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Tattoo master and musician Dan Smith

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Tattoo master and musician Dan Smith / Photo: @dansmithism

People say that a truly talented man is talented in everything that he is doing. Well, it's hard to not agree with it.

Please meet - Dan Smith - a successful tattoo artist and no less successful musician. Dan was born and raised in England, but his heart rushed once to New Zealand, where he spent most of his life. Ex artist of LA Ink, owner of his own studio Captured Tattoo in California, musician in the collective SHARP / SHOCK.

Acquaintance with the tattoo Dan relates to that period of his life, when he discovered the punk rock music of the 1970s. He grew up copying logos and making stencils for the clothes for his friends. Gradually, it turned into the development of sketches for tattoos. In his portfolio, a lot of work with realistic images of different shoes. Yes, yes, you did not misinterpret - shoes. In one interview, he said:

«Im hugely interested in styles and trends and how the regular person processes them, be it music, fashion, art or anything that has a left a huge impression in popular culture. Obviously footwear is undoubtedly part of that. Even though I don’t consider myself a “sneaker head,” the fact that I can make something pretty unique for someone that’s been impacted by sneaker culture is pretty cool to me.»

As for music, the SHARP / SHOCK band, in which Dan plays, has an absolutely intoxicating sound fills with nostalgia for the punk direction of the past.

«This band is easily THE most fun I have had with music, and I have been in touring bands since the age of 18. All of us have played music for 20 years and Sharp/Shock is the perfect union of just wanting to have fun with music while not take anything too seriously.»

You can and even must to visit Dan Smith's account, and fully enjoy the creativity of this truly talented person.

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