What year did you start tattooing? October 2008. How did you get into tattooing? I actually didn't ever consider being a tattoo artist, until one day my tattooist and friend, Neil Braithwaite, offered me an apprenticeship, as his old apprentice had left.
What year did you start tattooing? Nine years ago. Did you have any special training? All comes natural. Never planed to go in that direction or wanted to learn it. Why don't you participate in conventions? I really hate all this hype around tattooing.
What year did you start tattooing? Istarted tattooing 20 years ago, in 1992. How did you get into tattooing? I am Hungarian and lived in Hungary at that time. Hungary is a small post communist country in the middle of Europe. Tattooing here used to be a forbidden art during the communist regime; it was equal to committing crime, therefore, was cut off from its roots.
What year did you start tattooing? Around 1993. I was a band member in Hyogo. I moved to Osaka to join a different band. I saw the tattoos on my friends there and I wanted to have them on me too. How did you get into tattooing? While I was still in the band, I started tattooing.
What year did you start tattooing? I was born on a small island in the Caribbean called Curacao, a Dutch, Spanish, English, Portuguese and French influenced paradise, close to Venezuela and Colombia. What year did you start tattooing? I started almost 8 years ago on the beautiful island of Curacao in the Caribbean.
What year did you start tattooing? I started tattooing in 1995, when I was 23 years old. I was playing as a drummer in a band and was a huge fan of the tattoo and hard rock scene long before; so I had the dream to start tattooing for quite a long time.
What year did you start tattooing? I started in 1999 in Sardinia, an island in the Mediterranean Sea where I come from. How did you get into tattooing? Honestly, I started because I needed a job. I did everything by myself and the beginning wasn't easy at all, even preparing the needles.
What year did you start tattooing? In late 2007, after I had done my military service. How did you get into tattooing? I met some tattoo artists as a teenager and since I was very much into drawing and painting, it really caught my attention. I sort of started to learn from them and eventually started to actually do tattoos.
What year did you start tattooing? 1993 in Italy. I was 14 years old. How did you get into tattooing? The very, very first time (before using the tattoo-machine that my father gave me) I used a sewing needle, thread and ink Pelikan. I wrapped the thread around the needle tip and after wetting the ink I had tattooed the letter "M" on my wrist by doing the needle points close together.
What year did you start tattooing? I started in the year of 2010; this is my fourth year in the industry. Time has flown by. I still remember the day everything came my way. How did you get into tattooing? I was very lucky to be given a chance from Daniel Watson of Vida Loca Tattoo in Bolton.
What year did you start tattooing? I started in 2003 at 18. How did you get into tattooing? At 14 I started airbrushing, but after a while I felt that this was not the best art form for me. I did it for a few years longer until I started tattooing at 18.
What year did you start tattooing? I've been into tattooing for about 20 years. How did you get into tattooing? As child I was fascinated when I saw somebody wearing tattoos, which was rather rare to see back in these times. Then, the day I got my first tattoo, it was like a revelation, knowing instantly that tattooing would be my vocation.
The Gambling Rose is one of three tattoo conventions that are hosted by Shane O'Neill, the season one winner of Ink Master. This young Cincinnati based gathering is already attracting big name tattoo artists such as Paul Acker, Jon Mesa, Marshall Bennett, Sarah Miller, Tatu Baby, Kyle Dunbar, London Reese, Big Gus, and Bob Tyrrell.
The 15th Annual Northern Ink Xposure tattoo convention is Canada's longest running tattoo show and hosts a great selection of artists from around the world every year. Featuring talented tattooists like Spain's Robert Hernandez, Italy's Andrea Afferni, and Ink Master's Tommy Helm, this year was a huge success and even held daily tattoo and art seminars given by some of the biggest names in the business.
The Live Free or Die Tattoo Expo has been rocking Manchester, New Hampshire for the last seven years, and every year it has something exceptional to bring to the table. Steven Cummings, Mike Ledoux and Samantha Castrovinci all made appearances as three of the show's top featured artists.