Artists: Fidel Quiñones ll
What year did you start tattooing: 1994
Do you have any special training: I've had my apprenticeship at a tattoo studio in the Philippines (Cebu City) for a few months and then depended on magazines and watching other local tattooist. Up until now I'm still learning new techniques and ways to improve my skills in tattooing while I'm here in the UK
Tell us about the style of your work: I love doing custom designed tattoos, designs that i've come up with and collaborations with the clients themselves.
Where did you apprentice?: Philippines (CEBU CITY)
What tattoo artist do you most admire: nothing in particular coz I admire all tattoo artists and their works.
Before someone gets a tattoo what advice do you give them?: always tells them to think about what they're getting into and that getting tattoos ain't a joke and that it's a serious matter. Oh and I'd always tell them to get a tattoo thats custom designed so they will be wearing their own unique designed tattoo/tattoos.
How did you get into tattooing: I had my first tattoo from the tattooist/mentor and my mom encouraged me to be a tattoo artist and bought my first tattoo machines.
What inspires you to be an artist: just to be able to create tattoo designs and concepts for clients to wear for life and for people to appreciate what they're wearing.
What kind of tattoos do you look forward to doing: bio-mechanicals, custom designed tattoos like whatever ideas my clients would throw at me i'm eager to ink it up on them
Is there a tattoo that you haven't done yet that you are dying to do: colored portraits