Things I Wanna Learn // 2 // Tattoo Flash Art

Stay Royal Print by Quyen Dinh at Parlor Tattoo Prints
I haven't always been attracted to the Flash style of tattoo.  As a matter of fact, none of my current tattoos are flash.  I haven't gotten a new tattoo in over 2 years, but over time I have become more and more attracted to the style.  I don't know that I would ever be comfortable enough to actually be an artist behind a tattoo gun, but I would love to start drawing and painting tattoo flash!

I recently registered for an online Watercolors 101 course that starts May 1st at Nicoles Classes, and I'm really excited about learning watercolor techniques.  I have absolutely no experience with them, but they've always appealed to me.  Not sure why I haven't gotten around to trying them....but I'm really looking forward to it!  After doing a bit of research, I've decided that after completing the course, I'm going to switch to Acrylic Ink Paints which behave very much like watercolors, but apparently they're more vibrant!

I've been so inspired by so many flash artists lately, but I've fallen completely in love with everything by Quyen Dinh of Parlor Tattoo Prints:

Sideshow Series by Quyen Dinh at Parlor Tattoo Prints
Monster Series 1 by Quyen Dinh at Parlor Tattoo Prints
Monster Series 2 by Quyen Denh at Parlor Tattoo Prints
After getting permission from the artist, I've decided I'm going to get  The Shining one as well as the Pennywise one this year as part of a sleeve project.  I would love to work on my own flash designs and come up with a Hannibal Lecter.  I think it would fit in nicely with the theme I'm going to go with.

What do you think of Flash Tattoos?


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13 comments:

  1. Oh man! I got permission from her to get one of her Star Wars ones done on me. I am actually getting it on Wednesday (tomorrow) as a cover up tattoo and to start my half sleeve of Fandom goodness.

    I gave it to him as a reference along with another similar flash art of the same character so we will see what he does! I am really excited..and I am glad I am not the only one who loves Queyn Denh!

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    1. Holy crap that's so cool! I can't wait to see it! I've been eyeballing those Star Wars ones too. Matthew bought me the large size Shining print for my birthday and I've decided that since I'm definitely into Stephen King books and the Shining is one of my favorite films-I just have to have that one! And IT is probably my favorite King book so far so I think I need the Pennywise one to go with it :) We'll see! Hopefully I'll be able to schedule something in April or May!

      So great to find other Quyen Dinh fans!

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  2. The Universal monsters and the horror guys are awesome! I see some tattoo ideas in there...

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    1. I love the classic monster ones so much!

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  3. I adore her work and I love, LOVE her Freddy flash art. I am so tempted to get it on me. I really want a Grimlock flash style tattoo. I'm still toying with the idea.

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  4. I've been planning a Bride of Frankenstein tat for a while now and Queyn's art has totally inspired me. I was thinking of Basil Gogos style, but classic tattoo flash is really lovely as well.

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    1. Bride of Frankenstein would be really cool-I don't know that I've seen Basil Gogos work, so I'm going to check that out now!

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  5. woah her stuff is amazing! just spent quite a while looking through all the stuff on her etsy shop - so tempting...!

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    1. I want everything in her shop hahaha!

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  6. The Classic monsters are fantastic! I really like the Bride and Wolfman ones!

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  7. I have to say I am not a fan of flash in general, but I love Quyen Dinh's art. I can't wait to see your new tattoos.

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    1. I can't wait to get them! I keep having more and more things to save up for and have a feeling it could be mid summer before I get anything :( I can't wait to share when I do get one though!

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