Paul Dobleman is an artist’s artist. He doesn’t tattoo for fame or recognition. (Although the same could probably be said for all of the artists we spotlight.) He tattoos simply because it’s what he loves to do, and he’s been doing for quite a while now.
He specializes in neo traditional tattoos – which are tattoos that are designed to have a very traditional feel to them but utilize new techniques, inks and styles to bring traditional tattoos into the modern era. As such, it can be difficult to definitively say if a tattoo is traditional or neo traditional because the two forms are very closely related. However, we contend that if a neo traditional tattoo is done properly then it’s supposed to be difficult to discern from a traditional tattoo anyway.
That being said, Paul Dobleman is a master. If you get a chance to get a tattoo from him, we highly suggest you take advantage of the situation.
To see more badass work by Paul Dobleman and many others, check out TAM Issue 38!