5x5 with Kelly Smith

For no.11 in our 5×5 series I’ve chosen Kelly Smith. Working out of Sheffields’ Five Magics Tattoo, Kelly does really strong, bold traditional work that has really caught my eye as of late and is well worth checking out.

You should also check out the previous 5x5s with Scott MoveLuxiano Street-ClassicEterno8Joe Ellis, Alex Boyko, AcetatesCheyenne Sawyer, Ryan Shaffer, Joe Chatt and Clare Frances.

What are your 5 favourite images to tattoo?

  1. Eagles
  2. Skulls
  3. Dragons
  4. Snakes
  5. Ladies

Your 5 favourite places to tattoo? 

  1. Five magics, Sheffield. U.K. 
  2. Oddfellows, Leeds. U.K.
  3. Salon serpent, Amsterdam. NL
  4. Den of iniquity, Edinburgh. U.K.
  5. Leeds convention. U.K.

Your 5 biggest inspirations? 

  1. Koji Ichimaru
  2. Steve Byrne
  3. Cap Coleman
  4. Sailor jerry
  5. Isaiah toothtaker

5 favourite tattoos you’ve done?

 

Kelly Smith - Swallows&Daggers - Clothing & StreetwearKelly Smith - Swallows&Daggers - Clothing & StreetwearKelly Smith - Swallows&Daggers - Clothing & StreetwearKelly Smith - Swallows&Daggers - Clothing & StreetwearKelly Smith - Swallows&Daggers - Clothing & Streetwear 

5 tattoos that have impressed you lately?

 

Rich Hadley (@richhadley) (Rain City Manchester)

Rich Hadley - Swallows&Daggers - Clothing & Streetwear

Joe Ellis (@joeellistattoo) (Sacred Electric)

Joe Ellis - Swallows&Daggers - Clothing & Streetwear

Isaiah Toothtaker (@toothtaker) (Staring Without Caring)

 Isaiah Toothtaker - Swallows&Daggers - Clothing & Streetwear

Cheyenne Sawyer (@cheyennesawyer) (Atlas Tattoo)

Cheyenne Sawyer - Swallows&Daggers - Clothing & Streetwear

Bob Geerts (@bobeus) (Bunker Tattoo)

Bob Geerts - Swallows&Daggers - Clothing & Streetwear 

You can find Kelly on instagram @kellysmithtattoos or at Five Magics Tattoo in Sheffield, England.

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