Pete Delia, 34, is the owner of Sinful Art Tattoo in Vineland, NJ who has been tattooing for 11 years and owned his own shop for six years. This week I wanted to take the time to not just tell you about his unique talent and skills, but to show you his artwork that is permanently attached to many tattoo lovers’ skin.
After stumbling upon some of my friends Facebook pages, I have been noticed the increase of young people getting tattoos on their backs. Normally the pieces don’t cover their entire back (that would take a lot of time, pain, and money), but what I have come across have been beautifully done by talented tattoo artists. Let’s take a look at some of these women’s works of art:
You can tell that the tattoo artist that created this young lady’s work of art took hours upon hours to ink this into her skin. The dragon looks so lifelike; the shadows around the wings and the rest of its body make the dragon look three-dimensional and like he’s hanging onto her skin. Gorgeous. Photo courtesy of Robert J Sinclair’s facebook page.
This piece is significantly smaller than the first, but a lot of time was taken to finish this tattoo as well. Beautifully done, tattoo artist William Trask never ceases to amaze with his stunning artwork. Photo courtesy of William Trask’s Facebook page.
A tattoo Artist of Jersey Devil Tattoo in Blackwood, NJ created a wonderful piece for 20-year-old Danielle Dragani of Mt. Laurel, NJ. The artist did excellent work with the shading that makes the woman and the flower come to life before your eyes. Photo courtesy of Danielle’s Facebook page.
One of the hardest things people have to do in life is move on. Whether someone’s significant other broke up with them or someone close has passed on to the next life, the emotional pain can be unbearable. People search for many ways to deal with the pain, but not everyone is able to accept it and move on. Danielle Fewer of Haddonfield, NJ has found her way of moving on.
In the state of New Jersey, the legal age to get a tattoo without parental consent is 18-years-old. At 20-years-old, Danielle already has five.
With five tattoos and counting, Danielle is no stranger to the tattoo gun. Her artwork is placed across her heart, wrists, and left shoulder blade that will last a lifetime. With no end for permanent art in sight, I got in touch with Danielle this week to talk about her pieces and why she decided to get them.
Q: Describe your tattoos and where they are on your body.
A: I have my biological mom’s initials with her birth and death date across my heart. I never met my mom, so this was my way to honor her because she is my role model. I have “To err is human; To forgive, divine” on my wrists because i went through some really tough times when I was 12-13 years old and the only way i could “get over it” was by forgiving him. I heard this quote in the middle of the whole ordeal and it always stuck with me.
I have “strength” with an infinity symbol around it below the “To forgive, divine” because being strong has been the only choice I’ve had to deal with what I’ve had to deal with in my life. This tattoo is a reminder for me to be strong when it seems like I can’t be and it takes a lot of strength to forgive someone.
Lastly, I have a red rose in the shape of a heart on my left shoulder blade to honor my mom because she had a tattoo of a red rose on her left shoulder, which was her favorite flower. I added the shape of a heart because even though I never met her, I will always love her.
Q: Where did you get your tattoos done and how long did they take to do?
A: My tattoos were done at Body Graphics in Philadelphia, Body Art in Stratford, NJ, a friend of my girlfriend’s, and a tattoo party. My “To err is human; To forgive divine” tattoo took about a half hour to complete and my “strength” tattoo took about 5-10 minutes to finish.
My Mom’s initials and birth and death dates tattoo took about a half hour and the red rose tattoo took about two hours to finish and it was the most painful out of the rest of my tattoos. The cost of each tattoo ranged from around $30 to atmost $200. I definitely want another tattoo on my upper arm, but I was also thinking about getting one on the back of my neck, on my ankle, or behind my ear.
Q: How do people react to your tattoos and has your opinion changed about them?
A: People do not really react to my tattoos in a positive way. They usually get annoyed that i choose places on my body for tattoos that make it difficult to cover up for work, like my wrists.
The only change that I would do if I could have them done all over again would be the placement of each tattoo because it is frustrating and difficult to try to buy clothes for job interviews and always having to wear long sleeves if I was offered the job.
Q: Do you have any advice for people looking to get tattoos?
A: My advice to people tattoo shopping would be to make your artwork meaningful and always go to a professional. Getting a tattoo from a friend or at a tattoo party is cheaper, but you get what you pay for.
When searching for someone who does great arm tattoos. there are very few people I would go to without knowing what their work looks like. Tattoo artist William Trask of West Berlin, New Jersey is the artist you want to go to for some fresh new ink. He has flexable working hours as long as an appointment is scheduled ahead of time and is willing to work well into the night. The larger the artwork, the better. William Trask can be contacted through his facebook page. Here are some of his most recent tattoos that he has been working on:
People say practice makes perfect, but when you have ten years worth of tattooing experience, I think you get the gist.
37-year-old professional tattoo artist William Trask of Premiere Ink Tattoo has been creating remarkable and unique tattoos on people ages 18 and older for well over a decade and the results are incredible. The work he does on people can take an hour, maybe two, maybe even half a day depending on how much detail the work of art needs. Trask is always more than willing to tattoo people well into the night and even into the next day if he has to or if the customer wants. Who needs sleep when you can stay up at all hours tattooing some of the best work you ever did?
Most of the tattoos on Trask’s body are done by him as well, and if a he is confident enough to tattoo himself, then it would be difficult to not trust him to do yours. It doesn’t matter what type of tattoo or where the tattoo is, Trask will tattoo anything on any part of someone’s body.
“On a daily basis, I tattoo anywhere from two to four tattoos.” said Trask. “Some could take a half hour, some could take eight hours. Details, size, custom designs where I draw directly onto the skin, that normally takes a lot longer. The majority of the tattoos that I have been doing lately lasts anywhere from an hour to an hour and a half of pure pain.”
Trask charges $100 for every hour of tattoo work done and also sells gift certificates so for those people who do not necessarily have the funds to get a tattoo can have a little help with a certificate. He also makes his own tattoo machines and sells them to other professional tattoo shops and companies as well.
Many people have gotten tattoos by Trask, including his wife Jennifer O’Neill Trask. She recently got a tattoo in memory of our friend Vince Pellegrino who passed away last month. I plan on having my next tattoo in memory of Vinny when I stop being afraid of the needle.
”I got my tattoos done by my tattoo artist William Trask of Premiere Ink, “said 21-year-old Steven Wallenburg of Camden, NJ. “He is a very talented individual. Currently I have 13 tattoos…my left arm is done from my shoulder down to my forearm. My forearm is not done but it’s got the indents on both of the elbows done. My right arm has my shoulder, my inner elbow, my forearm, I have one behind my ear on my neck. I have one on my left leg and two on my right, and I think that’s it.”
People who would like to get a tattoo or who are just thinking about getting one can contact Trask by his facebook page or through his email. Depending on his schedule, Trask can make an appointment with you as early as the same day you contact him but it is preferred that you give him at least 24 hours notice ahead of time. Any time of the day works for him.