The bio-organic style of tattooing is something that has only risen to prominence fairly recently. The style blends a flowing, swirling abstract style with realism. The results are simply stunning and require a steady hand to create and a steady mind to comprehend.
Jeremiah Barba excels at this incredibly complex style of tattooing, and has made a good living from it. He is a master of everything dark, from skulls, to demons, even fantastical monsters, if you're looking for a tattoo involving something demonic and threatening, Barba is your man.
Part of the reason that bio-organic tattoos are so difficult to tackle is that in addition to all of the technical skill required to make the art, a tattooist still has to have an incredibly strong sense of the natural flow of the human body in order to make the piece work. Without utterly perfect placement this style of tattoo can look really, really bad. The key is making the tattoo look as if it is just as much of the human body as the muscles, bones, tendons, and ligaments.
Barba's lineage as a tattoo artist starts at home, where his mother, Kari Barba, first taught him the ins-and-outs of the industry. Kari is the owner of the oldest running tattoo shop in America, Outer Limits Tattoo, and that was the perfect place for her son to study under the tutelage of some of the best tattoo artists in the world.
Jeremiah currently works out of The Conclave Art Studio in Sunset Beach, California. It has become a destination for tattoo collectors who are looking to add something nightmarish to their bodies, and Barba is the man to seek out if that's what you're after. His bio-mechanical and bio-organic tattoos blend elements of surrealism to make truly unique tattoos.
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