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Devil in the Detail, Stoke-on-Trent
07463 799 834
Ben is based at Devil in the Detail, Stoke-on-Trent. He specialises in hyper-realism tattoos, and he absolutely loves creating Disney themed tattoos. Ben has already worked at Tattoo Tea Party, Manchester so far this year, and will work at Liverpool Tattoo Convention too. He plans on working even more conventions in the near future. Be sure to check out his awesome work.
Studio Xiii Gallery, Edinburgh
0131 558 2974
Jake works at Studio Xiii in Edinburgh, and specialises in neo traditional and black and grey tattoos. Jake has loads of conventions lined up around Europe for 2017, including Lichtenstein, Cork, Fribourg, Leuven, Conthi, and Dortmund. Jake also runs the Instagram page @neotraditionaleurope, which features lots of amazing tattoos from neo traditional artists. Be sure to give it a follow.
The Square Tattoo, Birmingham
0121 709 2266
Stephanie knew she wanted a job that allowed creativity to express her passion for art. She's previously completed a Foundation Degree in Illustration, and went on to pursue a tattoo apprenticeship in 2016. She enjoys doing neo trad tattoos, and believes it's refreshing to explore colour, not being so restricted to a photo reference like you would with realism. She aims to keep moving forward and achieving the best of her ability. In the tattoo industry, you never stop learning.
Forgiven Tattoo, Sheffield
0114 270 9888
Niall secured his apprenticeship at just 16 after going with his mum to get tattooed. Originally learning joinery in college, after he was offered his apprenticeship he never looked back. Niall has established himself as a talented dotwork tattooer, but his favourite style of tattooing is neo trad, and he aims to master his colour work and progress by doing more neo trad tattoos. He was involved with the Ink for Heroes tattoo convention, and hopes to do more tattoo conventions in the future.
Lucky 13 Tattoo Studio, Barnsley
Rachael began tattooing 5 years ago. After an original career path in Law, she studied Contemporary Fine Art and Animation at University but had her goals set on becoming a tattoo artist. Rachael dropped out of uni and finally landed an apprenticeship. She works hard every day to push herself and develop her style, constantly painting in her spare time, drawing lots of influence from nature. She loves anything botanical but is also fascinated by occult imagery. Rachael feels incredibly fortunate to work in a studio, surrounded by amazing artists. Tattooing is her life and she loves everything about it.
Ink Envy, Birmingham
0121 559 1184
Born with a pencil in his hand, Gavin has been drawing portraits and landscapes from a young age, and first got into tattooing around 2 years ago. He's been tattooing full time for just over a year now, and works at Ink Envy in Birmingham. Gavin has a total passion for doing detailed black and grey realism, and considers himself very new to tattooing, so he's very driven to become even better at what he loves. This year, he'll be working at Staffordshire tattoo convention, and he'd absolutely love to do a lot more conventions in the future.
Since Troy started tattooing in 2010, he's always loved black and grey tattoos and loves the way they look when fresh and healed, and with so many amazing tattoo artists to look up to it was easy for him to fall in love with this style. Troy is always trying new techniques and adjusting his styles to try and better himself as an artist. He loves working conventions, meeting new artists and pushing himself in the competitions. Troy believes it truly is a great industry to be a part of!
Mint Gun Club Tattoo Parlour, Dunfermline
Mikkel Østberg owns and works at Mint Gun Club Tattoo Parlour, Dunfermline. Mikkel is a well-rounded tattooer with flair for traditional and Japanese style tattoos, as this is where his passion lies. He’s also had lots of his work featured in Skin Deep and Skin Shots magazines. Mikkel plans on working lots of conventions in 2017, and will also be doing a guest spot in the USA.
Lord Nelson Tattoos, Chester
Peter 'Lord' Nelson has been tattooing since early 2006, where he studied his craft under the well known artists at Saz's Tattoo Studio in Warrington. He went on to open his own successful shop, Lord Nelson Tattoos in Chester. Pete's passion lies within realism but he does very much enjoy all aspects and mediums of this art form.
Penkridge Tattoo Studio, Stafford
Charlotte started tattooing just over a year ago, doing her apprenticeship in Birmingham. She recently moved to Penkridge Tattoo Studio where she's finding and adapting her own style in artwork and tattooing. She loves doing animal themed tattoos, and wants to progress in dotwork and neo trad work. Charlotte wants to push herself further by doing her first guest spots and tattoo conventions. The main inspirations for Charlotte include Charlotte Timmons, Daryl Watson, Aimee Bray and Brando Chiesa.
Black Stone Tattoo, Todmorden
Eddy is relatively new to tattooing with only two years of tattooing experience under his belt, but his work speaks for itself! He specialises in black and grey realism, and has recently moved from Lord Nelson Tattoo Studio in Chester, to Black Stone Tattoo Studio in Todmorden.
Family Ink, Bournemouth
Zack is an award winning tattoo artist who specialises in Japanese style tattoos. He’s based in the Bournemouth in the South Coast of the UK, and owns the multi award winning successful tattoo studio, Family Ink. You can find more of Zack’s tattoos and paintings on his Instagram page @zackchiswell, and on his Facebook page – Zack Chiswell. Be sure to check out his studio as well! Contact him for a link up to ink up! Much love, ZC.
Buzz Tattoo Studio, Brighton
2017 is Georgiie's 6th year tattooing. Georgiie started out in a small shop in Portslade for her apprenticeship where she learned the basics of tattooing, and since then she's taught herself a lot. Georgiie moved to Buzz Tattoo in Lancing where she has been for over 2 years, and is starting to do UK guest spots. She prefers full colour work, taking inspiration from the likes of Ashley Luka, Sarah K and Jody Dawber. Georgiie plans to start doing tattoo conventions and do guest spots in different countries.
Mint Gun Tattoo Club Tattoo Parlour, Dunfermline
Originally from Yorkshire, Adam now works at Mint Gun Tattoo Club in Dunfermline, Scotland. He's only been tattooing for 4 years, and has already come a long way in his career in the tattoo industry. Adam’s main style of tattooing is Neo Traditional with lots of bold colour. He enjoys working at tattoo conventions across Europe, and has many lined up for 2017! Adam is constantly growing as an artist, and he hopes to become even better at what he does.
Being creative has always played a huge part in Clare's life and once she involved herself in the tattoo world, she knew that it would be a life long love affair. Clare's been tattooing for around 3 and a half years, focusing on watercolour. She tries to include different styles within her pieces to allow her work to change and grow. She takes a lot of inspiration from her personal interests and surroundings, nature, space and travel. Clare feels so lucky to be in an industry with so many inspiring artists and amazing customers.
Lord Nelson Tattoos, Chester
Mike is a custom classic tattooer based in the heart of Chester, alongside the talent of Lord Nelson Tattoos. Serving apprenticeships in Liverpool since he was 17, he's cultivated his own custom take on classic traditional tattooing, offering bold clean work. Mike has a catalogue of custom flash and designs fuelled by the innovation and bold imagery of the punk rock scenes of late 70's London, DC and New York, to the turn of the century Godfathers of electric tattooing and their acres of flash adorned shops. Always bold always out of step.
Lord Nelson Tattoos, Chester
Tattooing since 2002, Col has tattooed all over the globe in multiple countries. He has won numerous awards from conventions such as; The Great British Tattoo Show, Manchester International Tattoo Show, and the Warsaw Tattoo Convention. Col specialises in Japanese artwork but does work within many other tattoo styles!
Fleckys Tattoo Studio, Golbourne
Karl began tattooing in 2004, completing his apprenticeship at Voodoo Tattoo in Cheshire. He opened up his own tattoo studio, and has gone from strength to strength ever since. He's won countless awards at different tattoo conventions, including Best Polynesian Tribal, Best Black and Grey, Best Tribal and Celtic, Best Large Colour, and many more! Karl covers many different styles of tattooing, but his preferred style is Japanese. He aims to make his shop even more successful, and hopes to attend more conventions in the future.
Tatt House, Belfast
028 9060 0697
Alan's preferred style is black and grey realism. He's won 7 awards in his first 6 conventions, including 2 Best of Day awards. His favourite artists are Dmitriy Samohin, Steve Butcher, Angelique Grimm, Karol Rybakowski, and there's so many more who are killing it, and inspiring Alan to push himself even more!
Church St Tattoo, Runcorn
Mark has drawn and painted from a young age, first picking up a tattoo machine around 7 years ago. He never realised he could make a living from doing something that he truly loved, but now as a well established artist, he believes that everything lead up to his career in tattooing. Mark does many styles, but prefers doing realistic portraits, and neo trad tattoos. He plans on working more tattoo conventions and wants to progress his work even more.
Ink Envy, Birmingham
0121 559 1184
Martin loves tattoing, and feels it's more of a pas-sion than a job. He started tattooing just over 4 years ago, as art has always been a big part of his life. Since opening Ink Envy the studio has got really big, with clients travelling from all over. Martin specialises in black and grey, photo realism and portrait work. He loves to do custom designs from scratch, so if you have an idea you'd like Martin then get in touch, as his diary fills up fast.