There are certain artists that are the envy of all their peers because of their unfair level of talent, and Tim Beck is one of these rare unicorns. Much like a jackalope, the end of the forthcoming Trump presidency, or getting a halfway decent Mexican meal in the city, there’s an elusive type of artist — one that transcends stylistic boundaries, instead mastering each and every technical ability there is. Call him Aang, call him the hero Gotham needs, or perhaps if you’re feeling particularly religious, the tattoo messiah, but whatever you call him, artist Tim Beck is a rarity.
Tattooing in several different styles, including, but in no way limited to black and grey, traditional, illustrative, minimalist, bio-mechanical (we could go on and on, but you get the picture), Beck’s level of talent is uncommon, and we say this with absolute certainty, as our careers literally revolve around finding the best of the best when it comes to tattoos. What’s most impressive though, is his innate ability to create impeccable detail regardless of what style he’s employed.
It’s mind boggling, actually, that someone could so easily switch from creating an exact replica of the Cubs logo, stitch for stitch, to illustrating a beautiful rendition of Hogwarts, tower for tower. We know that as a tattoo aficionado and fan of this website, you’re probably already well aware, but let us reiterate that details are in no way one size fits all. They vary vastly from one style to the next, which is what makes Beck’s talent so unique. From creating the softest petals and stems of a wildflower, to perfectly recreating the cracks in the face of a vintage compass from an adventure long ago, each and every piece he creates is perfect, but don’t take our word for it, his art is perfectly capable of speaking for itself.