Rendering Unconscious #207 with Brian Kelly

Brian Kelly talks about his new book of tattoo flash with Dr. Vanessa Sinclair on this episode of Rendering Unconscious. Brian Kelly is an American tattooer based in Berlin. He specializes in what he describes as the New Traditional Style of tattooing, which is a re-imagined or more modern version of traditional tattoo designs.His tattoos follow the basic principles of what will make a good readable tattoo which will last a lifetime. Brian Kelly enjoys tattooing in both color and black and grey. Kelly received a BFA from the MINNEAPOLIS COLLEGE OF ART & DESIGN in 2002. He also began tattooing in 2002, forming the BRIAN KELLY ARMY shortly after. He received a MFA from the NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND GALWAY in association with the BURREN COLLEGE OF ART in 2006. When not tattooing, Kelly is usually painting tattoo flash. He takes pride in creating as much flash as he can, with only a brush for his fine line work and soft spit-shaded gradients. Brian Kelly’s collection of tattoo flash, THE CUT-UPS: TATTOO FLASH FROM THE THIRD MIND, was published by SCHIFFER BOOKS in late May of 2022. 

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