Gregory Whitehead's Intricate and Layered Designs

By Joe - 
Gregory Whitehead's Intricate and Layered Designs

You will have to look at these tattoos for a long time before you fully grasp them.

Some of the best rappers in the world are able to dazzle audiences with their lyrical abilities. Not only are they rhyming and in rhythm with the beat, the best of the best can add multiple layers of meaning into their words, providing the listener with double entendres and hilarious double meanings. The more you listen to the songs, the more you uncover about the lyrics and their meanings. It may take a few listens, but once you fully grasp what is being presented, there is a great feeling of wonderment at the beautiful and complex art that you've just experienced.


Somehow, Gregory Whitehead is able to take that concept and apply it to his tattoos. His designs aren't run-of-the-mill, they are intense and layered. Some of the art he does needs to be stared at for a number of minutes before it can be fully understood. Once it all clicks, you'll feel a full appreciation for the awesome art that has been laid before you.

Whitehead's tattoos are intensely layered and complex. The intricacy and focus he needs to apply to these tattoos is astounding. I simply can't state enough how complicated and tangled these tattoos are, as I've had to look at them for several minutes to understand what I'm looking at.


The New Zealander has set up shop in Portland, Oregon at Atlas Tattoos, and I'm certain that the clients he sees on a daily basis are taken aback by these detailed tattoos. 

Follow Whitehead on Instagram if you want to have you mind blown on a near constant basis, or whenever he gets around to posting new tattoos. 

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