Results tagged “Singularities”

Oct201212
06:28 PM
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facial tattoo hooper.jpgOne of the most sought-after artists for blackword ornamental and sacred geometry tattoos is Thomas Hooper of Saved Tattoo in Brooklyn. [In fact, he's currently not booking new clients.] Thomas is also a prolific painter and has worked on numerous design projects.

Thomas recently discussed tattoos, fine art and fatherhood with the designers at 3sixteen for their Singularities project, in which they highlight creative people in various industries.

You can read the full Singularities interview here, but I'll give you a taste:

Tell us about your first tattoo apprenticeship. What's something you learned that still rings true for you today?

I was taught how to tattoo by Jim Macairt; he gave me the foundations to begin learning about tattooing. Something he said to me that still rings true today is a question he asked me when he found out I wanted to learn (you have to realise also that I was a frightened and insecure boy so this blew my mind). He said: "What will YOU do for tattooing? You will get so much from it but what will YOU give back?" This is always in my head - how can I give back, how can I make something new and expand on what is already such an expansive wealth of inspiration and creativity.
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In looking at your body of work, it's clear that you find beauty in repetition. Why is this, and where did you draw inspiration from as you developed your personal style?

I love repetition, and I realised its beauty in looking at traditional Japanese tattoos. Everything is the same but slightly different. I found inspiration in nature and I then started looking at the work of William Morris, Christopher Dresser and Ernst Haeckel - the former of which lead to my interest in textile design and repetitive patterns.
Check more work from Thomas on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
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Feb201116
12:50 PM


For an inside look into Troy Denning's Invisible NYC tattoo studio & art gallery, check this video above directed by Kellen Dengler for the Singularities project. Singularities is an initiative by menswear line 3sixteen to highlight creative people in various industries (and subtly help promote their jeans). Featuring a long-time tattooist with a successful shop and strong crew does indeed make a good story. Beautifully shot, the video zooms in on the tattoo process between clips of the artists discussing their views on the craft--without one word on the brand.  

Co-owner of 3sixteen Andrew Chen, who has gotten most of his own tattoo work at Invisible, says of the project:

We're hoping that the videos serve as a way to inspire and push others to pursue their creative passions at a higher level, as these people have all influenced us as designers greatly. The most interesting part of the Singularities project is that we're going to take submissions from anyone who is working on a project of their own; and we'll choose one to film with for a day, free of charge. If they live outside of NYC, we'll fly over to them. The point is to help bring some well deserved recognition to an under-the-radar creative.
Details on how to submit your own story are here. And check more top tattoo work of Invisible's artists here
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