tattoo flash by paul talbot
What is Tattoo Flash?
Tattoo Flash by Paul Talbot are repeatable designs, usually drawn on paper or cardboard and displayed prominently on the walls in tattoo shops. Traditionally it was the way to select tattoo designs and something that I think we should be returning to in the modern age.
It’s not a ‘one-off’ custom design, it’s a tattoo design that’s already rendered. It’s perfect if you prefer to choose from existing designs. Or, if you know you want one of my designs but can’t come up with a custom design that you want to get.
Tattoo Flash By Paul Talbot
Is a return to ‘the old school’. In the early days, it was usually hand-drawn locally, with shops using their own designs. Later, professional artists began to sell prints of their artwork at conventions and eventually via the Internet. That’s exactly what I’m doing here. In the days of nothing but custom work many artists forget that you – the client – may simply want a cool piece of work. You may not want to write your entire life story on your body. Preferring instead to use the space you have to collect a load of awesome work by artists you love. I’ve put exactly the same amount of time and effort in this design that I would put into a custom piece. far from being a sub standard or a ‘lite’ version. If anything it’s me doing what I love without constraints. Arguably it’s closer to ‘my art’ because this is exactly how I make paintings and artwork etc.
Of course, i you want me to tattoo this design for you I will happily. But if you're getting another tattooist to make it for you...
Credit me Paul Talbot as the original artist when you post any pictures of your tattoo and ask you tattooist to also credit me as the artist when they post the tattoo on social media or the web. I love to see my designs out there ‘in the wild’ and it fascinates me to see how other artists add their flair to my initial idea. If you’re at a convention that I’m attending pleased be sure to come by my booth so I can grab a picture of your piece!
Use this artwork for any tattoo flash by paul talbot for anything but a tattoo design. Please don’t put it on t-shirts or mugs or anything else! Please don’t try to pass this artwork off as your own work. It’s not cool! If you tag me when you create the tattoo I’ll share your version on my social media. I get credit, you get credit and everything is cool.