Black and Gray Tattooing, finds most of his origin from the prisons and the streets, characterized by their soft gray tones silky smooth shading fine lines and elegant script.
Subjects like Roses, Religious, Payasa’s, Hyna’s, Skulls and much more, flowing together in a dreamlike manner telling a personal story of the wearer.
Introduced into the tattoo shops by a small group of “pioneers” in the 70′
Growing up in a fisherman town (Katwijk) traditional tattoos were all I knew.
Until my mind was blown away when I saw these “pioneers” work and I was hooked for life.
I am an all-around artist but black and gray tattoo has become my speciality, and where most people know me for.
All black and gray tattoos I currently do are custom designs drawn on the spot and preferably freehand so it goes well with the shape of the muscle and the bone, most is done single needle; like it says al is done with 1 single needle.
No shaders, mags or other large groups of needles , Single needle black and gray the original and only way to create that Smooth and Soft stipple shading wich is needed to get that real authentic street look.
For more about my tattoos check my Instagram below,
To find out more about Black and Gray Tattooing and the History of Black and Gray Tattooing, watch this great movie!
Tattoo Nation; The True Story of The Ink Revolution.