Tattoo Artist: James Rype
Tattoo Shop: The Tattoo Gallery
Give us some insight into your journey of becoming a tattoo artist?
I have always had a deep passion for drawing and painting. One day while I was doing a mural I got offered an apprenticeship and I haven’t looked back since.
What style of tattoo do you enjoy creating the most?
I don’t get stuck on one particular style, although I do enjoy themed colour, black and grey realism, and style mash-up. As well as custom script pieces and a bit of freehand to tie it all together.
Where would you like to see your career take you?
To places I’ve never imagined hopefully, possible sponsorship, maybe even to travel more and tattoo abroad. More conventions, hoping to collect a few trophies/ prizes. Tattoo some famous people I admire perhaps.
Tattoo Artist Instagram – @rypism
Tattoo Shop Instagram – @thetattoogallerysa
Tattoo Shop Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/thetattoogallerysa