I create under the name Punctured Artefact using a tattoo machine as my ink and leather as my canvas.
Punctured Artefact creates handmade tattooed, tooled and stitched leather art & artefacts. Custom tattoo design
Each design is intricately detailed and hand-drawn with a tattoo machine. Inked with one needle, in flowing lines, creating interconnecting patterns of sliced, shattered and broken organic and geometric motifs. Which are further enhanced by traditional, decorative leather techniques, such as tooling, repousse and embossing
Each piece is created from an original artwork and is totally unique. No two pieces will ever be the same. The pieces are also limited editions
With a background in textile design, pattern work and flowing lines feature strongly in all the designs. The main ‘inkspiration’ comes from the artistry & imagery of modern tattooing, mixed with a never ending love of skulls, geometrics, Japanese, natural forms, anatomy, science, lines & pattern
Premium untreated natural veg tan leather is the base for all pieces, enhancing the natural grain and natural markings with layers of oils. We use reclaimed wood to make all our frames