Established in Huntington Beach, CA. early in 2001, Sullen got its start from being heavily influenced by Southern California beach culture and tattoo inspired art. With a strong focus on ideals and practices of modern tattooers, Sullen evolved from a small group of art driven tattooers and artists into a world renowned “Art Collective”. As a whole, the “Collective” is drawn to the idea that art of all forms should be promoted, while related ideas should be shared for the world to learn from.
Influenced greatly by lessons learned early in tattooing, Co-owner Ryan Smith (a professional tattooer since 1996) brought collaborative ideas from the tattoo culture he knew so well and blended them with progressive fashion trends to create Sullen. His inspirations from the tattoo culture allowed him and the “Collective” to build the foundation on which Sullen currently thrives.
We humble ourselves in bringing together like-minded creatives and aiding in the exposure of talented artists located all over the globe. We truly are fans of tattoo inspired art. It’s in Sullen’s DNA; it always has and always will drive all of our creative direction. Our only hope is that you are just as inspired by what we like to call “True Art”.