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Lyndon Hippolite

Lyndon Hippolite

Tattoo Artist: Lyndon Hippolite

Tattoo Shop: Royal Ink Collective Tattoo Studio

What do you enjoy most about being a full time tattoo artist?

to be honest, the smiles on my client’s faces and the compliments I receive after the tattoo is done. Yes it’s a full time job with long hours but not when you love what you do, then it’s no more a job.

What style of tattoo do you enjoy creating the most, and why? 

I’ve always been more of a fine-line artist, so I’d say portraits and realism. Practice makes perfect as they say and all I’ve gotta say is watch this space!

Where do you draw your inspiration from?

From other artists, whether they’re starting out or they are long in this game, it makes me humble and want to push to do better. 

Social Handles:

Tattoo Artist – @the_surgeon_

Tattoo Shop Instagram – @royalink_sa

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Brad Pretorius

Brad Pretorius

Tattoo Artist: Brad Pretorius

Tattoo Shop: Royal Ink Collective Tattoo Studio

What first attracted you to the tattoo industry?

I’ve always had a passion for art and I love tattoos, I have always been mesmerised with how beautiful some tattoos looked, especially portraits, if done correctly, they truly are a work of art.

What have been some of the highlights of your career so far?

Looking back, the journey as a whole! Gaining recognition, meeting new people, tattooing a number of celebs and seeing my client’s smiles from ear to ear already discussing their next tattoo as they walk out the door. I’m still very humbled by the fact that people are willing to wear my art, it’s a bonus that they pay me for it.

What style of tattoo do you enjoy creating the most, and why?

I enjoy a number of various styles. Namely realism, neo-trad, colour work, portraits, Japanese and geometric and always looking out for something different.

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