Sevens Clash – Jamaica’s Tattooing Renaissance
Visiting Tattoo Phillip4-Oct-2012
The guys over at Sevens Clash have a really interesting article about the emergence of tattoo culture in Jamaica, including an exclusive interview with the country’s premiere artist Tattoo Phillip.
From the site;
Starting in 2001 as a self-taught teenager with a collection of homemade tattoo machines — and a handful of brave souls for friends — Tattoo Phillip showed an early and natural talent for the craft. Shortly after picking it up, he dropped out of art school, where he was studying graphic design, to pursue tattooing professionally. Today he works out of a private home studio and relies strictly on referrals and word of mouth. Phillip’s professed specialty is detail and shading work, and with a client list that includes prominent musicians, Olympians, media personalities and Miss Jamaicas, his pedigree is unique among Jamaican tattoo artists.
Check out the full article here.