Tattoo Artist @ Vivid Ink Worcester
Graduating with a Degree in fine art – Mike joined our Birmingham front-of-house team back in 2016, always willing to go the extra Mile.
Mike has taken that attitude forward into his tattoo career where he now is one of our feature artists in Vivid ink Worcester.
It’s here that Mike has quickly become one of the area’s most sought-after Artists, where his attention to detail and customer service is second to none!
Before Vivid Ink I had been to college and uni in London to study fine art and had worked in bars until joining the Vivid team.
I primarily work with black and grey realism and dabble with colour realism and other styles depending on the request of the customer. My favourite would be anything gothic horror based.
Outside of work I try to meet with friends and try to relax with a good film.
The enjoyable part of this job would be getting to know my customers. Since I started I have gained many returning customers and over the hours we have many laughs and deep conversations. To then see their reaction once the tattoo is complete and making them happy is very rewarding.
The most meaningful would have been on my own mum. During lockdown we were isolating together and I asked her if I could do my first portrait on her, this was of my older brother who had unfortunately passed away. My mum had been waiting years to find an artist she trusted to do this and it’s was even more special that it was done by myself even asking her made her light up. It was a very emotional day for us both but not only that the knowledge I gained from this tattoo also meant I could begin to do this for customers which massively impacted my career.