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5x5 with Hamish Clarke

Cian Wright

Tags 5x5, tattoo

For no.23 in our 5×5 series I’ve chosen Hamish Clarke. Working out of Tradition Tattoo in Brisbane.  He does bold folky traditional work and always keeps things interesting.

What are your 5 favourite images to tattoo?

  1. Pinup girls 
  2. Anything folk art inspired and kooky lookin
  3. Animal heads
  4. Dagger combos
  5. Anything that won’t look like shit in 20 years!

Your 5 favourite places to tattoo?

I’ve only tattooed in two shops. I tattooed at City Body Art for four years and moved to Tradition Tattoo this year. I also tattooed at the Melb Expo last year which was super fun!

Your 5 biggest inspirations?

  1. @ozzywrong
  2. @melgrisa
  3. Music
  4. Tea
  5. Everyone I work with

5 favourite tattoos you’ve done?

Hamish Clarke - Swallows&Daggers - Clothing & StreetwearHamish Clarke - Swallows&Daggers - Clothing & StreetwearHamish Clarke - Swallows&Daggers - Clothing & StreetwearHamish Clarke - Swallows&Daggers - Clothing & StreetwearHamish Clarke - Swallows&Daggers - Clothing & Streetwear

5 tattoos that have impressed you lately?

Scott Shannon (@scottshannontattoo) (Tradition Tattoo)
Scott Shannon - Swallows&Daggers - Clothing & Streetwear

Kane Truenbacher (@kanetrubenbacher) (Exhibition St)
Kane Truenbacher - Swallows&Daggers - Clothing & Streetwear

Jason Ochoa (@jason__ochoa) (Greenpoint Tattoo Co.)
Jason Ochoa - Swallows&Daggers - Clothing & Streetwear

Daniel Octoriver (@octoriverdaniel) (Good Luck Tattoo)
Daniel Octoriver - Swallows&Daggers - Clothing & Streetwear

Dan Nelson (@dan_nelson_nyc) (Rose Tattoo)
Dan Nelson - Swallows&Daggers - Clothing & Streetwear

 

You can find Hamish on instagram @hamishclarke_ or at Tradition Tattoo in Brisbane, Australia.

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, Blair Maxine Hewitt, Alex Petty, Ash Hickman, Louie Rivers and Matt Cannon, Justin Olivier, George Bonner, Rafael DeCraneo and Osang Kwon.


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