BAW: What made you want to
become a Tattoo Artist?
Artist: the enjoyment of
being able to give bodies my own personal designs
BAW: Who are your influences?
Artist: Dave Ross, UK artist
life in general
BAW: What is your favorite
style of work?
Artist: fantasy, black and gray,
and fusion art
BAW: Tell us about your first
Artist: working from home
aged 18 tattoo of a women's face on a friends arm took an hour to finish
black and shaded a scary experience he still wears it today.
BAW: What is your favorite
piece you own?
Artist: a tattoo I required
and designed in 2003 on meeting the women I fell in love with and
married three months later and have never been more full field in life.
a purple rose with my wife's name yolande and the words always by my
side her favorite color.
BAW: What is your most
memorable Tattoo given and why?
Artist: a crucifix with Christ
in black and gray a powerful statement.
BAW: Is there a part of the
body you won't Tattoo and why?
Artist: faces and genitals
because I feel this is not artistic areas to display my work.
BAW: How do you feel about
female Tattoo Artists?
Artist: good on them! an
artist is an artist whatever the gender.
BAW: Do you support supply
co. that sells to the public?
BAW: Do you feel there now
should be mandatory schooling for soon to be tattoo artists?
Artist: no the art of tattooing
I feel can't be taught you can be taught to tattoo but not to draw. if
your good you survive if not you begin and then fade away.
BAW: Do you feel Tattooing
has changed over the years, and if so why?
Artist: yes. the old school
style of tattooing has gone and in it's place the human canvas has
become a modern design studio and incorporates lots more structured designs. materials
used have also changed including colors the use of organics and the
machines better designed.
BAW: Do you think it is
important to do as many conventions and shows as possible?
Artist: no. this I feel makes
the art of tattooing more on the lines of art on a production
rather than an individual art form people pay good money for your
talent, and conventions run on a large scale with large amounts of
tattoo's being produced as quickly as possible giving the tattooist a
larger income but I feel this sometimes cause's the finish product to be
inferior. but on a positive side it gives tattooist the chance to meet
up and chat and your art work to be seen and advertised.
BAW: What advise can you give
to someone who is starting or
looking to get into the
Artist: my advise is to go to
a local tattoo studio and speak with the tattooist show them some of
your original art work and ask for an apprenticeship but only if they
can draw all aspects of art.
BAW: What could you say to
someone who has had a bad first Inkspierence?
Artist: always make sure that
you go on recommendation of the artist not just the first tattoo studio
you come a cross see their work and make sure that you know what you
BAW: Please share any other
comments or views or questions to the public you might have.
Artist tattooing is a growing
art form make sure it stays professional. if you have had a disaster
design tattooed on your body it's not to late to have it corrected by
cover ups I personally do loads from clients that have had disaster's
and have ended up being proud to show off my art work