this day of the dead tattoo a little bit ago.  Will be uploading more videos soon!


Compass Tattoo Timelapse Video

Tattooed this on a client that traveled from Colorado to Sioux Falls, SD.  Had a lot of fun working on this tattoo.  The tattoo is on the clients left shoulder / upper arm.  We also etched in the coordinates for his favorite place onto the compass.


8 hour tattoo in 2 minutes

Check out our newest timelapse video!




Jack Sparrow Portrait Timelapse Tattoo

Tattooed this on location at Red Arbor Tattoos in Sioux Falls, SD.  Start of a sleeve, have quite a bit more we are planning to do with the sleeve, but it's off to a good start!  Hope you enjoy the video.



Star Wars Clone Trooper Timelapse Tattoo

Here is the newest time lapse of a clone trooper helmet. During the research of this tattoo, found out that there were 2 different helmets used in the original Star Wars Movie.  Some were used for close ups and others were used for the extras.  I ended up getting ahold of one that resembled the stunt style of helmets and used it to take some photos to help catch the subtle shadows that seem to disappear in the movie footage. 

Music was from the band Suffer that the client was in.  This was a last minute idea to record this at our shop, Red Arbor Tattoos in Sioux Falls, SD.  Very happy we did.  A BIG thank you to Bill for his patience while setting everything up for the tattoo and music.  You can find the band's facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/SufferSD

Thanks for watching!



Time Lapse Rose Tattoo

A lot of fun working on this.  Tattooed on my wife Tawni in celebration of her military retirement.  More videos will be coming soon as I finish up a couple projects.  Feel free to check out more videos on my youtube channel.


Tattooing Minors

We often are asked if we tattoo minors.  Although state law allows us to, we choose not to for many reasons.  The screen shot is of a conversation with a customer regarding our age policy.

Customer: "Why do you not tattoo minors when it's allowed in South Dakota at tattoo shops?  That's why I got my first tattoo for my 16th brithday in Sioux Falls cause it's legal?"

Red Arbor: "We appreciate your question, thank you for asking.

While it is LEGAL, we don't think it's IDEAL.  At the discretion of our shop we chose the policy to benefit the interest of the client. 

Tattooing a minor requires parental consent of the design, not just the event of tattooing.  We've heard of conflicts of design ideas; request of the minor and what's artistically ideal versus what the parental figure allows.

We have also heard of a couple matter via other shops where, example given, a minor with divorced parents brings the consenting parent in, recieves teh tattoo shop.  We respectfully chose to avoid being a catalyst for family drama. 

We are not criticizing shops that chose to tattoo minors-in a lawful manner they are just complying with demand, but in a generalized perspective, any shop can use minors to turn a quick buck from occasionally impulsive tattoo decisions, sometimes made subconsciously just for the experience of getting a tattoo.  We advocate though-out, strong designs that flatter the body, and hold up through aging.  We prioritize art integrity and long term client satisfaction over profit.

We think any individual desiring tattoo art is pretyy damned RAD!  We are honored to be considered to create art for any individual.  We also respect every client enough to opt for waiting to tattoo them over money. 

Your concenpt IS badass!  We'd be privileged work on that with you, but we understand if you do not want to wait.  We hope our explanation is at least repected as well as understandable."



Other considerations are maturity level.  Many peoples interest change rapidly from 16-20.  The body may still be growing which can distort a tattoo quickly.

We believe there are too many variables to ensure our work will hold up over time and our clients be happy with the tattoos for years to come.


Iron Man Time Lapse Video

Had a lot of fun with this tattoo.  Will be adding a background to this later.  We spent around 7 hours working on this and will be cleaning it up as we move onto other parts of his leg.  I love working on portraits, especially when they are superheroes! 


Time Lapse Tattoo

Did this time lapse awhile ago.  Had a lot of fun working on this tattoo and looking forward to tattooing more portraits. 


Ribbon Cutting and Open House

Red Arbor is excited to announce their Sioux Falls Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting!  On December 3rd at 4:30pm an open house/grand opening reception will follow until 8pm. 


Tattoo Time Lapse

We just finished a new tattoo video! 

It's a time lapse of a portrait tattoo filmed in Red Arbor LLC tattoo shop in Sioux Falls, SD.  The tattoo took about 9 hours total over 2 sessions a couple months apart.  Then we had to patiently wait until the portrait tattoo healed.  You can find it on youtube by clicking this link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWvFVuzH-HE

This was a lot of fun to make and we plan on doing more in the future.  You can also check out our facebook page at facebook.com/redarborllc or follow my instagram @tattoosbycory.


Red Arbor LLC

color portrait tattoo Sioux FallsAs of today, we are officially opened to the public for tattoo appointments, tattoo consults, fine art paintings, and fine art consults.  Our goal at Red Arbor, LLC-Tattoos&Fine Art is to provide high quality works of art maximizing experiences of clients by skillfully designing work embracing principles built on visual fine arts. We Embrace the opportunity of transcending ideas into visually strong art forms diversified with meaning and pride.  We do our best not to be interupted while working directly with clients while they are at our shop in Sioux Falls, SD.  We specialize in portraits with both tattoos and oil paintings.  Check out our Facebook page or Google+ page for our locations.  Feel free to call us at 605-610-1340!