How custom tattoos work

So I did a tattoo for one of my lovely regulars Sarah Jane this week. I really enjoyed doing it and I thought it was a great way to show how a custom design is put together.

So Sarah asked me to design a piece for her rat rupert and sent me a load of photos over. Obviously this photo jumped out as the one I had to use as reference.

Yes he really does have a party hat on 🙂

So after a few rough drafts I come to the design I thought worked and decided to paint this one up. Now not all designs I draw for tattoos get to this stage as most will be my final line drawings. However, I took a fancy to this piece and decided to paint it up as I had a bit of time spare.


Then it was just a case of actually tattooing it, which is always the best bit.

So thats how you go about getting a custom piece, its all about getting the correct reference, working with the customer and getting a one off piece.  If you would like to get a custom piece you need to contact the studio, then after we have discussed your design, collected your reference and taken a deposit and booked you in. We can get started on getting you a custom tattoo.

The gentlemen are coming by

So today was a good day and I was allowed to release my inner buffy geek again. Today’s instalment was inspired from the Hush episode. It is based on the nursery rhyme for the Gentleman coming out of the gentlemans box that steals everyones’ voice.

And as I logged on to update this I discovered I have been mentioned in another geek blog for my last buffy tattoo. Check this out!

While tattooing this we did discuss a possible Faith tattoo so watch this space!