21st july

Posted: 25/07/2015 in Uncategorized
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I’m working on a mad piece based on artwork by Nick Blinko. His band, Rudimentary Peni, features his art on their album covers, and Paddy decided to take snippets from this and put it all together as a sort of japanese sleeve. The only japanese thing about it is the basic composition of the sleeve, with windbars, waves and clouds forming the backbone, and Nick Blinko’s art featuring as the main elements.

‘Blinko draws intensely dense and detailed compositions of faces, figures and obsessive patterns, which at times also incorporate fragmented phrases. Diagnosed as suffering from schizoaffective disorder, and in the past hospitalised, Blinko creates his pictures when not taking therapeutic medication that adversely affects his ability to work. His art conjures a nightmarish, anxiety-ridden world where inner demons might be exorcised through repetitive graphic marks. Out of thousands of tiny flecks and dashes emerge elaborate visions of skeletons, mysterious symbols and religious figures.’
You can find out more about Nick Blinko here
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nick_Blinko

Paddy travels from London for his appointments, so likes to book a full day and get as much done as possible. A full day usually means 7 1/2 hours of tattooing, that’s a tough challenge! He sits like a champ and seems pretty unfazed by it all, which means we can get a load done. This is only his third session!
today we finished the top of the sleeve and did the two skulls on his chest. His decision to simply repeat the image on the other side of the chest is bold, and the effect is even more so! Love this piece for it’s madness and am amazed by how well Blinko’s art works as a sort of japanese sleeve.

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