It's downright impressive when a tattooist can design and tattoo a piece all in one sitting. It takes stamina, focus, and a very steady hand. For Shaun Topper, this is a piece of cake. He's a maestro of the traditional style banger, and through his years of training, he's able to accomplish tattoos in one sitting that many artists would take days to complete. He's come a long way from his humble beginnings at Da Vinci Tattoo in New York, and is now taking the West Coast by storm.
Anchored at Captured Tattoo in Tustin, California, Topper is known for his strong and bright traditional style that stands out among the rest. He puts an emphasis on creating technically solid tattoos that are clean and bold, and these bangers should prove that to be true.
Topper is able to pay his respects to the traditional tattoo style, and it pays off. From the looks of his tattoos, you can tell he really wants them to look authentic and old school, despite coming from the modern era of tattooing. I'm sure Captured Tattoo is stoked about having him as one of their artists.
When he's not killing it in the banger game, Topper is selling his original paintings and books, with his most prominent piece of work being "The Good Book," a compilation of flash tattoo designs with over 2,500 images. "The Good Book" features designs from over 100 artists in the tattoo community and is a must have for any serious collector. It can serve as inspiration for your next tattoo, or you can just look at the pretty, pretty pictures that cover 25 classic tattoo subjects.