By their very nature these are tattoos that have an intricate fusing of sci-fi styling with elements of living biology. These tattoos are a look into the mind of the creator and wearer; they see the possibilities of the world as far more complicated and interrelated than most people.
Bio-Mech is short for Bio-Mechanical, a style of artwork traced back to the famed Swiss artist H.R. Giger, who found international acclaim after designing the original Alien for the Alien series of movies. Giger was friends with Salvador Dali and sadly, passed away recently.
Branching off of Giger’s work but evolving it and making it their own, Guy Aitchison and Aaron Cain exploded onto the tattoo scene in the late 80s/early 90s and have each inspired countless adepts and imitators. Guy’s work is shown below, Aaron Cain no longer tattoos but focuses full time on building tattoo machines. Here’s a few tattoos by Aaron, whom many consider the king of bio.
This rest of this particular collection includes works from some of our favorite bio-mech artists.
Markus Lenhard is one our favorite artists in this genre. He’s in Berlin, Germany, though he does travel from time to time to the US and elsewhere. His Site is http://www.luxaltera.com/en/ — check him out and follow for some amazing tattoos. Markus works digitally for the designing stages, using a Wacom Cintiq, and his work really encompasses as much organic as metal elements. One of the best!
This next tattoo is the work of Boris from Hungary. Boris’ tattoos contain a variety of styles and include a number of tattoos that are designed out of the imagination and fantasy. His work has such precision that it seems like the tattoo is not added to the body but rather a natural occurring event on the skin.
Roman Abrego is the master of this work and bases out of California. His Instagram feed is loaded with amazingly creative work and in addition to his work in the bio-mech area. His portrait work is stunning and overall portfolio spans a wide variety of subject matters.
This work is from Carson Hill an adrenaline junkie out of CA. His work conveys a depth that makes it look like layer after layer of ink. His technique provides a special sense of timelessness, even when working with futuristic subjects.
And our collection isn’t complete without Chad Chase. Chad specializes in realism, but often favors bio-organic pieces and portraiture. Diversity is the secret of this artist. We have featured tattoos by Chad Chase is past blogs as well. Check out this Gallery featuring Chad with many other artists of note.
Dan Hazelton from Wisconsin, is a veteran tattoo artist with a very unique and recognizable custom style which has been featured in a number of industry publications. He is not only in demand for tattooing but also custom airbrushing.
Guy Aitchison is a known master in the bio-chem genre of tattoos plus he is a author and painter. His influences include graffiti, music, technology, science, psychedelic culture and a whole spectrum of fine art elements.
Nick Baxter from Texas is behind the next group of tattoos. Nick’s work is rather exclusive; he only works with clients whose vision matches his style and interests. Nick is also a guest blogger for Tattoo Artist Magazine with a huge catalog of works you can find right here. Click through the links below to check out some of Nick’s other works with TAM.
Norm Wright Jr from Maryland and his work has been featured in mainstream media. His Instagram portfolio is loaded with cutting-edge imagery and complicated designs that are made to look effortless.
Here’s a cool bio-mech sleeve we just found on instagram from Will Thompson, who works at Outer Limits Tattoo in Costa Mesa! Nice work, dude!