Nine Bold, Traditional Bangers by Beau Brady

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

Powerton6 months ago in Tattoo Artists

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.

Ross HowertonFrom Tattoodo App
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
Ross HowertonFrom Tattoodo App
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
Ross HowertonFrom Tattoodo App
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
Ross HowertonFrom Tattoodo App
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. 

Ross HowertonFrom Tattoodo App
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
Ross HowertonFrom Tattoodo App
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
Ross HowertonFrom Tattoodo App
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
Ross HowertonFrom Tattoodo App
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
Ross HowertonFrom Tattoodo App
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.