Thomas Bates

Tom studied graphic design and became an illustrator shortly after, mainly doing illustrations for band merchandise such as t-shirts and album covers. His artistic talent didn’t go unnoticed and he was offered a tattoo apprenticeship in 2012 and started tattooing professionally in 2013, transferring his illustrative designs from paper to skin gives Tom’s work a very unique style which he has clearly mastered.

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If you're enquiring about getting a tattoo please make sure that you have included the following information:

  • Your tattoo ideas/subject
  • Whether you want your tattoo in colour or black and grey
  • Where on your body that you want the tattoo
  • Rough size that you want the tattoo
  • Any reference pictures that you may have
  • Pictures of the area that you want tattooed (if you have existing tattoos that need to be worked around or covered)