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Timothy B Boor - View Tattoo Gallery - Email Artist

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.

 

It’s not surprising that Timothy’s professional journey has led him towards artistic destinations, as he has been interested in art for as long as he can remember. He grew up mesmerized by painting shows on television and luckily had an intuitive mom who saw his talent early on and got him started taking oil painting classes at the young age of ten. Once he was introduced to the work of Renaissance and Baroque masters, there was no turning back in his desire to learn more; while soon thereafter, finding theSurrealistic movement caused Tim to delve into art like never before.

 

Though Timothy has only been tattooing since 2007, his work speaks for itself and his portfolio reads like a seasoned pro. It wasn’t long ago that Timothy was working in a factory in Kokomo, Indiana during the day, while learning to tattoo in the evenings after work. A few short apprenticeships left him with basic skills, but Tim felt limited and ended up putting the ink trade on the back burner while he provided for his young family. A few years down the road, Tim gave the artistic dream another shot after his factory job offered him a buyout and provided enough money to get by while he honed in on his tattoo skills and built up a clientele, steadily learning the ropes of the ink world.

 

Fast forward a few years and throw a lot of hard work and learning into the mix, and you will find Timothy happily keeping busy as a full-time tattooist at Paul Booth’s world-renowned tattoo studio, Last Rites Gallery in New York City. Though the move from Indiana to New York was a big change in scenery, Tim, his wife Kristin, and their three

children love their newfound home there. Given the energy of the city, the inspirational atmosphere that resides there, and the creative team at Last Rites, Timothy moves forward each day with a love for the artwork he is producing and a sincere desire to continue to learn and improve.

 

When it comes to tattoo work, Timothy loves the concept-driven pieces that are presented to him, especially when a client provides an emotion or meaningful story and lets him visually interpret the idea onto skin. A fan of using symbolism, metaphors, and analogies to convey meanings, Tim enjoys using his mind and likes to figure things out instead of having concepts spelled out for him.

 

In addition to Timothy’s ever-growing tattoo portfolio, you can often find him creating many other mediums of artwork as well. While Timothy is a fan of digital art, graphite, colored pencils, and acrylic work, his favorite medium is oil painting, of which you can commonly find him transforming his ideas onto canvas in his signature surrealistic style. His paintings, drawings, and of course tattoo work, have been featured in a multitude of magazine and book publications throughout the world.

 

Now Timothy has moved back to his hometown of Kokomo Indiana to open his own shop The Bohemian Tattoo club and Art Gallery. An upscale tattoo studio with fellow artists Matthew Davidson and his mentor Bradley Pearse . The shop which also features a fine art gallery is one that has to experience firsthand.

 

While he feels as though he is still in the cocoon phase of developing his art, Tim is ready to spread his wings and grow artistically. He is an ardent fan of learning and improving, and believes in a favorite saying of his which reads: “The wisest man on earth is only wise by first knowing that he does not know it all.” He hopes that you will

continue to follow him on his educational journey for years to come and welcomes you to his flourishing world of creativity.


Matthew Davidson - View Tattoo Gallery - Email Artist

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.



Bradley Pearce - View Tattoo Gallery - Email Artist

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!"




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