凯利针头访谈

凯莉 在以下位置创建精美的自然风格纹身图案 易虎纹身 in Leeds. We chatted to 的 artist about handpoke tattoos, planting trees 和 love of tattooing ears…

一开始我作为一名手工画家的经历有些艰难,但是我对现在的状况感到不满意。随着人们购买易于使用的手动工具包并在家中进行制作,纹身纹身在声誉上有一定的劣势(有时仍然如此)。

When looking for a studio to work from, I found that even though I learnt in a professional environment, handpoking still had a stigma attached to it.  Now though I have 的 pleasure of working alongside awesome 和 inspiring artists (machine 和 handpoke), 和 it’在专业上更为广为人知和接受。

 我之所以被吸引去手工纹身,主要是因为它’s a lot gentler than 的 machine 和 I find it very 的rapeutic. Most of my clients agree with me on this. 

I have been handpoked by quite a few different artists 和 found 的y each have different techniques 和 ways of setting up. I tend to research 的 artist first, I’m quite fussy when it comes to getting tattooed. It has to be 的 right style for me, 和 I’d want 的 artist to be into my idea.

When it comes to my own tattooing process I 总是 book in plenty of time for each client so we can go over 的 design, size 和 placement together. Whether it be a flash design, a custom piece or something I’ve drawn onto 的 skin, we have to make sure it’s perfect – I don’喜欢赶时间!我使用的装置和耗材是纯素食主义者,并在可能的情况下可生物降解。我还为每次约会安排种植了六棵树,以帮助应对气候变化。 

我通常会预订至少一个小时的纹身,即使’s three finger dots! I like to have 的 time to get settled 和 for my client to feel settled with me, 和 with 的 design. Most of my tattoos like 的 small leaves, words, animals, ears, 和 single flowers take between one to two hours.

我的大部分灵感来自自然。叶子,花朵,动物。我手机上有很多可笑的植物照片’ll draw from. I also have a nice collection of reference books that include botanics, patterns 和 floral art. Sometimes inspiration comes from a leaf on 的 floor, art exhibitions, or 的 pattern on an old lady’s skirt!

我喜欢纹身自己设计的东西– so any flowers or leaves, yes please. Animals I love too. Handwriting I could happily do everyday. Basically as long as 我可以 have a bit of freedom with 的 design 和 it’s my usual style, 的n I’我是一个非常快乐的兔子。

I’d喜欢纹身更多的耳朵和手指。每个耳朵都有不同的形状和大小,因此’s fun to see what design works best. I usually freehand 的 design on 的se places but elsewhere on 的 body, if we’重新做花或叶子,它’s 总是 super enjoyable to draw straight on 的 skin , especially if it’s an area that’不平坦或不容易在其上放置模具。也– I’我总是,永远为黑叶而奋斗。

我可以’看不到我自己回到机器纹身。我喜欢有关拨动的所有内容,非常适合我。如何’更温和,更镇定。当我要纹身时(耳朵,手指,小动物等),我个人可以’t imagine doing 的se with a machine –手动对我来说很有意义。

学徒的爱:Cath Pilling

We just love 的 delicate botanicals 和 nature inspired pieces that Cath起球 握手。崭露头角的纹身学徒 盛开& Gloom Tattoo 在拉夫堡,她’绝对可以添加到您的纹身愿望清单中 …

您已经学了多长时间了,您是如何获得学徒的呢? 我从开始我的手工学徒 贝克斯·费舍尔 在2019年8月。’d在Instagram上关注了她很长时间,所以当她宣布要开设自己的工作室时,我与她取得联系,询问她是否正在寻找学徒。她看了看我的工作,邀请我聊天,我们点击了。我知道我’ve been very lucky –学徒难求,我’m grateful to be under 的 wing of someone who is lovely as well as a great teacher.

When I was offered 的 apprenticeship I had a moment of fear creep in that I was too old, I had too many responsibilities (young kids 和 another part-time job), 和 that I, well, might be shit at it. I’我很高兴我忽略了那些感受,因为’s one of 的 best things I’ve ever done.

I’终生痴迷于创意图像。几年前我获得了美术学位,’我总是制作艺术品,但我没有’t 总是 想成为纹身师– It just wasn’t on my radar when I was younger. After having different careers (mostly in 的 arts) 和 starting a family, I came to tattooing sideways 和 a little later than most at 35. It’永远不会太晚吧? 

什么 drew you to 的 tattoo world? 当我30岁左右的时候,我开始对纹身感兴趣,那时我是一名临床芳香疗法师,我很喜欢,但我确实想做些更具创意的工作,但仍可以与人一对一地合作。老实说,我不’t feel like it’s 的 tattoo world as such that I’被吸引到。实际上,这看起来似乎很吓人,对吧?它’这是一个奇怪的老行业,它可能是惊人的,充满了人类和不可思议的工作,但我’m aware that 的 tattoo world has it’s problems, usually stemming from 的 人们互相尊重的方式。一世’我不是春鸡,生命对于那狗屎来说太短了。我关于纹身的事 上午  really attracted to is 的 creative freedom (drawing 和 being creative as a job? Win!) 和 working with clients. 

Having that one-to-one experience with a client is what I miss about being an aromatherapist, so tattooing feels like a perfect balance of creativity 和 human connection. With handpoke especially, it feels like 的re is an intimacy 的re. I feel so honoured whenever anyone wants me to permanently mark 的ir skin. I think it’让人们尽可能地感到舒适是非常重要的 身心上的约会。 

您能告诉我们您自己的纹身以及您的第一个纹身吗?你有 最喜欢或最喜欢的纹身体验? All but one of my tattoos are handpoked. The first one I had was totally spontaneous. I went to London for 的 day to visit The Other 艺术 Fair. Rosa Perr, aka 青石贝贝 已经从布鲁克林结束了,特别是在博览会上纹身,所以我跳了个机会 flash piece above my 两个交叉的树枝的肘部。我爱上了这个过程,那是神奇而平静的–我被迷住了!她也很可爱 并告诉我她是如何纹身的。那是我的灯泡时刻,也是我最喜欢的纹身经历。我猜我最好的纹身体验’我曾经有过’与艺术家聊天愉快。您’重新与某人保持密切联系数小时,而您’我会一直看着你的纹身并记住做完,所以积极,友好的体验非常重要。 

我目前所有的纹身都是基于自然和植物的’d just like to be covered in nature! I have eight in total at 的 moment, so I have a lot of space 和 I’努力获取更多。一世’我有一个艺术家名单,我’d love to visit over 的 next few years. I don’t really have a favourite tattoo, I love 的m all for different reasons, some for 的 aesthetics, some for what 的y represent. 

是什么激发了您动手刺青纹身而不是使用机器?为什么要上诉 to you? 在与罗莎(Rosa)第一次纹身后,我无法’不要再想了 it. It wouldn’t 一直都是安静而平静的经历 如果是机器纹身。手势更慢,更柔和,更安静。一世’我不是机器噪音的忠实粉丝– it’说话有点困难,而且’s more invasive for the skin. There’关于握手是减轻还是减轻疼痛的争论很多,但是在我看来 experience it’与拥有机器纹身相比,它的不适感要少得多。但是,这还取决于其他因素,例如个人痛苦阈值,位置,大小和细节。会有点痛,但是那’一般。愈合过程也可以更快。

我喜欢现代的笔法源自传统的古代方法– 的re’回到基础知识是很美的。

Can you tell us about 的 process behind your tattoos, what inspires you, how would you describe your style? Without 的 need for a machine, 的 actual tattoo process only needs a minimal set-up. Each tattoo is created by gently poking 墨水 under 的 surface of 的 skin. It’与机器纹身相比,这是一个更费力的过程,并且需要更长的时间,但是我’我正在努力提高速度,同时保持准确性。一世’d宁愿纹身花费两倍的时间并且看起来不错,而不是试图快速进行纹身而最终看起来很糟糕。 

I’d将我的风格描述为精致而有机。一世’我意识到自己会把自己的鸽子变成一种特殊的风格,所以有时我会尝试以其他人想要看到的东西或我认为我应该做的不同的方式画出其他东西。当我这样做时,它只是没有’t sit right. I’如果我的心不在乎,我永远不会100%满意图纸’它。我喜欢任何植物和自然启发的图像,’年龄。不同的纹身风格将会流行,但基于自然的图像本身就赢得了胜利。’t. I’尽我所能,尽可能地在样式和内容上保持我的创作完整性,但是’如果我有能力挑选自己喜欢的工作。 

什么 do you like to draw/tattoo 和 what would you like to do more of? 我认为受自然启发的设计将永远是我的主要目标,但我也喜欢使用抽象形状并尝试元素的组成。一世’d想尝试更具说明性的,也许是超现实的拼贴风格的线条和点缀组合。一世’我也计划引入一些颜色–真的很兴奋!我的一切’迄今为止,为了纯粹专注于正确使用我的技术,我们所做的一切都是艰辛的。

什么’s been 的 best part of your apprenticeship so far 和 what have you found the hardest? I’在我脑海中已经讨论了很多这个问题,但是我可以’t pin down what 的 best part is. The most valuable part of it is learning so much – Some of those things are key pieces of knowledge 和 information in regard to 的 process (especially hygiene 和 safety), 和 some are great tips that I wouldn’t otherwise know.

The hardest thing? Pacing myself when it comes to progress. One one hand, I want to learn it all yesterday, whiz through my apprenticeship 和 be working in 的 studio 全职。实际上,这需要大量时间,投入,有时甚至是牺牲。我经常要提醒自己,我’m doing my apprenticeship part-time between my other job 和 being a parent, so of course my progress is going to be slower than if I could be at 的 studio full-time. It’有时令人沮丧,但这仅仅是因为’s what I want to do. 

纹身师迈克·洛夫(Mike Love)访谈

26-year-old 手戳 tattoo artist 迈克·洛夫(Mike Love) 出于 黑市纹身店 在莱斯特和 第二城市纹身俱乐部 在伯明翰,他在那里创作了大胆而扎实的刺青纹身。我们与Mike聊了聊他的制作过程,他如何开始纹身以及客人现场计划…

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你纹身多久了? I’我在纹身的第三年。 I 上午 a self taught 手戳 tattooer, before this I was body piecer for around four years, 的re I completed a more traditional style apprenticeship. 我成年后的大部分时间都在纹身店里度过。 

什么 drew you to 的 tattoo world? 自我表达的思想和实践。 在青少年时期,我寻求很多帮助后变得非常沮丧,我真正开始发现自己。使我前进并让我开心的事是纹身和刺穿。 I approached a local shop about a piercing apprenticeship 和 from 的n on my life was changed. 从刺穿我的爱最终发展成纹身。我发现了手刺纹身,并被它完全刺穿了。这个过程让我着迷。从一个家伙到另一个家伙手工制作纹身适合我。 

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Has your style of tattooing changed? 什么 do you love to tattoo? 我的纹身风格已经改变,并且还在改变。老实说,我认为它每天都会稍有变化。我的意思是每天我都会尝试改进自己的工作,并尽我所能。但是那’我对纹身的热爱,将永远是不完美的。它永远是真实的,但我们每天都随着纹身师的发展而发展。 

When I started tattooing I did a lot more of 的 typical ‘hand poke’和更多无知的风格作品,但这不是’给我传统纹身一直让我心动’是我喜欢看的纹身的东西。  I work real hard everyday to be inspired by what I love 和 create bold 和 solid pieces that will stand 的 test of time. 对我来说,我喜欢纹身任何’粗体和黑色。我一直在创作大量的Flash,通常受到经典的传统Flash或流行文化的启发。 

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Can you tell us about your set up 和 的 process behind your tattoos? 我用手刺青,设置非常简单。 我喜欢保持简单易用。 不说废话。 我为每一个纹身结合了筷子和纹身针手工制作每种工具。 我只染过黑色纹身,并且保持纯素加工。 

I 上午 very much into 的 technical aspect of tattooing. I 上午 all about learning 和 creating a solid well lined, bold, clean 和 nicely shaded tattoo. Tattooing by hand is typically a really calming 和 relaxing process, I gently push 的 墨水 into 的 skin by hand using 的 needle. There is a lot less trauma to 的 skin, which typically means 的 tattoo heals faster and for a lot of people this can be an easier process to sit for. 它也没有’不必花费一些人认为可以的长时间。 Ť通常,手掌大小的纹身大约只需要几个小时。 

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什么 inspires you? Are 的re any artists that influence your work? 伙计,我每天都受到启发。无论’s current events, or things happening in 的 city that I live in. 但是你知道吗,我有太多的艺术家启发和影响着我,而我仰望的是,我不会’t be able to list 的m all. In both shops I work in, 的re are incredible people 和 talented artists, which inspire me daily. 纹身是我的生活,所以我的许多密友和伴侣都是纹身师,所以我们经常谈论纹身,并尝试影响和互相帮助。  

您能谈谈您自己的纹身和风格吗? 你知道,我就是喜欢纹身。因此,当我年轻又笨的时候,我几乎会拥有任何东西。 现在这给我留下了有限的空间。我不’t regret what I got though, but when I do get tattooed now I really like to get tattooed by people I really look up to 和 really love what 的y are about. So normally I chose from 的ir flash, or get a piece 的y really like, as that way I feel I get a tattoo that really represents that artist. 

与另一个纹身师交易可能是我现在最喜欢纹身的方式。我发现这是学习和与另一位纹身师分享酷体验的好方法。 

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您计划举办任何会议或嘉宾活动吗? I normally guest in another shop every month, whether it be 的 UK or abroad, this is one of my absolute favourite things to do in tattooing. 旅行ing 和 meeting phenomenal artists drives me to be a technically better tattooer.  Currently for 的 rest of this year I do not have any conventions planned, but my next coming guest spots are at 八月下旬在曼彻斯特举行的全民集体行动 Seny Tatttoo于9月下旬在巴塞罗那举行。 I 上午 currently taking bookings for both of 的se via Instagram的 or email.

合作:罪犯和塔蒂·康普顿(Tati Compton)

塔蒂·康普顿(Tati Compton) 是洛杉矶的棍子和p纹身艺术家,有一些关于她乘货车环游世界的日子的冒险故事。纽约数字媒体品牌 罪犯 与Tati合作创建 个人资料 和原始视频探索她的艺术,对生活的看法和对拥抱的热爱…

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I really like tattooing naked ladies 和 kind of cultish things. But people know me for my delicate wrist work 和 stuff. Stick 和 poke is really organic feeling. You can tell that somebody has made it with 的ir hand, it has a really personal feel to it. Once it’s on your skin it feels like it’s been 的re forever. So, my style is 手戳d.

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Dude, I worked every job under 的 sun forever. I’ve painted houses. I’ve been a housekeeper. I’ve been a bartender. I’ve been like all that stuff. I was managing a vintage clothing store 和 I had a breakdown at lunch one day 和 was like ‘I can’t fucking do this anymore. I’m just going to go crazy. I have to do something else.’

When I quit, I saw that 的re was like a niche for tattooing small tattoos at a cheaper price. Mostly for girls who were too intimidated to go into a tattoo shop 和 ask for a tiny tattoo 和 pay a lot of money. I was like ‘I can do that.’

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读塔蒂’s full interview 这里 and watch 的 video below to find out more about her tattoos…

欲了解更多音乐,艺术,风格和旅行视频,请查看Convict’s Instagram的脸书.

o的手绘纹身

31岁 嘘纹身,是一位纹身艺术家,  体现纹身工作室 在英国德比。我们聊天了 o 关于她如何成为纹身师,她的手法样式和自己的纹身收藏… 

造型,化妆和发型作者:TheBodyArtist
 www.rugglez.com –(c)马修·克雷格(Rugglez)2016

你纹身多久了? I started my apprenticeship at 的 end of 2009, so around seven years now.

How did you start? 什么 did you do before? 我被要求绘制纹身闪光来出售,并且对我的设计有一点点珍贵。一世’我一直喜欢探索不同的媒体,并决定我想学习纹身自己的设计。我不能 ’t really leave it alone after that! I had one tattoo apprenticeship that fell through after a month so I 的n opened a fair-trade gift shop selling clothes I had revamped, jewellery I had made from vintage 和 broken pieces 和 much more. I shut it down after nearly two years to start a new apprenticeship at Tradition 180 Custom Tattoo studio.

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你有艺术背景吗? I have 总是 drawn! It was crazy as in my second primary school I was actually taken out of art lessons to do more spelling as I 上午 really dyslexic. I did 3D Design for Sustainability Ba Hons, it was pretty strict 和 so it kept me focused 和 well one of my life ethos is to live by 的 three Rs: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. Hence I guess why I 上午 trying to make Embody Tattoo studio one of 的 first inclusive 和 sustainable tattoo studios in 的 UK. I want to minimalise our negative impact on 的 planet.

什么 drew you to 的 tattoo world? 我非常喜欢它,说实话我想我会设计椅子和勺子,但是我烧毁了许多形式的艺术品,到目前为止,刺青的纹身还很流行。每天我都觉得自己学到新东西,’我一直希望自己能比昨天更好。

您如何描述自己的风格,它发生了变化吗? I try not to draw tattoo art 和 instead draw whats in my 心! I love realism but I try to make it more abstract. I love lines 和 I was told off a lot in art lessons for putting lines where 的re were none, I also love realistic forms 和 colour.

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什么 do you like to tattoo 和 draw? At 的 moment I 上午 trying to push handpoking as far as 我可以 take it, so I’米色混合和平滑的灰色阴影。我喜欢画受自然启发并融入象征意义的事物,并喜欢将编码的故事和思想融入我的作品中。

什么 inspires you? I’m interested in ancient cultures 和 的ir forms of art 和 symbolism, I get a lot of inspiration from 的re. Also 的 beauty of nature 和 our surroundings. I guess that why I also love 的 艺术 Nouveau 和 艺术 Deco movements. I often bump into things whilst looking up at either 的 flourishes on 的 tops of buildings or just 的 forms of 的 trees 和 skies.

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什么 would you love to tattoo? And what would you refuse to do? It’当有人要我的一件艺术品时,我总是很惊讶’我刚刚画。我喜欢为客户创建自定义作品,但是让别人看到来自内部的东西总是很特别的。我想做更多的自由形式和徒手工作。我尽量不拒绝任何事情,而是引导一个更好的方向,但是我拒绝怀有仇恨的意图做任何事情。

您计划参加任何嘉宾活动或会议吗? 我做!在我使Embody Tattoo工作室顺利运行之后,我希望能回到阿伯丁 水手最大纹身店。一世 also have a few more guest spots to confirm with other studios such as 电动女士纹身 工作室(阅读)和 乌鸦和鹅毛笔纹身 工作室(南安普敦),所以我’ll be up 和 around 的 country.
The next convention I 上午 100% working is 的 果阿纹身节 你肯定会在明年曼彻斯特见我’s 纹身茶会 和唐卡斯特’s 纹身果酱。一世’我仍在等待确认更多,但是你’ll be certain to see me down in 的 south of England, across in Wales 和 up in Scotland.

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您能告诉我们您自己的纹身吗? 在我的身上,我主要是抽象图案作品和自然灵感作品。我的袖子是由教我的人亚当“Starfish”达顿(Dutton)和这么多人,我发誓要坚持七年,我仍然在寻找新事物!我的脖子是Touka Voodoo设计的,它基于神圣的几何形状,我可以’等待完成!我正在收集我敬佩和喜爱​​的艺术家的大腿头骨。我的脚上有爱马仕的翅膀,这是我自己戳过的,而我的左手有孔雀羽毛的手。我还按最活跃的顺序对我的五个脉轮点进行了纹身,’我还没有第三只眼和冠状脉轮’我还没有达到那个水平。我还收集有关Manwoman及其作品的Swastikas,试图带回该符号的原始含义,这实际上是好运和吉祥!

造型,化妆和发型作者:TheBodyArtist
www.rugglez.com–(c)马修·克雷格(Rugglez)2016