by Micha Hilliard in New Art on Wednesday 18 September 2013

I’ve long wanted to get a back tattoo and have been looking for just the right artist. It’s important to me that he/she has a signature technique and sensibility. That’s how I discovered David Hale. I had never seen such preciseness in a tattooist.

His colours are solid and bold, his textures impossibly detailed. It is apparent that Hale is an experienced illustrator. Beside the skill that they evince, his tattoos also seem heartfelt. They celebrate nature and remind us of how deeply connected we all are to plants and animals.