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Sheldon Shaw

Sheldon Shaw

Tattoo Artist: Sheldon Shaw

Tattoo Shop: Fine Line Tattoo and Piercing Studio

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

After school I would hang out at Little Shop of Horrors Tattoo and Piercing Studio, make coffee for the staff and clients, and slowly started learning the basics. I became an apprentice and the rest is history. I studied Fine Art at Wits while doing my apprenticeship, which was about four years before I picked up a tattoo machine.

What advice would you give someone wanting to get their first tattoo?

Take your time, really think about it. Do your research on the studio/s and the artist/s. Make sure you feel welcomed and comfortable with the artist and ask to see their portfolio, do not be shy about that. And, just have a blast, have a laugh, and have the best experience while getting a great tattoo.

What style of tattoo would you say you specialise in, and why?

I can’t choose one. I love so many different styles but my favourite styles are black and grey realism, trash polka, watercolour, and geometry/mandala.

Social Handles:

Tattoo Artist – @sheldonshaw14

Fine Line Tattoo and Piercing https://www.facebook.com/finelinetattooandpiercing

Tattoo Shop Instagram – @finelinetattooandpiercing

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

I started it as a hobby teaching myself using the internet as my guide and then people just started paying me for it. I definitely don’t recommend this method if you’re considering tattooing as a career. Get an apprenticeship it’s much easier and faster.

How do you like to make sure you keep progressing as an artist?

You have to care. When you stop caring, that’s when you stop progressing. I also make sure to take regular breaks from tattooing.

What style of tattoo would you say you specialise in, and why?

I’m fascinated with Japanese culture and Japanese tattoos. I also enjoy realism. It keeps me balanced, well rounded and challenged.

Social Handles:

Tattoo Artist – @tattoosbybryan

Fallen Heroes  https://www.facebook.com/Fallenheroestattoo

Tattoo Shop Instagram – @fallenheros

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