Creatures of the Night -- Wood Carvings by Otto Long

Carvings By Otto Long

Otto Long's display at the 17th Annual NC Tattoo Convention. Click picture for full size.
Otto Long's display at the 17th Annual NC Tattoo Convention. Click picture for full size. | Source
Click the link below to contact Otto Long.
Click the link below to contact Otto Long. | Source

Creatures of the Night

At the 17th Annual North Carolina Tattoo Convention, I had the good fortune to sit down with artist Otto Long to discuss his life and work. Otto is well known in the NC Triad area for his hand-carved, wooden skull and totem art. Otto creates his skull themed art out of a love for tattooing and tattoo art. While he's glad to be accepted by the larger artistic community, Otto makes his "Creatures of the Night" for tattooed people.

You can click here to read my Interview with Otto Long from the convention, on Hubpages.

Scroll down to see pictures of Otto's wood carvings displayed at the convention, and at Little John's Tattoo.

At Right: Otto Long with his daughter at the 17th Annual NC Tattoo Convention.

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Two Sides of a Face, Many Skulls

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Above:Sitting opposite his banner picture, Otto shows both sides of his tattooed face.


Right: Large totems like the ones pictured here can take an entire week to produce.


Some of Otto's work is always on display at Little John's Tattoo. Click the link above below to find Little John's on Facebook.

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Excellent eamples of the Creatures of the Night

Otto's display at the 17th Annual NC Tattoo Convention showed off great examples of Creatures of the Night canes, totems, and sculptures.
Otto's display at the 17th Annual NC Tattoo Convention showed off great examples of Creatures of the Night canes, totems, and sculptures.

Above: Otto with a display of his creatures.


Right: Large totems can take an entire week to produce.


Below: Despite his collection of skulls and creatures, Otto is very friendly and approachable.


"When I die, I want to be known for skull art. That's my goal. I want tattoo people to have my stuff, that's why I make it." -- Otto Long




Otto was one of the friendliest  people I met at the convention, and that is saying something. Click the link below for more coverage of the show.
Otto was one of the friendliest people I met at the convention, and that is saying something. Click the link below for more coverage of the show. | Source
Otto's daughter was always nearby to make sure he was comfortable, and to help him raffle and sell his wood carvings.
Otto's daughter was always nearby to make sure he was comfortable, and to help him raffle and sell his wood carvings.

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Wood eater 4 years ago

Great photos

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