Saturday 3 October will see the opening of our tattoo artist exhibition, Inked Palette.
Created in collaboration with Deasil Art Gallery in Leamington Spa, the exhibition will run for 3 weeks and showcase the work of tattoo artists all over the UK.
The artists are creating custom artwork on a variety of materials – rather than skin, they’re making work on paper, ceramic, canvas, and more. All artists are still working on their pieces, and they won’t be revealed until the exhibition opens.
Until then, we’d like to give you the chance to meet each tattoo artist here on Inkluded, see their tattoos and hear about their experiences as artists.
We hope you can come on down this October to explore the work they’re creating for you.
Name: Adam Thomas
Tattoo Style: Realism
Tattooing: 2.5 Years
Location: Ink Me Tattoo Studios, Cannock
Thank you for offering to be part of our exhibition. What made you say yes to being involved?
Being so young into my career and industry, I’m looking for every avenue to promote myself so I can raise my profile in tattooing and art.
Have you ever had your work exhibited before?
My art has never been in an exhibition before. I’ve had my work sold at tattoo conventions across the county. I’ve also had my work published.
Tell us about what you’re planning to display.
The art I am planning to display is realism. This describes me best as an artist. It has developed from an earlier background of realism drawings, this is what best represents me as an artist and what I wish to progress in.
What does tattooing mean to you, in one word?
What’s the one thing you love most about your job?
The idea that I can do something I love for a living.
Describe what art means to you in one word.
What are you looking forward to the most?
I’m glad to have the chance to exhibit my art – I appreciate the interest people have in my work as I’m striving for a larger audience’s response to my artwork.
Is there anything you want people looking at your artwork to take away from it?
I want people to feel warm and fuzzy… like the Ready Brek Dragon from the ’90s is warming their insides with his fiery breath.
What’s your creative process when putting a piece of artwork together?
I don’t really have a process, I just do a bit of research and see what tickles my fancy. I get a lot of inspiration from artists that I look up to. Generally I just wing it!