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Ting Thorne

Ting Thorne

Tattoo Artist: Ting Thorne

Tattoo Shop: Ting’s Tattoo Studio

What have been some of the highlights of successfully running your own shop?

Running your own business definitely isn’t easy. It’s a 24hr job and my day starts at 5:30am most days. The absolute best highlights have been the people we get to meet and the other artists we have worked with. I have lots of hilarious memories and trinkets that have been gifted to me over the years.

What about the tattoo industry attracts you to it and inspires you?

I love the freedom of allowing people to express their feelings and emotions through a tattoo and it’s a really cool thing to be able to give someone. I continue to get inspired by the stories behind tattoos and the great ideas people come up with. Everyday it’s something new and exciting.

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

I love anything botanical or floral. I love pet portraits and basically anything with finer details. I also really enjoy tattoos that look more like paintings than anything else.

Social Handles:

Tattoo Artist – @ting_tattoo

Tattoo Shop Facebook – Ting’s Tattoo Studio

Tattoo Shop Instagram – @tingstattoo_studio

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Nathan Ferreira

Nathan Ferreira

Tattoo Artist: Nathan Ferreira

Tattoo Shop: Ting’s Tattoo Studio

When did you first know that you wanted to become a Tattoo Artist?

I only realised after I had done my first tattoo that I wanted to pursue a career in tattooing, it’s a dream job that I never knew I wanted. I have always tried to pursue creative fields in my life but never seriously contemplated tattooing.

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

Practice is always a good way to progress as an artist and luckily, I get loads of it. If I am not tattooing I always have some sort of design work that needs to be done. I find it especially important as a tattoo artist to familiarise yourself with drawing design elements such as flowers, skulls, shapes, etc. Being able to draw out your head, instead of tracing, becomes very valuable when tattooing especially if something goes wrong while tattooing such as a stencil that doesn’t transfer well or gets wiped away while tattooing.

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

I enjoy the look of neo-traditional pieces. I like how the bold lines and simple colours hold very well over time. The designs are usually simple and to the point and are quite striking to look at. Whilst I love Neo-traditional tattoos, I am becoming more and more drawn to black work tattoos. I think this style more accurately represents my natural artistic abilities.

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Tattoo Artist – @natedawg_tattoo

Tattoo Shop Facebook – Ting’s Tattoo Studio

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