WORK BY AARON RIDDLE
I was born and raised just outside of Chicago, in the small corner of Indiana known as “The Region”.
I started my journey tattooing right out of high school, back in the summer of 2006. After 2 years of apprenticing, my mentor allowed me to tattoo my first client in October of 2008. The last 9 years have been nothing short of an insane roller coaster ride, with time passing just as fast. I’ve traveled the country in search of any and all knowledge I can apply to my craft.
In the beginning I focused mainly on the bright and bold traditional style of tattooing. As time went on, my tattooing and drawing style evolved to mold more with my interests in realism and illustrative tattooing. My love for comic books and early punk rock album artwork pushed my tattooing in the direction you see it today.
Now, in 2016, the culmination of the last decade of learning and traveling can be seen in my work. It’s a focused, articulated version of what I interpret a well crafted tattoo to look like. The use of spiritually metaphorical colors, such as reds and aura-like pinks and yellows can be heavily seen in most of my custom work.
With just under a decade in the tattooing craft, I hope the next ten years will be just as fruitful and even more of a learning experience. Party.