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?
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?
5 favourite tattoos you’ve done?
5 tattoos that have impressed you lately?
Will Sheldon (@willsheldon) (Saved)
Ryan Shaffer (@ryanshaffer) (Private Studio)
Matt Bivetto (@mattbivetto) (Greenpoint Tattoo Co.)
Jason Ochoa (@jason__ochoa) (Greenpoint Tattoo Co.)
Derrick Snodgrass (@oblivioussurroundings) (Temple Tattoo)
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.