By Candies Deezy Liu
Sullen was created based on ideologies that combined SoCal beach culture and tattoo driven art. What began in Huntington Beach with a small group of tattooers and artists has massively grown into a worldwide Art Collective that shares the same principles when it comes to art and its influences. Sullen co-owners, Ryan Smith and Jeremy Hanna have played massive roles in facilitating collaborative efforts to combine tattoo culture with progressive fashion trends. In doing so, Sullen has become an industry leader and household name within the alternative world since its inception in 2001.
The evolution of Sullen continues. Although they began with a staple that everyone needs in their closet: black tees, Sullen always knew how to integrate artistic virtue to make their apparel appealing. Throughout the years, the high demand combined with artist collaborations have provided them with the inspiration and resources to expand their styles. Sullen Clothing now incorporates flannels, swimwear, sunglasses, and other accessories into their collections. In addition to progressing apparel and fashion trends, Sullen has started to incorporate other aspects of tattoo culture and lifestyle into their brand, such as Blaq Paq travel bags (the first ever travel backpacks for tattooers) that feature padded pouches for tattoo machines.
The Sullen Onyx Blaq Paq Globe Edition
This backpack made for the traveling tattoo artist contains sections and pockets to hold tattoo equipment safely. Designed by artists, each bag was created to maximize space, comfort, accessibility, and functionality. These durable backpacks are made to be water resistant and long lasting. The padded shoulder straps and heavy duty handles are 90 pound weight tested with web reinforced netting, box stitched assembly, and tacked to stay strong to hold all of our equipment and necessities.
Each compartment was carefully designed to keep your machines and other equipment safe. Additionally, the rear main compartment has side slots for your paint brushes and other items. In the middle of the bag there is a double lock zipper sleeve to hold your laptop with padded edges, as well as a large sketchbook compartment.
The Blaq Paq Traveler Tattoo Travel Bag – Globe Edition
After two years in development, the newest Sullen Travel bag has finally launched. Sullen has been working with tattoo artist to produce the best premium tattoo travel bag on the market. This small yet roomy luggage is water resistant with a backside wax coating to prevent wear and tear while traveling. The outside compartments were designed to be thin and sleek to keep any edges from catching on any surfaces while you take the bag in and out of travel storage areas. Front zipper close pocket features storage slits on both openings to store reading material, ipad, sketch book, and a key chain clip. Top flush slit zipper close pocket is easy access to things like your passport, sunglasses or travel documents. Move easily with two bearing smooth skate style wheels. New three stage lockable retractable handle stored in the bags shell. Bottom feet doubles as a handle for easy pick up and set down.