Jose Hates Life, But We Really Like Their Aesthetic

Dynamically queer, and at the crossroads of pop art, surrealism, and the absolutely bizarre

alexwikoff6 months ago in Tattoo Artists

Jose Hates Life’s artwork lives somewhere at the crossroads of pop art, surrealism, and the absolutely bizarre, but to be completely honest, anyone that comes up with a tattoo of Fran Drescher, Willam from RuPaul’s Drag Race, and Dana Scully is A++ in my book.

Alex WikoffFrom Tattoodo App
Fran Drescher via instagram josehateslife #frandrescher #thenanny #popart #surreal #portrait #josehateslife
Fran Drescher via instagram josehateslife #frandrescher #thenanny #popart #surreal #portrait #josehateslife
Alex WikoffFrom Tattoodo App
Satan via instagram josehateslife #satan #snake #serpent #popart #surreal #josehateslife
Satan via instagram josehateslife #satan #snake #serpent #popart #surreal #josehateslife
Alex WikoffFrom Tattoodo App
"Straight Things Are Boring Things" via instagram josehateslife #words #queer #josehateslife
"Straight Things Are Boring Things" via instagram josehateslife #words #queer #josehateslife

Favoring subjects of the recent pop-culture past, the most accurate way to describe Jose Hates Life’s work is to imagine if Edward Gorey illustrated prominent pop-art subjects whilst on acid.

Alex WikoffFrom Tattoodo App
Buzz via instagram josehateslife #bee #bumblebee #insect #bug #josehateslife
Buzz via instagram josehateslife #bee #bumblebee #insect #bug #josehateslife
Alex WikoffFrom Tattoodo App
Liza with a Z via instagram josehateslife #liza #LizaMinnelli #cabaret #portrait #popart #surreal #josehateslife
Liza with a Z via instagram josehateslife #liza #LizaMinnelli #cabaret #portrait #popart #surreal #josehateslife
Alex WikoffFrom Tattoodo App
Self Portrait via instagram josehateslife #portrait #selfportrait #color #surreal #popart #josehateslife
Self Portrait via instagram josehateslife #portrait #selfportrait #color #surreal #popart #josehateslife

Sexually charged with queer undertones, their work is reminiscent of a 90’s club kid’s drug induced dream, and we wouldn’t have it any other way.

Alex WikoffFrom Tattoodo App
Cry Baby via instagram josehateslife #crybaby #johnnydepp #portrait #greaser #josehateslife #popart
Cry Baby via instagram josehateslife #crybaby #johnnydepp #portrait #greaser #josehateslife #popart
Alex WikoffFrom Tattoodo App
Cobra via instagram josehateslife #cobra #snake #serpent #colorful #popart #surreal #josehateslife
Cobra via instagram josehateslife #cobra #snake #serpent #colorful #popart #surreal #josehateslife
Alex WikoffFrom Tattoodo App
Legs for Days via instagram josehateslife #legs #heels #illustrative #josehateslife
Legs for Days via instagram josehateslife #legs #heels #illustrative #josehateslife
Alex WikoffFrom Tattoodo App
Jose Hates Life via instagram josehateslife #portrait #artist #photobooth #polaroid #photo #josehateslife
Jose Hates Life via instagram josehateslife #portrait #artist #photobooth #polaroid #photo #josehateslife

You can see more of Jose Hates Life's work on their Instagram