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About Traditional Art / Professional Thomas HovieMale/United States Recent Activity
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I am a father for the second time as of tue. she is a lively healthy baby named Fern. everyone is getting along swimmingly :D
I am still trying to get resources together to open a new, smaller, tattoo studio and am going to avoid the nutty partners this time. I might try a more private studio model rather than a full on street shop. wish me luck :D
  • Listening to: the baby beg for milk
  • Reading: nothing at the moment
  • Watching: finding nemo
  • Eating: grilled chicken sandwiches with pesto
  • Drinking: coffee


Thomas Hovie
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
I have been making art since is was smaller than the little boy in this pic. I am a zoologist in a sense; in that I have a degree in zoology and studied biology for about fifteen years. As far as my science goes I still think I feel more like a philosopher than a scientist. Tattooing has interested me for a long time, because it is a merger of my interests in anatomy, physiology and art. I have been working mainly in tattoo for the past two years trying to get comfortable with the technique. Using live tissue for a medium is likely the greatest artistic challenge I have faced and the learning is slow indeed. If you have any questions for me feel free to ask, as I am very free with answers.

Current Residence: Northern California
Favourite genre of music: northern european industrial
Favourite style of art: I like surrealism and expressionism mostly
MP3 player of choice: I use a rio
Wallpaper of choice: actually a painting of mine :D
Skin of choice: 18 year old female ;)
Favourite cartoon character: wolverine
Personal Quote: my life is trying to tease out the objective from the subjective, an impossible task


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woodcarve Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thomas, thanks for the fav. I hope my photo's will be better now  as the first where.
MTL3 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014   Photographer
Dany-Art Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014
hoviemon Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
no problem:D
collien Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you! Heart
hoviemon Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
no problem:D
XlaughingXbuddhaX Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013   Photographer
Tank you for the watch :hug:
hoviemon Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
no problem :D

VampKate95 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
You are amazing tattooist. It's a shame you live in the US because I would love to see you work :)
hoviemon Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks. i would love to let you watch me work :D

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