@lucyjnewman ‘s flamingo & crow leg pieces by yours truly @mxmttt, photographed by @ozpurple
pariah1991 asked: Hey there, just wondering how I should contact you about booking a tattoo the next time your in London, will you be at the convention in may? I have an idea for a tattoo and your style fits it perfectly, wouldn't want it done by anyone else. Cheers man, Stuart
I have had numerous debates with fellow tattooers and within myself on what is a rip-off, what kind if boundaries to set, when (if ever) should we say anything, and what to say. To be honest i still dont know. I never considered tattoos to fall under IP laws and i am happy if inspire people the same way people inspired me. But these days, it seems that younger tattooists are more and more shameless and unapologetic. Or ignorant which is just as regrettable. We have all copied stuff or ended up with shit that looked way too much like someone else’s work but the least humility is to not put it on IG. Here is an example of going too far. On the left a piece i did on @mikenouveau and on the right a piece just seen on an other tattooist’s IG. My goal is not to blame people here but to bring to your attention that there are some rules and ethos to apply even in an art as open and free as tattooing.