ROUGH N’ TUMBLE SIMPLICITY
Graham Beech tattoos in a style that’s both gritty and unhinged, but what I think sets him apart from other traditional American artists is the refined element coming through in his work. It’s as if all his pieces were coated in an invisible varnish. A varnish that softens rough edges and bathes everything within a six-inch radius in quiet glow. Graham keeps the rough n’ tumble simplicity of the style alive, but simultaneously harbors a devotion to intricate highlights, shadows and composition that feed off detail.