from Fallen Heroes
Give us some insight into your journey of becoming a tattoo artist?
I started embracing my artistic roots in my early adult years. I was producing and selling a style of art called pyrography and had a lot of people enquire about tattoo designs.
I saw tattoo artists as their own creative entity and thought if my work resonated with people that much perhaps it was an avenue I should consider getting into. I started my apprenticeship shortly after and never looked back.
What drives your passion for the trade?
The constant evolution of the craft. I get bored very easily and I feel that once I manage to do something well I usually move along. This career path has been one of the greatest gifts as I am constantly inspired, pushing boundaries, feeding off of artists around me, being challenged and evolving. I don’t think any tattoo artist should ever be entirely comfortable. There’s always so much more to learn and new heights to progress to.
What style of tattoo do you enjoy creating the most and why?
I never thought I’d be a colour artist but I totally love the micro realism pieces I do. I also really enjoy doing small black and grey realism. I love tattooing line work and line based pieces. I’m inspired by nature and if all I get to tattoo for the rest of my life is plants, bugs and other natural creatures, I’ll be so happy.