This item has been sold and archived
85 x 55 cm (approx. 21.7 x 33.5 inches)
Paintings. Mixed Media
Thomas was born in Hastings in East Sussex. He studied Drawing at
the London Institute of Art and Design but subsequently moved
from London to New York to pursue his objectives in art and
tattooing. He went from Saved Tattoo in NYC to Rock of Ages in
His style is deeply influenced by Tibetan iconography, alchemical
and early scientific illustrations, traditional woodcuts and mystic
He has always been interested in exploring themes and imagery
connected with death and rebirth. His attention to detail and extraordinary precision have earned him a place among the best
contemporary tattooists and artists.
Thomas says about himself: ‘I am a tattooer, an artist, a husband,
and a father. My sensibilities as an artist are defined by how I may
incorporate and blend these identities into my tattooing. I tattoo at
Rock of Ages in Austin Texas.
Today my work draws its influences from many things the sanctum
of nature and natural forms, the unconscious, mathematical and
geometric patterns, cosmology, and eastern religious images. I try
to incorporate these ideas into intricate patterns and iconic folk
symbolism using complex pointillism, repetition, and detailed linework
with the hopes of creating a vernacular that is both meditative
and pure in form.
It is my belief that a tattooist should always be striving to improve
his or her skill, and to be conscious of how their tattoos may relate
and ultimately contribute to the surrounding world of tattooing.
I am constantly exploring new ways to improve the skills and
options available to me, finding new ways to develop techniques
and tools beyond what is already necessary.
Given that the skin is my material, the path forward for my craft to
expand and improve is to find new ways to illustrate and decorate
the people I am fortunate enough to tattoo.’