For no.5 in our 5×5 series I’ve chosen Alex Boyko of Sun House Tattoo in Detroit. You should also check out the previous 4 with Scott Move, Luxiano Street-Classic, Eterno8, Joe Ellis. Alex is a young tattooer doing big things and always impresses with strong, bold imagery and great traditional tattoos.
What are your 5 favourite images to tattoo?
I definitely love tattooing ladies. I also love doing tigers, or really any animal. Anything to do with the “Man’s Ruin” theme. Roses are always a good time. I also really like doing crude, folky imagery.
Where are your 5 favourite places to work?
Hmm, no specific order with these –
- Crying Heart Tattoo, Cincinnati, OH
- Staring Without Caring, Tucson, AZ
- Golden Monkey Tattoo, Fredericksburg, VA
- Long Street Collective, Columbus, OH
- Sun House, Detroit, MI
Who are your 5 biggest inspirations?
I find myself tattooing a lot of Bert Grimm flash, Rosie Camanga, Owen Jensen, Percy Waters and Cap Coleman.
5 favourite tattoos you’ve done?
5 tattoos that have impressed you lately?
Dave Halsey (@davehalseytatttoos) (Crying Heart Tattoo)
Ryan Mettz (@ryanmettz) (Greenpoint Tattoo Co.)
Nate Hudak (@nate_hudak) (Crying Heart Tattoo)
Isaiah Toothtaker (@toothtaker) (Staring Without Caring)
Greggletron (@greggletron) (Scapegoat Tattoo)
You can find Alex on instagram @alexboykotattoo or at Sun House Tattoo in Detroit, MI.