Jayce Wallingford

I was born and raised in the arms of an artist, my mother. And since before I can remember, she showed me countless ways to interact with the world around me through art and craft.

She taught me how to manifest my imagination, work through emotions, and connect with people through creativity.

Art has been heavily ingrained in every aspect of my life, it is what I know and love.

Tattooing is not just my job, it is a way for me to connect with the people and world around me.

Tattooing makes me happy, and I work hard to make sure my tattoos make my clients happy too.

I am blessed to be called a tattooer, and will continue to do what I love.

Q: Since we’re here, let’s talk about your art. How would you describe your work?

A: Like most artists, I just want people to feel something when they look at it. I like to visually portray human emotion. I like to have a powerful subject matter with a strong focal point. That is why I tend to put extra emphasis on eyes. I believe, when you look at someone, their eyes hold the most emotional weight. I like intensity.

Q: What do you want to tell people about your artwork that they wouldn’t necessarily know about it?

A: Art is therapy for me, I am grateful that I have it my life, it helps keep me level-headed. I just hope someday my work will inspire someone and they will also feel the same gratitude toward art I have experienced.

Q: Do you have a name for your style of art?

A: Whatever man.

Q: Where do you draw inspiration from?

A: There is this local artist named William Stoehr that has been a big inspiration to me. He kinda kickstarted my love for portraiture. I also like graffiti artists like the Etam Cru (and) visionary artists like Alex grey, Hanz Walor, Android Jones, a lot of tattoo artists. Emily Rose Murray is one of my favorites; Jeff Gogue, Claire Reid and a lot more local artists as....
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