Artists: Tahnee Claire
What year did you start tattooing: 2008
Do you have any special training: I did a proper tattoo apprenticeship and it was hard! haha
I have always done the odd art class and when I finished school I studied fashion design.
Tell us about the style of your work: I love doing big pieces in a Neotraditional style and I also love black and grey realism.
Conventions usually worked: I try to get to as many as I can around being busy at my studio. I love conventions and seeing everyone there.
Where did you apprentice?: A small shop on the sunshine coast.
What tattoo artist do you most admire: Ralf Nonnweiler, Lars Ewe. Dmitriy Samohin, Alexander Grim, Carlos Torres and many more...
Before someone gets a tattoo what advice do you give them?: I always talk to the customer and find out all the ins and outs and feel whether I think they are ready. As a lot of people like the idea of getting a tattoo but can not commit.
How did you get into tattooing: I fell into tattooing. I have always drawn and fell in love with the idea of tattooing when I was 17.
What inspires you to be an artist: Everything! Whereever I go I am always looking at things for inspiration.
What kind of tattoos do you look forward to doing: As above
Is there a tattoo that you haven't done yet that you are dying to do: More realism!