We love discovering new apprentices, it’s all the time so thrilling to see new artists growning and discovering their place within the tattoo world. Tattoo apprentice Amy Riot tattoos out of Legacy tattoo studio, in North Devon, underneath the watchful eye of her mentor Lee Howell…
How lengthy have been apprenticing and the way did you get one? I’ve studied artwork as much as diploma degree, and have had a few indie manufacturers, and a classic store since ending.
I’ve all the time needed to get into tattooing but it surely was by no means the fitting time or state of affairs for me.
My daughter was nearly to begin faculty, and along with being in my early 30s, I had a ‘now or by no means’ second. I had a number of tattooist associates assist me make a portfolio, and In late 2018 I bit the bullet and went into Legacy to point out it to Lee.
Fortunately the universe was on my aspect. I couldn’t have discovered a greater place, or higher individuals to be within the firm of and study from.
Do you’ve any ideas for these trying to get into tattooing? Draw tons, in all types of types. Get tattooed by varied artist. Hold round outlets you just like the vibe of.
What impressed you to turn out to be a tattoo apprentice/artist? Being artistic is the one factor I’ve ever been good at. I’ve had a few indie manufacturers up to now, and nonetheless run one as a sideline. However moving into tattooing has all the time been the dream. I get to mix my love of artwork along with my love of tattoos.
What has been your favorite tattoo to this point, and what would you love to do extra of? That’s a tough one?! I adore it when individuals are available and select a bit of my very own art work from my flash e-book. It’s an incredible feeling that somebody desires to put on your art work on their pores and skin for all times. I’d love to do extra of my very own artwork however I’m completely satisfied to strive most issues while I’m an apprentice to differ my expertise.
The place do you see your type going? I’m a giant lover of conventional tattoos and would like to hone my type extra. Over time I really feel my work will evolve naturally. The enjoyable half is getting there, and seeing the change as I progress!
How have you ever discovered being a girl in a nonetheless very male dominated tattoo business? To date I haven’t had any points. There are such a lot of nice feminine tattooist on the market which have paved the way in which, making it simpler for women beginning out like me. I’m positive sooner or later I could expertise some negativity, however to me, being male or feminine doesn’t issue into being an excellent tattooist.
What does tattooing and being tattooed imply to you? I really feel that being tattooed offers you license to create your self as a person, very like clothes, it’s an extension of your character. Having the ability to tattoo different individuals means the identical, serving to individuals specific themselves is a good feeling!
We love the pin-up you probably did of our editor Rosalie, do you are taking commissions? Sure! In addition to my apprenticeship I run my very own little indie model Yesterday’s Youth. I make fee artwork prints and hand painted jackets, in addition to different prints and merch, all designed on my own.