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Meet Bert Krak!

December 22nd, 2009 by

If you happen to be someone who is a big fan of the classic American tattoo style and you’re looking for a tattoo artist who can really pull off that style, then look no further than tattoo artist Bert Krak.

Although the classic American tattoo is certainly not new, Krak’s approach injects a new life into the style.  Animals become much more than just ink on flesh; they pulse with energy, often with a menacing shine to their features.  There’s an abundance of colour and heft throughout his work, retaining the innocence of the storybook-like images that he works with, while adding just the right twist of the macabre. 


Six years ago, Krak began tattooing full time, after apprenticing for two years at Rock-A-Billy Tattoo in Lauderhill, Florida.  These days Krak has set himself and his family up in Queens, New York, working for Top Shelf Tattooing.  As with many other tattoo artists, Krak’s artistic impulses lead him beyond tattoo work into the mediums of painting and fashion.  He recently designed this hat for the San Francisco based artist collective, 1333 Minna.


Bert Krak tattoos by appointment or walk in and does work beyond the classic American style.  Although, with a classic American tattoo style as well defined as his, it’s pretty hard to resist.

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