Shell Hill

Telford, Shropshire

How long have you been tattooing since?

2017

Any special training?

4 year apprenticeship

How would you explain your style?

Dotwork, strong linework, i draw everything by hand so i know they are completely original, i use references for animals ect.

Been to any conventions lately?

Tattoo Freeze in Telford (where i live) Ink&Iron Staffordshire Tattoo Gathering

What was your apprenticeship like?

In Someink Different, Telford

Any artists you admire or want to shout out?

My favourites are Jonny Firth for dark realism, Kristopher Taylor for mandala/dotwork and he lovely girl i work with Megan Owen for Colour Neo Trad

What advice do you have for people looking to get tattooed?

If its on the hands, neck, face or head...make sure that the job they have is willing to allow it haha! total deal breaker

How'd you get started?

i started collecting them myself and loved the process of it, fortunately the artist who did mine had a vacancy for an apprenticeship and i was so excited! I started wayyyy at the bottom and it took 3 years til i was allowed to tattoo but i didnt care! So i am very greatful to him for that.

What inspires you?

i love nature and animals, so i usually put organic patterns in some of my work. I also love wood carving and the veins/knots in wood too so i usually do that in skulls.

What do you look forward to?

I love dotwork mostly, i try and sneak it in absolutely every tattoo i do haha!

Is there anything you've been dying to do?

I wasnt to do a full back mandala/mehndi piece but i nedd someine willing to sit at least a day to get it properly started