Welcome to the imaginative world of Timothy B. Boor. Whether on skin, paper, or canvas, the creative juxtapositions that Timothy surrounds himself with blend surrealistic designs with realistic elements; while intertwining symbolism and parables with his colorful blends.
Rewind, if you will, to 2000. As a senior I was named President of my high school art club and my peers voted me best artist in my class. After high school I served an apprenticeship at a small tattoo studio in Monticello, Indiana. I then went on to obtain an associate degree in graphic design. After spending a couple years designing shirts and doing vinyl work for local businesses I decided to get back to what I really enjoyed, tattooing.
Eight years and nearly eighty pounds later I’m still passionate about tattooing. I’m constantly trying to grow as an artist. From oil painting to just sketching, I’m working to develop new ideas and techniques to enhance my abilities as a tattoo artist. I enjoy so many styles of tattooing; traditional, new school, realism, neo-traditional, organic/bio, full color, black and grey… I like to think I’ve developed my style from a manifestation of many influences. The subjects I tattoo tend to be as diverse as the styles I tattoo in. So long as it’s not gang related or racist, I’m typically down. I like to tattoo the humorous and obscure stuff, but I’m not the type of guy who’s going to sigh or moan if you ask for a star. I enjoy the challenge of rethinking the “typical tattoos”, such as stars, butterflies, crosses, and so on. Don’t get me wrong though, I’d much rather be designing a pine cone on a stack of flapjacks with a Tom Selleck mustache.
At a young age I developed a strong appreciation for the Arts. My mother is an accomplished Artist in many different mediums. I cannot remember a time in my childhood when there wasn't something artistic going on in my home. Naturally, this made me want to participate. I began drawing and painting, which continued all through school. I've dabbled in other artistic mediums including sculpting, carving, pottery, and airbrushing.
In 1997, I got my first tattoo which eventually opened the door to my new career. I began my tattoo apprenticeship in early 1999 under Tom White, owner of Tommy's Tattoos in Kokomo, IN. By summer, I was tattooing full-time. I tried to learn everything I could from all the talented tattoo artists I worked around.
People are always asking me, "What is your favorite type of tattoo to do?" This is a hard question for me, because I like so many different kinds. I enjoy everything from full color cartoony types to realistic black and greys, traditional to new school. I think it comes down to, "If I get to draw it, I am into it!"