Juxtaposed images. Symbology. Religious Iconography. The art of repetition. At this current time Adam is in the midst of creating a series of provincial Christ portraits and other Sacred Illustrations. Often times Adam is working to loosely create his fine art imagery which is drastically different from the technical approach of his traditional American tattoo style. And now, Adam is attempting to reconcile that by creating some of his fine art works on the skin.
Mr. Lauricella began tattooing in early 2001. In the beginning, Adam worked to create a solid foundation from which to build upon. Starting in an average street shop where flash was a staple; he took the time to focus on developing his technical skills. After realizing there was so much more to tattooing, tattooers and tattoo shops, Adam decided to move on. Different obstacles led to other opportunities, and on February 14th, 2003, Adam opened the doors of Graceland Tattoo, a 400 square foot labor of love. Over the next several years he fine-tuned his tattooing, as well as the studio space. Always keeping himself grounded, right here in the heart of the Hudson Valley. The place where Adam was born an raised. The very place he now raises his own family.
"I prefer to work in the classic, traditional American style. I like bold outlines and strong shading. However, I've put forth a lot of effort into being a well rounded tattooer. It’s important to me that you leave proud of your new tattoo and happy with your decision to work with me. Whether it’s a smaller walk-in tattoo or a more in-depth piece, I approach each project with the respect it deserves. I take pride in my work, I enjoy the time spent with my clients, and I’m thankful to be doing what I love - day in and day out."
"I like to do good, clean tattoos. I like my tattoos to look like tattoos, to have a weight and a presence to them. I want them to stand the test of time, and I want the time you spend with me, getting tattooed, to be a good experience."