Archive | October, 2010


23 Oct

Hailey came in with a few ideas. She wanted something down her ribs, and quite fancied cherry blossoms on a branch. So i just drew on her, and it resulted in this. Was good to draw straight onto skin again, instead of using a stencil. You always get a better finish with freehand work because you can make it flow with the curves in the body better. Also, you usually lose most of your pen lines, so it really comes down to artistic license, which i love doing because you can just go with it. 



23 Oct

Did a bit of script today on one of the shop regulars. I was the last person in the shop to tattoo him – weve all tattooed him now. It’s like pokemon.

Anyway, i had alot of fun doing it. The design he came in with was just the script. Normally i would have drawn it up custom but because of time/no notice, i just used the writing he brought in, which was fine. Added alot of light grey freehand swirly stuff which i LOVED doing. He was very happy with the result 🙂

1st Foot tattoo by Vicky Morgan @ Bodycraft, Nottingham.

22 Oct

Picture is awful, so dark. Will get a better one up when its healed!

Trying a new aftercare cream on my new tattoo, is going well, ill let yous know.


Anyway so our trip to nottingham was amazing, i loved it. 11hr drive round, but so worth it. Amazing banter in the shop, they were all so friendly and you could tell they all really got on, which was cool.

The actual tattoo was sore but not unbearably, up until the last hour or so i was fine. The finishing touches were.. nippy!
Well worth every minute. Can’t wait to go down and get my undead one. AHH exciting.

Learned alot from Vicky, and was nice to gain a new friend in the industry, especially one as amazing as her. I’m hope we keep in touch from now on.
Feels so good to have an original aswell, not just a copy of another tattoo.

Never getting tattooed in the shop again (no offence to anyone in the shop) its just that i really want to build a collection now, from loads of different amazing artists. Vicky has really inspired me to just go for what i want. It’s been such a motivational experience (cheez as it sounds) and i can’t wait to go back to work and make some changes. Theres defo more needing done about custom work. We dont really do custom work at the shop and that is going to change, for me anyway. I want people booked in further apart, with more consultations so i can actually get a feel for what people want and draw them up something, instead of just pulling something from google.. cause at the end of the day, thats why im in this job, to use MY art, not someone elses!

Thanks Vicky, for more than my tattoo.
Defo needed this.

15 Oct

Started a big piece yesterday! Long story short, he wanted a wolf, with some tribal, a moon, and eventually a banner that says ‘Lone Wolf’ on it. I was pleased with how it turned out though i know the green will need a touch up (we have 2 dif. brands of green, 1 works on some people, the other works on the ones the first doesnt!) 

Did this on my good friend Holly. (She waited a LONG time for this!) Happy (late) Birthday 🙂

Did this candy skull design on Lian. Design modified from drawing she brought in. Shading /colour to be added!


Arran repping it up Blink 182 Style!

and did alot of names this week!
Also, alot of side hand tattoos. I blame this on the x-factor being on again.
And thats about it!x

Tattoos from the past fortnight.

10 Oct

Tattooed my friend Kyle again, this time with the ‘Deadmau5’ logo.  Had good fun doing this tattoo.


Did a small piece of custom script. 


Started a japanese themed sleeve…


Then tattooed Adams toes! He was squirmin’, so much fun!