Includes 4 side plates (7.75")
Cherry Ink uses the sumi style of Japanese Tattooing, a delicate painterly style where soft edges replace black outlines. Designed by Paul Timman of Susnet Strip Tattoo.
A Toledo native, Paul Timman “is one of the giants in the industry, coined ‘The Rembrandt of Sunset Strip’ by the Wall Street Journal. Paul’s clients include Angelina Jolie, Pamela Anderson and Ben Affleck. For the former art student (department of sculpture & glass) from Cleveland the tattoo is a ‘living symbol of feeling’.” – Der Spiegel; Germany’s largest newspaper.
“Paul is one of the leading tattoo artists in the world and recognized as a specialist in tribal and traditional Japanese designs.”
For Paul, art and tattooing are a perfect mix. After graduating from the Cleveland Institute of Art he began tattooing out of his apartment. As word spread and he outgrew his premises Paul joined the Toledo Tattoo Company. A year later Paul moved to Hollywood, and began working at Sunset Strip Tattoo, the most famous tattoo parlor in the country. More than ten years later Paul is one of the leading tattoo artists in the world and recognized as a specialist in tribal and traditional Japanese designs.
According to a 2006 study by the American Academy of Dermatology 24% of Americans 18-50 and 35% of Americans 18-29 have tattoos. As more and more people get tattoos, combined with the explosion of tattoos in the media, top artists are becoming increasingly influential in pop culture. Paul has been quoted in newspapers from L.A. to Berlin. He has been featured on The Star Treatment on A&E where he talked about creating tattoos for Drew Barrymore and Angelina Jolie and VH1′s “Show me your tats” where he described making house calls to Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony, and tattooing Tommy Lee on his kitchen table.
Paul’s A-list clientele has also led to work painting temporary tattoos for film, television, and commercials. Now, Paul is coming full circle to his start in glass and inking his world renowned designs on porcelain.