New England News: Artist Spotlight - Gao Feng
ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: GAO FENG
Gao Feng came to us at Off The Map Easthampton nearly two years ago from China (by way of Atlanta, GA). Gao is originally from Nanjing, China. He attended Nanjing University of the Arts. Outside of tattooing, he enjoys pencil drawing, making music (ask him about his days as a rock star in China) and watercolor painting. He enjoys many different styles of tattooing, the main styles being Japanese traditional, Kanji, American traditional, Black & Grey, and Tribal.
After attending the Nanjing University of the Arts, Gao had an apprenticeship opportunity to study under the master tattooist Shao Gang of Zhencang Tattoo, one of the most renowned tattooists in China. Other tattooists who have been influential to him over the years include Tim Hendricks, Shige, Jess Yen, Horiyoshi III, and Bob Tyrell.
(and don't forget to check him out on Instagram)