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Sometimes I worry that I positively suck as an artist... But I am always concerned that someday I may not work from that type of motivation.




Klyde Chroma
United States
I find it difficult to speak about myself in a biographical sense.... I never really know what information is pertinent and what isn't... As I attempt to type and backspace I find myself always becoming concerned with transmitting impressions of myself that are horribly inaccurate.... I value words, I value communication and I don't take the business lightly.. No sir....

That being said, I'm going to play it safe and keep this brief and factual.

I was born roughly a quarter century ago to a family in which art was just a fact of life. Not much unlike how hunting and fishing was to other boys I knew. As early as I could remember, value was placed on improving my capabilities as in artist in different mediums. Fast forward a number of tumultuos years and I discover tattooing around the age of 17. I did an apprenticeship and decided it just wasn't time to take life seriously yet and proceeded to go out of my mind for the next 6 or 7 years... I never stopped doing art.... I was just too busy screwing around and playing music to take visual art as seriously as I should have....

But through a series of events that played out like a well scripted dark comedy, I got my act togeather so to speak.... I rediscoverred my first love, which was visual art, and got back into tattooing... I suppose you could say, I always knew I would, I just never had the discipline to buckle down and take it as seriously as I needed to and now that I have, I found the most rewarding career and life I could have ever have hoped for..... The most lovely part of the whole thing, I feel, as that I've only just scratched the surface.

Current Residence: pennsylvania
deviantWEAR sizing preference: X-Small.... I am a 125 pound adult male....
Print preference: BIG BIG BIG
Favourite genre of music: I try not to restrict myself to genre specific tunes... All genres prove appropriate
Favourite photographer: Natalie Shou
Favourite style of art: Any that proves genuine and well executed is desirable... style isn't so important to me...
Operating System: does this really matter?
MP3 player of choice: ok.. I really don't think this matters...
Shell of choice: .... I know for a fact this is irrelevant
Wallpaper of choice: Something macabre.. no, something christian... nah, how about some colorful anime... I'm fickle
Skin of choice: I like tattooing fair skinned people...
Favourite cartoon character: lain
Personal Quote: If it doesn't effect your breathing or your freedom its not worth losing sleep over.

Brief and to the point

Journal Entry: Sat Feb 9, 2013, 6:49 PM
Well folks, I am going to keep this brief and to the point..... I am sick of writing long-winded entries reiterating the same things over and over again......

The long and the short of it??? I am busy as hell, my health completely sucks but life totally rocks and I've got plenty more art to get up on here then I have time to.... But I love it here on DA and need to afford what time I can to updates, so over the next few days I will be tossing up some of the more exciting projects I've seen through as of late!!

On a brief personal note, I have without a doubt, the coolest tattoos of my career going right now and have actually decided to get back into playing music as well (at the behest of my old bandmates no-less!!)..... Do I have the time to play music???? Absolutely not.... but certain opportunities come in life, and when they present themselves one must find the time.... Life is too short and I still don't have a solid album recorded yet (life goal)..... So I figured I'd best get to it while I have the chance before my health renders me incapable (not to sound grim).

Thank you to all who read and care :)

  • Mood: Love
  • Listening to: Placebo and some J-Rock
  • Reading: sailor moon manga
  • Watching: all things sailor moon and some gokudo
  • Playing: ni no kuni and fire emblem
  • Eating: brown rice protein and snails
  • Drinking: black coffee and almond milk

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trinity-lea Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
PA?! East, Central or West?!
foxkat Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful gallery!
RHuggs Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
I think I'm going to have to make a trip to PA and let you do some work on me!! My artist passed away quite unexpectedly at the young age of 28 and I've not had anyone else touch my work since. Sad to lose him. I'd just given him a new custom made tattoo machine, complete setup, for Xmas in 2010 and he passed away in Feb. sigh... well, lots of work started but your work, one day I'll have to get with you and let you look at the work I've had done so far. I only give a vague idea of what I want, then allow the artist complete and total freedom to do it in their own style, so every tat I have is original. Don't do any flash.
Klyde-Chroma Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
I'm sorry to hear of the untimely loss of your artist... Sad scenario indeed.... I know how it feels to have lots of unfinished work on your body for one reason or another though, and it is a bummer when you don't have a clue who will finish it or when... I would be more then happy to take a peak and suggest some different approaches we can take in completing whatever it is you've got as well as any new concepts you may care to start! You can e-mail pictures to me if you'd like to start correspondence early so, when and if your gonna make the trip, we have a bit of a head-start so to speak....

The e-mail is
RHuggs Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
Sure, I think I even have some pics of them posted here. I had someone else I was considering using, but he didn't come through.
Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011
I usually don't browse tattoo galleries, but yours are original, beautiful and tasteful. Keep up the good work--you are a talented young artist! :clap:
Klyde-Chroma Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011
You know, I really appreciate your saying that... Coming into this industry I can honestly say I was of the same persuasion you vaguely just expressed.... That is I loved art, but was turned off by the appearance or style of "tattoos"... It took a little bit before I was exposed to work I really appreciated and found inspiring. To this day, I still don't like alot of the more typically tattoo-friendly art being rendered on skin and as such I really work in, what alot of other artists consider, a peculiar fashion. But thankfully, strange as it might be, my methods have been working for me thus far. The coolest part is most my clients are not your typical tattoo fair... In fact many of them don't have any tattoos at all before they come to me making it quite the honor.
Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012
Thanks for your very thoughtful response! I've only recently come to appreciate tattoos as an art form. Maybe my bias stemmed from the fact that I saw so many that were poorly done. What made me sad was the fact that the poor person sporting it was oblivious to the shoddy job. It sounds like your clientele is thoughtful, which is good. With anything permanent you want to really seek out an artist who knows what he/she is doing.

Out of curiousity, are there some design requests that you will not do? Parts of the body that you will not ink? I'm asking because I saw a very young man with a tattooed face.
Klyde-Chroma Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
Yes unfortunately, although art is for the most part subjective, there are many people walking around with what I would consider "bad" art permenantly rendered on their bodies... Its a sad, sad, state of affairs indeed...

As for whether or not I turn anyone down based on what they want... Well the short answer is no.... but I will try to get people to see things from "all angles" before they commit to things I think they may regret.... I know alot of artists won't tattoo certain body parts on individuals for different reasons but they way I see it, it simply is not my choice.... It's the clients decision ultimately and if they want it done, they will get it done.... Better off by me than there buddies basement with a guitar string and bic-pen-ink....
AkinaWolf Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I just had to show you, and thank you again for letting me use your design! *sorry he's upside down though! hehe*
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