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About Chris

About Chris

About Chris

About Me

“You don’t find tattooing. It finds you.”

Nothing could be closer to the the truth.

I never longed to become a Tattoo Artist. To be honest, I had very little knowledge of its existence when growing up. I was lucky enough to excel at A-Level art, and upon leaving school I set up a small business producing freelance design work for pretty much anyone who would let me. After a few years I began working on illustration projects for some of the larger record labels, but I still wasn’t happy with the inconsistency of the work.

By that point I had a few tattoos myself, and a couple of friends in the industry – including my good friend John Gage, who was already in the business. A lot of scheming and a few beers later, I managed to convince the studio owner, Ray, that I might be worth a shot.

Eight years later and I am not only proud to do what I do, but I love what I do. I’m a resident artist at Ray’s studio, Flaming Art Tattoo, I never take my place in the industry for granted, and my passion and drive now is to create the best possible artwork than I can produce for every single client who speaks to me. The fact that I can spend my working time with clients in a fun, friendly, and super unpretentious studio is a huge added bonus; we are not what you see on TV – hopefully we are something so much better!

With this in mind I want to encourage each and every person that reads this – who wants to get a tattoo but feels any hesitation or fear about the process – to just take a moment to contact me. I can assure you that I was that person once, and through experience I can promise you that the industry is not always as daunting and scary as it is portrayed. In fact… it’s actually pretty fun!

Whether you are new to the world of tattooing, or are well seasoned and looking for a new artist to suit your needs, I will do everything in my ability to produce a tattoo which is not only for you and only you, but one which you can love and enjoy from that moment forward. No matter how big or small the idea may be, I will always dedicate my skills to ensuring that your piece gets the attention that it deserves to be the best that it can be.

The relationship between artist and client is essential for me, and in this I will always aim to be the most “normal” tattoo artist that you can meet, without ego or exception. I’m just a guy – that does tattoos – and absolutely lives for it.

Now, stop thinking so much, and go for it!

– Chris.

About Me

“You don’t find tattooing. It finds you.”

Nothing could be closer to the the truth.

I never longed to become a Tattoo Artist. To be honest, I had very little knowledge of its existence when growing up. I was lucky enough to excel at A-Level art, and upon leaving school I set up a small business producing freelance design work for pretty much anyone who would let me. After a few years I began working on illustration projects for some of the larger record labels, but I still wasn’t happy with the inconsistency of the work.

By that point I had a few tattoos myself, and a couple of friends in the industry – including my good friend John Gage, who was already in the business. A lot of scheming and a few beers later, I managed to convince the studio owner, Ray, that I might be worth a shot.

Eight years later and I am not only proud to do what I do, but I love what I do. I’m a resident artist at Ray’s studio, Flaming Art Tattoo, I never take my place in the industry for granted, and my passion and drive now is to create the best possible artwork than I can produce for every single client who speaks to me. The fact that I can spend my working time with clients in a fun, friendly, and super unpretentious studio is a huge added bonus; we are not what you see on TV – hopefully we are something so much better!

With this in mind I want to encourage each and every person that reads this – who wants to get a tattoo but feels any hesitation or fear about the process – to just take a moment to contact me. I can assure you that I was that person once, and through experience I can promise you that the industry is not always as daunting and scary as it is portrayed. In fact… it’s actually pretty fun!

Whether you are new to the world of tattooing, or are well seasoned and looking for a new artist to suit your needs, I will do everything in my ability to produce a tattoo which is not only for you and only you, but one which you can love and enjoy from that moment forward. No matter how big or small the idea may be, I will always dedicate my skills to ensuring that your piece gets the attention that it deserves to be the best that it can be.

The relationship between artist and client is essential for me, and in this I will always aim to be the most “normal” tattoo artist that you can meet, without ego or exception. I’m just a guy – that does tattoos – and absolutely lives for it.

Now, stop thinking so much, and go for it!

– Chris.

What People Say About Me

“Had my tattoo done yesterday by Chris! ? To say I love it would be an understatement – brilliant work. Lovely bloke very friendly the whole team were great. Would highly recommend.”

Vinne Sharp

“Had my first 2 tattoos done yesterday by Chris, absolutely love them! everyone in there is lovely and put me at ease! Thank you soo much, i’ll be back in to book my next one very soon!”

Vicki Stringer

Had my first ever tattoo done by Chris at Flaming Art yesterday, absolutely love it! I was dreading it all day but the staff are all lovely, put me at ease so much that I enjoyed the actual tattoo being done. Highly recommend and I will be back for more!!

Jane Jackson

“I have been to Chris for several of my tattoos and I can honestly say he has never ceased to amaze me with both the quality of his work and his banter. This man is a truly amazing artist and I’m proud of the fact that we have become very good friends.”

Jack Tatterstall

“Love my tattoo done by Chris! Me being a bit nervous he was excellent, I’ll definitely be back for another.”

Dannielle Collis

“Excellent service from Chris, fab work and very friendly, wouldn’t go anywhere else.”

Jodie Steere

“Had a thigh piece done by Chris and I adore it!!! The piece was originally supposed to go on my arm but it didn’t look right on me so Chris was patient and friendly and gave great advice and re-positioned it. He’s a great artist and a great guy and kept me laughing through some of the more tricky bits of the tattoo. I was already planning my next piece before I had left the shop!!! Amazing, thank you so much!!!”

Red Bells

“I have been a client of Chris for a number of years and I have always found him to be incredibly personable, helpful and professional.

He is approachable and accommodating, and an absolute pleasure to work with.

He is passionate about his work and exceptionally talented. I have lots more planned with him!”

Kate Fox

What People Say About Me

“Had my tattoo done yesterday by Chris! ? To say I love it would be an understatement – brilliant work. Lovely bloke very friendly the whole team were great. Would highly recommend.”

Vinne Sharp

“Had my first 2 tattoos done yesterday by Chris, absolutely love them! everyone in there is lovely and put me at ease! Thank you soo much, i’ll be back in to book my next one very soon!”

Vicki Stringer

Had my first ever tattoo done by Chris at Flaming Art yesterday, absolutely love it! I was dreading it all day but the staff are all lovely, put me at ease so much that I enjoyed the actual tattoo being done. Highly recommend and I will be back for more!!

Jane Jackson

“I have been to Chris for several of my tattoos and I can honestly say he has never ceased to amaze me with both the quality of his work and his banter. This man is a truly amazing artist and I’m proud of the fact that we have become very good friends.”

Jack Tatterstall

“Love my tattoo done by Chris! Me being a bit nervous he was excellent, I’ll definitely be back for another.”

Dannielle Collis

“Excellent service from Chris, fab work and very friendly, wouldn’t go anywhere else.”

Jodie Steere

“Had a thigh piece done by Chris and I adore it!!! The piece was originally supposed to go on my arm but it didn’t look right on me so Chris was patient and friendly and gave great advice and re-positioned it. He’s a great artist and a great guy and kept me laughing through some of the more tricky bits of the tattoo. I was already planning my next piece before I had left the shop!!! Amazing, thank you so much!!!”

Red Bells

“I have been a client of Chris for a number of years and I have always found him to be incredibly personable, helpful and professional.

He is approachable and accommodating, and an absolute pleasure to work with.

He is passionate about his work and exceptionally talented. I have lots more planned with him!”

Kate Fox