Thursday, March 31, 2011

Oliver Peck - Elm Street Tattoo

Oliver Peck, also lovingly known as “Ducky”, “Fuck Face” or “Oliver Pecker”, began tattooing when he was around 19 years old in Dallas, Texas. His tattooing has stretched all over America, where he travels around every year on the Vans Warped Tour, tattooing any bare piece of skin he can get his hands on. Oliver loves tattooing, and has made it a part of everything that he does; even producing artwork and shoes for the Vans Company he travels with each year.
Working at Elm Street Tattoo, Oliver is also a past Guinness World Record Holder, for the largest amount of tattoos done in 24 hours, managing 415 tattoos of the number 13. Busy? Of course. Accomplished? We’re only just getting started....
Anyone who’s had the chance to meet Oliver always comes out with the same word- “fun”. Oliver moves at around 100 miles a minute, tattooing everyone he can while having a hell of a time doing it. This is Oliver: he finds fun in what he does, and doesn’t take himself too seriously. Oliver’s also known to adore Friday the 13th, and always does at least one tattoo of the number 13 each time the calendar tells him to.
Aside from being busy and fun, Oliver is an astounding tattoo artist. Oliver tattoos in a remarkable and precise traditional style. His artwork is very ‘old school’, and unmistakably American. Oliver has created some incredible tattoos in this style, including huge anchors and American flags sweeping over a client’s chest, huge balding eagles taking up another’s back and grand sea ships swimming over a bright blue sea. Oliver Peck is American, and damn proud to be so.
Of course, it’s inevitable that one of our favourite pieces of Oliver’s work is a wonderfully lined and coloured depiction of the state of Texas, along with an especially traditional rose and a banner. It simply screams Oliver. Another favourite is something you wouldn’t expect, of quite a biblical backpiece, complete with naked angels, a sacred heart and a book you could assume, if you wish, is the Bible. Of course, Oliver still keeps to his traditional roots by adding in some roses and making the angels look not too different from a pin up tattoo.
Oliver Peck is an artist who has to tattoo- his whole life revolves around it. He has a lot of fun with what he does, and lets his tattooing take him to other places in life. A proud American tattoo artist he’s spent many years developing his talent, and it shows...

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