LUKE – The story of a tattooing wunderkind

When we first met Luke , they were super shy, quiet and very unassuming. They would come into the studio to chill out and ensconce themself in drawing and get their mind off their medical degree studies. There were times when they’d sing out a quiet cheerio, as they were leaving, and most of us had no idea they’d even been there, they were that reserved.

But they came to work with us over the summer last year. They’d got their own machine and had been practicing on all manner of fruit and veggie skins, as well as their self and right away we could tell they were a bit different. They were seemingly mastering the techniques at a rate none of us thought possible. So by April, they’d decided they wanted to press pause on their medical career (they were nearly half way through their 5th year in medicine!) and have a go at tattooing full time.

In that time until now, they’ve come a very long way. They’ve mastered styles and techniques that other artists we’ve had in this studio still can’t do, never mind master, after years in the game. Consequently, they’ve already built up quite a following of dedicated clients. They don’t back down from challenges. And their years of med-school have equipped them with a bedside manner that engenders confidence both in them and in their customers. Their medical knowledge has held them in very good stead when explaining healing and cleaning processes, as well as understanding pain tolerances, signs of faintness and how to manage such.

Today Luke is a different person, they’re still as lovely and kind and sweet as ever but, they’re also confident and vivacious now. They seem at least 6 inches taller than the person we first met. They have a real genius in the way they develop design concepts. They have incredible originality and a style that’s very much their own, not needing to copy or mash up the designs and styles of others. We’re so proud to be a part of Luke’s  development and believe they have a fabulous future ahead of them.

There’s links to their social media on our artists page.  You can contact them directly or via the studio for bookings.  You won’t be disappointed.