Amanda Wachob is a NYC based tattoo and fine artist. Her signature has become her boldy colored, uniquely composed tattoos inspired by a play on abstract expressionism. Wachob noted in an interview with The New York Time online magazine:
"I was looking at a lot of Hans Hofmann, thinking about the squares and rectangular shapes in his paintings. I wondered if these shapes were dictated by his rectangular canvas? And if he were going to make an abstract painting that wasn’t on a rectangle, but perhaps on an organic form like an arm, what would the shapes look like? That’s when I had the idea to try it with a tattoo. So much tattoo imagery has been repeated over and over again, I was interested in trying to find ways to evolve it. To play with color theory and see if shapes and forms could actually communicate something more than say a panther. I feel like people should have more options for something that is supposed to be so unique and personal."
Wachob currently works out of Daredevil Tattoo in the Lower East Side of New York, where appointments are booked 6 MONTHS IN ADVANCE! When I found her work I was absolutely FLOORED. The detail is absolutely amazing not to mention the color. How amazing to be adorned with an actual piece of artwork that can only be found on you! I admit these tattoos take commitment but thats what tattoos are all about. Definitely for the hardcore lovers of ART.
You can see Wachob's portfolio here: amandawachob.com
...her tattoos here: amandawachobtattoo.com
and here is a really great Q & A on needlesandsins.com: http://www.needlesandsins.com/2009/10/artist-profile-amanda-wachob.html