What year did you start tattooing? February 7, 2012 I remember it perfectly. How did you get into tattooing? I never thought about tattooing, I started as a client and one day I bought my own equipment because I wanted to learn, inspired by my father who is an artist and sculptor.
What year did you start tattooing? I got my apprenticeship in 2011. I started tattooing pretty much a year after so in 2012. I did the usual walk ins and what ever I could to learn the skill. I’ve been doing custom work for the best part of 2 years I’d say!
What year did you start tattooing? I bought my first machine when I was 17, that was around 2007. I studied art in high school, and later while attending university, so I did not have much time for tattooing other than on my friends on the weekends.
What year did you start tattooing? 2013 How did you get into tattooing? I got into tattooing after being out of work for a while. I injured my knee in my previous job delivering kitchen appliances. Graham ‘Gretch’ Seymour had been tattooing me for years and at that point had become a close friend so I was always at his shop when I wasn’t working.
You’re known as Tater, where’d the name come from? Tater actually came from a party around 10 years ago when I was about 19. I was talking like a hillbilly and I referred to myself and my girlfriend at the time as being like “Punkin n Taters.” It kind of stuck amongst my friends, so later on when I started tattooing I wanted an alias name and Tater Tatts had a nice ring to it.
What year did you start tattooing? 2007 How did you get into tattooing? After finishing my degree I annoyed local tattoo shops until one of them gave me an apprenticeship. Do you have any special training? I can make a pretty slammin’ mojito! Bar training aside, I have a bachelors degree in fine art painting.
How did you get into tattooing? I started getting tattooed at 18 and soon after that my girlfriend at the time put out the idea of trying it out for myself so I set about doing just that. What was your first shop experience like? It was great Dave Notley gave me my first opportunity to work in a shop for which I’m eternally grateful, met lots of weirdoes, and great characters.
How did you get into tattooing? I had a solo exhibition at a venue in Hungary and the owner of Dark Art Tattoo, Zsolt Sarkozy, visited the event. After a long conversation about art in general and my work for bands he asked me the question: would you like to start tattooing?
What led you to work at Diagon? Sonat Gokdel, who is the owner of Diagon Tattoo, is a good friend of mine and we always wanted to work together. Sonat and I visited with each other regularly and passed the time discussing our art and supporting each other to make better art.
When did you start tattooing? How? I started tattooing five years ago, I went to my first tattoo convention and fell in love with tattoos I said, “I got to learn how to do that” so I bought I cheap tattoo kit and started tattooing my crazy friends at my studio apartment for free.
When did you start tattooing? How? I started tattooing 10 years ago. I started by studying everything about drawing, tattooing, health, and sterilization by my self. To many artists Japanese Art and Japanese bodysuits have been a key inspiration in the composition of large scale tattoos in other styles across the world.
How did you get into tattooing? Tattooing wasn’t really on my radar until I was about 19, as I’d been dancing pre-professionally for most of my childhood and teenage years. However, I’ve drawn and painted since I was very young, and went to university to study visual art.
This year the first annual Devils Hollow Tattoo and Art Festival was held at the downtown Grand Wayne Convention Center in Fort, Wayne, Indiana. The show was packed to the brim with talent. Kyle Dunbar, Big Gus, and Joey Tattoo were just a few of the artists in attendance.
On May 1st the Hell City Mascots were unleashed to welcome the Hellions to Killumbus. Durb Morrisson never fails to throw one of the best conventions in the circuit and this year was no exception. At this years show Guy Aitchinson and Russ Abbott held a “Wacom Weekend Seminar,” educating artists on how to use digital tools with their existing design process.
In June artists from across the globe travelled to Long Beach, California for the 13th Annual Ink N Iron Festival. Freshly Inked cover artists Tater, Roman, Josh Payne, Nikko Hurtado, and Carlos Rojas were all in attendance. Pennywise, The Bouncing Souls, Killswitch Engage, Hatebreed, and The Dillinger Escape Plan kept the boat rocking all weekend long!
This year Inkspiration Tattoo Studio owner Ryan Tromp threw the third annual Aruba Tattoo Convention at the Radisson Resort, Casino, and Spa. If you're into the laid back island vibe, and looking to mix a little business with pleasure, this is the convention for you.