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A Modern Picasso: The Cubist Tattoos of Mike Boyd

Mike Boyd original David Bowie tattoo

Look twice. Cock your head. That’s the reaction Mike Boyd wants. Picasso-era paintings, new school flash and traditional street art all meld together in his cubist tattoos. “I love the strange juxtaposition of angles and colors, and yet it’s still recognizable,” he says. “I like the fact that it… doesn’t quite look right.”

On the road often, Boyd picks up regional influences wherever he goes. “I want to see as much as I can, and develop my tattooing in new ways that will give me an edge in this very competitive industry.” Traveling is vital, he believes, to avoiding stagnation. “You can’t stand still in tattooing nowadays.”

Clockwork Orange tattoo design by Mike Boyd

Cubist woman tattoo design by Mike Boyd

Cubist skull and rose tattoo by Mike Boyd

Mike Boyd geometric portrait tattoo

Contemporary art trumpet tattoo by Mike Boyd

Modern art tattoo portrait by Mike Boyd

Picasso inspired portrait and rose tattoo by Mike Boyd

International Womens Day silhouette tattoo by Mike Boyd

Images © Mike Boyd