Artists: Logan Arthur Bramlett
What year did you start tattooing: 2010
Do you have any special training: I went to college immediately following high school graduation. Though I never completed a degree, I went on and off for a total of 2 years worth of art school.
Tell us about the style of your work: My style is still in the process of finding itself, I believe. I have worked predominantly in street shops my entire career and have had to learn to be flexible in styles. I could do a script chest piece and a portrait in a day, or do a rose from some Cherry Creek Flash. Though I find myself drawn towards black and grey work, I often try to instill an art nouveau feel to the piece when possible. I like the challenge that is involved with trying to recreate images in a realistic manner. I am also strongly attracted to geometric and mandala designs. I am slowly but surely trying to find myself in a position where I can strongly say that :insert style: is how I tattoo; however, I can't confidently say one way or the other at this point in my career.
Conventions usually worked: At this point in my career, I have not done any conventions. Thats not to say that I wouldn't like to. I will hopefully get into traveling more in the next year.
Where did you apprentice?: I apprenticed at a tattoo shop in Cleveland, Ohio. Though I am grateful for the opportunity I was given there and getting my foot in the door, I left after I had filled my two-year obligation.
What tattoo artist do you most admire: Jeff Gogue is the artist the I can easily say I admire the most. In my opinion, his work resonates an emotional attachment to the piece. He is truly an incredible artist. The way that he incorporates elements of art nouveau, realism, and Japanese style tattooing creates work that is quite remarkable. He can manipulate the color pallet so the contrast is impeccable and one could stare at a piece in awe. In my opinion, his work is delicate and bold, and while maintaining a serene beauty to the piece there is often a dark tonality to the image. The way he can emulate lighting effects and strong transitions within a piece brings the image to life and its hard to believe that you are looking at a tattoo. He is a exceptional painter as well and has produced countless beautiful fine art pieces. Though my work does not correlate with his work as far as style and subject matter, Jeff Gogue is easily my strongest influence within the tattoo community with his talent, dedication, and passion for what he does. His work has driven me to learn, grow, persist, and strive to be the best that I can.
Before someone gets a tattoo what advice do you give them?: Do your research. This is a lifetime commitment and should not be approached lightly. Find an artist who is capable of doing the tattoo that you want. Though there may be a handful of artists in your area who could do the tattoo well, there may be a specific artist who can do the piece much better. Also, think ahead- do you plan on getting your arm sleeved, a full back piece, etc- plan accordingly, real estate is limited.
How did you get into tattooing: I had been in school for awhile and had gone to get a tattoo after finals were over for the semester. The shop that I had gotten the piece done was actively looking for a new apprentice to begin immediately. Though I had never tattooed at that point, I gathered my portfolio of paintings, drawings, etc. and went to speak with the shop owner. A week later I withdrew from school for the following semester to begin my apprenticeship.
What inspires you to be an artist: Anything and everything can be an inspiration. When you look around you and start to truly see what you are surrounded by, you can find beauty in countless things. Sometimes you need to close your eyes and listen to the world around you, the music on the radio, the rough housing of pets upstairs and how it all combines to form the ambient sounds of your life. My experiences inspire me. Getting out of my comfort zone and seeing what the world has to offer, even if it is only the metro park half an hour away.
What kind of tattoos do you look forward to doing: The tattoos that I most enjoy and anticipate are the ones where the client lets me take the reigns, they give me a broad idea or topic matter and let me do what I feel would look the best.
Is there a tattoo that you haven't done yet that you are dying to do: In all honestly, Its nothing in particular, but would love to start doing more large scale pieces. Full sleeves, back pieces, and torso that aren't several pieces and then filling in the remainder, but one large cohesive image that works with the body.