Boutique Tattooing & Fine Art

 

Tattoo Work

jeff richmond
jeff richmond
Kasie1
Kasie1
katie 1
katie 1
mike varney2
mike varney2
jon schulte right side
jon schulte right side
gilbert sleeve
gilbert sleeve
jon schulte back
jon schulte back
rib mech3
rib mech3
tooth roots
tooth roots
nikki sleeve
nikki sleeve
nikki2
nikki2
david floral sleeve2
david floral sleeve2
beet
beet
cicada
cicada
cicada waning
cicada waning
floral thigh
floral thigh
ale psych lower 2
ale psych lower 2
aaron sleeve
aaron sleeve
Anthony1
Anthony1
anthony7
anthony7
jawbone
jawbone
mechside2 web
mechside2 web
adam mumper side
adam mumper side
amber leg
amber leg
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Molt Series #1
Nightmare Egg #1
Sometimes the Light
Nightmare Egg #2
Nightmare Egg #3
Lose Yourself
Molt Series #2
toucan drawing
portrait graphite
Mercy
H
still life #1
let the day begin
Kudu Illustration
Hive series #5
copper point mech
copper point mech 2
hive3
Hive1
hive4
hive2
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Artwork

 

About

Coming from a background of designing flyers and record covers for local punk bands in Milwaukee, Gifford naturally transitioned into tattooing in late 2004.  He's spend the last decade and a half developing his signature style of biomechanical tattooing.  Focusing on bold interconnecting shapes that flow and wind over the body's canvas.  The goal is to create a sense of movement, depth and wonder.  The subject matter comes second to form.  Interesting shapes becomes the heart of the work.  In 2014 Gifford opened Logan Square Tattoo, a tattoo studio in Chicago where he currently works. 

In conjunction with tattooing Gifford works in several traditional art mediums including ink, graphite and oil paints.  His current work alternates and combines representational art and science fiction based subject matter.  His most recent work, the Hive and Molt series, attempt to start bridging the gap between his more traditional mediums with his tattooing. Inspired by the natural forms of insect hives and invertebrates exoskeletons he aims to aims to mimic the feelings of wonder and revulsion those forms inspire.  Staying loose with structure while layering forms until a dense image emerges much like a geological formation rising from the earths shifting tectonic plates.   

 

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