It was a great experience having our first ever guest artist at Familia Tattoo Leeds. Rafa is currently travelling and guesting at tattoo studios arround the globe. He was in England this month and we were so happy he had the time to visit us. He is originally from Brazil. And he lives in Madrid. We made a good contact, we had the same friends and we didn’t know. He knows someone who has “Victor Portugal” guesting at his studio. So my mind was blown away by the fact that I really want to get tattooed by “Victor Portugal” I was really happy about that. When I get tattooed by Victor it will be a dream come true.
Rafa really got me and Joe out of our comfort zone, witch that’s what we wanted. He works very different than us, so that inspired us with new ideas.
After all we would like to thanks a lot for his visit and hope to have him back one day. Being arround other artists really helps on your artistic growth and self motivation.
We hope to have new tattoo artists visiting our private tattoo studio in Leeds city centre.
Im currently working on a sketchbook, it has been my dream to do a sketchbook or a book with my drawings for a long time. Finally im putting in to practice, as im more focused on my work than ever before. It is going to take me a long time to get it done, as I dont want to just bash out some quick drawings and publish it. I want to take my time to every single drawing and give my best.
Im also going to publish custom drawings of clients I have worked with in the past, that for whatever reason did not stick throughout the process. Of coarse once I publish the book will be no longer custom. As I give respect to give custom work to clients who stick through the process and get the tattoo finished by me, the design belongs to them for a life time. For me that’s the meaning of custom work, as we tattoo artists who give clients custom work have to draw the tattoo on our personal time. Spending late nights drawing to make sure the client has something original.