Meet Jon Boy And His Minimalistic Micro Tattoos
Jon Boy is the man you should be on the look out for if you have minimalist tattoos in mind.
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One of the most popular type of tattoos maybe the ones measuring 1-3 inches, often in black ink. The designs are often generic; some people get them for trends, some keep it simple despite its personal relevance. These types of tattoos are also often looked down upon, often due to its mainstream nature. Nonetheless, nothing stopping micro-tattoos from hitting strong currents in the scene.
What can I say, micro tattoos are fun, quick, and easy. They don't require 6-
But maybe, just maybe, our man right here will be seeing busy days ahead
Jon Boy tattoos at West 4 Tattoo at New York City's West Village.
He's caused a buzz recently by tattooing a string of celebrity clients, namely Kendall Jenner and Ireland Baldwin among them. Since then, he's had a steady flow of mostly female customers looking for his signature micro-tattoos, as I like to call them.
Can't blame them, the man really gives some proper minimalist tattoos.
And before you call Jon a sellout or something though, hear him out. I mean, in a world of competitive artists from trads to blackwork, there has to be somebody to do this one right? “I think I have a better understanding of what women want. They present themselves elegantly,” he tells New York Post. “So being that tattoos are permanent, it should be thought out with a method that will look pleasing."
This particular style is also fit for the artist, seeing as he's on the lighter side when tattooing. “I have a pretty light hand,” says Jon to Refinery29. “I'm fast, so I have a lot of repeat customers because they love that.”
Lately, courtesy of Kendall Jenner, Jon Boy is all about small, minimalist tattoos. But that doesn't mean he can't go big. The man has a lot more to give than that. Check out some of his other larger pieces:
Aside from micro-tattoos, he also does pretty good traditional American style pieces. It's what he was first known for.