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The brothers from Salem - Ryan and Matthew Murray

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Tattoo artists Ryan и Matthew Murray / Photo: @ryanmrray

The concept of a family business has an infinite number of variations. The heroes of today's article, twin brothers, Ryan and Matthew Murray, inspired by a horror artists such as Edward Gori, Luis Ricardo Falero and Francisco Goya, created a family tattoo business based on the gloomy folklore images of New England. It's some kind of quintessence of Salem, full of witches, gloomy characters and the atmosphere of the supernatural. Over the years of work, they have firmly consolidated their name in this direction of tattooing. They have painted gloomy and sinister pictures since their earliest childhood. Their family comes from Salem, which is why this unique supernatural atmosphere has always been a major part of their creativity.

It is now difficult to imagine that the current success of the Black Veil Tattoo studio, as well as the personal careers of both brothers, depended for the most part on Rayne's perseverance in mastering the path of tattoo artist. After countless unsuccessful attempts to start their training in one of the tattoo studios in Massachusetts, when hope began to get lost, one small roadside tattoo studio, located near the highway in New Hampshire, agreed to take the young artist to training. After three years of tattooing in a traditional style, Ryan decides to move away from flash concepts towards authoring techniques and, in addition, to teach the art of tattooing his brother.

For Matthew - it was a convenient and comfortable way of mastering the craft. In apprenticeship, he could ask any questions without fear of being in a foolish situation, and also he immediately start learning tattooing in the style in which he planned further development. Someday, in an interview, Matthew confessed that he has a bit jealous of Ryan's more "traditional" training.

After a while, the brothers open their own Black Veil Tattoo studio in Beverly (Massachusetts, USA), which every fan of this type of tattoo now know. At now it is almost impossible to imagine the success of one brother without the other. Both they are the integral part of family art.

Тату мастер Ryan Murray black horror neotraditional tattoo

Тату мастер Ryan Murray black horror neotraditional tattoo

Тату мастер Ryan Murray black horror neotraditional tattoo

Тату мастер Ryan Murray black horror neotraditional tattoo

Тату мастер Ryan Murray black horror neotraditional tattoo

Тату мастер Matthew Murray black horror neotraditional tattoo

Тату мастер Matthew Murray black horror neotraditional tattoo

Тату мастер Matthew Murray black horror neotraditional tattoo

Тату мастер Matthew Murray black horror neotraditional tattoo

Тату мастер Matthew Murray black horror neotraditional tattoo

Text: Alexander Ledovskih