About

Penguin Rafferty, Tattoo Artist – Sacramento, CA

Sacramento, CA

Just Call Me, Penguin

Most people call me Penguin. I played Roller Derby for 9 years and my moniker was Tactical Nuclear Penguin. (Yes, like the beer. ) And when I decided to become a tattoo artist, the name stuck.

I love bold lines, bright colors and enjoy weird yet cute and macabre designs. I love making things adorable that generally shouldn’t be, with big eyes and bright colors. This doesn’t deter me from creating pieces that are watercolor, disney and floral and comic-book inspired.

I also like to make art in my free time. I like to show digital illustrations, watercolor, acrylic, drawing and I often sell prints at local festivals and venues.

White Buffalo Gallery

We’re having way too much fun.

I first started apprenticing in San Diego over 10 years ago. After a number of years working in and advertising as a graphic designer, I was called back to body art. After my apprenticeship with Shane Doc Atrocity Hanson I decided to find my tattoo-home-base at White Buffalo Gallery, on J Street in East Sacramento.

White Buffalo Gallery is a beautiful tattoo studio and art gallery located in East Sac in the heart of the Fab 40’s. All of the artists push each other to perfect their art and motivate each other to push our creativity to the limits. It is filled with a kind and positive atmosphere that welcomes all people.

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Let’s have a consultation or schedule a tattoo. I’m sometimes booked out so contact me ahead of time. Contact me here, or email me for tattoo inquiries. Find me on Facebook or Instagram!

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