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Peter Savage

Peter Savage

Tattoo Artist: Peter Savage

Tattoo Shop: Heart & Hand Tattoo

Give us some insight into your journey of becoming a full time tattoo artist?

I was lucky enough to find tattooing at a very young age. I have been hanging around in tattoo shops my whole life, and started my apprenticeship while I was still in high school, that allowed me start tattooing full time at the age of eighteen whilst furthering my knowledge studying fine art.

What did you feel were some of the hardest skills to learn and why?

I was always very focused on being a technically good tattooer, and I think the biggest hurdle I had to overcome was learning that you have to be an artist first. Even if you tattoo every day, the one thing that will make you better is spending even more time on your other art mediums.

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

Mandalas, sacred geometry, and dotwork is my life. Recently I have also been working on a series of traditional Japanese drawings morphed with my own brand of black work.

Social Handles:

Tattoo Artist Instagram – @slickback_tats

Tattoo Shop Instagram – @heartandhandtattoo

Tattoo Shop Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/HeartandHandTattoo

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Explain your passion for the tattoo industry, and what it means to you?

Tattooing started off as a skill I was just interested in, but now it’s everything to me. I mean the process is just majestic, from setup to tear down, from consultation to final product, I really don’t imagine myself spending time on anything else, my dog and girlfriend excluded.

Where would you like to see you career take you?

I would really like my art to propel me to different countries in the near future, but at the moment I’m happy with what the industry and all the wonderful people are giving me.

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

Blackwork and dot-work, because it all feels too free man. My approach to my design is more neo traditional and then when I tattoo, that’s when I go more illustrative. I really just like seeing saturated black and dots.

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Tattoo Shop Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/HeartandHandTattoo

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