Nice stuff. You’ve been tattooing for a long time and operating at a very high level, are you comfortable yet or is there plenty more in the tank?
I think there’s plenty more in the tank. I’m always trying to pull inspiration from new sources to constantly grow - I think once you relax you can slip, and I think you have to keep evolving, especially in tattooing.
Glad to hear, I’m a big fan of artists that continue to evolve and innovate, motivates me to do the same. You’ve taken some amazing artists under your wing, who was around for you when you came up?
Originally I was self-taught, but Stefan Sinclair at Two Hands Tattoo gave me my first opportunity to work at a proper studio, and after that Dean and Dan at Sacred Tattoo, and I’m forever grateful for those opportunities. Style wise, I learnt a lot from working overseas with like minded artists around the world.
They still continue to be legends in the scene. Speaking of around the world, I know a lot of creatives become inspired after travelling, obviously COVID-19 has made it really difficult to travel, but were you able to get many stamps in your passport or are you hoping to head abroad at some point?
I’ve been pretty lucky with travelling - tattooing has taken me all over the world. Before COVID-19 I was away every month or so, so being at home for so long has been a blessing in a way, but I’m definitely looking forward to travelling again when we can.