The Simple team spent an awesome afternoon recently with Timmy and the crew from Timmy Tattoo. Located in a bustling metro area on Long Island, we were interested to see these artists at work.
As an artist, my life and how I interact with the world is shaped by my art. In the tattoo shop everyday we put our art onto people. Tattooing is an interesting art form, you can spend hours working on a piece and once the customer walks out the door you may never see them again. The tattoo becomes a part of them and your artwork will stay with them for the rest of their lives.
One of the great things about tattooing is you get to meet people from all walks of life, you never know who will walk through the door. Each person has their own story, a reason they are seeking a tattoo to mark something that is going on in their life.
Most of the team and I find that Simple has the comfort factor that gets us through the day since we're on our feet so much. They've got an easy look that suits our individual style. Personal favorites are Retro-91 and Altus.
Timmy Tattoo Cronin
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We headed West for our Spring 2017 campaign, setting up shop in Venice, California for a few days. The damp but inspiring dawn, while chilly, was a welcome change from the snowy East Coast that we’re used to. From the comforts of Blue Star Donuts on Abbot Kinney Boulevard to the grassy meadows of Charmlee Wilderness Park in western Malibu, [...]
As residents of San Francisco, we don’t often have to leave the city. Everything we need is at our fingertips and we don’t need to go far to find what we’re looking for. One thing we always look forward to though, is getting out of the city to breathe some fresh air and take in the scenery. Northern California [...]
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On the hunt for some high test urban inspiration, we took a Summer road trip to The City of Gold, San Fransisco. Ground zero for 1968's Summer of Love, the impossibly charming City by the Bay is perhaps California's truest cultural epicenter. It is a city of world class proportions with dynamic and distinct neighborhoods, [...]