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Artist Spotlight – Georgia Grey

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Georgia Grey @georgia_grey There are of course plenty and today we’re covering one of the most talented female tattoo artists in North America – Georgia Grey. She specializes in watercolor and illustrative designs and, as her namesake suggests, has a traditional American tattooing background. She works out of Big Bang Tattoo in New York City alongside fifteen of some of the most talented tattoo artists in the business. According to her bio page on Big Bang’s website, Georgia believes, “Every day is a new painting waiting to happen on someone’s skin.” Her passion and artistry shines through with each tattoo she designs and is made readily available in the gallery below. If you find yourself in New York City and are looking for a unique tattoo by one of the most talented artists in the business, look up Big Bang Tattoo and try to book Georgia if you can.  NYC bangbangforever.com IG – https://www.instagram.com/georgia_grey/?hl=en Read More »

Artist Spotlight – Christian Marek

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I sat down with tattoo artist Christian Marek, based in Orange County, California this weekend for our interview and ended up getting a lot more than I bargained for. He is an OG and very well respected in the industry. Not only is Christian incredibly talented, he’s also one of the coolest, most genuine artists I have yet to have interviewed. Get ready for one amazing story, buckle up folks. At the age of 7 Christian’s mom married the President of the infamous biker club, the Hell’s Angels. One day he stumbled upon his stepfather’s Easy Rider/Outlaw Biker magazines and began looking through one of them. He came across an article on tattooing that peaked his interest. This article had pictures and descriptions of actual tattoo equipment, and Christian started building his first homemade tattoo machine. At the age of 9 he started actually tattooing kids in his neighborhood around the same age. The only artistic references he had were images from the magazines, which back in the 80’s were mainly biker and jailhouse tats.  These references made their way to the bodies of the neighborhood kids, which were not only permanent but some were images of skulls and naked women, not exactly the kind of art a mom wants inked on her child. Needless to say, Christian was somewhat of a hell raiser from an early age and the next few years had landed him in some trouble with the law. This shaped his life in more ways than ... Read More »

Artist Spotlight – Guy Aitchison

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Guy Aitchison @guyaitchisonart Guy Aitchison didn’t have the slightest desire for anything tattoo-based until he was 16 and his sister Hannah randomly asked him if he felt like getting one. The idea of getting a tattoo quickly germinated into an obsession. All of a sudden Guy found himself diving into the tattoo world, wanting to get tattoos, draw tattoos, talk about tattoos and just consume everything tattoo related he could get his hands on. He found out immediately that he’d found his calling and hasn’t looked back ever since he started his apprenticeship at Bob Oslon’s Custom Tattooing in 1988. Guy now works out of Hyperspace Studios, a private space he and his tattooing wife share, and specializes in his own style of unique and colorful tattoos that any tattoo enthusiast would be proud to sport. As one of the innovators of bio-mechanical and bio-organic tattoo styles, Guy is often credited with inspiring generations with his vision and techniques. In fact, Guy has spent decades educating other artists in the tattoo world first with a series of books and later through more intensive seminars and online training modules. His importance to the tattoo world could not be overstated and we’re proud to feature just a glimpse of his amazing and unique tattoo work here. Also included are a few collaborative tattoos done with other astounding artists. – Enjoy! Chicago, Illinois Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/guyaitchisonart/?hl=en Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/guyaitchisontattoo/?fref=nf WEBSITE – http://www.guyaitchison.com/   Read More »

Artist Spotlight – Anabi

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Anabi @anabi_tattoo Anabi has been drawing ever since he was a kid. He enjoyed reading comic books, drawing his favorite heroes and creating his own histories. He drew his first tattoo back in 1999 but didn’t start seriously tattooing every day until 2007. Today, he’s one of the most talented tattoo artists on the planet. As the eclectic gallery below shows, Anabi doesn’t specialize in any given style. He works on different designs on a daily basis and excels at them all. It doesn’t matter what kind of tattoo you want, if you find yourself near Szczecin, Poland you should stop by Custom Tattoo Studio and get a tattoo by one of the best artists in the business. Custom Tattoo Studio Szczecin, Poland IG – https://www.instagram.com/anabi_tattoo/?hl=en FB – https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=70059758779&__user=1330857882   Read More »

Artist Spotlight – Oliver Peck

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Oliver Peck @oliverpeckertattoos Oliver Peck is a professional tattoo artist who works out of Elm Street Tattoo in Dallas, TX. He specializes in exquisite new school tattoos and is the man to see if you’re looking for a colorful tattoo design. Like it says on the Elm Street Tattoo About page, Peck is a tattoo artist who believes tattoos are a life-style, not a fashion statement. We think you’ll agree his passion is quite readily translated in his work. Anyone looking for a tattoo by Oliver Peck can likely walk into Elm Street Tattoo on any given day and get their tattoo process started with him. Although those who can’t afford the trip to Texas can still enjoy the work he uploads regularly to his Instagram. Elm Street Tattoo Dallas, TX Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/oliverpecker/?hl=en WEBSITE – http://www.elmstreettattoo.com/   Read More »

Artist Spotlight – Josh Duffy

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Josh Duffy @josh_duffy Josh Duffy was born to be an artist. In the bio on his site he mentions trying to walk away from his calling multiple times but still always ending up with a pencil or brush in his hands. He comes from an artistic family but has complimented his genes with years of practice, which allows him to create the exquisite works of art you’ll see in the gallery below. Duffy specializes in black-and-grey designs but can provide clients with any sort of tattoo they desire. He tattoos out of Timeline Gallery in San Pedro, California and is available for anyone seeking to get tattooed by a master of the craft. Black Castle Art Co.  Peoria, Arizona IG – https://www.instagram.com/josh_duffy/?hl=en FB – https://www.facebook.com/tattooartistjoshduffy www.joshduffytattoo.com Read More »

Artist Spotlight – Paul Davis

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Paul Davis @paulokink Paul Davis is a UK tattoo artist who works out of Artium Ink in Devon, United Kingdom who specializes in dotwork and blackwork tattoos. That being said, he’s more than happy to step outside his comfort zone and be challenged as an artist, making him someone who’s always on his toes and able to create highly detailed and challenging tattoo designs. His rates are readily available and quite reasonable/affordable too, making him one of the most accessible tattoo artists we’ve ever spotlighted. If you want a professional tattoo done by one of the best in the business, it’ll only cost you a trip to the UK and a moderate amount of money. Artium Ink Devon U.K pdtattoos.com IG – https://www.instagram.com/paulokink/?hl=en Read More »

Artist Spotlight – Domantas Parvainis

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Domantas Parvainis @domantasparvainis We’ve covered a lot of tattoo artists from the US and UK, but there are highly talented tattoo artists all over the world and today we’re shining the spotlight on Domantas Parvainis. He’s an artist based out of Siauliai, Lithuania who specializes in a unique sort of abstract realism, creating detailed collages of real images to create one eye catching design you won’t see anywhere else. Domantas Parvainis is one of the most unique and talented artists we’ve ever seen, and we hope the fact that he’s in Lithuania won’t stop anyone from seeking out a badass tattoo by him. You certainly won’t regret the trip.  Siauliai, Lithuania IG – https://www.instagram.com/domantasparvainis/?hl=en FB – www.facebook.com/domantas.parvainis Read More »

Artist Sportlight – Bryan Merck

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Bryan Merck @Bryan Merck Bryan Merck is a tattoo artist who works out of The Séance Tattoo Parlor in Bensalem, PA. He specializes in black-and-grey and color portrait realism tattoos and is clearly one of the best in the business. Just check out the gallery below and you’ll probably start wanting a portrait realism tattoo from Bryan as soon as possible. Luckily Bryan is quite readily available and accessible for a lot of people – at least as accessible as a trip to Pennsylvania can be depending on your personal situation. But even if you can’t get an original Bryan Merck tattoo of your own, at least you can enjoy his spotlight gallery. The Séance Tattoo Parlor Facebook – https://m.facebook.com/Bryan-Merck-1571808496372395/ Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/bmerck_ink/ WEBSITE – www.seancetattoo.com   Read More »

Artist Spotlight – Christopher Brand

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Christopher Brand  @cbrandworks Los Angeles, CA Christopher Brand is a major voice for positive change in tattoo culture and believes in bringing tattoos out of the grungy underground that many people view it as and shine a light on the positive nature of tattoos and tattoo culture. He’s primarily known for combining Japanese and Chicago tattoo styles, which you’ll see in the gallery below. Brand is a Los Angeles artist and member of UGLAR (Unified Group of Los Angeles Residents) Works, which is a group of visual artists who serve as pre-certified muralists for the city of Los Angeles and seek to honor the mural heritage of public works projects. Check out the video above and the tattoo gallery below for more insight into Christopher Brand and his tattoo style than anything we say could ever do justice, and if you’re in the LA area we urge you to look up Christopher Brand for your next tattoo design if you can. cbrandworks.com IG – https://www.instagram.com/cbrandworks/?hl=en   Read More »

Artist Spotlight – Coen Mitchell

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  Coen Mitchell @coenmitchell Auckland, New Zealand Coen Mitchell is a professional tattoo artist based in Orewa, Auckland, New Zealand who works alongside Steve Butcher and three other talented artists at Matt Jordan’s Ship Shape Tattoo Studio. Even though he’s only been tattooing for three years, Coen has made a name for himself with what he calls “mosaic flow”, a unique form of linework/dotwork tattooing style. He was inspired by Polynesian patterns, symmetry and use of flow on the body to create his unique style. You’ll find plenty of mosaic flow tattoos in the gallery below, but he also tattoos black and grey realism/portrait tattoos – although he’s no stranger to using color too. If you ever find yourself in New Zealand and looking for a unique tattoo style for your next tat, you can’t go wrong with Coen Mitchell. www.tattoogoldnz.com IG – https://www.instagram.com/coenmitchell/?hl=en FB – https://www.facebook.com/coenmitchelltattoogold/?fref=ts   Read More »

Artist Spotlight – Dave Wah

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  Dave Wah   @davewahtattoos Dave Wah is a tattoo artist that works at and owns the Stay Humble Tattoo Company in Baltimore, Maryland. He strives to be the best tattoo artist in the world and, while best is an opinion that can never be proven, the high standards he holds for himself certainly show in each piece he designs. Wah does both black and grey and colored ink tattoos, choosing to follow a well-rounded path of being able to do anything instead of specializing in any one particular tattoo style. He often frequents tattoo conventions and events all over North America, and could be one of the most accessible tattoo artists we’ve covered. Westminster, Maryland STAY HUMBLE TATTOO COMPANY IG – https://www.instagram.com/davewahtattoos/?hl=en FB – https://www.facebook.com/dwah2?fref=ts www.davewah.com   Read More »

Artist Spotlight – Matteo Pasqualin

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Matteo Pasqualin @matteopasqualin Porto Viro (Italy) THE INKERS TATTOO SHOP Matteo Pasqualin has been tattooing since 1997. When he initially began it was for the fun and curiosity the art form offered. After years of training in almost all styles of tattooing, Pasqualin chose to focus on portrait and realistic tattoos, and he has become one of the premier black and grey portrait realism artists in the business. Although he continues to be an ever-learning student who seeks to improve his craft daily and discover new techniques. The gallery below shows off the immersive talent Pasqualin applies to each of his designs, and he’s available for booking by anyone who seeks him out at his studio – The Inkers Tattoo Shop – in Porto Viro, Italy. IG – https://www.instagram.com/matteopasqualin/?hl=en FB – https://www.facebook.com/Matteo-Pasqualin-128641187212670/ Read More »

Artist Spotlight – Rob Richardson

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Rob Richardson @robrichtattoo U.K. Known primarily for his portrait realism and surrealism work, Rob Richardson is a master black ink tattoo artist. After looking through the gallery below we think you’ll agree he doesn’t need color to bring his designs to life. Richardson’s mastery over the fundamentals of tattooing allows him to recreate picture perfect portraits and create black ink designs that many artists only wish they could achieve. Unfortunately, he’s not taking on new bookings right now, but if you follow his Facebook page – which is linked below – you’ll be notified as soon as he’s taking on new clients and be the first in line to get a tattoo done by this master of the craft. IG – https://www.instagram.com/robrichtattoo/?hl=en FB – www.facebook.com/robrichardsontattooartist Read More »

Artist Spotlight – Dan Pemble

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  Dan Pemble is the owner of Sacred Tattoo Studio who’s been drawing tattoo designs since he was 17 and has a deep love of tattooing and tattoo culture. The shop is located in Marquette, MI and instantly screams quality the second you walk into the work, which is exactly what you’re going to get from a tattoo drawn by Dan Pemble. Pemble and the staff at Sacred Tattoo Studio pride themselves in specializing in all forms of tattoos too, so you don’t have to worry about not being able to get your particular favorite style done. Pemble has known since the ripe old age of five that he was going to be an artist and it shows. For more information on Dan Pemble and his tattoo studio, check out the above video and the gallery below. If you have a chance to get a tattoo done by this talented artist, we highly recommend you do so. Sacred Tattoo Studio Marquette, MI Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/danpemble/ Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/SacredTattooStudio/ Read More »