I have been intrigued by tattoos from an early age, my grandfather was in the navy and had traditional old school tattoos, my parents are in the motorbike community so as a child we often went to bike events where they had live tattooing and i’d be surrounded by lots of bikers with colourful arms, however it was a long journey before i started tattooing as a career!
At school, art and punk rock were the only things I was interested in, playing in the band HER:ENEMY. I would spend my time designing t-shirts, gig posters and Cd covers for local bands. I went on to study art at GCSE, A-level, diploma and degree level, winning an award for Inspired Students at the Tate gallery along the way. After graduating from university I lived the Rock´n Roll life working as a tour manager driving bands across the UK and Ireland. I mainly worked with American bands such as Less Than Jake, Hellogoodbye and Seasick Steve to name a few.
I walked away from the music industry with my ears still ringing and after months and months of working on a portfolio I flew to Tampa Florida, where I apprenticed at New World Vision tattoo studio learning lots from the crew who included Reno (Danny Fowlers master apprentice). My confidence, sketchbook and knowledge of the tattoo industry and tattoo art grew considerably during this time.
I returned to England hungry to continue learning and developing my skills, i moved to the capital city of London, finding a new home at Ouch Tattoo in Ealing Broadway, a very busy street shop, working under the careful eyes of head artist Miguel Angel.
After two years at Ouch my feet started to itch and it was time to travel again. I got my visa packed my bags and headed to Australia, where I have travelled and worked throughout 2010-2011. I was fortunate enough to work and meet with some of the most influential artists of a generation, aswell as working at the biggest tattoo conventions in the country. January 2011 I started writing a monthly article for skin deep magazine, the UKs oldest and biggest selling tattoo magazine.
After Australia i headed to work in New Zealand and Singapore where I experienced a lot of tattooings oldest cultures first hand.
2012 saw me travel across Europe working conventions and guestspots in Hungary, Norway, Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Ireland and in my native England. I also continued contributing and writing articles for Skin deep aswell as tattoo magazines in Australia and forthcoming book projects as well as appearing on Tv and Radio to talk about tattooing.
In 2013 i was offered a full time spot at Speakeasy Tattoo in Wellington, New Zealand where you can currentley find me working full time.
Art is a journey in which we never stop learning and should never stop giving and sharing.
If you have any questions would like to book an appointment or like to enquire about custom work, please don’t hesitate to contact me!