Boynton Beach, FL artist Jake Steele has been tattooing for 8 years. He was always inspired by the music scene before he started his career as a tattoo artist and thought being tattooed went hand in hand with rock and roll, so he pursued it. Once he began tattooing, Jake admired artists like Nikko Hurtado, Victor Chil, Tony Ciavarro, Gunnar, and Jesse Smith – “I attempted to model my work after these guys and I am still amazed and inspired by them.”
How would you describe your style?
I’ve always loved cartoons and I’ve always loved realism, I just try to manifest what my clients ask of me.
How many tattoos do you have?
Two sleeves, full front tattoo, and most of my legs are done.
Most interesting/funny/awkward tattooing experience?
I tattooed a Louis Vuitton print on a scrotum. That was pretty awesome haha.
What is one of your pet peeves as a tattoo artist?
Meeting other artists that are ungrateful.
If you could tattoo any person in the world, who would you choose?
Eminem. Hands down.
Besides tattooing, what are you passionate about?
I love to travel, read, and juggle.
Tell us about your shop/studio – what can a client expect when they walk through your doors?
It’s a fast-paced, walk-in shop. It’s a big open space with a lot of personality.
Any advice for aspiring tattoo artists?
Always be respectful. Opportunities come when you have a strong work ethic and you demonstrate respect. There are plenty of very talented people out there. The people who are kind, compassionate, and grateful will excel.
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Placement Ideas For Men Tattoos
Tattoos, which are once inked on a person, become a part of his or her personality and stay with them for a lifetime. Also, the purpose of a tattoo is to grab the attention of the onlooker, which makes its placement all the more important. At the same time, it should be placed in such a manner that it is as easy to catch attention with it as it is to conceal it. Sometimes, the bearer of the tattoo may be required to hide the tattoo for some professional reasons or otherwise. Tattoo designs for men are preferred in masculine spots such as the chest, shoulders, back, side, stomach, arms, legs, thighs, spine, neck, wrist, sleeve and ankles.
Sometimes, men even get tattoos on their face or head. The actual decision about the placement of tattoos is made on the basis of design and size of the tattoo, whereby larger designs are featured on larger surfaces such as the chest, back, side and stomach and smaller ones on the smaller areas of the body. Also, the placement of the men tattoos adds a special significance to their designs. For instance, chest tattoos with name of the loved ones can replicate your love for them as these tattoos are located close to your heart, while tattoos on the shoulders and forearms stand for masculinity and power of men. It is important to understand the symbolism of the tattoo as well as the significance of having it inked on a certain part of the body, before you actually have it inked.