I was born in the east end of London in the year of our lord 1967
(Yeah I know Iím old)
Throughout my childhood I had a passion for art which included drawing sculpting, painting custom airbrushing and generally making one almighty mess.
From a very early age I had a fascination with tattooing both reading anything about the subject and obviously drawing in the style, my school books always seemed to be useful as both a source of learning material and doodle pads for my art.
My passion for tattoos escalated when I received my first one some 25 years ago by Jack Ringo who was based in south Woolwich. Watching jack work was the catalyst that I needed for me to channel my creativity into what I do now.
I first picked up a tattoo machine in the summer of 1992 and haven't looked back since.
I feel very fortunate that I have turned one of my passions the other being my 4 daughters (now you can understand why Iíve gone grey) into a career that I adore.
What could I write about my work?
My job is my hobby. I cannot describe my style as I am not committed to any of the trends.
I like doing new things every day, I am susceptible to everything new, but of course I take the limits of the skin into consideration.
I prefer customer demands with not only visual, but mental content as well. I like customers with own ideas, because they inspire me and start my imagination working, but it is very important for me to get enough freedom in execution of my work.
I consider all of my works to be equally important, as each of them is the most important to the person who wears it. Of course there are some, which are really close to my heart and some that I down right hate,
I opened Skindecision tattoo in May 2007 with a view to providing bespoke tattoo art to the nation,
The plan for 2008 is world domination but if this doesn't become a reality Iíll just continue to provide custom tattoos for the discerning tattoo collector.
The world domination bit for 2008 didnít workout as planned
But you never know what 2009 will bring.
The only limitation with regard to tattooing is your imagination.
If you would like to discuss any requirement pop into the shop and see the grey hair or drop me a line.