New Ends and New Beginings in Austin Texas

This week I had a visit with Neal who gave me the opportunity to photograph his healed front.

Neal Koch (2 of 3) Neal Koch (3 of 3)

 

And today I started working Sebastians front.

Sebastian Torso Session One (1 of 4) Sebastian Torso Session One (2 of 4) Sebastian Torso Session One (3 of 4) Sebastian Torso Session One (4 of 4)

It has been great getting settled into my new life here in Austin. I cant thank everyone enough for their support and business over these past few years and the years to come.

If you are interested in getting tattooed by me please get in touch with my new home, Rock of Ages Tattooing in Austin Texas.

Black Sunday

Today at Saved Tattoo here in Brooklyn, Stephanie Tamez, John Sultana and myself will be doing walk in tattoos from 11am until close. As many of you may know I will be moving to Austin Texas in July and working and living there permanently. Throughout the next few months I will be doing a few walk in days to accommodate people who want to get tattooed by me but don’t want something big or too specific. I will only be working from a set of flash designs (mostly unshaded so that i can leave the outcome of the tattoo as decision in the moment of creation) that I have created specially for these days. No appointments, just first come first served. Ill post pictures of the tattoos later in the week but for now here is a sneak at one of the more fun sections of drawing.

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I will also post the schedule of the other walk in days later this month.
Thank you!

Any questions please call Saved

www.savedtattoo.com

this into that and back again.

I have been selected for a short list as part of a craftsman competition, if you could take the time to head over to the website and vote for me I would really appreciate it………… !

www.themoderncraftproject.com

And now back to more important things, I just finished this sleeve….. super happy with the flow and combination of elements……

here are some photographs.

Thank you so much.

Thomas Hooper Tattooing Pheonix and Mandala Full Sleeve _2 Thomas Hooper Tattooing Pheonix and Mandala Full Sleeve _3 Thomas Hooper Tattooing Pheonix and Mandala Full Sleeve _4 Thomas Hooper Tattooing Pheonix and Mandala Full Sleeve _5 Thomas Hooper Tattooing Pheonix and Mandala Full Sleeve _6 Thomas Hooper Tattooing Pheonix and Mandala Full Sleeve _7 Thomas Hooper Tattooing Pheonix and Mandala Full Sleeve _8 Thomas Hooper Tattooing Pheonix and Mandala Full Sleeve _9 Thomas Hooper Tattooing Pheonix and Mandala Full Sleeve _10 Thomas Hooper Tattooing Pheonix and Mandala Full Sleeve _11 Thomas Hooper Tattooing Pheonix and Mandala Full Sleeve _12 Thomas Hooper Tattooing Pheonix and Mandala Full Sleeve _13

Old and New

Below is a series of photographs from 2004-2005 of a back piece I made on a very nice gentleman who then collected more work from Jason Saga R.I.P. after i moved to NYC. This tattoo was alot of fun! Color and lots of Black……..
Thomas Hooper Tattooing Borneo Mask Tibetan Flowers 1-2 torso 2005_1 Thomas Hooper Tattooing Borneo Mask Tibetan Flowers 1-2 torso 2005_5 Thomas Hooper Tattooing Borneo Mask Tibetan Flowers 1-2 torso 2005_2 Thomas Hooper Tattooing Borneo Mask Tibetan Flowers 1-2 torso 2005_3 Thomas Hooper Tattooing Borneo Mask Tibetan Flowers 1-2 torso 2005_4 Thomas Hooper Tattooing Borneo Mask Tibetan Flowers 1-2 torso 2005_6

The next series of images is of a back piece I am currently working on………… I am so grateful that i get to do so much large work…┬ábut I want to do more!!!!

Thomas Hooper Tattooing Skull and Ornament Back Piece _8 Thomas Hooper Tattooing Skull and Ornament Back Piece _1 Thomas Hooper Tattooing Skull and Ornament Back Piece _2 Thomas Hooper Tattooing Skull and Ornament Back Piece _4 Thomas Hooper Tattooing Skull and Ornament Back Piece _7 Thomas Hooper Tattooing Skull and Ornament Back Piece _3 Thomas Hooper Tattooing Skull and Ornament Back Piece _5 Thomas Hooper Tattooing Skull and Ornament Back Piece _6

It is interesting to watch the evolution of ones own work………………………….

thank you.

Moving Capture

Tattooing By Thomas Hooper

This is a short film intended as an experiment on how to show my work in an alternative form. It is so hard to catch the beauty of a tattoo on a person’s body with out standing right next to them, so I decided to try and make a short piece concentrating on the depth and texture of my work.
This is not a professional attempt by any means, hopefully it is a starting point for me to create something better.
thank you for looking.
All tattooing, video and sound by Thomas Hooper.

Insta – taneous

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I didn’t post much on here the last half of 2012, this was partly due to the popularity of Instagram.
Above is a montage of some of my posts on my @thomashoopertattooing account. I’m making an effort to take my camera to work more this year and document my work in progress to publish here on wordpress. But to follow my work in the format of bad iPhone pictures please go to my Instagram.
@thomashoopertattooing

Thank you. And have a great day.

Starting off going backwards.

This Tattoo is by no means new, i think it is about 4 years old. An attempt at a representation of a phoenix as if they existed in Haida mythology with my own twist on it…. I love the simple graphic nature of it, with its subtle detail giving it a little bit of depth. I’m going to be posting some of my early work from the beginning of my career and more recent in an effort to take a step back into larger, simpler and stronger forms (but still with headache rendering repetitive overly detailed textures). Thank you.

Haidia Pheonix Thomas Hooper Tattooing_1

From beyond into Eternity, 2013 begins.

Happy New Year everyone. I want to first say a sincere thank you to all the people who have supported me through the last year and my whole career. No matter if it is through visiting this website or my instagram, buying a t shirt, book, print, painting, getting tattooed, offering friendship or advice and most importantly thank you to my family, I truly appreciate everything. It is not by luck or chance I am able to do what I can, it is through support and encouragement that I am able to work so hard.

Here are a few bits from last year, finished and in progress. Enjoy.

 

Good luck in 2013.

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