Tattoos and Art by Jacob Hoo

Exquisite Handcrafted Sculptures

In a bid to buck the trend of today’s throw-away culture, the unique yet functional works of Jacob Hoo seek to reclaim a space where beauty and soul take centre stage.  

About the Artist

Jacob Hoo (British, born 1989) is a contemporary artist based in Vienna, Austria. Coming from a professional editorial background with a particular interest in design, he transitioned his work to a three dimensional space, with the aim of introducing a sense of timeless harmony and elegance through sculpture. His art seeks to connect the viewer to a sense of organic flow, in which the formless comes into form. Whether it is through the medium of tattoo or sculpture, Hoo enjoys playing with bold, juxtaposed elements while maintaining an organic feel. Through his work, he aims to reconnect the idea that beauty is inherently functional and not merely an optional afterthought. By pushing the boundaries of form without sacrificing the natural feel of the piece, he intends to bring soulfulness to his art. His works adopt time-honored methods, such as traditional water gilding, and displays them in a modern light.

Latest Works

Browse through a curated selection of recent works , from Gold gilded frames to unique carved spoons, or click the link below to learn more about them.  

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Latest Works

Browse through a curated selection of recent works , from Gold gilded frames to unique carved spoons, or click the link below to learn more about them.  

Tattoo Design

 There’s an old adage that frequently gets whispered around the tattoo world that ‘Bold Will Hold’. And it’s not without reason that it gets passed around a lot; mostly because it tends to rings true. Creating work that has longevity forms the backbone of my tattooing work, and while I always put the client’s wishes first, it’s also important that the tattoo stands the test of time. After all, why take the time to create something beautiful if it’s going to disappear after a year. Bold outlines, strong contrast and thoughtful use of colour and shading are all integral to my designs.  Of course, it has to be beautiful, too!

Tattoo Design

 There’s an old adage that frequently gets whispered around the tattoo world that ‘Bold Will Hold’. And it’s not without reason that it gets passed around a lot; mostly because it tends to rings true. Creating work that has longevity forms the backbone of my tattooing work, and while I always put the client’s wishes first, it’s also important that the tattoo stands the test of time. After all, why take the time to create something beautiful if it’s going to disappear after a year. Bold outlines, strong contrast and thoughtful use of colour and shading are all integral to my designs.  Of course, it has to be beautiful, too!

 I aim to bring something for everyone with my designs, and create something truly unique and special for each client I work with. Click the link below to see a collection of available tattoo designs and completed works.  

 I aim to bring something for everyone with my designs, and create something truly unique and special for each client I work with. Click the link below to see a collection of available tattoo designs and completed works.  

Recent Works

Illustration Works

 Taking inspiration from the Neo-Traditional school of tattooing, and drawing from a well of rich symbolic language in esoteric traditions, these illustrations from the Tarot are available for Fine Art Prints upon request. 

ABOVE: The Hermit, from the Major Arcana of the Tarot, digitally illustrated on Procreate by Jacob Hoo (2020).

LEFT: The Queen of Wands, from the Minor Arcana of the Tarot, digitally illustrated on Procreate by Jacob Hoo (2020).

Illustration Works

 Taking inspiration from the Neo-Traditional school of tattooing, and drawing from a well of rich symbolic language in esoteric traditions, these illustrations from the Tarot are available for Fine Art Prints upon request. 

ABOVE: The Hermit, from the Major Arcana of the Tarot, digitally illustrated on Procreate by Jacob Hoo (2020).

ABOVE: The Queen of Wands, from the Minor Arcana of the Tarot, digitally illustrated on Procreate by Jacob Hoo (2020).

 

Thoughtful Website Design

 There are so many considerations that make a website great. There’s the design sensibilities, quality content strategy, slick user experience, marketing strategy and ease of use, to name a few (not to mention all the technical considerations). That’s why having an all-rounder to build the site can spare you any headaches and disappointments by bridging discipline silos into one seamless approach. 

  With a professional background in journalism and editorship, as well as marketing and design, you can be sure of a thoughtful and complete solution for your business or personal website needs. 

Give your business the presentation it deserves.  

Thoughtful Website Design

 There are so many considerations that make a website great. There’s the design sensibilities, quality content strategy, slick user experience, marketing strategy and ease of use, to name a few (not to mention all the technical considerations). That’s why having an all-rounder to build the site can spare you any headaches and disappointments by bridging discipline silos into one seamless approach. 

  With a professional background in journalism and editorship, as well as marketing and design, you can be sure of a thoughtful and complete solution for your business or personal website needs. 

Give your business the presentation it deserves.  

Fast, Lean and Responsive

Adopting a holistic approach to your website design doesn’t have to come at the expense of high-performance. You’ll get a website that’s fast, lean and easy to use, as well as bespoke design across all devices. 

Fast, Lean and Responsive

Adopting a holistic approach to your website design doesn’t have to come at the expense of high-performance. You’ll get a website that’s fast, lean and easy to use, as well as bespoke design across all devices.