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-
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 :)