I have been tattooing for just over 16 years, if you would like to get a piece from me simply follow the link and let’s start discussing your plans. I don’t specialise as such, I like to think of myself as pretty versatile. That said I get asked for a lot of black and grey, I enjoy working in a sketchbook style as well, as you may have worked out for yourself by now anything motor bike related will be received with open arms! I can tattoo with either coils or the latest rotary cartridge system should you have a preference and I am able to hand poke traditional sak yant designs.
I have been airbrushing for 30 years. I started out painting moto-x helmets in the late 80’s I quickly progressed onto Road Race and Street Helmets and then kart and F1 helmets. I have painted for some famous faces and worked briefly at Troy Lee Designs in Orange County. The Nokia Corporation got in touch with me and I ended up painting mobile phones through the 90’s with my company in the UK becoming the first to achieve the Nokia OK accreditation. Although tattooing has been something of a distraction for a good few years I will shortly be launching a new workshop and dedicating much more of my time to my airbrush work. If you just want airbrush work, no problem I can visit your paint shop and apply the art for you.
I have been wielding a spray gun for 30 years now and I don’t believe there is much that I have not painted, mobile phones, guitars, bikes and cars have been a few of my canvasses. From show winning paint on V Dubs to front page featured show bikes I have been lucky enough to be involved in some great projects. I have worked with house of kolor, metalflake and PPG to name just a few manufacturers and back in the early 90’s I was a demo artist for Devilbiss airbrush and spray guns. If you have a special project planned I would be pleased to hear from you.
“Show me a man with tattoos and I will show you a man with an interesting past”: Jack London.
I have been riding bikes since before I can remember and started racing before my teenage years had even begun, it remains a passion to this very day. I joined the Army as soon as I was able to do so and that is where my interest and love of tattoos flourished. My first tattoo, a small round dragon was applied when I was just 18 years old.
In the 80’s I started racing Moto-X again and kind of fell into helmet painting. By the 90’s my business had become quite corporate and successful, I was suited and booted and dealing with blue chip clients and companies on a daily basis.
In 2004 I travelled to Thailand and someone put a tattoo machine in my hand. It wasn’t long after, that my own hands were tattooed and I have seldom worn a suit since.
I have travelled extensively and I have learned that I am happiest when near the ocean and when close to nature.
I like to cook in fact I love to cook. So expect some lunch if you book me for an all day session, but don’t be surprised to find that vegan food is not as bad as you once might have thought. When not in the kitchen I will be out walking my best friend “Treacle”. On the rare occasion that I get out on my racing pit-bike I like to ride fast and take chances, much to the dismay of my lovely partner. Old enough to know better….. I don’t when on the track.
I invest as much time as possible into my health and my body, I never know when or how I will endeavour to do it damage again.
Practice makes perfect and I believe that you have to spend 10,ooo hours practising a skill in order to be competent. My recent successes include the balance board and balance ball. Recent failures include the unicycle and speed ball. I have many hours invested in jiu-jitsu and I need to invest many more in order to be competent.
An early bird, I train before I eat. I then breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and finally dine like a pauper. I am full of energy and if you want to tattoo for 13 hours straight, then let’s get started and then get it finished.
I do have favourite tattoos that I have done, I do have crazy tattoos that I have done and I do have crazy tattoo stories to tell.
I only give honest advice. Many people prefer to hear what they want to hear, forgive me should I not be able to oblige.
I sleep very well at night.
And finally I design, build and maintain my own website. The one you are reading right now……..
It would be my pleasure to work on a project with you, be it tattoo, airbrush, custom paint or brush work. I would welcome your business and appreciate you for giving it to me. I look forward to discussing your next project with you soon.
Thank you for taking the time to get to know me.