Since the official inception of the apprenticeship I’ve had the privilege of observing Cooper, a master craftsman in his element, from conception to creation to execution as he methodically plans out every single one of his epic tattoos. Watching the other artists around the shop is pretty mind-blowing as well… I love how everyone’s approach to a tattoo is so different. From the way someone handles a client, to the way someone plots and preps the part of the body that will receive a fresh new tattoo… not to mention the different techniques all the artists use when implementing a tattoo.
Hats off to Aaron and Holly
for assembling such an incredible array
of time tested talent.
But enough gushing… I could do that all day…
here are some more early illustrations from Cooper’s assignments.