Artists: Matthew Asbury
What year did you start tattooing: 2005
Do you have any special training: been a artist for 20 years
Tell us about the style of your work: Primarily black and gray..but pushing myself into more vibrant colors
Conventions usually worked: Edmonton..Alberta bound tattoo con
Where did you apprentice?: I am self taught but with highly experienced mentors
What tattoo artist do you most admire: Bob tyrell...a phenominal artist and a nice guy all around
Before someone gets a tattoo what advice do you give them?: make sure it is something that has meaning to you, something that in 20 years you can still look at it and be happy.
How did you get into tattooing: i was installing flooring at a tattoo shop when i brought in my artwork to show the owner and the artist. They wondered why i had not pursued a career in the tattoo arts, but was disuaded by family members at a early age
What inspires you to be an artist: the reaches of the imagination....how far does it go...and what can i do as a artist to bring that to life on someones skin..to make something stand out and be unique.
What kind of tattoos do you look forward to doing: black and grey..wildlife realisim..cartooning
Is there a tattoo that you haven't done yet that you are dying to do: i want to do a Alex Grey style tattoo