Results tagged “woodcut”

Feb201512
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blackwork tattoo sway.pngsway traditional tattoo.pngKnown for strong, traditional tattooing, especially the bold-will-hold black variety, Sway of Sacred Electric in Leeds, UK, was recently interviewed for the Brighton Tattoo blog. In that Q&A, Sway talks about Sacred Electric, his crew, and how they find inspiration for their work. Here's a taste:

Firstly how did you get into tattooing? How long have you been tattooing?

I can't remember not being into tattoos. I always drew on my arms when I was a kid. I started getting tattooed when I was way too young with designs I had done- stupid idea. I just  took my drawings to the shops I got tattooed in, asking for a job. I started tattooing maybe 10-11 years ago. I can't remember now my memory is so bad. I did my apprenticeship with Chris Wright of Viking Tattoo in Jarrow. I never see him anymore, but I'm always grateful for the time he gave me and his help getting me started in tattooing.
Read more on the blog.

For those in the US wanting to get work, Sway will be traveling to the East and West Coast this summer. And in addition to the Brighton Tattoo Convention next weekend, Sway will be at the Nepal convention in April.

See more of Sway's work on Instagram, Facebook, and Tumblr.

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Apr201311
08:01 AM
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More and more I'm seeing tattoo interpretations of woodcuts, etchings and engravings -- and I'm loving them.  They are highly graphic tattoos that will stand the test of time, and they have a truly old school power to them with a modern styling.

One artist who specializes in this style is Kim Papanatos Rense of Papanatos Tattoos in The Hague, the Netherlands. I recently found Kim through Some Quality Meat, a fun tattoo portal with tattoo videos, images, and news items.

They also are producing a video series called "The Craftsman," which highlights "talented and upcoming tattoo artists from around the globe."  Their first video features Kim. It's embedded below. Check it.
 
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