Shaun has always been interested in art, and as a child he use to draw his favourite comic book characters. Shaun studied art all through school, and feels very lucky to be able to turn his passion into his career. Shaun says being able to work and live in Bondi is amazing as his family has a lot of history in the area. He loves to create custom pieces black and grey or colour. Shaun loves to sit and work with the customer to create exactly what they are looking for in a tattoo. Shaun has used all his experience in being tattooed (which is well over 100 hours) and taken the good, leaving the bad, to create the best experience for his clients.
Black and grey, fine line script, colour, big custom jobs
Bob Tyrell, Nikko, Tim Hendricks, Corey Miller
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Luke has been tattooing for the last four years and is a talented artist. Through his own paintings and drawings, Luke has been teaching himself to focus on not just the tattoo but the finer details. Luke gains creative influences from fine artists like Michael Hussau, Michaelangelo, Da Vinci and Casey Baugh. His tattoo influences include Nikko Hurtado, Carlos Torres and Josh Duffy to name a few. Luke is driven by the amount of talent out there and pushes himself everyday to pull out amazing tattoo after tattoo!
Black and grey as well as colour realism
Nikko Hurtado, Carlos Torres, Josh Duffy
Van comes from an art background and did two years at art college. Van started as a prosthetics artist in film and after travelling to South America for a tattoo convention discovered his love for the craft. Van has been tattooing for a year and a half and is forming his style into black and grey surrealism. Look out for Van on Series 2 of Bondi Ink!
Timur Lysenko and Nikko Hurtado and Carlos Torres
Line work and black and grey
Jess is the resident pocket rocket of Bondi Ink and hails from the Philippines. Jess has worked in a corporate environment in the past and now that she is a tattoo artist, she cannot see herself doing anything else! Jess’s passion for tattooing comes through the amount of effort and work she puts into each and every tattoo! “Purpose is the reason you journey, passion is the fire that lights your way” are words in which Jess lives by!
Teniele Napoli and Wang-od (oldest female artist based in the Philippines)
Jess mainly specialises in black and grey tattoos, sacred geometry and mandala dotwork. She also enjoys traditional and new school tattoos
Saint was born in New Zealand but was raised in Sydney. Saint has always wanted to be an artist and started selling artwork to friends at school! He discovered the art of tattooing in his early teens and eventually studied graphic design where he cemented the idea of designing and carrying out tattoos as a career. He has travelled the globe for two years and has since settled back home in Sydney. Saint enjoys creating new, fresh tattoos for his clients and is influenced by Carl Grace, Jun Cha and Jose Lopez and enjoys doing black and grey tattoos with an edge - incorporating various styles into one tattoo. Saint also likes creating custom designs, especially realistic statues!
CARL GRACE, JUN CHA, JOSE LOPEZ
Charlie was proposed a job in a custom studio whilst studying for her Bachelor of Fine Arts at The National Art School, Sydney. Charlie is greatly inspired by classical artists such as Rodin, Bernini and Donatello. Charlie is constantly designing and loves nothing more than creating custom pieces for her clients
Jade began drawing at a very young age and has always had a strong passion for art. Jade began her tattoo career as an apprentice at 16 and specialises in black and grey but also enjoys colour. Jade feels blessed to have found her passion for tattooing at a young age and her dedication to tattooing and art can be seen through her work.
Carls background is in graphic design but for the last 10 years has seen him working as a tattoo Artist all over Europe including London and Paris. Carls preferred style is Japanese but is also well versed in Neo Traditional and black and grey tattoos. For Carl, is of importance to use the body's natural shape to make sure the design fits the natural flow of the body
Tavita is a New Zealand born Samoan specialising in custom free hand polynesian. Growing up in New Zealand and drawing since he could hold a crayon, Tavita moved to Australia in 1998. Over the 11 years Tavita has been tattooing, Tavita has found that telling the story of the client through the art form of tattooing is both important and powerful, fast becoming the go to tattoo artist for amazing custom pieces. Tavita also enjoys creating custom script pieces for clients and lives by the mantra "Ask.Believe.Receive"