A few of my recent sleeve designs
Tuesday, 11 November 2014
As today is Remembrance Day I thought I would share a few of my photos from visiting the poppies at the Tower of London.
This installation has been a great success across Britain. Maybe because we can all relate to the subject?
The mass of poppies does hit you emotionally and would probably be even more striking if you could block out the other tourists and contemplate the installation in a more personal environment, however this didn't ruin the experience.
You kind of expect that! I can't imagine how anyone could have properly viewed the installation on the more popular days like half term.
It was a rainy day when I visited.
The poppies shimmered and glistened like the blood spilled. Filling the moat with their thick, deep red and the low clouds closed down on the contemporary, glass contrast of the shard. Reminding me of the soldiers not only of the past but also the present.
A beautiful tribute to those who gave up their lives for us and a stark reminder of the British soldiers who are still fighting and giving aid.
Thursday, 30 October 2014
Was looking through my phone pictures today and came across these so thought I would share.
Went to the Time: Tattoo Art Today exhibition at Somerset House, London a while back... it's no longer showing unfortunately but it makes me hungry to visit more tattoo conventions!
It's nice to see tattoo artists using a different medium to what they are used to. It brings to the foreground so many different ways in which they prefer to work, not just in a 3dimentional form but also exploring a whole manner of procedures to create art.
I think it becomes more dynamic actually, as they explore new ways to make a mark.
The concept for each piece is a common one in the tattoo world, many of the works referring to momento mori and using the ever so popular image of skulls. (Which is not a moan... I am fascinated with skulls!)
Wednesday, 22 October 2014
So excited to be tattooing!
A few examples of tattoos I've done so far...
Africa was already done in this chest piece, if not a little lonely so I added the rest of the word and gave Africa a bit of a makeover.
The first BIG bit of inking I did.
Nottingham Coat of Arms
Apprentice at Aggy's Ink, London.
Also looking forward to some more bits and bobs I've got lined up, so I'll keep you posted.
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