Artists: Sherbert Cuff
What year did you start tattooing: 2007
Do you have any special training: I studied the art of japanese and oriental tattooing in Japan, which I believe applies to how I do my tattoos today.
Tell us about the style of your work: My style of work is very influented by the oriental artwork. I like to use the flow and patterns in all my work no matter the style. It gives the piece an induviduality and an uniqueness I don't feel I can achieve by following the guidelines of specific styles.
Conventions usually worked: Oslo Tattoo Convention, Trondheim Tattoo Convention, Amsterdam Tattoo Convention, Obersdorf Tattoo Convention, the Tattoo Boat.
Where did you apprentice?: I apprentied at Artful Ink in Morley Australia.
What tattoo artist do you most admire: Jeff Gogue. Because his work is amazing.
Before someone gets a tattoo what advice do you give them?: Make sure you are happy with the size. Size always matters and most people are afraid of going to big, then realize later they did the motive too small.
How did you get into tattooing: I was always drawn towards art and painting, it sort of fell neturally to go into tattooing at the point I did.
What inspires you to be an artist: I really like movies and working with moviethemes as well as doing my own stuff with japanese and oriental motives and folklores. I also love it when people give me realistic photos to work with.
What kind of tattoos do you look forward to doing: Black and Gray, Realism, Skulls, Oriental and Japanese
Is there a tattoo that you haven't done yet that you are dying to do: I'm dying to do a full free-hand oriental, ornamental head-tattoo.