Whilst Japanese and large scale neo-traditional blackwork or modern tribal are my favourite styles of tattoos to complete, I have always taken pride in being able to execute a wide variety of tattoo styles. I am very happy and confident in producing black and grey, bold colour neo-traditional, simpler traditional and black and grey biomechanical tattoos.
Full time since 2006
I started my path with Happy at Mischief Moon, tattooing there for 8.5 years whilst cementing my understanding of the tattoo application and solidifying the belief system that I hold today. Once moving on, I tattooed with LDF for 4.5 years and have recently worked with Thirteen Feet Tattoo, Classic Tattoo, and Lighthouse Tattoo.
Growing up as a teenager of the 90s, the allure of tattoos were steeped in mystery within underground subcultures very far from the prominence we experience today. I wasn’t exposed to the harder service man/woman or biker type influences but instead, the heavy metal and skater/bmx/mountain bike subcultures that I was a part of.
Artistically, some of my greatest influences have been the warped minds of artists such as H.R.Giger and Salvador Dali. Now that I tattoo, my inspiration comes from a wide range of sources including modern tattooists, traditional Japanese artists, woodworkers, designers, graphic artists and everything in between.
In a world completely saturated with digital visual stimulation, I am trying to find a more balanced creative path. Painting has definitely become a far more important aspect of my creative practise and I plan to continue delving deeper into that part of my tattooing and life. I have also recently recognised the need for other creative avenues away from tattooing and look forward to exploring new outlets such as woodworking, sculpture and jewellery making.
If you have seen my work and are interested in your own unique piece, please don’t hesitate to book a consultation, where we can clearly discuss the idea, and work out the plan to turn your dream into a creation on skin.