Delicate and Precise Tattoo Art by Mr. K

Mr K Tattoo

Tattoos are a luxury. That’s the opinion of Mr. K, a resident artist at Bang Bang Tattoos, New York. Formally trained at Parsons School of Design, his career evolved from corporate graphic design to streetwear fashion, before picking up a tattoo machine last year. A lover of fine art, some of his first works were replicas of classic masterpieces.

“Tattoos should be treated like high end products,” he tells me. “You have to research and find the perfect artist. Then comes the maintenance. Without care, even the best tattoo will look really bad. I always mention to clients that fine line tattoos will not stay so delicate or precise after a few months or years; you have to get touch ups, stay out of the sun. You have to really take care of these purchases, they’re forever.”

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Photos © "Mr. K" / Sanghyuk Ko
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Morgan is a New York-based curator of contemporary tattoo art. She is Founder and Editor of the digital gallery tattrx.com, works as a freelance tattoo writer and an agent for modern artists. Follow the author @ Twitter , Instagram, Facebook and view more articles.

September 13, 2016 Art Miniature Tattoos