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Ricardo Da Silva Cunha

Ricardo Da Silva Cunha

Tattoo Artist: Ricardo Da Silva Cunha 

Tattoo Shop: Descriptive Art Collective

Give us some insight into how you became a full time tattoo artist?

I decided to approach the tattoo industry the unconventional way of teaching myself, even though I was aware that this was not the right way of doing things. So, while completing my studies I tattooed part time from my own little studio at home. It was only in my seventh year that I joined Sleight Of Hand Tattoos and four months down the line decided to open up Descriptive Art Collective with Ted Flinstxne. It was quite the unconventional journey, but I’m happy to be where I am.

What drives you?
Always aiming to improve with each tattoo and to hopefully end up on an international platform.

Which style of tattoo to you enjoy creating?

Black and grey realism and portraiture. Reason being, I find it to be the hardest to execute and I get a feeling of satisfaction knowing that I can get close to duplicating the real deal.

Social Handles:

Tattoo Artist – @rick_ink.135

Tattoo Shop Facebook – Descriptive Art Collective

Tattoo Shop Instagram – @descriptive_art_collective

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Tattoo Artist: Max Eru

Tattoo Shop: Obsidian Black Tattoos

Give us some insight into how you became a full time tattoo artist?

I’ve always been drawing, studied Graphic Design at DUT, and when I was living in London I was given a tattoo “kit” by my good friend, Tom “T-dubs” Williams. I didn’t know how to use the machine at all so I started handpoking myself with the needles and a bit of ink to try it out. I moved back to Durban last year and now I’m working from Obsidian Black.

What first attracted you to the trade?
The art part of it. That I could put cool things into my skin. That an artist gets to express themselves and then permanently have walking, moving, developing canvases. I love art that evolves and changes over time.

Which style of tattoo to you enjoy creating?

At the moment I’m really into tattoos that use the shapes and form of the skin/ body as a guide, or at least consider the body as a 3-dimensional canvas. Otherwise I’m into characters, landscapes, comic panels, anything in the realm of manga and Japanese illustration.

Social Handles:

Tattoo Artist – @max_eru_tattoo

Tattoo Shop Facebook – Obsidian Black Tattoos

Tattoo Shop Instagram – @obsidianblack_tattoos

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