I’ve been apprenticing at Modern Electric for around 12 months now.
My interest towards art and lettering in particular, started when I was a nipper. At 8 years old I got caught doing graffiti, etching my name into my school desk with a compass! Having to sand it down in front of my parents after school taught me a very important lesson in life – ‘Don’t get caught’.
From that point it kind of went either up or down hill – depending on how you look at it. As I got older my paintings became bigger, better and in more highly trafficked spots. Writing was and will always be a huge part of my history. But,as they say, all good things they have to come to end, and there came a moment after a few scrapes and broken bones when I had to slow down and focus more on the other things in life.
After a few years of completely halting my drawings, I decided it was time to pick up the pen again and try and make something of my previous skill, after about 18 months of practicing script I decided it was time to look for an apprenticeship. Having a graphic designer who understands letter forms as a mentor is the best person I could have asked for. I think this is partly why my tattooing is progressing faster than anyone expected. That and the fact that Modern Electric is the best place I’ve ever worked!