So I'm going to take a little detour from my usual Tatoosday posting today to feature one specific artist that I'm absolutely smitten with. Angelique Houtkamp is a wonderful Dutch artist and tattooist who specializes in old-school style tattooing with a whimsical, often old-Hollywood inspired twist. (Many compare her style to the traditional sailor style popularized by Sailor Jerry.) Angelique still tattoos, (and will draw custom tattoos for a fee for us here in the States,) while also showing and selling her art prints both at her shop and online.
She's got some KILLER tattoos too!
I've always loved old school pin-up inspired tattoos, and Angelique has really nailed the traditional pin-up tattoo that manages to be both provocative and classy at the same time. (I also love her sugar skull work!) These are a few of my favorite tattoos and prints that she's done, do yourself a favor and visit her website at www.salonserpent.com or her tumblr at www.salonserpent.tumblr.com! (Please note, all images are via salonserpent.com.)