Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
About Traditional Art / Professional Thomas HovieMale/United States Recent Activity
Deviant for 10 Years
Needs Core Membership
Statistics 310 Deviations 1,551 Comments 28,231 Pageviews

Newest Deviations

Filename by hoviemon Filename :iconhoviemon:hoviemon 1 0 Filename by hoviemon
Mature content
Filename :iconhoviemon:hoviemon 0 0
Filename by hoviemon Filename :iconhoviemon:hoviemon 2 0 Skull octopus by hoviemon Skull octopus :iconhoviemon:hoviemon 4 4 Sister cat 2 by hoviemon Sister cat 2 :iconhoviemon:hoviemon 2 0 Sister cat1 by hoviemon Sister cat1 :iconhoviemon:hoviemon 1 0 Peacock cover by hoviemon Peacock cover :iconhoviemon:hoviemon 1 0 Old divers helmet by hoviemon Old divers helmet :iconhoviemon:hoviemon 2 0 screech owl by hoviemon screech owl :iconhoviemon:hoviemon 1 0 Watercolour Cat by hoviemon Watercolour Cat :iconhoviemon:hoviemon 8 2 Finished Tiger by hoviemon Finished Tiger :iconhoviemon:hoviemon 3 0 Brad's Serpent Tiger Finished by hoviemon Brad's Serpent Tiger Finished :iconhoviemon:hoviemon 5 0 Terra's Uv Cat by hoviemon Terra's Uv Cat :iconhoviemon:hoviemon 0 0 Rebekah's Sleeve by hoviemon Rebekah's Sleeve :iconhoviemon:hoviemon 2 1 Tom's Skull And Cap by hoviemon Tom's Skull And Cap :iconhoviemon:hoviemon 0 0 Tara's Tattoo by hoviemon Tara's Tattoo :iconhoviemon:hoviemon 2 0


Vonka Romanov by DBrooks-Photo82
Mature content
Vonka Romanov :icondbrooks-photo82:DBrooks-Photo82 4 0
Bunny by DarkArtsColective Bunny :icondarkartscolective:DarkArtsColective 19 1 Cat Saturday by Dannyandrusty
Mature content
Cat Saturday :icondannyandrusty:Dannyandrusty 322 15
Ashley0901-6 by GryphonVisArts
Mature content
Ashley0901-6 :icongryphonvisarts:GryphonVisArts 36 2
Ashley0901-7 by GryphonVisArts
Mature content
Ashley0901-7 :icongryphonvisarts:GryphonVisArts 27 4
am i standing still by scottchurch
Mature content
am i standing still :iconscottchurch:scottchurch 148 8
Jesse 474 by RTrib
Mature content
Jesse 474 :iconrtrib:RTrib 138 11
VexVoir-205(c by RTrib
Mature content
VexVoir-205(c :iconrtrib:RTrib 28 0
Lily2 176 by RTrib
Mature content
Lily2 176 :iconrtrib:RTrib 50 7
no title 174 by ABrito
Mature content
no title 174 :iconabrito:ABrito 1,796 62
Dasha - Roy's Redwoods by ImpressionofLight
Mature content
Dasha - Roy's Redwoods :iconimpressionoflight:ImpressionofLight 345 16
no title 171 by ABrito
Mature content
no title 171 :iconabrito:ABrito 1,344 31
Anais-127(1319s) by RTrib
Mature content
Anais-127(1319s) :iconrtrib:RTrib 24 0
no title 168 by ABrito
Mature content
no title 168 :iconabrito:ABrito 698 18
Stock:  Zoe 30 elegant and creative nudes by ArtReferenceSource
Mature content
Stock: Zoe 30 elegant and creative nudes :iconartreferencesource:ArtReferenceSource 298 32
Stock:  Kylie 20 Gil Elvgren Inspired Nudes by ArtReferenceSource
Mature content
Stock: Kylie 20 Gil Elvgren Inspired Nudes :iconartreferencesource:ArtReferenceSource 244 18


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


Add a Comment:
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

Add a Comment: