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I have always enjoyed drawing and while growing up I often only had my imagination to entertain myself; spending many hours drawing and dreaming of weird and fantastical images.

At 18 I entered into higher education to study art and design. After completing a number of courses I left in 2004 with a degree in Imagemaking and Design.

I first picked up a tattoo machine in 2004 under experienced guidance and have endeavoured to study and apply myself to the medium of tattooing ever since.

I started at Skins and Needles in 2009 and am happy to be part of an awesome team of people and am hungry to learn and develop. I have now been at Skins & Needles for 10 years.

I enjoy working with people from all walks of life and helping them with their ideas and designs no matter how bizarre.

To date, I have over 2 years combined experience as a studio apprentice and over 9 years experience as a professional registered tattooist.

I work in a street shop so generally tattoo anything that walks in providing I feel I can do a good job with it.

I especially enjoy working with bold linework and realistic shading.

My favourite subjects are on the themes of Sci-Fi, fantasy, horror, mythology, and anything related to comics, films and games.

These get me the most excited and inspired.

Please get in touch if you would like to discuss any potential ideas you have for future tattoos with me.

Cheers, Rico :)


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