This week we're taking a look at the incredible traditional tattoos done by our Sponsored Artist Mike C Davies, who has been on the Magnum team from the beginning.
Now working from Stag and Bones Tattoo Studio in Liverpool, Mike regularly creates stunning traditional work that is always clean and bold. Mike kick-started his tattoo career at Lord Nelson Tattoos in the beautiful city of Chester, and has always been heavily influenced by classic Americana style tattoos and takes inspiration from the likes of Norman Collins and Percy Waters.
Mike regularly creates super clean flash sheets that consist of typical old school designs, and he's really inspired by the imagery of the punk rock scenes of late 70's London, DC and New York, all the way through to the turn of the century Godfathers of electric tattooing. He credits their influence for shaping his work today.
If you're a fan of all things traditional, then check out more of Mike's excellent work right here.
A classic Geisha tattoo done recently by Mike.
A brilliant bat lady done a couple of weeks ago.
An old school dragon head. We love seeing variations of this classic design.
Dragon painting made recently by Mike.
'Dragon Dance'. We love this take on the classic 'Sun Dance' tattoo.
'Mother'. Mike creates some great blackwork tattoos as well as colour.
Bright and bold. A fantastic tiger head.
A fierce scorpion piece.
We love having Mike on the team, and we especially enjoy seeing his bold traditional work week in and week out. If like Mike, you're a huge fan of classic old school tattooing then make sure you take a look on our webstore where you can buy Talens Drawing Ink online. It's ideal for the traditional artist wanting to create the perfect flash sheet, and is great for spit shading. If you want to see more of Mike's cool work then check out his Instagram page here.