I had the pleasure of chatting with local artist Cody Smith this past week. Smith who is currently a tattoo artist at Knox Street Tattoo in Barbourville, KY has been an artist all of his life. He told me his first memories of drawing was when he won an art contest in the first grade and every since then it has stuck.
While Smith is working as a tattoo artist he is skilled in several forms of art and specializes in realism. He began his pursuit of art as a career once graduating high school. He works in all mediums in art from graphite to paint but is extremely skilled in color pencil.
He began tattooing two years ago when he gained an apprenticeship when someone saw some of his art. He has since grown into an amazing tattoo artist as well. Even in tattoos Smith specializes in realism but that doesn’t stop him from doing a traditional piece or even some new school.
Smith plans to improve as both a tattoo artist and regular artist. To schedule an appointment with Smith for any kind of art or tattoo you can reach him on his Facebook page or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check out some of his amazing work and you can find more of his work here: