Dorian was one of the original 2 artists who were resident artists at the opening of Vivid Ink Birmingham. After 3 years with the company he decided to travel around enjoying the tattooing lifestyle, he would return to the studios regularly and has since returned on a full-time basis. Dorian is a favourite of staff and customers alike due to his infectious personality and happy go lucky attitude. He is a great all-round tattoo artist however he has a strong passion is for Nu Skool tattooing utilising bright colours and bold imagery in addition to realism work in both black and grey and colour. A great artist and a great guy all around.
What styles of tattoos do you specialise in?
New school and black and grey realism
What influenced you to become a tattoo artist?
Mostly the punk scene. Since I was kid I was used to go to punk/hardcore gigs all the time and pretty much everyone there was tattooed. Then my good friend Alex Rodriguez gave me my first machine and that’s how it all started.
What do you like to do when you’re not working?
Traveling around the world, meeting people and visiting new places. Also I draw tattoo flash designs. I have released two sketch books with designs and currently working on the third one. And still going to punk gigs as much as I can.