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Claire Reid Ajna Tattoo Australia

Claire Reid of Ajna Tattoo,  Australia

Claire Reid Tattoo Profile Picture Image Our Artist Spotlight is with Claire Reid of Ajna Tattoo. In keeping with our promise of bringing more international artists to everyone, Claire’s studio is located in New South Wales, Australia. The studio’s name may sound familiar to you and it should, we interviewed another talented artist from their last year – Jacob Gwynn. Claire’s artwork in the style of color realism is simply breathtaking. We caught up with Claire as she traveled doing guest spots here in the states.

We know you have been tattooing for a decade; how did you get into tattooing?

Yes, I started tattooing in 2005 just after I finished my studies at the University. I was piercing at the time and really wanted to learn how to tattoo but my boss didn’t think that my art was good enough. One of the other tattoo artists had seen my sketchbook where I was doodling characters in ball point pen and he thought that I had a style. So he convinced my boss into letting me be an apprentice, there was one catch; if I couldn’t learn to tattoo in six weeks I had to go back to piercing. Continue reading Claire Reid Ajna Tattoo Australia

Joie Sunshine


Joie Sunshine

Joie Sunshine Tattoo
Photographer : Raul Shoots
Instagram : @raulshoots
Website: www.raulshoots.com

This week’s artist interview is with Joie Sunshine of The VIP Room in Miami, Florida. Joie has only been tattooing for a short period of time but her work reminded me of the old “street” shop tattoos. We caught up with Joie Sunshine between appointments and trips to Disney.

How long have you been tattooing for?

I’ve been tattooing professionally for three years.

Have you always want to be a tattoo artist?

No, I didn’t always want to be a tattoo artist. It was something I just sort of fell into. As a child, I always loved to draw and color. Once I started school I always made sure to take an art class from elementary school all the way to college. I love going to museums and art galleries. I’m always looking for inspiration.

How old were you when you got your first tattoo?  

I was sixteen years old. Ugh ! It’s a tribal on my lower back. It was a birthday gift from the late Rob G. No funny or interesting story to accompany it lol. I have plans to cover it up once I start my back piece. Continue reading Joie Sunshine

Carriage House Tattoo Gathering 2015

Carriage House Tattoo Gathering 2015

Carriage House Tattoo Gathering ImageThe Carriage House Tattoo Gathering 2015 is the biggest thing to happen in Lenoir, NC since Google decided to open their state of the art data center there. The world’s greatest tattoo artists are coming together at the famous Carriage House Distillery on September 4th through the 6th to put on a must not miss event.

Some of the attending artists are:

Carlos Torres, Roman Abrego, Bob Tyrrell, Marshall Bennett, Tony Olivas, Rich Pineda, Paul Kirk, Megan Jean Morris ,Poch, Travis Broyles, Mark Longenecker, Abey Alvarez, Kalm, Mr Flaks ,James Vaughn, Klown Low Rider, Ryan Mullins, Rob Struven, Big Meas, Josh Payne, Dave Tevenal, Timothy Boor, Myke Chambers,  Anam Canad , Jasmine, Joey Tattoo and many more.  Continue reading Carriage House Tattoo Gathering 2015