Information 12 reporter Joanna Hernandez is again with one other inside have a look at a tattoo conference, the place she spoke with artists in regards to the distinction kinds between the East and West coasts.
Sneaky Gee, the organizer of this yr’s Brooklyn Tattoo Expo, says L.A. artists on the West Coast are likely to focus extra on heavy black and grey type.
“Out right here it may be just a little large lighter, however you discover them in every single place — you discover artists that specialize in stuff in every single place and undoubtedly the place you are from will present in your work,” Sneaky Gee says.
He has been internet hosting tattoo conventions for the previous 5 years touring across the nation, and he says his aim is to carry East and West Coast artists collectively, creating an area to be taught from one another.
Peeko, a New York Metropolis artist and proprietor of Pyramid Ink in Harlem, says he specializes in freestyle artwork. “I like when an individual provides me extra of what they need and I make it a factor.”
He says each artist ought to attend a tattoo expo as a result of it is a great way to be taught completely different types of tattooing from artists across the nation attend.
Sneaky Gee says its not a contest between the East and the West coast however does emphasize the place you are from reveals in your work.