Nic Lewis

Tattoo Artist: Nick Lewis

Tattoo Shop: Trade Mark Tattoo

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

As a teenager, I got into graffiti, and spent a lot of time drawing and painting. I tried getting a normal 9 – 5, I was completely over it by the time I turned 30. I was getting tattooed at the time, and having spent a fair amount of time in shop, and missing having a creative outlet, my incredibly perceptive wife suggested I look into tattooing as a career. After a lot of praying for direction, and many rejected requests at an apprenticeship, those prayers where answered and Mully from Electric Eye took me on as his apprentice.

What do you feel is one of the most important lessons you’ve learnt over the years tattooing?

To not underestimate the power or significance that a simple tattoo has for its wearer. We sometimes take for granted that we have one of the best ways to pass time and make money in this lifetime, that we don’t consider that even though we have tattooed a thousand *insert design here*, Kelsey has only ever wanted that *insert design here* because she has a connection to it.

Which style of tattoo to you enjoy creating?

It’s constantly changing. I like the challenges that come along with the different styles. I love the mixed line weights and colour blends of Neo Traditional. I enjoy soft black and grey as well, and the boldness and solid colour of traditional is what I’m trying to get more into now.

Social Handles:

Tattoo Artist – @nic.fury

Tattoo Shop Facebook – Trade Mark Tattoo 

Tattoo Shop Instagram – @trade_mark_tattoo 

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