What Style Do You Think Your Favorite Painters Would Work in If They Were Tattoo Artists?
It's no secret that the great painters of yesterday have had a HUGE impact on tattooing today. While tattooing is a craft and a service, it is also an art form that is heavily influenced by other mediums. The evolution of art through both individuals and as a movement is based on pulling inspiration from those who have come before. Which is why you can pick out techniques that tattooers use which are influenced by traditional painters. However, what if the tables were turned and instead of tattooers being influenced by iconic painters—these painters were given the chance to become tattoo artists? I know that this sounds a bit crazy but think about it this way. History has a way of repeating itself and who are we to say that the next Van Gogh isn't tattooing at a shop in our city? Take a look at our list of some of the most influential painters and where we think that they would fit into the tattoo industry today.
Tattoo by Nikko Hurtado