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 and inspiring artists (machine and handpoke), and 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 and 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 and found 的y each have different techniques and 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, and 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 and 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 and for my client to feel settled with me, and with 的 design. Most of my tattoos like 的 small leaves, words, animals, ears, and 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 and 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 and 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。