i feel like it insults any tattoo artist with any amount of self respect. and there are some amazingly fantastic ones out there.
|amory, peace cranes|
first of all, it's a sweet tattoo. second of all, fantastic work. most tattoo artists have similar styles, with the variation between work mainly coming from skill. i feel like amory approaches tattoos in a different way. his colors, too, aren't quite what you'd expect on a tattoo. i think it's because he understands the effect the skin tone will have with the overall look. his blues don't look sickly, they look bright blue and 100% independent of the skin they're on.
he also has an art/illustration blog that is full of more awesome work.
(<- i mean, look at that. from a spoon inlay. nuts. that'd be impressive on paper, much less human flesh)
another artist (not tatto, nor local, but still awesome and a really cool guy), phil lewis, somehow reminds me of amory. maybe it's the colors or the illustrative quality of the work but... they're both great.
| phil lewis, magnolia moonrise|
ah, maybe i'll get another. they're great. and ed hardy sucks so much more thanks to these artists. ugh.