Ronald Jacobs

from 1933 Classic Tattoos

Give us some insight into your journey of becoming a full time tattoo artist?
I initially started my piercing apprenticeship when I was 18 years old , back in 1998. I was fortunate enough to learn from the late and highly respected, Eddie Graham, at Wicked Body Piercing in Yeoville. I had always wanted to focus on piercing and body modification but in 2004 I was given the opportunity to learn how to tattoo.

What are your pros and cons of this evolution of the tattoo scene and industry?
The fact that tattooing has gained such huge popularity has been incredible and the fact that it has also been the driving force for artists to push boundaries, and it seems like there is an endless well of creativity and that, artistically, is a massive factor. And, it’s also really great to see such amazing work being put out locally too.

What style of tattoo do you enjoy doing the most, and why?
I would love to be doing a lot more neo traditional work. I love the bold line work and have always loved working in colour. But if the choice was to do either or, colour for me, hands down.

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