Project Description

Charlie

Introducing Charlie, a specialist in black and grey tattooing with his unique attention to detail. Charlie is an artist through and through and takes great passion in continuing to improve himself and his craft, the sky is the limit for tattooing with Charlie.

Charlie Q&A

What styles of tattoos do you specialise in?

I specialise in black and grey realism. The subject matter of my tattoos could be anything like a portrait of a famous singer, an animal portrait, a depiction of a statue or one of my own custom portrait pieces. I like to add lots of layers into my tattoos to make them rich in detail and stand out from other tattoos. I also use a lot of contrast and saturation in my tattoos as I feel like it makes the healed piece hold up bolder and brighter, making my tattoos look fresh and solid for longer periods of time.

What influenced you to become a tattoo artist?

I am an artist in nature. Having been drawing since the age of 3, I became attracted to the idea of being a tattoo artist since I was very young. My dad has quite a lot of tattoos and I was always fascinated by them when I was a child. I am also very influenced by Punk and Hip Hop culture, in which tattoos are very prominent, so I think me wanting to become a tattoo artist stems from a mix of my own talent, and the influences around me when I was growing up.

What do you like to do when you’re not working?

When I am not working, I am always drawing and coming up with new creative ideas and designs. I have a hobby where I draw realistic portrait drawings of my favourite musicians and then sell them online. I’m also extremely passionate about music and fashion. I’m always discovering new musicians to listen to and I collect records as well. I also make my own music in my own time, so when I’m not creating something visually, I’m creating something sonically. I like to stay physically fit too, so I often go to the gym and go out for bike rides.

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