Summer Tattoo Preparation Advice

The Great British summer is here and that means two things: beer gardens and scantily clad people! As fun as it is to bare all and bask in the brief wave of sunshine, there are a few things to consider if you’re looking to get tattooed any time soon.   Caring for your skin before…

Why didn’t my tattoo get uploaded to social media?

I’ve had a couple of clients ask if their tattoo will be posted to my Instagram page, and if not why not?   A lot of people find their preferred tattoo artist by looking at social media, usually Instagram or Facebook. There’s no doubt that social media plays a huge roll in getting us (tattoo…

Tattoo Myths – Debunked

It can be scary getting a tattoo, whether it’s your first one or first one this year. There are plenty of horror stories, myths and rumours that people can’t wait to terrify you with. Well fear not, I’ve complied a list of common tattooing myths and rumours and debunked them!   •  The white ink hurts…

P.M.A and Pushing Yourself

PMA- positive mental attitude. It’s important in every aspect of life, not just work. Without it you’ll never appreciate how well you’re doing or how far you’ve come. Starting out any new endeavour is exciting in the beginning. Your head is filled with prospects and ideas and it’s easy to find motivation and drive. But…

Advice on Looking for an Apprenticeship

Most tattoo artists started out in the industry as apprentices. Bottom of the pecking order and basically the shop bitch. Although that may sound terrible to some, it’s a right of passage and 100% worthwhile. A tattoo shop apprenticeship is not the same as these government run apprenticeships. You don’t get a formal qualification at…