Rising Talent Paul Hill Creates Killer Traditional Blackwork Tattoos

British tattoo artist Paul Hill is a hot talent that takes traditional blackwork tattoos into a bold direction.

Paul Hill is gearing up for a summer indulging in his two life loves -motorcycles and tattooing. He is an avid collector of vintage motorcycles and his tattoo style is rooted in the old school traditional style with his own bold use of black and dotwork. His designs are striking and right now he is a hot rising star in the craft.

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A portrait of the artist by photographer Dham Srifuengfung #PaulHill #VagabondStudio #traditional #blackworkers #DhamSrifuengfung #tattooartist #artist
A portrait of the artist by photographer Dham Srifuengfung #PaulHill #VagabondStudio #traditional #blackworkers #DhamSrifuengfung #tattooartist #artist

Working out of Vagabond Tattoo Studio in London alongside other traditional and blackwork tattoo artists, the portfolio of the studio is top class and a great example that traditional tattooing is still a classic favorite. These guys are definitely putting their own flavor into the style. Here is a selection of incredible work from Paul Hill.

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Traditional style lady and dagger with dotwork shading, photo from Paul Hill's portfolio on iamvagabond.co.uk #PaulHill #VagabondStudio #traditional #blackworkers #dagger #ladyhead #dotwork
Traditional style lady and dagger with dotwork shading, photo from Paul Hill's portfolio on iamvagabond.co.uk #PaulHill #VagabondStudio #traditional #blackworkers #dagger #ladyhead #dotwork
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Bold black cross and barbed wire tattoo, photo from portfolio on iamvagabond.co.uk #PaulHill #VagabondStudio #traditional #blackworkers #cross #barbedwire
Bold black cross and barbed wire tattoo, photo from portfolio on iamvagabond.co.uk #PaulHill #VagabondStudio #traditional #blackworkers #cross #barbedwire
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Death Or Glory contemporary bleeding heart and dagger design, photo from portfolio on iamvagabond.co.uk #PaulHill #VagabondStudio #traditional #blackworkers #heart #dagger
Death Or Glory contemporary bleeding heart and dagger design, photo from portfolio on iamvagabond.co.uk #PaulHill #VagabondStudio #traditional #blackworkers #heart #dagger
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Unusual traditional design with Paul's unique twist, photo from portfolio on iamvagabond.co.uk #PaulHill #VagabondStudio #traditional #blackworkers #dotwork #eye #head
Unusual traditional design with Paul's unique twist, photo from portfolio on iamvagabond.co.uk #PaulHill #VagabondStudio #traditional #blackworkers #dotwork #eye #head
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Striking native american tattoo of bold black and dotwork, photo from portfolio on iamvagabond.co.uk #PaulHill #VagabondStudio #traditional #blackworkers #nativeamerican #dotwork
Striking native american tattoo of bold black and dotwork, photo from portfolio on iamvagabond.co.uk #PaulHill #VagabondStudio #traditional #blackworkers #nativeamerican #dotwork
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Paul even does Mandalas...but keeping his own style, photo from portfolio on iamvagabond.co.uk #PaulHill #VagabondStudio #traditional #mandala #blackwork #hand
Paul even does Mandalas...but keeping his own style, photo from portfolio on iamvagabond.co.uk #PaulHill #VagabondStudio #traditional #mandala #blackwork #hand
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Wicked looking scorpion tattoo, photo from portfolio on iamvagabond.co.uk #PaulHill #VagabondStudio #traditional #blackworkers #scorpion
Wicked looking scorpion tattoo, photo from portfolio on iamvagabond.co.uk #PaulHill #VagabondStudio #traditional #blackworkers #scorpion
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An old school classic for rebels snake and dagger...and on the face too, photo from portfolio on iamvagabond.co.uk #PaulHill #VagabondStudio #traditional #blackworkers #snake #dagger #classic #face
An old school classic for rebels snake and dagger...and on the face too, photo from portfolio on iamvagabond.co.uk #PaulHill #VagabondStudio #traditional #blackworkers #snake #dagger #classic #face
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A Masonic inspired tattoo? Or a fan of old school DIY? photo from portfolio on iamvagabond.co.uk #PaulHill #VagabondStudio #traditional #blackworkers #tools #masonry
A Masonic inspired tattoo? Or a fan of old school DIY? photo from portfolio on iamvagabond.co.uk #PaulHill #VagabondStudio #traditional #blackworkers #tools #masonry
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A classic crawling black panther tattoo by Paul Hill, photo from portfolio on iamvagabond.co.uk #PaulHill #VagabondStudio #traditional #blackworkers #panther
A classic crawling black panther tattoo by Paul Hill, photo from portfolio on iamvagabond.co.uk #PaulHill #VagabondStudio #traditional #blackworkers #panther
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Awesome snarling wolf tattoo, photo from portfolio on iamvagabond.co.uk #PaulHill #VagabondStudio #traditional #blackworkers #wolf
Awesome snarling wolf tattoo, photo from portfolio on iamvagabond.co.uk #PaulHill #VagabondStudio #traditional #blackworkers #wolf
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Dagger and Tudor rose tattoo with exquisite shading by Paul Hill, photo from portfolio on iamvagabond.co.uk #PaulHill #VagabondStudio #traditional #blackworkers #dagger #tudorrose
Dagger and Tudor rose tattoo with exquisite shading by Paul Hill, photo from portfolio on iamvagabond.co.uk #PaulHill #VagabondStudio #traditional #blackworkers #dagger #tudorrose
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Is the tiger eating the woman's head or is she wearing the tiger as a hat? photo from portfolio on iamvagabond.co.uk #PaulHill #VagabondStudio #traditional #blackworkers #dagger #tiger #ladyhead
Is the tiger eating the woman's head or is she wearing the tiger as a hat? photo from portfolio on iamvagabond.co.uk #PaulHill #VagabondStudio #traditional #blackworkers #dagger #tiger #ladyhead
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Stunning dotwork lady head, photo from portfolio on iamvagabond.co.uk #PaulHill #VagabondStudio #traditional #blackworkers #ladyhead #dotwork
Stunning dotwork lady head, photo from portfolio on iamvagabond.co.uk #PaulHill #VagabondStudio #traditional #blackworkers #ladyhead #dotwork
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Killer skull snake and dagger piece by Paul Hill, photo from portfolio on iamvagabond.co.uk #PaulHill #VagabondStudio #traditional #blackworkers #skull #snake #dagger
Killer skull snake and dagger piece by Paul Hill, photo from portfolio on iamvagabond.co.uk #PaulHill #VagabondStudio #traditional #blackworkers #skull #snake #dagger
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Cool contemporary twist on a traditional eagle tattoo, photo from portfolio on iamvagabond.co.uk #PaulHill #VagabondStudio #traditional #blackworkers #eagle
Cool contemporary twist on a traditional eagle tattoo, photo from portfolio on iamvagabond.co.uk #PaulHill #VagabondStudio #traditional #blackworkers #eagle
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Beautiful line-work on this traditional style steamship sailor tattoo, photo from portfolio on iamvagabond.co.uk #PaulHill #VagabondStudio #traditional #blackworkers #ship #hands #sailor
Beautiful line-work on this traditional style steamship sailor tattoo, photo from portfolio on iamvagabond.co.uk #PaulHill #VagabondStudio #traditional #blackworkers #ship #hands #sailor
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Amazing line-work on this full sleeve combining different traditional symbols photo, from portfolio on iamvagabond.co.uk #PaulHill #VagabondStudio #traditional #blackworkers #ladyhead #bird #rose #eye
Amazing line-work on this full sleeve combining different traditional symbols photo, from portfolio on iamvagabond.co.uk #PaulHill #VagabondStudio #traditional #blackworkers #ladyhead #bird #rose #eye

Follow Paul Hill on Instagram to get the latest updates on his work and his motorcycle collection.

To see more from Vagabond check out their website for the roster of artists working at the stylish London shop.