When is the best time to get tattooed?

A lot of people may think that when the sun is shining and limbs are showing, that’s the best time to get tattooed and show off your new adornment. In fact the opposite is true. In my opinion Autumn/ winter is the best time to get tattooed, and here’s why.   Firstly, winter is cancellation…

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…