We all long for Tight Lines while we are standing in the stream doing what we do, but I have fallen in love with a different kind of “Tight Line”… tattoos. I have always enjoyed tattoos and over the years, just like fly-fishing, tattoos have evloved into another passion of mine.
East River Tattoo
|Duke Riley. East River Tattoo (2006)|
Duke Riley and the rest of his crew at East River Tattoo in Brooklyn are known for their tight lines. The artists work in a variety of styles but are heavily influenced by Maritime Folk Art, Woodcuts, Engravings and Scrimshaw.
I’ve had the privilege of getting work done by Sue Jeiven (Death’s Head Moth) and most recently, Liam Sparkes (Royal Wulff Fly & Trout Illustration). I’m sure it wont be long before I get back into their seat.