Tattoo Of The Week: Artist Gliffics
By Safety Pins
November 19, 2012
I first learned about Gliffics when I came across his Dexter inspired music video, “Call Me Crazy”. Once I saw this hip/hop artist from Brooklyn, NYC and his band mosh in a warehouse, dressed in blood splatter analyst suits, surrounded by body bags and blood…I was hooked. Gliffics is an artist who cares about the details which results in original visuals that matches his unique flow. His music is honest which keeps him out of the box and that is refreshing. It really comes as no surprise to me that his two tattoo sleeves are far from simple; one sleeve captures his roots of Egypt and NYC and his other sleeve outlines the journey of manhood. Gliffics’ ink reveals how his introspective nature makes him a great storyteller and it proves to be true in his music. To submit your tattoos for Tattoo Of The Week, send pictures + answers to the questionnaire below to email@example.com.
By Mika Kenyah, CEO of Sugar & Spikes
-How many tattoos do you have? 2 half sleeves
-Which one is your favorite? Although they’re two different styles I like them both equally.
– How old were you when you first got your tattoo? I was a late bloomer getting my first sleeve at 22. I always knew that I wanted to go big for my tattoo and never really had the money to get it until i was more established.
-Do you have a particular tattoo artist you go to? Yes, I go to Eric on Ave A and East 13th street in lower Manhattan. Eric is a really cool dude that wants what you want from your tattoo, he did both of mine and as long as he’s around he will likely do my 3rd. You should check out his work at www.inkstoptattoonyc.com