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 Sergio Sanchez was among the first group of artists to run the Fantom in its testing phase.
His genuine love & appreciation for this awesome machine, and our desire to celebrate his awesome work & passion, is what led to the LIMITED EDITION Sergio Sanchez X Bishop Fantom Rotary machine.
The Matte Blue color was hand-picked by Sergio.
Sergio Sanchez's Bio
My personal work focuses on my perceptions of present day life and is influenced by my memories growing up in two different worlds: Los Angeles and Mexico. My goal is to continuously record new experiences, focusing on interactions between people and their surroundings, combined with history and culture, both here in the United States and globally.
I was born in Mexico City in 1976 and moved with my family to the United States in 1979. Growing up in many parts of Los Angeles, I was exposed to many forms of aesthetic expression and always possessed a deep interest in art.
My early art was inspired by the visual storytelling of comic books. As a young man taking part of the b-boy culture, the intricate shapes and designs of graffiti heavily influenced my artwork. Later, the popularity of the skateboarding and snowboarding industries supported illustration jobs in which I designed logos, clothing, and graphics for boards. In 1993 I became a tattoo artist and focused my energies in that field for approximately seven years, in addition to my illustration work.
In 1999, I decided to go to art school and chose a private school, Associates in Art, where I studied under Mark Westermoe, Bill Perkins, Kevin Chen and many others. During this time, I was exposed to artists such as Fechin, Zorn, Sorolla, Cornwell, Brangwin, Leyendecker and Velasquez, as well as Chinese and Russian academic work. Under this direction, my education consisted of a structured approach to drawing and painting from life, live models, landscapes, and still life. After a year and a half of study at the school, due to my rapid progress, I was invited to teach there, which I did from 2000 to 2002.
In 2002, I began teaching at the Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art. I have been an instructor at the Art Center School of Design in Pasadena, California, since 2004. And at the Laguna College of Art and Design, in Laguna Beach. I have also started tattooing again from 2012 forward and now work at The Raven and The Wolves in Long Beach.