Here’s a few of my favourite Graphic Tattoos from the last decade or so…
I WANT ONE!
I’m not currently accepting commissions. But you can STILL get a tattoo from me. Check out my ‘FutureFlash™’ in the shop.
Each piece is a one-off design that will not be repeated or used anywhere else. It will be your and yours alone. All you have to do is select the ‘Future-Flash’ piece you want and buy it.
Before you Email Me
I don’t often ‘announce’ stuff on social media as my artwork sells out pretty quickly. Instead I have a mailing list for clients waiting for me to release new artwork.
I typically send about 4-6 emails per year when I update the shop. I release new pieces every few months.
I THOUGHT IT WAS CALLED TRASH POLKA?
Like all art forms tattooing has many genres. ‘Old School’ is (generally) considered it’s classic side. And Graphic Tattoos are considered it’s contemporary side and as the most innovative skin art currently available. As a named style, Graphic Tattoos have been around for no more than 15 years and are often mistaken for their brutalist cousin – Trash Polka (which is a completely different style).
Graphic tattoos have a post-modern approach to art and can include anything and everything from the purest abstraction in solid black through full colour, naive drawings, street art influences to watercolor and pop art. Nothing is off limits.
I was fortunate enough to be around to see the birth and influence the early days of Graphic Tattoo. It was a very exciting time that started because a number of Tattoo artists (me included) wanted to be free of the codes and the rules of the other styles. Most of us in the early days had art/design backgrounds and we just wanted to allow our creativity and imagination to flow. The movement started (primarily) in Europe but quickly spread worldwide.
ART BEFORE COMMERCE
These days Graphic Tattooists can be found in just about every country in the world. While their styles and approaches vary massively their ethos is pretty similar. Art before commerce and artistic freedom over everything else.