Justin Works out at Devils Ink Tattoo Melbourne, Australia.
Tattooing esculated and quickly became out of control to tattoo at home.Too many drunk mates down the pub wanted to donate their bodies and I quickly became the guy to see for cheap tattoos, hahaha. I decided to get a job in a real shop and better myself.
Favourite medium to work with apart from tattooing and why?
Who taught you to tattoo, and how have they had any effect on your style today?
And in saying that, you have an amazingly clean and flowing style.How did you find your niche, and do you ever like to stray from it?Has your tattooing style evolved from when you began?
I guess you could say Tattoo’s have become accepted in today’s society, possibly even expected, obviously there being more people for you to tattoo is a good thing, but do you think there is a downside to it?
How do you think certain “reality” tattoo shows on TV have affected tattooing on a broad scale?
I hear you’ve designed some decks for Globe, how’d that come about?
What other tattooers do you think are really out there pushing the boundaries of tattooing?
There are some pretty good Tattooists pushing different areas of tattooing like Lars Uwe , Shige, Boris, Eckle…. dozens actually.
No doubt you have seen some pretty fucked tattoo’s in your time, what is the worst tattoo you’ve ever seen?
What are you thoughts on the resurgence of Traditional Tattooing?
What was your first tattoo, and who did it?
What inspires you to create?
Freedom, epression, going to my happy place. I’m obsessive so I have to do somthing like draw/tattoo or play music.
Australia is home to a whole lot of amazing tattooers, almost daily i come across someone that makes me think, “Holy Shit!” What are your thoughts on the tattoo scene here in Australia?
The competition is strong but I think healthy also.It’s very alive and motivating to see the broad spectrum of artists on offer here In Melbourne.
What’s in your pockets right now?
What have you been reading, listening to and watching lately?
What are five things that you always pack with you on your travels?
Advice to up and coming artists?
Anything coming up that we should know about?
Word association, you know the deal, say whatever comes to your mind when you read the word.
Tattoo -too many
Where can people follow what you’re up to and view your work?
Bit late, but something i found lurking Collingwood back streets a little while ago.
You may remember the interview i did with the ever amazing Rose Whittaker a while back.
Rose promised that she’d do a drawing for This Life and last week i woke up to this! Super stoked, thanks Rose!