Just Tattoo Of Us EXCLUSIVE: Get To Know Cally-Jo Pothecary Who Tattooed THAT Famous Rihanna Hand Inking
Don't miss brand new Just Tattoo Of Us, starting Monday 3rd April at 10pm - only on MTV!
We don't know about you, but we are quite literally counting down the days until Just Tattoo Of Us lands on our TV screens like a chocolate-less (but very rewarding) advent calendar.
Mainly because we can't wait to see what horrifying designs those crazy enough to go on the show pick for their friends and family, but also to see the incredible work the six tattoo artists on the show - Cally-Jo Pothecary, Jodie Davis, John Smith, Atom, Charl Davies and Danny Robinson - do.
GET TO KNOW TATTOO ARTIST CALLY-JO AND HEAR ABOUT HER CELEBRITY TATTOO STORIES IN THIS VIDEO:
Ahead of the exciting new series, we've been getting to know the tattoo artists a little bit better, hearing about their memorable tattoo stories and the famous faces they've had the (daunting) task of tattooing.
No strange to tattooing a famous face or two, Cally-Jo, who's been tattooing some incredible designs for four years, exclusively told MTV that all of the famous faces she's tattooed have handled the pain well - though there was one particular tattoo that a celebrity struggled just a bit with.
Speaking about her celebrity stories, Cally-Jo told MTV: "I've actually tattooed a few celebrities. I used to live and work in Notting Hill which is a huge celebrity-orientated area, so I've tattooed Rihanna, Jourdan Dunn, Sienna Miller, Professor Green, Alexandra Burke, Huey Morgan, Tim Howard, lots of different celebrities from all different areas.
"All of the celebrities actually handled their tattoos really really well. I know that Professor Green struggled definitely because we tattooed both sides of his head, which is understandable."
Talking through some of the designs she's done - anchors, mandala patterns, henna-inspired patterns, to name just a few - she added: "It seems like I actually tattooed the most difficult areas on a lot of these celebrities.
"I tattooed Professor Green's head, I tattooed Rihanna's hand, I tattooed Alexandra Burke's ribs, so for some reason, I always get stuck with the really difficult areas."
Away from the world of celebrity inkings, Cally-Jo also opened about her most memorable tattoo moment, which involved getting a custom-built tattoo machine from tattooing extraordinaire, Tim Hendricks.
She recalled: "At the time, I'd barely been tattooing maybe a month, and Tim had asked to buy a piece of my artwork from me and I'd never sold any artwork to anyone before, so I was like 'wow, I don't even know what I would sell this for', and he gave me the option of trading for a tattoo machine which he built for me.
"He made me the most incredible tattoo machine and I remember just feeling like the luckiest person on the planet and I still do."
She admitted, though, that she actually tries not to use the machine too much, as it's so precious, she doesn't want to break it.
We don't blame you, Cally-Jo!
Get to know all our Just Tattoo Of Us tattoo artists below - and don't miss the brand new series, starting Monday 3rd April at 10pm - only on MTV!
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