Biomechanical art is a distinctive part of our culture inspired partly by nature and partly by industrial design. This genre of art was first popularized by the great Swiss artist HR Giger. Not long after, as the tattoo art form was gaining artistic momentum, a number of tattooists such as Aaron Cain and Guy Aitchison
(epic music) – The long sweeping organic repeating patterns really, really appeal to me. There’s often a lot of hosey, serpentine shapes. What people see when they look at a biomechanical tattoo is I don’t know what that is. Then they almost immediately go, is that a dragon. – The way it changes the musculature,
(upbeat music) – [David] I just let my subconscious speak for me. Try to lead your viewer into an adventure by creating an image that may take a second to see, but a lifetime to understand. – [John] The strange and absurd stuff, it’s just an appreciation for things that are out of the norm.
– [Dillon] It’s the most profound possible form of art to portray, and that’s why we do find it throughout all of history. – [Laura] It’s a good way to say something that means a lot with a very simplistic design. – [Kirk] This is our architecture of all living organisms, and it’s so powerful
– I don’t think I see more detail than other people but I just think people choose to see less, they’re going, “Yeah there’s seven colors there, “but I’m just going to use this one.” – For me it’s magic. When you understand the light, the contrast, the shadow, it’s not only a mark in
hey how’s it going durb morrison here we have Guy Aitchison at the paradise tattoo gathering guy aitchison’s with hyperspace studios and tattooeducation.com and now we’re gonna speak with him today about a few things you’ve attended hundreds of tattoo conventions yourself well over 100 yeah what do you think I mean what are the
– [Brucius] It’s very romantic. It’s looking at the past and celebrating it and remembering it. – [Baud] It’s the closest look you’ll ever have to help people solve the world, five hundred or six hundred years ago. – [Rachel ] It’s a lot of lines, it’s a lot of black, it’s a lot of