Biography

My name is Thomas Hooper. I work out of Saved Tattoo in Brooklyn NY. Please contact me there at

426 Union Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

(718) 486-0850 ‎ · savedtattoo.com

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.

 

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 line-work– 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. Jim Macairt, who formally trained me as a tattooer, said to me, “What will YOU do for tattooing? You will get so much from it but what will YOU give back?” These words still haunt me today. I often ask myself how I may give back and expand on what is already such an expansive wealth of inspiration and creativity.

 

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.

This is my goal as an artist and tattooist.

Tattoo appointment information -
 I am currently not booking new clients for tattoo work. I am very grateful for the people who want to get tattooed by myself and are willing to wait, without YOU / the client, my work would be nothing more than a dream. There are only so many hours in each day and I am unfortunately unable to accommodate each inquiry and request. If you would like to get tattooed by me in the future then please call Saved and they will give you any relevant information.
I try my best to answer all emails, but it is difficult sometimes to get back to everyone. If I don’t return your email please don’t hesitate to resend, they got lost quite easily, my current response time for emails is about 6-8 weeks as I handle all of this personally and it takes a long time to work my way through them between drawing and tattooing.

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