Interview with Troy Tuck - Sponsored Artist of the Month
Magnum Tattoo Supplies' Sponsored Artist of the Month for July 2022 is the ultra-talented Troy Tuck!
What drew you to Magnum Tattoo Supplies?
I started using Magnum Tattoo Supplies a few years ago after trying to find a good steady supplier that I could rely on!
How long have you been tattooing and how did you get started?
I've been tattooing for 11 years now. I got into tattooing because I've always been an artist and, after being in the building trade for around 6 years, I had my first child and wanted to achieve more for myself and my family. I got my first tattoo (at 18) and I was like "this is a bit of me" and I thought I could do that so I started drawing loads until I was around 21. This is when I started tattooing, or learning to—and my love of the craft properly started. Many, many, many hours of drawing and tattooing friends. Being self taught was hard and not necessarily the best route but was definitely the right one for me in my current situation. If you want something enough you can make it happen!
What is your favourite thing about your job as a tattoo artist?
My favourite thing about being a tattooist is being able to be creative everyday and even after so many years, still learn and challenge myself.
What is something you wish you knew before you became a tattoo artist?
I wish I knew how much admin was involved!
What is your proudest moment so far professionally?
The proudest moment so far for me was opening my own studio.
What do you love to tattoo and what would you like to do more of?
I am fully invested in black and grey Chicano-style tattooing. Love the whole outlook and style of it and I want to continue to tattoo a whole lot of it!
What are your hobbies and passions outside of tattooing?
I try to spend a lot of time with my wife and kids and enjoy travelling as much as possible.
What are your ambitions for the future?
Future ambitions for me are to definitely travel a lot more, mainly over to the USA, and get a good clientele going over there over the next few years. And to keep pushing my style and career!
Take a closer look at Troy's impressive work by heading over to his Instagram!
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- Sarah Crookes