Kat Richter

Tattoo Artist: Kat Richter

Tattoo Shop: Obsidian Black Tattoos

Give us some insight into how you became a full time tattoo artist?

I started working in the industry back in 2013, when I was 16. I was still in school, so I dedicated every weekend to work – I’d go in, do designs, handle the clients, observe the other artists working there, and basically just did a lot of admin. The first year out of school was an exciting one, as I could then finally work full time and eventually start tattooing. I ended up opening my own, private Studio, in December 2017. I slowly started establishing my client base, got to practice more and improve my skills and so my journey started.

What first attracted you to the trade?
I was a little rebel, in an incredibly conservative school, so anything that went against their system immediately attracted me towards it – including tattoos. In all honesty, it wasn’t even my idea to become a tattoo artist. I was just that kid in school who was constantly drawing – including drawing on myself, so it was actually my classmates who brought up the idea by asking “why don’t you become a tattoo artist?”, which lead me to thinking about the trade, doing some research on it and falling in love with it.

Which style of tattoo to you enjoy creating?

It’s always black work. I love to do esoteric inspired pieces, illustrative pieces, encyclopaedia textbook illustration inspired pieces. Anything with detail and/ or plants is just up my alley.

Social Handles:

Tattoo Artist – @kat_r_art

Tattoo Shop Facebook – Obsidian Black Tattoos

Tattoo Shop Instagram – @obsidianblack_tattoos 

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