Keegan Moran

by on Jul.19, 2009, under Art

by Tattoosue on July 19, 2009

Keegan Moran Tattoo ArtistI was looking forward to writing about this tattoo artist from Arizona and besides the material I found about him in one of my old International Tattoo magazines, I did some hunting on the web- only to find out he died this past March at the young age of 31.  How sad, so young and so talented.  The interview I read about him stated he had lung related issues that interfered with his wood burning artwork. He would be forced to take months off from his pursuit of this art form.  It made me wonder if his death was related to the lung issue.

Not only was he talented as a tattoo artist, he had a flare for wood burning as well as other art forms. His subject choices leaned towards the dark side for subject choices – lots of classic evil guys and skulls. He was able to develop his woodburning into a finished project that took on the feel of a painting – a technique he had taught himself  over time.   Visit his myspace page (while it is still up) which seem to have the best collection of his various art forms.

Another example of creative and unique wood art – Joanne Phillips.

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Justin Schaffter April 20, 2010 at 10:29 pm


I was a very close friend of keegans. It saddens me to tell you that Keegan took his own life. He is still missed every day by those who loved him

Justin Schaffter

Tattoosue May 16, 2010 at 1:10 pm

Hi Justin – I apologize for the late response – I just reread your comment and I’m sorry about your friend. What a talent. What a waste – so young.

Kaylie May 18, 2010 at 4:06 pm

Hi Tattoosue,
I was wondering if you would be interested in emailing me. I just found this post. Keegan was my brother. It may be too late but I just wanted to see if there was anything I could help out with

Kevin March 10, 2013 at 1:48 pm

What a tragedy.

I went to school with Keegan as a kid. We were part of different “groups” but were always friendly with one another. I remember once in 7th grade he brought a Chicago White-Sox logo he burnt into some wood to school and showed it off, he was really proud of it. For some reason that day has stuck in my mind over time, probably because it was so different than the artwork Keegan was doing by high school. By then it had darker undertones, but was absolutely amazing.

Something made me think of his art so I decided to Google him and came across this sad news. What a tragedy. RIP Keegan.

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