Ronald Jacobs

Tattoo Artist: Ronald Jacobs

Tattoo Shop: 1933 Classic Tattoos

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

I had always wanted to focus on piercing and body modification but in 2004 I was given the opportunity to learn how to tattoo. I apprenticed under Marisa at what was then Tattoo World, and then spent almost two years in London learning from two amazing artists I worked with. I had to unlearn a fair amount of bad habits but the journey, for me, has been worth every single second of struggle and joy that I’ve experienced over the years.

What does the tattoo industry mean to you?

Tattooing means everything to me. It’s brought me to this point in my life and has brought me lifelong friendships. It’s taught me to never give up on myself and to never stop wanting something you are passionate about. Without the intention of it sounding too cliché, it really is a lot more than just a profession, it really has become a part of everything I am today.

Which style of tattoo to you enjoy creating?

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. I have also been fortunate enough to do a few collaboration pieces with Rasty and totally wish people would get more of those. I also find great reward in being able to pull off good black and grey work, but if the choice was to do either or, colour for me, hands down.

Social Handles:

Tattoo Artist – @ronald1933tat2

Tattoo Shop Facebook – 1933 Classic Tattoos 

Tattoo Shop Instagram – @1933classictattoos 

Share this post

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on whatsapp
Share on linkedin
Share on pinterest
Share on google
Share on print
Share on email


Tattoo Artists

Adrianne Black

Tattoo Artist: Adrianne Black Tattoo Shop: Beneath The Surface What first attracted you to tattoos and the industry?  Ever since I was a child I’ve always had a huge fascination with tattoos,

Read More »
Tattoo Artists

Sarah Jardim

Tattoo Artist: Sarah Jardim Tattoo Shop: Autumn Tattoo Studio What first attracted you to the industry, and what drives your passion for it now?  Initially what pulled me to the industry was

Read More »
Tattoo Artists

Jade Alexandra

Tattoo Artist: Jade Alexandra Tattoo Shop: The Black Lodge What about the tattoo industry drives your passion? Tattooing is hard, like really hard. It’s one of the most difficult things

Read More »
Tattoo Artists

Alyssa van der Merwe

Tattoo Artist: Alyssa van der Merwe Tattoo Shop: SheKnows Ink Explain your defining moment when you knew that this was the profession for you? Waking up excited to go to

Read More »
Tattoo Artists

Michael Palmer

Tattoo Artist: Michael Palmer Tattoo Shop: Heart & Hand Tattoos Tell us your story of how you became a full time tattoo artist? I’ve always had a love for art

Read More »
Tattoo Artists

Daniel Feinberg

Tattoo Artist: Daniel Feinberg Tattoo Shop: Heart & Hand Tattoos If you weren’t a professional tattoo artists, what would you be doing with your life? I would either be an Architectural

Read More »
Tattoo Artists

Lyndon Hippolite

Tattoo Artist: Lyndon Hippolite Tattoo Shop: Royal Ink Collective Tattoo Studio What do you enjoy most about being a full time tattoo artist? to be honest, the smiles on my

Read More »
Tattoo Artists

Brad Pretorius

Tattoo Artist: Brad Pretorius Tattoo Shop: Royal Ink Collective Tattoo Studio What first attracted you to the tattoo industry? I’ve always had a passion for art and I love tattoos,

Read More »