Sam Ricketts Works On Epic Tattoo Flash Project For Upcoming Book

Master of traditional tattoos Sam Ricketts is creating tattoo flash sheets for an upcoming folio of his own work.

beccyrimmera year ago in Stories

I love tattoo flash. I love traditional tattoo flash. And for years I've been getting tattooed in studios and staring up at work on the wall with the name 'Sam Ricketts' next to it.

Now, not only will Sam's tattoo flash sit in many studios and homes, but will also appear in a collection book going by the name The Ghost In The Hall.

Sam has been sharing his progress on Instagram, as he creates sheet after sheet of beautiful traditional tattoo flash. 

His art is traditional in style but with a surreal twist - mash-ups of traditional and non-traditional tattoo imagery, with vivid limited colours, shading and line-work that adhere to the precise perfection of old-school tattooing. 

I need not say any more, and let his outstanding work do the talking.

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Traditional tattoo flash by Sam Ricketts, photo from Sam's Instagram. #flash #flashsheet #traditional #oldschool #skull #flower

Follow the hashtag #theghostinthehallbook on Instgram to see Sam's drawings and progress so far.

Anyone else who loves traditional tattoo art is going to be anticipating the release date of the book with great excitement.