What year did you start tattooing: 2001
Do you have any special training: Degree in fine art and graphic design.
Tell us about the style of your work: I really enjoy doing black and grey realism. Portraits are something I love tattooing. I do enjoy colour as well though.
Conventions usually worked: Southern ink expo and cool inc tattoo convention both are in SA haven't had the privilege of travelling abroad yet.
Where did you apprentice?: I apprenticed at a small studio called tattoo world in johannnesburg back in the early 2000's. Working for a hells angel which I think was the best part of my tattooing career as it taught me loyalty and respect.
What tattoo artist do you most admire: Bob tyrrell his black and grey work is amazing. Robert hernandez , Benjamin moss, Randy engelhard , wow there are too many to mention. I really strive to be nearly as good as them. They offer so much to the tattooing world.
Before someone gets a tattoo what advice do you give them?: To make sure that they get a tattoo that they want and that they will still like in a couple of years not to get something just because its the trend.
How did you get into tattooing: A friend of mine had a tattoo studio and I used to hang around and visit him , when he started working for the "hells angel" I was visiting when the boss man walked in and asked what the #@ I was doing there and I told him I was helping out and he gave me literally 4 hours to tell him if I was going to work for him or not. So it wasn't a very difficult decision as I had always wanted to tattoo.
What inspires you to be an artist: People and their stories, life and living. Things that make people happy or remember happy times.
What kind of tattoos do you look forward to doing: Black and grey realism but I really love a challenge so when someone comes in with something out of my comfort zone I actually do look forward to seeing how I can pull it off.
Is there a tattoo that you haven't done yet that you are dying to do: Wow this is a tricky one. A battle scene from WW2 or a full colour portrait of Dimbag.