While many artists stick to the tradition of drawing designs and tracing them on to their clients, many tattoo artists have begun to study more traditional art to draw inspiration from the process, according to an article from The Daily Bulletin.
“It’s no longer fringe and ghetto,” said Lorenzo Hurtado Segovia, a professor at Otis College of Art and Design, told the Bulletin. “It’s made the leap to becoming mainstream and fashion.”
For many, the chance to take a class on high art at local colleges offers a new way to see previous designs. It also gives them another chance to practice outside of their respective shops with other tattoo artists.
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