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Lloyd John

Lloyd John

Tattoo Artist: Lloyd John

Tattoo Shop: Mr Hats Tattoo

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

I had admired the tattoo world and everything that went with it from when I started getting tattooed in 2007, and so I left a seven year career in advertising working as a graphic designer/ art director to scratch a persisting itch. I headed in person to my nearest and most preferred tattoo studio, Rising Dragon, where I met the owner and founder and sold him my story. He took me on, taught me, and the rest is history.

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

Adapt, try new styles, invent, re-invent, learn and take inspiration from the global scene, be patient and try not to follow trends.

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

I’ve found myself mostly enjoying blackwork, the use of only using black ink. Varied line weights, spit shading, strong contrast and dotwork. When used carefully you can imitate light tones, textures and make a tattoo that is bold and unique and will still look good in 20 years time.

Social Handles:

Tattoo Artist – @mrhats_tattoo

Tattoo Shop Facebook – Mr Hats Tattoo

Tattoo Shop Instagram – @mrhats_tattoo

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Megan Fourie

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Tattoo Artist: Megan Fourie

Tattoo Shop: Ting’s Tattoo Studio

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I went to get a tattoo done by Ting, of something I had designed, and she asked me if I had ever thought about doing an apprenticeship. That thought stuck with me for a while so I decided to give it a shot. I wanted to apprentice at Ting’s but they already had an apprentice at the time, so I did my apprenticeship at a different studio. I always wanted to work at Ting’s, fortunately I got the opportunity to and I couldn’t be happier here.

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

I think a good way to stay fresh as an artist is to take criticism on the chin and use that to grow your style. It’s important to be willing to learn. There are so many amazing artists out there that it’s really tough not to find inspiration to grow.

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

I enjoy fine line and soft shaded tattoos. I enjoy many styles but flowers and foliage related tattoos are my favourite. I think they’re timeless and look beautiful.

Social Handles:

Tattoo Artist – @megan.magnolia

Ting’s Tattoo Studio Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/TingsTattoos

Ting’s Tattoo Studio Instagram – @tingstattoo_studio

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