Meet the Artists of Black Amethyst Tattoos Clearwater: Tristan Lewellyn

Tristan Lewellyn

Q: Where were you born?
A:  New Hampshire

Q: What do you like to listen to?
A: Metal

Q: Food you love?
A: very difficult. I’m a garbage disposal when it comes to food.

Q: What’s your favorite kind of cookie?
A: oatmeal raisin

Q: When you’re at a buffet, how many trays of food do you start off with?
A: Too many

Q: What’s your dream vacation?
A: Road trip

Q: If you weren’t a tattoo artist, what would you be?
A: Hungry and homeless

Q: How many seconds would it take you to eat an entire block of cheese?
A: Only one way to find out

Q: Who do you just hate the most?
A: I hate everyone equally. JK I only have love in my heart.

Q: What’s your favorite thing to order from the Olive Garden?
A: Never been

Q: What do you think cats dream about?
A: Taking over the world

Q: What do you wish tomorrow’s breaking news would be?
A: Me winning the largest lottery jackpot in history.

Q: What’s the weirdest place you’ve ever unintentionally vomited?
A:: on the school bus as a kid

Q: What do you do when a baby just stares at you in public? Like, doesn’t even blink, just
maintains intense, aggressive eye contact with their dumb baby face.
A: Run

Q: Some words about your tattoo art?
A: The best thing about tattoos is that they do the talking. With that being said, I am my own
harshest critic

Q: Recent tattoo work?
A: Tats, bud. Tats

Q: If you could give yourself a nickname, what would it be?
A: Some sort of inaudible grunting sound

Q: And to wrap up, how much do you hate answering these questions?
A: Sounding growing to love it….. is there more?

 

Well, you did great. And that’s not a question, just the truth. Check out Tristan’s Instagram @tristan_lewellyn_art

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Meet the Artists of Black Amethyst Tattoos Clearwater: Ashley Huber

Ashley Huber

Q: Where were you born?
A: Détroit, MI

Q: What do you like to listen to?
A: Everything, old school gansta rap, hip hop, rock, metal, reggae, motown, 80s

Q: Food you love?
A: I love all food; Thai, Japanese, Korean, Italian, Indian…. just a foodie for sure.

Q: What’s your favorite kind of cookie?
A: Oatmeal raisin

Q: When you’re at a buffet, how many trays of food do you start off with?
A: Just One

Q: How long do you wait after finishing your first plate of food before getting a second plate of
food?
A: I eat all of it , don’t like wasting anything

Q: What’s your dream vacation?
A: Everywhere! Machu Picchu , Japan, Thailand, I just love to travel.

Q: If you had the chance to write the headline of tomorrow’s Tampa Bay Times, what would it
say?
A: Grand opening of Black Amathyst’s new Clearwater location

Q:  What advice to someone who wants to be a tattoo artist?
A: Focus on your drawing and a solid, professional art portfolio

Q: If you weren’t a tattoo artist, what would you be doing?
A: Marine biologist specializing in sharks

Q: What’s the weirdest place you’ve ever unintentionally vomited?
A: Out of a car in the valet lane at the Mirage in Las Vegas

Q: What’s the weirdest place you’ve ever intentionally vomited?
A: Don’t think I have

Q: If I gave you $10 bucks to go buy me chocolate milk, and it only cost $3, would you bring me
all the change or would you tell me it was actually $10? Because I’ll know. I’ll know chocolate
milk doesn’t cost that much.
A: Of course I’ll bring back the change I don’t steal

Q: Do you agree that Harry Potter was a huge asshole and probably the least exciting character in
the entire series? Like, he spent seven years terrorizing his friends with his own problems, ya
know? They had their own shit going on and here comes Harry Fucking Potter just fucking shit
up left and right? They had lives, too. They all had lives, Harry. IT’S NOT ALL ABOUT YOU.
A: Ahahahaha never thought about it that way..,, but I like it

Q: How many people do you fall in love with every day?
A: 0 except for my dog and I fall in love with him everyday because he is an amazing badass that always has my back

Q: How many friendships have you ruined because you refused to play a game of Monopoly
mercifully?
A: None, although I wish more

Q: What do you do when a baby just stares at you in public? Like, doesn’t even blink, just
maintains intense, aggressive eye contact with their dumb baby face.
A: Become super uncomfortable and look away like it’s not happening

Q: Some words about your tattoo art?
A: I love doing color realism, surrealism and Japanese , I think I’m a solid artist that can always learn more and improve

Q: Recent tattoo work?
A: I’m excited by my recent work and want to take it to the next level

 

Q: If you could give yourself a nickname, what would it be?
A: I thought nicknames were given…. but hmmm Bad Ash … wow that was super lame

Q: And to wrap up, how much do you hate answering these questions?
A: I didn’t mind at all!

Well, you did great. And that’s not a question, just the truth. Check out Ashley’s Instagram
@Ashley_huber_tattoo or go to her website.

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Meet the Artists of Black Amethyst Tattoos Clearwater: Bryan Delbane

Bryan Delbane

Q: Where were you born?
A: In a death camp

Q: What do you like to listen to?
A: Your Ex calling me Daddy

Q: Food you love?
A: Cheese

Q: On average, how many times a week do you hurt yourself trying to dance in the shower?
A: Every day.

Q: What’s your favorite kind of cookie?
A: You know, Dat Cookie

Q: When you’re at a buffet, how many trays of food do you start off with?
A: 4

Q: Who would you let punch you directly in the face?
A: My Daughter

Q: What’s your dream vacation?
A: Skydiving in Lybia

Q: If you weren’t a tattoo artist, what would you be?
A: Representative for the Florida Panhandler’s Union

Q: How many seconds would it take you to eat an entire block of cheese?
A: 4

Q: Who do you just hate the most?
A: You will find out soon enough

Q: What’s your favorite thing to order from the Olive Garden?
A: Olives

Q: What do you think cats dream about?
A: Screaming Women

Q: What do you wish tomorrow’s breaking news would be?
A: There’s Been an Alien Invasion!

Q: What’s the weirdest place you’ve ever unintentionally vomited?
A: At the buffet

Q: What do you do when a baby just stares at you in public? Like, doesn’t even blink, just
maintains intense, aggressive eye contact with their dumb baby face.
A: Look at his mom the same way

Q: Your primary tattoo style?
A: Whatever pays for my storage unit

Q: If you could give yourself a nickname, what would it be?
A: Joe…..MAMA!

 

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Meet the Artists of Black Amethyst: Amanda Banx

Get Your Nerd On

New School Tattoo Style

New School Tattoo Style

new school tattoo style

We have all heard the term “old school” but new school? New school tattoos are not actually that new. Indeed, they first came to light in the very late 1970s and only in the Californian region (where else?).

By the 1980s, new school tattoos came to prominence across the rest of the United States and largely into Europe too. This whacky style of tattoo art peaked around the late 1980s and into the 1990s but since those heady days it has waned somewhat.

It was absolutely an art form of its time and the style tended to be cartoon or caricature in nature. The body art tended to reflect characters like Popeye, Homer Simpson, superheroes or Top Cat. The lines were bold and the colours were vivid and at times, even garish.

Californians even experimented with science fiction characters, celebrities or sporting heroes of a favourite team. It was a comic style and the art was all about exaggeration. The style does still exist today but in a new format.

You can still find many new school tattoo artists camped out in stores and parlours around the San Francisco Bay area. Here, psychedelic cartoon characters and fearful adversaries can work their way onto the arms of many west coast hipsters.

 Hip Hop Culture and New School

The style of new school tattoo designs was also popular among the followers of the hip hop culture. The sharp and jagged edges of the letters and the format where each one would look exaggerated or blown up before being coloured in with a range of bright contrasts was a popular theme. It emulated the graffiti style of the time and the subject matter and characters were always a little fantastical.

New School Art Has Evolved

The new format of this type of tattoo art is slightly evolved from the styles we saw in the 1980s. New school takes a different approach to traditional styles. Eagles and hearts are still a part of new school tattoo designs, but they would tend to be more like a cartoon bird of prey or a beating heart.

New school tattoo artwork tends to be all about having very few rules and lots of bright and vivid colours. It is art nouveau and Andy Warhol rolled into one and its popularity is very much alive and well in the ink parlours of the western world today.

 

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Trending Tattoos in 2019

Trending Tattoos in 2019

Trending Tattoos of 2019Tattoos are as popular now than at any time in living memory and there are several trending tattoos in 2019. This form of personal art is going to stay with you for the rest of your life, so it’s always worth knowing which trendy tattoos are out there and look at the themes that seem to be ageless and always on trend.

Tattoo artists have an excellent knowledge of what is fashionable and trendy. Like a fashion designer is to today’s dress sense, a tattoo artist can set trends and improve on the ones everyone seems to want to own.

Minimalist Body Art

If we chart back to the 1950s and 60s, when inking was popular among those in the armed forces, there was a time when tattoo pens seemed to be extraordinarily thick. There was also little regulation, unlike today.

During the 1980s the tattoo artist’s pen became a lot thinner and the technique improved to the point where body art used fine lines that appeared very thin. This trend still exists very much today.

A lot of tattoos in tiny detail are finding their way onto people’s fingers. Tattoo artists have often recommended against this practice, as finger tats can fade fast. But that has not stopped this becoming the latest in trendy tattoos.

Fine-line Tattooing

This is particularly trendy in the east coast areas of the United States. The subject matter of the art can vary – as does the choice of colour – but the style and design is to think thin and make it artistic.

Minimalist body art and trendy tattoos are big because they are so small. The detail has to be tiny but accurate and the general idea is for the voyeur to be forced to study up close and personal. The accolades then come pouring out after the close inspection.

Lettering

Many will remember the days when we were warned not to put names on our bodies. It was for fear the words would later return to haunt us: the name of an ex-boy or girlfriend, a football team or their latest signing [who would later transfer to a rival team]. But lettering has now come back as one of the trendiest tattoo methods, but the words are very different.

Gone are the ex-partners names, teams and even “love” and “hate” jotted on the fingers. In: the messages of something that expresses you as a person. Moreover, a meaningful script that belongs just to you.

Looking for more creative, custom and unique tattoos? Schedule a free consultation today at Black Amethyst Tattoo Gallery!