CHAD IS ONE OF OUR ATHENS SHOP ARTISTS.
Chad Pope, originally from Orange, California, spent much of his upbringing in North Alabama. His professional tattooing career took flight when he graduated his apprenticeship at The Pulse – Body Art Studio, LLC in 2010. Over years of steady work, he has racked up a diverse portfolio.
Chad draws his inspiration from many artists; most notably these artists include Tim Burton, Alex Grey, and Chet Czar. His inspiration is not limited to visual arts, though – music has been a driving influence on his craving for cool artwork.
His signature style of artwork ranges from colorful graffiti-esque images and bright watercolors to trash polka influenced mash-ups, abstract pieces, and various macabre while including traditional black-and-gray art styles. Chad’s goal as a tattooist is not to master a single style but to grow into an artist well-versed in a wide variety of styles that come together as creative, unique artwork. Whether it is calligraphy or characters, he is willing to dive into any style and give it his best.