Inside: The Ink Lounge Tattoo Studio
It’s hard to spot a musician who doesn’t have a tattoo these days; you can catch many of them showing off their latest designs via social networks. The Ink Lounge Tattoo Studio is responsible for some of those images you see - opening in 2009 in North London, the studio has had customers such as Skepta, Etta Bond and members of N-Dubz pass through to get inked…
The Wrap Up spoke to Tan from the studio, who gave us some advice on what it takes to ink others.
“Have patience and study your art. It’s not a part time job; it’s a lifestyle. I always believe before you become a tattoo artist, just be a decent person with the right attitude… a lot of people want to become tattoo artist overnight and live a rock star lifestyle, when it’s not that - like anything in life, it has to be earned, and paying dues is just the start of things.
“Being [a] good [artist] is one thing, but there are a million good artists - if you’re an a**hole and your client doesn’t like you, it’s not a good thing.
“Stay humble, earn respect, pay your due to tattooing as a whole, and be loyal to your mentors and people who help you grow. Never get content stay hungry and eager to learn.”