5x5 with Alex Petty

For no.15 in our 5×5 series I’ve chosen Alex Petty. Working out of Haight Ashbury Tattoo in San Francisco, Alex does really great bold classic imagery and traditional work in heavy black and predominantly without colour. He is someone who’s work you should keep an eye on.

What are your 5 favourite images to tattoo?

  1. Planets

  2. Oms

  3. Skeletons 

  4. Panthers 

  5. Roses

Your 5 favourite places to tattoo?

I haven’t  traveled too much but

I love New York City especially green point tattoo

Los Angeles is always beautiful. I love the martlet and midtown tattoo 

Your 5 biggest inspirations?

  1. Erik Reith

  2. Daniel Higgs

  3. Rosie Camanga 

  4. Picture Machine

  5. Ed Hardy

5 favourite tattoos you’ve done?

Alex Petty - Swallows&Daggers - Clothing & StreetwearAlex Petty - Swallows&Daggers - Clothing & StreetwearAlex Petty - Swallows&Daggers - Clothing & StreetwearAlex Petty - Swallows&Daggers - Clothing & StreetwearAlex Petty - Swallows&Daggers - Clothing & Streetwear

5 tattoos that have impressed you lately?

Will Sheldon (@willsheldon) (Saved)

Will Sheldon - Swallows&Daggers - Clothing & Streetwear

Ryan Shaffer (@ryanshaffer) (Private Studio)

Ryan Shaffer - Swallows&Daggers - Clothing & Streetwear

Matt Bivetto (@mattbivetto) (Greenpoint Tattoo Co.)

Matt Bivetto - Swallows&Daggers - Clothing & Streetwear

Jason Ochoa (@jason__ochoa) (Greenpoint Tattoo Co.)

Jason Ochoa - Swallows&Daggers - Clothing & Streetwear

Derrick Snodgrass (@oblivioussurroundings) (Temple Tattoo)

Derrick Snodgrass - Swallows&Daggers - Clothing & Streetwear 

You can find Alex on instagram @alexpetty or at Haight Ashbury Tattoo in San Francisco.

You should also check out the previous 5x5s with Scott Move, Luxiano Street-Classic, Eterno8, Joe Ellis, Alex Boyko, Acetates, Cheyenne Sawyer, Ryan Shaffer, Joe Chatt, Clare Frances, Kelly Smith, Hans Heggum, Akira Latanzio and Blair Maxine Hewitt.

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CHEST SHOULDER BODY LENGTH SLEEVE LENGTH
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