What would you consider your signature style?
I look at my signature style of tattooing as neo-traditional/Japanese. However, I’m always keen to explore new styles and welcome the thoughts, designs and inputs of my customers, throughout the process.
Tell us about your experience and influences:
I began tattooing back in 2010 with a 3 year apprenticeship, learning under the guidance of 3 amazing artists, over this period of time. Since then I’ve gone on to work with some amazing tattooists and will always consider myself as learning, as I continue to hone and refine my profession.
After finishing my tattoo apprenticeship, I worked in a number of other studios, refining my craft and discovering my style. This experience led me to travel abroad, opening up my style under different artists, eventually allowing me to find the style that I feel best suits my desire; neo-traditional. After spending time away from England I returned, having been influenced by some of the awesome work I had seen/experience. Now, I find that my styles and designs are largely influence by artists that I look up to. Alex Rusty, Ryan Ussher, Dalmiro Dalmont, Lu’s Lips, Daniels Bauti. I’ve found that – notably – over the last few yers, these tattooists have had a profound influence on my Japanese style, and I continue to aspire to develop my skill and grow as an artist.
Ahead of starting a tattoo for any of my clients, I like to speak to them and meet in person. This allows me a better understanding as to what they are looking for – in terms of their ‘ideal’ tattoo – and assists in me creating a one-off signature piece; specifically for them.