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…

Tattoo Styles and What They Mean

I’ve mentioned in previous blog posts how important it is to know which style tattoo you want before contacting a shop to book in. This is because a lot of artists these days have styles they specify in, and by booking with the right artist means you get the best tattoo possible. But what if…

My Drawing Process and Tips

Firstly, let me start off by saying, I’m entirely self taught. I’ve never attended any art classes (other than the ones at school) and I’ve never taken my drawing any further than as a hobby; up until I started tattooing. I’m by no means an expert but even so, I thought I’d share a selection…