Just got back from another amazing trip to Australia. This was my 3rd visit and it just gets better and better. Spent lots of quality time with old friends and made a few new ones along the way. My first 2weeks were spent staying with the lovely Rose Hardy and .with the guys at Chapel Tattoo in Melbourne. Check out their website for some awesome Tattoo work, www.chapeltattoo.com
Melbourne zoo, up close and personal with a red kangarooy sort of mammal…
Me and the girls found time to have a little road trip to a lovely beach house on Philip Island, about an hours drive from Melbourne….
My old friend Mic, who used to be our body piercer and glamourous front girl still looking glamourous…
My friend Kate taught me a bit of banjo……
And it’s inspired me to buy my own!!! first lesson this week.
The beach house was owned by a Perth based artist called Darren Henderson. His house had a few pieces of his art on display, take a look….
After a sad farewell for now to Melbourne….. next stop Perth to see my english friend, now living in Oz, Suzi and the folk at Holdfast Tattoo….again check out their awesome work, www.holdfasttattoo.com
My 4 weeks of pure pleasure and fun in the sun, 35-40 degrees folks, is over for now but I’ll be going back again at some point. Miss all my Australian family xox but on a final note I did find these….amazing!
a little something I started recently…finished pic soon
the boss hard at it
fun little piece…
snapshot of life in the studio..
finished swan/ballerina sleeve…love this one..
Just a lovely pic of the amazing Dolly and Porter to end on….looking forward to getting my Dolly Parton portrait tattoo from Duncan X this year…
me tattooing ninas feet….
and here they are…half done, to be completed at the studio
hands decorated by paula
lovely jason and a very happy client
Brighton Into You print set from top row left to right Alex Binnie…Chris Higgins…James Woodford…Adam Sage
bottom row left to right Jason….Me….Paula…Jason
My T-shirts…I will eventually have a mercy section but if anyone is interested in buying a t-shirt, drop me an email.
the talented Jondix who shared our booth
Paulas beautiful print
Alex Judging best small black and grey
Zombie girl completed at the show
Roses completed at the show
lovely Zoe and Ian from Cult Classic
Had a great weekend, saw some old friends, made some new ones….fun times.
As of the 14th of January 2012 I will be tattooing at the Brighton studio every other saturday….Contact the studio for details on 01273 710730
Here’s just a little taste of Into You Brighton, great place, great people!!!!
Annelie…one of our glamorous shop managers
cool piece of artwork
Jason…one of the bosses, also the guy who’s torturing me when tattooing my backpiece…doing a mighty fine job tho!
Some of Jasons artwork…acrylic on wood…huge,pretty impressive.
just a cool, slightly weird mask…
Also at the Brighton studio are Nikki, our other glamorous shop manager, and tattooing: Paula Converse, Adam Sage,Chris Higgins and of course Mr Alex Binnie….each with their own style, creating some amazing tattoos, check out the Brighton section of our website www.into-you.co.uk
Secret santa gave duncan a toasting fork/weapon…lovely lil deer foot as a handle
the person opposite clearly had a secret santa too X rated to show….and Chris starts with his first strange head adornment!
and his second…
meat and cheese
the entertainment arrives…
the lovely Tas n Steff…soon to be proud parents
many glasses of wine later…awesome night…happy christmas!!!!