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Monday, 14 April 2014

ART: Artist Profile: Tim Shumate

It's been a week since I started this little series, and this week I am featuring pin-up extraordinaire, Tim Shumate. Based in Chicago, USA, Tim is a basically taking over the tattoo Pinterest feed one drawing at a time.

He started his climb to artist fame with his series of tatted-up princesses, starting with Siren (AKA Ariel) all the way back in 2010. His artwork now spans Disney Princesses; cats in Nutella jars, suits and with antlers; mermaids, and a monkey in an ice cream cone.
His pin-ups are now seen on bodies across the globe, and Tim is only too proud to show them off. His only wish if you want his design tattooed is that you send him a photo.

This month he has released a brand new mini series, in a similar style to his Princesses, but with a female superhero theme. Amazon (Wonder Woman), Toxic (Poison Ivy), Punk (Storm), Disco (Dazzler), Change (Mystique) and Rise (Jean Grey) feature in this six part set.

You can buy this collection, and view all of Tim's other work on his Society6 page, including prints, canvas's, t-shirts and phone cases, all with your favourite hero or princess.
And if you want to keep up with all his new art work as it happens, see his Facebook fanpage

*all photos are the copyright of Tim Shumate


  1. I've seen these before and I think they're fabulous! My favourites are Belle & Ariel :) xx

    1. I'm exactly the same - I just love Belle so much! xx

  2. If we get a tattoo with one of these designs, where do we send the picture?

    1. Personally I wouldn't recommend having one of these designs as a tattoo line for line, ask your tattooist to design something just for you like them. But Tim Shumate is on Facebook as a fan page so you could send there.


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