I’VE BEEN FASCINATED BY JAPANESE TRADITIONAL TATTOOING SINCE COMING ACROSS IT IN MY TEENAGE YEARS

I have been tattooing for 13 years. Six of which were spent working at New wave tattoo where I was mentored by Lal Hardy. Five years ago I decided to open up my own private studio.

I always felt this was the best way to create an environment conducive to large scale tattooing which is what I mainly specialise in. I’ve been fascinated by Japanese traditional tattooing since coming across it in my teenage years and I’ve dedicated myself fully to this style for the last ten years.

I take this craft seriously and have been lucky enough to have many equally dedicated customers. Each piece is created especially for each client and drawn directly onto the skin without stencils to ensure a perfect fit.

My work has a very bold, clean and essential feel to it. I want the tattoos to look timeless and be easily readable. Most importantly I want them to look just as good 20 years down the line.