Bio-Mental

April 3rd, 2014 by Kevin -

       

Everyone knows Ty McEwen does some of the raddest biomech around, but he’s been doing some gnarly ornamental work two. The two styles combined compliment each other well, and I like to call it ‘BIO-MENTAL.’

To see a larger picture of this piece, click here.

Tattoo by Ty McEwen

Tattoo by Ty McEwen in Phoenix, AZ

A Painterly Approach

April 3rd, 2014 by Kevin -

       

It’s always cool when a tattoo artist has a different approach. That’s the story with Shay Bredimus. Here’s what she had to say:

I have an MFA in Painting and Gallery Representation, with Koplin Del Rio in Culver City, California. My approach to tattooing is more painterly than traditional.

Tattoo by Shay Bredimus

Tattoo by Shay Bredimus in Outer Limits Tattoo in Long Beach, CA

Matryoshka Me

April 3rd, 2014 by Kevin -

       

Matryoshka dolls have been popular for a while now, and for good reason – they’re pretty rad.

You know what would be better though? One of me. Or you. It’s possible.

Tattoo by Kati Zmenkowski

Tattoo by Kati Zmenkowski at Armature Tattoo Co. in Pittsburgh, PA

Hell City is 10 days away!

April 2nd, 2014 by Kevin -

       

I’m pretty excited that Hell City is ten days away. If you’ve never been to the show, you really are missing out.

I’ll be hanging out shooting video, taking some pictures, and catching up with friends. If you see me, please say hello!

Do-It-All

April 2nd, 2014 by Kevin -

       

Jon von Glahn is a do-it-all kind of artist. Bio-mech, black and grey, neo traditional, or Japanese. Jon does it all, and does it damn well.

We need more artists like Jon.

Tattoo by Jon von Glahn

Tattoo by Jon von Glahn at Olde Town Tattoo in St. Cloud, MN

William Tell

April 2nd, 2014 by Kevin -

       

This tattoo reminded the story of William Tell, which is an awesome story. Here’s the part that relates to this tattoo, but feel free to read more about him if you’re so inclined.

William Tell who originally came from Bürglen, was known as a strong man, mountain climber, and an expert shot with the crossbow. In his time, the Habsburg emperors of Austria were seeking to dominate Uri. Albrecht (or Hermann) Gessler, the newly appointed Austrian Vogt of Altdorf, raised a pole in the village’s central square, hung his hat on top of it, and demanded that all the townsfolk bow before the hat.[1]

On 18 November 1307, Tell visited Altdorf with his young son and passed by the hat, publicly refusing to bow to it, and so was arrested. Gessler—intrigued by Tell’s famed marksmanship, yet resentful of his defiance—devised a cruel punishment: Tell and his son would be executed, but he could redeem his life by shooting an apple off the head of his son, Walter, in a single attempt. Tell split the apple with a bolt from his crossbow. But Gessler noticed that Tell had removed two crossbow bolts from his quiver, not one. Before releasing Tell, he asked why. Tell replied that if he had killed his son, he would have used the second bolt on Gessler himself. Gessler was angered, and had Tell bound.

Tattoo by Erin Chance

Tattoo by Erin Chance at Ghost Print Gallery in Richmond, VA

Don’t stop

April 1st, 2014 by Kevin -

       

This chest piece is the result of a collaboration between Andy Chen and Jerome Noveras, and I really hope they’re not finished. I’d love to see this expand throughout the clients entire chest.

Collab tattoo by Andy Chen and Jerome Noveras

Collab tattoo by Andy Chen and Jerome Noveras at Royalty Tattoo Collective in Burlingame, CA