Artists: Thom Johns-Green
What year did you start tattooing: 2010
Tell us about the style of your work: Realism and English Tribal. As I'm freelance I like to work in as many styles as possible though so I don't tend to categorise myself to firmly.
Conventions usually worked: None so far.
Where did you apprentice?: Happy tats tattoo studio. Alresford. Colchester. Essex. CO78DJ
What tattoo artist do you most admire: Nikko Hurtado.
Before someone gets a tattoo what advice do you give them?: To make sure that they are 100% sure that they are happy with the design and placement of the tattoo and that there are no questions they need answering before commencing with their piece.
How did you get into tattooing: Through my love of art and design and my own love of getting tattooed. I knew I could make the experience great for others and I could get my art seen in the medium that suits it best, tattoo.
What inspires you to be an artist: The progression of our art form by others inspires me to be part of the growth of our industry. Other people's great art inspires me to develop my own work.
What kind of tattoos do you look forward to doing: I love actualising my own designs. When someone picks a unique design that I have drawn, there is no greater complement than someone wanting a piece of my art on their skin forever.
Is there a tattoo that you haven't done yet that you are dying to do: I've drawn tonnes of skull designs but in three years I've still not tattooed one?