Australian Student Tattooist Agnes
At our Hua Hin tattoo training school tattoo classes, our student Agnes has impressed us by swiftly learning the array of tattooing techniques that we have taught her. Agnes has clearly demonstrated how adaptable she can be when switching tattoo styles; whether that is a design consisting of primarily shadow work or switching to an Old School design that utilizes colour work.
Agnes has a wonderful apt for gifting designs with her feminine charm, one design that comes to the forefront of our minds is her rendition of a ‘Kabuto’ with a skull and flower motif. This design requires the ability to apply many technical abilities, consisting of the use of shadow work to portray a 3D visual effect that creates depth and light reflecting properties on the panels of the ‘Kabuto’ helmet. The second technical ability that is incorporated into this design is the contrasting colour work that enables the flower motif to take centre-stage against the monotone kabuto and skull backdrop.
Experimenting with isolating sections of a tattoo design with separate techniques, is a style that Agnes frequently likes to play-around with and this has resulted in the creation of a wonderful ‘Old School Barber’ tattoo design. This design features an array of hues that seamlessly blend into one another and compliment the bold lines that are renowned in the Old School style. The sophisticated gentlemen surrounded by his trade tools combined with the chosen colour hues create sa sad and sinister tone. The design conveys sharp imagery, and the frequent use of blades and the vast array of reds portray an unnerving atmosphere, the tools at his back symbolize the wings of the angel of death and the tear at his eye resembles a synonymous gangland tattoo that is associated with death. The whole design embodies the attributes of the story of ‘Sweeny Todd’ the demon barber of Fleet Street. This design is a credit to Agnes’s ability to convey all of these elements and to portray the emotion of sadness in her design.
As amazing as all of these designs are, Agnes truly came into her own style when she utilized a water colour effect with her colour work, when creating her ‘Bird’ tattoo. Using the technique of smoothing colours into one-another, which she had learnt when producing her ‘Old School Barber design, she applied the improved technique to capture every colourful facet of the birds’ aesthetic.
Agnes has provided us with some brilliant and very stylish tattoo pieces that are truly captivating to behold. If this particular style inspires you, why don’t you contact us, we would be happy to get in touch and discuss the courses we have on offer at our tattoo artist training school in Hua Hin, Thailand.
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