British Tattoo Artist Mike Stockings

Tat2X Interview with British Tattoo Artist Mike Stockings

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Mike Stockings Tattoo Artist

Mike Stockings Tattoo Artist

Tat2x: How long have you been involved in the tattoo business?

Mike Stockings: I have been involved in the tattoo industry for about 5 years now.

Tat2X: What made you decide to become a tattoo artist?

Mike Stockings: I noticed tattoos a lot more as I got older… Influence from music and artists I looked up too people wearing them.

Tat2x: How did you learn the art of tattooing? Did you apprentice?

Mike Stockings: I didn’t have a traditional apprenticeship… A lot of my techniques are self taught.

Tat2x: Are there any artists tattoos or otherwise that you admire?

Mike Stockings: Dave Tevenal because of his hard work and approach to the life that tattooing brings. Mike Rubendall because of his attitude and dedication.

Fox Tattoo by Mike Stockings

Fox Tattoo by Mike Stockings

Tat2x: Has any individual in particular influenced your career?

Mike Stockings: Chris Stockings, my brother because he reminds me of myself when I started tattooing.

Tat2x: What would you say is your favorite part of the job?

Mike Stockings: The amount of people that travel from all over the world just to get tattooed… To me that is a massive deal.. To come to my small town and experience a part of my life… And the excited look on their face when they get their tattoo… I also share that feeling of excitement going into tattoo shops in other places.

Tat2x: How would you describe your style?

Mike Stockings: I would say neo-traditional. I also enjoy Japanese inspired art and I enjoy studying the forms and flow of art on the body.

Owl Tattoo by Mike Stockings

Owl Tattoo by Mike Stockings

Tat2x: What’s the most unusual request for a tattoo design you have ever had?

Mike Stockings: There’s a couple …a cherub wearing a balaclava holding a shotgun …another was an octopus bouncing a basketball.

Tat2x: Do you have any advice for aspiring artists tattoo or otherwise?

Mike Stockings: Don’t just take inspiration from your craft whether it be graffiti, tattoo art or sculpting.. Inspiration is all around you.. It doesn’t even have to be visual.

Tat2x: What kind of music do you like to listen to?

Mike Stockings: Any… mostly pop music that everyone hates… And Shania Twain.

Shoulder Piece by Mike Stockings

Shoulder Piece by Mike Stockings

Tat2x: What are your favorite foods?

Mike Stockings: Sushi!!!!!

Tat2x: What do you do to relax when you’re not at the studio?

Mike Stockings: Hanging out with my soul mates and my cats.

Tat2x: Is there anything else we should know about you or your studio?

I like to think I’m pretty normal and laid back… Don’t take life too seriously!

More About British Tattoo Artist Mike Stockings:

Mike Stockings: I like to think I’m pretty normal and laid back… Don’t take life too seriously! To see more of Haverhill tattoo artist Mike Stockings inspiring work you can visit:

Bob Fett Tattoo by Mike Stockings

Bob Fett Tattoo by Mike Stockings

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