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Nine Bold, Traditional Bangers by Beau Brady

Beau Brady's bangers wow with their emboldened line work and hardy color.

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A banger is engineered to be executed in a single session, much like a flash tattoo, except that a banger is a completely custom piece of art. This means that the artist is limited in terms of space but less so in creativity. Of the many tattoo artists who do bangers, few exemplify this potential for self-expression under the constraints of space and time more than Beau Brady. His American Traditional tattoos, each finished in a single sitting, defy the common assumption that quickly executed tattoos can't be utterly astounding.

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Beau Brady brings the edge in this awesome take on the timeless heart and dagger tattoo. banger BeauBrady bold dagger heart AmericanTraditional flowers
Beau Brady brings the edge in this awesome take on the timeless heart and dagger tattoo. #banger #BeauBrady #bold #dagger #heart #AmericanTraditional #flowers
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A vicious viper coiled on a man's neck by Beau Brady in the traditional style. banger BeauBrady bold snake traditionalamerican viper
A vicious viper coiled on a man's neck by Beau Brady in the traditional style. #banger #BeauBrady #bold #snake #traditionalamerican #viper
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Truly outstanding banger by Brady—a man o' war in his intense style. banger BeauBrady bold manowar americantraditional jellyfish ocean
Truly outstanding banger by Brady—a man o' war in his intense style. #banger #BeauBrady #bold #manowar #americantraditional #jellyfish #ocean
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Beau Brady delivers on these beautiful reflected classic red rose tattoos. banger BeauBrady bold roses traditionalamerican
Beau Brady delivers on these beautiful reflected classic red rose tattoos. #banger #BeauBrady #bold #roses #traditionalamerican

As you can see from these examples, especially in Brady's jellyfish, bangers contain the potential to be beautiful, complex, and wholly original. His tattoos illustrate the fact that even when riffing off of classic motifs such as impaled hearts, snakes, and roses, the right artist can imbue such images with his or her own aesthetic sensibilities — line work, color palette, etc. — in order to make a stylistic mark on the genre. 

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Boldness from Beau Brady in this piece depicting an eagle diving in flames. banger BeauBrady bold eagle flames traditionalamerican
Boldness from Beau Brady in this piece depicting an eagle diving in flames. #banger #BeauBrady #bold #eagle #flames #traditionalamerican

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The layering here on this rose banger by Beau Brady is so delicate, yet strong. banger BeauBrady bold rose traditionalamerican
The layering here on this rose banger by Beau Brady is so delicate, yet strong. #banger #BeauBrady #bold #rose #traditionalamerican
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This banger by Beau Brady is beyond belief — a traditional twist on the caduceus that also indicates that the owner is diabetic. banger BeauBrady caduceus bold traditionalamerican diabetes diabetic type1diabetes
This banger by Beau Brady is beyond belief — a traditional twist on the caduceus that also indicates that the owner is diabetic. #banger #BeauBrady #caduceus #bold #traditionalamerican #diabetes #diabetic #type1diabetes
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Another lethal-looking banger of a snake by Beau Brady. banger BeauBrady bold snake  traditionalamerican viper
Another lethal-looking banger of a snake by Beau Brady. #banger #BeauBrady #bold #snake #traditionalamerican #viper
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Beau Brady shows off his eye-popping lettering in this banger of a machismo skull. banger BeauBrady bold chains skull traditionalamerican
Beau Brady shows off his eye-popping lettering in this banger of a machismo skull. #banger #BeauBrady #bold #chains #skull #traditionalamerican

Lastly, the best thing about a banger is the relatively small time commitment on the behalf of the recipient and artist. Heck, if you went to a walk-in day at a parlor right now, you could likely have a new custom tattoo before sundown. If this sounds exciting and you happen to be near Tustin, California, visit Brady himself at Captured Tattoo and see if he has an opening. You can also follow his solid work on Instagram @beauxbrady.



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Originally from Oklahoma. BA in literary studies from The New School. MFA in creative writing from New Mexico State University. English teacher, published poet, and writer for Tattoodo. I love art, books, movies, music, and video games.

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