Before joining the talented crew at Brooklyn’s Magic Cobra Tattoo Society, Ol Ash had a boring old office job, just like most of us. Sitting in a cube day after day and staring at the same bleak computer screen for hours on end can very easily break a creative soul. Or it can pour gasoline on the artistic fire inside, as it did for Ash.
“I’ve always been highly influenced by vintage fabrics and I’ve been painting on fabrics since I was young,” Ash says. “So I take a lot of that imagery and push it into my designs. I grew up with my dad being an artist and I’ve always been highly inspired by old vintage advertising, old cartoons definitely. Anything retro.”