Artists: Shaun Loyer
What year did you start tattooing: 1995
Do you have any special training: I have a bachelors Degree in art, with training in illustration, and design. Blood-borne Pathogen Trained, CPR, Medical response, and First aid. I continually re certify and am constantly learning new techniques and practices. I have a Tattoo License and a Piercing License.
Tell us about the style of your work: I really enjoy many styles of work, from traditional to Fine line, Black & Grey, and color. I tend to like illustrative work most, along with comic book style tattoos.
Conventions usually worked: Lake Havasu Tattoo Convention hoping to add a few more very soon
Where did you apprentice?: I did not have a traditional apprenticeship but instead I learned from many people, with numerous styles throughout the years.
What tattoo artist do you most admire: Nikko Hurtado
Before someone gets a tattoo what advice do you give them?: Really think about what you want. Don't rush a decision because it's permanent. Make sure you do your research on the style and capability of the artist you choose. Seriously look at their work and portfolio, and look for healed tattoos in their book.
How did you get into tattooing: I've wanted to tattoo since I was a kid. The first time I've ever seen a tattoo I knew thats what I wanted to do. I spent a lot of time hanging around tattoo shops and doing flash art and drawings for friends and some of the shops I've spent time in. My friends at the time kinda gave me the shove and it was on from then on!
What inspires you to be an artist: Trying to push the boundaries of myself, I love when a tattoo makes me nervous and I get to problem solve. I love seeing clients so happy they want to jump. Seeing satisfied clients day in and out make it all worth it for me.
What kind of tattoos do you look forward to doing: Super complex tattoos, with lots of color or really deep Black 'N' Grey! Anything with lost of depth and an illustrative look.
Is there a tattoo that you haven't done yet that you are dying to do: Not really that I can think of but I like anything challenging and new.