Artists: eoin o’riain
What year did you start tattooing: 1999
Do you have any special training: trained in classical animation
Tell us about the style of your work: i do pretty much all styles of tattoo , i tryed to specialize but found it very constraining and also i find my clients vary in taste from small tattoos to sleeves ect , i do alot of freehand.
Where did you apprentice?: i apprenticed under a guy called freddy coates from belfast , an old schooler he taught me all the old tricks , unfortunatly he recently passed away
What tattoo artist do you most admire: shige !!, i love his style he takes modern techniques and couples them together in an amazing way to the more traditional elements of oriental tattooing to produce breathtaking tattoos
Before someone gets a tattoo what advice do you give them?: to think and use their imagination also stay well away from "popular tattoos"
How did you get into tattooing: i was abducted by aliens n they implanted microchips that made me want to tattoo the people
What inspires you to be an artist: seeing things done on skin that i cant do yet , im always learning !
What kind of tattoos do you look forward to doing: it really depends on my mood , some days i like to concentrate on custom pieces other days i like to do small tattoos , it just depends !
Is there a tattoo that you haven't done yet that you are dying to do: not really , im happy to do most tattoos , the more different the better