Like many new school tattooers, Paul Goodwin (aka â€śOfflineâ€ť) studied fine arts at university before making the change to becoming a tattoo artist in 2015. He explains that his studies helped him view art in a broader manner and enabled him to express himself deeper and with more sincerity.
Goodwinâ€™s abstract blackwork is formed by geometric shapes or ornamental and neo-tribal patterns. â€śI started by looking and learning from traditional styles of tribal and Japanese. Then thinking how I can use this in my own contemporary designs.â€ť Heâ€™s also inspired by nature and science, titling his style as â€śGeometry of the Soulâ€ťâ€”stating it is â€śthe connection between the unseen nature in ourselves and a scientific understanding of nature which is more tangible and explainable.â€ť And lastly music is a fuel for creativity, something he wants to explore more thoroughly with body art in the future.
Images Â© Paul Goodwin