A BARRY tattoo studio has scooped not one – however two – awards for the second 12 months in a row.
Lisa Walker, who owns Inkabella on Broad Avenue in Barry, was awarded ‘greatest tattoo artist’ on the Better of Welsh Enterprise Awards 2022 together with the ‘brilliance award’.
She additionally gained these awards within the 2021 awards, in addition to the ‘brilliance award’ in 2020.
Ms Walker is an completed tattoo artist – she did an apprenticeship with Lee Clements in Chameleon (now Chimera Tattoos) earlier than opening a studio in Penarth in 2012.
As she lives in Barry she relocated Inkabella into the city in 2018 – this October the enterprise will have fun 4 years in Barry.
“I’m made as much as have gained these awards,” mentioned Ms Walker.
“I don’t really feel like I’m the most effective in the entire of Wales – there are too many gifted tattoo artists about to call one the most effective, but it surely was good to have my work recognised.
“I wasn’t anticipating to win once more. After they referred to as my identify I used to be so pleased, however so nervous; I am fairly certain I used to be shaking whereas receiving the award.
“I am so so grateful to my purchasers; they’re so pretty and supportive, particularly by lockdown.
“They begin as purchasers, however some find yourself being good pals.
“I am so fortunate to get to do my job and meet nice individuals alongside the best way!”
The ‘greatest tattoo artist’ award is predicated on a voting system from the general public, whereas the ‘brilliance award’ includes organisers going by nominees’ work on-line to decide on a winner.
Ms Walker has a variety of kinds of tattoo work she gives at Inkabella in Barry.
She notably enjoys comedian ebook associated work, and her portfolio additionally consists of:
- Black and gray tattoos;
- Color tattoos;
- Portrait tattoos.
Discover out extra about her studio and work at inkabellatattoo.co.uk