Friday, December 30, 2011

Gypsy Dagger Tattoo

This is a gypsy tattoo I designed for Will Robinson. Copyright Sam Phillips

Thursday, December 15, 2011

City and Color Tattoo

I designed this gypsy tattoo for Adam Scott. It was inspired by a "city and color" song that got him through some really tough times. Copyright Sam Phillips

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Sailor Girl winking Tattoo

Sailor girl I designed for a company in Singapore. This image is copyrighted.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Flame Rose Tattoo

I saw a photo of a girl with a tattoo of a rose with fire coming out of it and thought it was quite a cool concept. So I decided to completely redesign that concept in my own style. Copywright Sam Phillips.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Chinese Astrology Snake and Rooster Tattoo

I designed this tattoo for Rae Lorimer. In chinese astrology her husband is a snake and she is a rooster. She said she'd love something custom designed with a snake entwined with the rooster, representing the age old battle of the sexes. But still conveys their love for one another. Copyright Sam Phillips

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Emma Wilkie Gypsy Tattoo Half Sleeve

This is a gypsy tattoo half sleeve I designed for Emma Wilkie. Emma asked me to design a gypsy with an anatomical heart incorporated in the design somewhere and also to have an eye on one of her palms. Copyright Sam Phillips

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Bad Angel Tattoo Styled Logo

I designed this tattoo styled illustration for Miguel Couturier. It is for is clothing label in france called "Le Diable est un Ange" Copyright Sam Phillips

Monday, November 7, 2011

Gypsy Tattoo Style Logo

I designed this gypsy image for Janine Bella Ruiz. She is going to use it as her company logo. The word Gitana is Spanish for gypsy. All rights to this image belong to Janine Bella Ruiz.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Mexican Day of the Dead Girl

Mexican Day of the Dead Girl Tattoo image. Available on clothing at Copyright Sam Phillips

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Owl Tattoo Half Sleeve

This is an owl tattoo half sleeve I designed for Gavin Perno. Copyright Sam Phillips

Monday, September 26, 2011

Alien In Cyrogenic Tank

I have always been a big fan of sci-fi movies, tv shows and computer games. So when the band ‘Invader Cain’ asked me to come up with a design for them, I let loose and had alot of fun with my imagination. Copyright Sam Phillips

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Print Mighty Panther T-Shirt Design

I designed this panther head tattoo style t-shirt graphic for Print Mighty Ltd. Every month Print Mighty releases a $20 NZD t-shirt designed by one of their designers. To look at more Print Mighty branded apparel visit Copyright Print Might Ltd

Parable of the Ten Virgins Tattoo

This is a tattoo I designed for Gavin Perno. Inspired by “The Parable of the Ten Virgins” in Matthew 25:1–13. Keep an eye out for a second design I will be working on soon for Gavin of a watcher owl. Copyright Sam Phillips

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Fire For Glory WW2 T-Shirt Design

This is a merch design I designed for the band Fire For Glory. It is available at

Monday, August 29, 2011

German Beer Stein Tattoo

I designed this german beer stein tattoo for Thomas Cloutier. Thomas told me he is a homebrewer and wanting to do something beer and brewing ingredient related. He was thinking an overflowing German Beer Stein with barley stalks coming up in the background and Hop cones/leaves/vine in the foreground. Copyright Sam Phillips

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Navy Anchor Tattoo

This is a navy tattoo I designed for Dean Colwill. Dean asked for an anchor design that represents time he spent in the NZ navy between 1990 and 1995. He had in mind a traditional anchor on a single fernleaf background. Around the anchor he wanted a scroll with the letters RNZN 90-95. Copyright Sam Phillips

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Gypsy Head Tattoo

I designed this gypsy head tattoo for Nerissa Ryan. Nerissa asked me to design her a gypsy head on the side, with a headscarf, few beads/brass and a couple of roses. Oh, and thick dark hair of course.Copyright Sam Phillips

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Gypsy Holding Bird Tattoo

I designed this gypsy holding a bird on her finger tattoo for Bianca Bennelli. Bianca told me she would like the gypsy to be very elegant and beautiful and have peacock feathers in her head scarf. She also asked for the word 'Sanctuary' to be on a banner below her. Copyright Sam Phillips

Monday, July 25, 2011

Gypsy Ponytail Tattoo

I designed this profile gypsy tattoo for Erin Page. Erin asked me to design her a traditional style gypsy tattoo with long dark hair, big green eyes and red and purple roses around her.. Copyright Sam Phillips

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Female Knight Tattoo Style

I've always been interested in armour and knights. So I when I had a quiet day at work I decided to have a go at designing a female knight.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Fresh NEW Website Design

My website now has a fresh new look! Go take a look! Thanks to my brother Shem Phillips for helping me build it.

Traditional But Modern Gypsy Tattoo

I designed this gypsy tattoo for Andrew Geyton. Andrew asked for a taditional gypsy tattoo with the gypsy's head on the side. I also worked my own style into the design to give it a more modern look. He also ask for the words 'The sufferer must help himself' to be on a gold banner below her. Copyright Sam Phillips

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Bald Eagle Friendship Tattoo Crest

This is a design I did for Gerben Geeraerts. The word AMICITIA is latin for 'Friendship' Copyright Sam Phillips

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Geisha Skull Tattoo Garments

My new Geisha Skull design is now available to purchase at So be one of the 1st to wear it and order one now! Copyright Sam Phillips

Sacred Heart Tattoo

I designed this sacred heart tattoo for Stefano Ometto. It was designed to cover up an old military tattoo. Copyright Sam Phillips

Monday, June 27, 2011

Edge Of Fury Owl Tattoo Style T-Shirt

I designed this owl t-shirt design for the band “Edge of Fury” you can buy it at Copyright Sam Phillips

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Ninja Dragon Tattoo Style T-Shirt

Check out the new apparel design and Print Mighty webstore layout I designed for band 'As Colour Fades'

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Tattoo Anchor Flash Art

I designed this small anchor sailor tattoo for Katie Dunn

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Planking T-Shirt Design

So I'd be one of the first to admit I find the whole "planking' thing wierd. But I got asked to design a t-shirt for it and thought it could be a fun project.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Rise From The Shadows - Samurai T-Shirt

I designed this samurai t-shirt for band 'Rise from the Shadows' You and purchase it at

Thursday, May 26, 2011

White Tiger Pride - Hugh Camp 2011 Hoodies

Zip hoddie I designed for Benedict Hewetson and crew for hugh camp 2011 white tigers team leaders.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

As Legends Rise - Zombie Grave Tee

This is a design I did for As Legends Rise . Available here!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Eagle Sholder Tattoo

I designed this eagle shoulder tattoo as a t-shirt design for a band. But they didnt really think it suited them, so I decided to make it a tattoo design instead. Copyright Sam Phillips

Swallow Feet Tattoos

I designed these tattoos for CĂ­ntia Carvalho Vieira. She wanted to get them tattooed on her feet. She also requested that they be coloured in pink, purple and green shades to match the other tattoos she has. Copyright Sam Phillips

Monday, April 25, 2011

Owl Chest Piece Tattoo

I designed this owl chest piece tattoo for Gerben Geeraerts. Copyright Sam Phillips

Monday, April 18, 2011

Skull and Anchor Tattoo T-shirt

I designed this skull and anchor tattoo for a t-shirt design. You can buy the t-shirt here - Copyright Sam Phillips

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

This is a illustration I designed of mother mary with praying hands. Giving the illustration my own tattoo styled look. Copyright Sam Phillips

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Beautiful Gypsy Tattoo

I designed this tattoo of a beautiful gypsy holding a sugar skull for Tom Zoeter. Copyright Sam Phillips

Sunday, March 27, 2011

New Zealand Pohutukawa T-Shirt

I've just started a new clothing side project with New Zealand themed designs. You can check them out at Also Available, fantail and monarch butterfly garments.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Falcon Man Winged Helmet

When I was around 11 years old I use to draw a superhero that I made up called 'Falcon Man' I think its about time I reserected this Hero but with a more medievil flavour this time. Stay Tuned!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Lights Poxleitner Gypsy Tattoo

I designed this gypsy style tattoo for Max Fairclough. The head is that of singer 'Lights Poxleitner' and the script is from a song called 'Happiness by the Kilowatt' by Alexisonfire. Copyright Sam Phillips

Sunday, March 6, 2011

West Coast School Of Rock Logo

Logo I designed for the West Coast School of Rock

Gravy Train T-Shirt Illustration

T-shirt and illustration of a golden train that I designed for a band called Gravy Train

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Fantail Bird Tattoos

I designed these fantail tattoos for Rimu Tahuaroa. Rimu asked for one to be shaded red and the other to be a light blue colour. They are going on the back of each arm, one on each side just above the elbow.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Russian Doll Tattoo

This is a russian doll tattoo style design I had been wanting to work on for a while now. I gave it an Eve in the garden of eden theme. Copyright Sam Phillips

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Polish Eagle Crest Tattoo

I designed this tattoo for Adam McLeod, who wanted a polish eagle tattoo to represent his heritage (Polish/Scottish) and reflect the recent passing of his grandmother and grandfather.
Adam wanted the tattoo to be placed on his right shoulder and upper arm (outside of the arm but with a belt or ribbon wrapping round the bicept to the inside of the arm).
Adam also wanted a shield that would have the 4 McLeod symbols on it (2 of 3 knights legs and 2 of castles)
And a belt or ribbon that is intertwined through the design with the family names of McLeod and Chocholek on it. He also asked that there could be a space for his kids names on the belt on the inside of his arm.