Posts Tagged ‘biomechanical tattoo’

 

Biomech Flower Tattoo Shirt by Guy Aitchinson

Biomech Flower Tattoo Shirt by Guy Aitchinson

Biomechanical wizard Guy Aitchison is one of tattoo’s biggest heavyweights. Influenced by artists Salvador Dali, M.C. Escher, Alex Grey, and H.R. Giger, Guy Aitchison metamorphoses the human canvas into masterful works of living art. Through his exhaustive experience in the tattoo industry, he has produced volumes of comprehensive guides for professional tattooists. Combined they are considered by many to be “the Tattooer’s Bible.” (more…)

 

Heavy Metal tattoo shirt by Ben Wahhh

Heavy Metal tattoo shirt by Ben Wahhh

It was 1993 in the twin cities of Champaign Urbana, Illinois and life was throwing Ben Wahh some nasty curve balls. The academic grind was a year short of bearing fruit in the form of an art degree and Ben wasn’t that keen on the idea of a career as a tattooist. Nick Wiggins offered him an apprenticeship, and you guessed it, Ben said yes. Before he knew it, he was heading down hill with no brakes. As he picked up speed he headed north to Chicago and worked with Bob Oslon at Custom Tattoo. It wasn’t that long after when he ventured out on his own in the windy city opening DELUXE TATTOO on April 25, 1997. With a crew of 4 top notch tattooists the shop is buzzin’ 7 days a week. Some of the finest custom work comes out of Chicago by tattooists like Guy Aitchison and Kim Saigh, so Ben was surprised to find that most customers idea of tattooing is limited to flash. Once people see a few custom pieces they clearly recognize the difference and that is where Ben steps in. Only then do they discover what the world of tattooing has to offer. (more…)

Green Dragon tattoo shirt by artist Aaron Bell

Green Dragon tattoo shirt by artist Aaron Bell

   


In the early 80s, Aaron Bell found himself on a quest to learn as much as he could about the secretive and evasive world of tattooing. His part time tattooing quickly became his full time passion. Aaron persisted and his big break came in 1994 when the secrets of seasoned professionals were the payoff for being a dedicated apprentice. His story is much like that of traditional Japanese tattooists who strive for perfection under a master whose hopes and dreams are to see his student surpass his own talents and abilities. He had arrived at that level and proof positive is evident at his shop Slave to The Needle. There, he is immersed in a creative environment where he continues to gain knowledge through the talent and experiences of his co-workers. His tireless pursuit for perfection in all facets of tattooing have been recognized and awarded more than 70 times in 2005 alone. 

As Aaron so aptly puts it, “Thanks to all who have inspired me and you the customer, for your trust and keeping it interesting.”