Ep 106: Making art that lasts a lifetime (using only three tones)
In this special episode of The Color Timer Podcast, I head out on the road to visit award-winning tattoo artist Jhon Gutti in his LA studio. Originally trained as an architect in Colombia, Jhon has worked as a tattooist for over 10 years, with 20 years of practice under his belt, specializing in stunningly realistic black and grey tattoos.
During our conversation, Jhon shares his approach to:
- Creating separation between the black ink and the skin tone
- Selecting the right clients
- Managing his three tones of black
- Handling the uncontrollable variables of tattooing human skin.
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Examples of Jhon’s Tattoo Work
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Do you have any black and white tattoos? How did you relate to what Jhon had to share? Let me know!