This website seems to serve two primary functions: to document his work, and to propagate and support his tattooing career. The documented work includes tattoos, video, paintings, and installations. These parts of the website does not seem as updated as his Instagram. There’s also a very brief bio section, followed by a FAQ section. This details his location and common questions and answers about tattooing (how to book an appointment, aftercare, etc.) The contact section seems to be mostly for tattooing as well, which includes sections asking for placement and references. His Facebook and Instagram are linked as well.
Overall, I’m not super in love with the layout. It’s relatively simple (which I think is a plus) but it also lacks basic design principles, like hierarchy and grid. I also wish it was more updated and kept up-to-date like his Instagram. I feel as though there is room for improvement. (There’s also a “Items in Cart” option, but there’s nothing to add to the cart that I saw?)
This website is super simple, but definitely matches her work and is consistent throughout the website. Even though it is modest, it still feels very professional. Its main function seems to be a shop to sell her art. It’s more connected as well, as she has a “live” and up-to-date Instagram feed on the home page. The website has only a few sections, including shop, about, portfolio, and FAQs. The portfolio section is empty, but the FAQ is filled with questions and answers about selling and shipping. She also has icon links to Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and a newsletter.
This website is more active, connected, and updated. It’s also more uniform-looking, and has an overall feel that matches the artist’s work. It’s also an effective storefront.