Thomas Hooper.

About a month ago, I was repairing jeans in the basement when I came across a beautifully worn pair of Lee jeans in my queue that needed some minor cuff reinforcement. I looked at the slip and recognized the customer’s name – turns out, they did indeed belong to Thomas Hooper who tattoos at Saved in Brooklyn. It’s always fun to work on a pair of jeans that belongs to someone you’re a fan of. If you’re not familiar with his work, he specializes in ridiculously detailed geometric shapes and dotwork shading:

Thomas was one of the central artists featured in Marcus Kuhn’s recently launched travel and tattoo magazine, “The Gypsy Gentleman.” Here’s the episode for your viewing pleasure (I think he’s wearing those same jeans in the video):


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