Liz Cook x Bishop Fantom Rotary Tattoo Machine (Fantom Artist Series - Matte Red)

Size

The Fantom weighs just 1.7 ounces. Light as a paintbrush.

It is perfectly balanced upright, which gives you the feel of weightlessness.

The balance and weight of the Fantom allows you to tattoo for hours and hours with no wrist pain or cramping.

Bishop Family member Liz Cook was among the first group of artists to run the Fantom in its testing phase.

Her genuine love & appreciation for this awesome machine, and our desire to celebrate her awesome work & passion, is what led to the LIMITED EDITION Liz Cook X Bishop Fantom Rotary machine.

The Matte Red color was hand-picked by Liz.

 

Liz Cook's Bio

I grew up in Dallas, TX but I am originally from South Louisiana! Even as a child I knew that my future would involve the arts. In 2007 I earned my Bachelors degree in Fine Arts from the University of North Texas in studio painting and drawing, giving me the formal training to build upon in the tattoo studio.

There are a bunch of artists that I look up to in all different fields and if I really made a list it would just keep going but I was totally inspired when I first read “Reinventing the Tattoo” and “Let’s Be Realistic”.

I get inspired by a lot of different things. There are tattoo artists out there that it’s hard not to be inspired by! I do try and keep it fresh though and for this reason I’m always taking my camera with me so I can snap a pic of something cool or nervously ask someone if can take photos of them! I’ve always been totally in love with the art of Olivia de Berardinis, J. Scott Campbell, Boris Vallejo & Julie Bell since well before the tattoos.



I started permanent makeup in a beauty salon as early as 2003, but my first real tattoo was when I was in Australia. I was there on a working holiday with my now husband, Cookie, when I got an opportunity to apprentice at a local shop. My apprenticeship was a fairly traditional street shop apprenticeship with a lot of cleaning, a lot of script names, tribal and old English lettering.

After a quick 8 months we moved back to the states out of my comfort zone, and I quickly realized that I was starting all over again.

Over the years, I have definitely been able to transform my style of tattooing to reflect the technique that I apply to painting and drawing. It was not easy at first, but nothing good comes easily. I knew that if I wanted to be better, I had to work harder.



Lately I have been going to vocal lessons also, singing is another thing that I love to do. In fact, ask any of my clients, I sing to ALL of them – whether they ask or not! If you are sitting in my chair, I am probably singing to you.

I find it significant that tattooing as a medium is at a turning point historically where we can look at it seriously as high art and begin to critically examine individual pieces. It’s exciting to recognize that tattoo art is a movement in itself and to potentially contribute to that is what keeps me passionate.