London-based tattoo artist Mike Boyd is a dedicated traveler, viewing the act as a necessary component to developing his style of cubist-focused tattoos. His bright and angular work features Picasso-like faces and segmented bodies, impactful tattoos that make it difficult to discern skin from canvas.
On Instagram, Boyd shares his hundreds of tattoos he has completed for clients. You can also find a regularly updated gallery on his website as well. Be sure to check him out if you’re digging the style in the gallery below!
Picasso-era paintings, new school flash and traditional street art all meld together in his cubist tattoos. “I love the strange juxtaposition of angles and colors, and yet it’s still recognizable,” he says. “I like the fact that it… doesn’t quite look right.”
On the road often, Boyd picks up regional influences wherever he goes. “I want to see as much as I can, and develop my tattooing in new ways that will give me an edge in this very competitive industry.” Traveling is vital, he believes, to avoiding stagnation. “You can’t stand still in tattooing nowadays.”