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We have some pretty amazing tattoo artists and reputable tattoo shops all across South Africa. Unfortunately, with the good comes the bad and let’s be honest, the ugly. We don’t have any sort of tattoo council or authority in place to grant shops certificates of practice, so the average Joe (or Jane) does not necessarily
Tattooing basically consist of three main techniques: line work, colour packing and shading. If you have those three techniques down, I believe you can tattoo pretty much anything (given that you have enough knowledge and background on said style). When it comes to shading I don’t believe that there is one technique better than another.
So obviously I love Leonardo and Michelangelo (not the ninja turtles, I like them too but that’s out of context for this blog). All of the classic artists really inspired me with their perfected techniques and compositions, they really were geniuses. Not to mention the freaky Mr. Salvador Dali, who combined these traditional techniques with
Trying to choose a favourite artist is a pretty tough one. In today’s day and age there are so many amazing artists with unique styles putting out amazing work daily. With the diversity in tattooing and arts in general I can’t say I have a favourite artist but more a whole bunch of people I
Surrealism is the combination of realistic subject matter with an unrealistic approach to the interaction in the artwork. Whether it would be an irrational composition that urges the mind towards a more creative mindset or an unorthodox positioning of said subject matter to create contrasting and controversial ideas. Salvador Dali, for example, was part of
re·al·ism ˈrē(ə)ˌlizəm/ noun noun: realism; noun: Platonic realism 1 1. the attitude or practice of accepting a situation as it is and being prepared to deal with it accordingly. Realism and super-realism, to me, are the back bones of most art forms, for instance, you cannot draw a head design without seeing the real thing
When talking about my favourite artist it comes without saying that i have admired Leonardo Da Vinci since I can remember, I have reproduced his pieces countless times overtime trying to get it just right and just the way he would do it. I even taught myself to write backwards and sometimes even upside down.
Anyone familiar or interested in tattooing has come across or heard of traditional tattoos, which has been around for nearly a century. We have seen different subject matter being used in this style like boats, mermaids, swallows, etc. These traditional tattoos typically consist of bold outlines and minimal tinting with basic colours such as red, brown,
What is old school? Well, let me tell you, to me anything that’s stood the test of time. Jeans, ‘plakkies,’ a ‘lil black dress, a cold beer or a ‘pakslae’ for kids who don’t have ears. Yes old school tattoos, boys and girls, are one of the pillars. Tattooing as you know it, still to