Watercolor Tattoos by Gene Coffey

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From birds caught in mid-flight to elaborate NYC-inspired cityscapes, Gene Coffey tattoos those images in a fluid painterly-style best known as “Watercolor Tattoos.” Paint splatters and drips are constants in his work, and there are street art hints here and there like images resembling spray-painted stencils. The urban vibe may be connected to the artist’s city of residence: New York City, where he works with Brian Wren at Tattoo Culture.

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Adriana (aka The Tattoo Journalist) is a Webby Award-winning designer, editor of Scene360, and author of this book. Acquiring 20 years of writing experience in fine arts, Adriana has dedicated much time to documenting tattooists' lives and work. She also contributes to Tattoo Kulture, Inked, TattooLife, and other publications. Follow the author @ Instagram and view more articles.

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