Information, Guides and Advice

How to get a really good tattoo.

The following is all the things I have learned over many years of getting tattooed and tattooing other people about the best way to get a really good tattoo. Firstly, find the right artist for you. If you get this bit right then the rest is much easier. Make sure you love the work they ...

Advice for your tattoo appointment.

Ok, let’s assume you have got as far as finding your artist, sorting your design, paying a deposit and you have an appointment all booked and ready to go. What next? If you have never been tattooed before it can all be quite daunting and you may not know what to expect. Here is some ...

How to look after your new tattoo

There are lots of different ideas and methods for how to look after a new or fresh tattoo, but this is a relatively simple one that I have found works for me and my clients. The very simple overview is to keep it wrapped in cling film until the following morning, but giving it a ...

Opinions

What is a good tattoo?

Someone once asked me how to get a good tattoo and I said “you need to find someone who does really nice tattoos and go and see them”, to which they replied “but how do you know what is a good tattoo?” That was a good question and one I think I had taken for ...

Visible tattoos and employability.

“It’s not fair, I got my face tattooed and now I can’t get a job.” Let’s start with a public service announcement; getting any visible tattoos on your hands, fingers, neck or face can seriously affect how people will see you and your future job prospects. Now, you can’t say you weren’t warned… Visible tattoos are ...

Watercolour tattooing

In this blog I am gonna try and give some of my thoughts on “watercolour tattoos”, some advice about how to get a good watercolour tattoo and what to be looking at. This is all only my opinion and other opinions may be available, but I hear myself referred to as a “watercolour tattoo artist” ...

What’s with all the shit tattoos on Instagram?

I don’t really follow any of the big Instagram accounts that repost tattoo pictures, but they pop up in my feed from time to time and I see some of the more popular posts. Lately I have seen a few posts that have got me thinking about the evolution of the tattoo industry, the aim ...