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Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Bonjour mes amies!

It has been four months since I found out I'd be apprenticing under the sensational Mr Kevin Younger (www.myspace.com/kevyounger). FOUR VERY LONG MONTHS. Finally the shop is nearing completion, so it's time for my blog to begin...

As the sign goes up on the front of the shop, and everything begins to feel real, the boss is sunning himself in Ibiza, while poor Patsy (piercer, and all round wonderful human being) keeps control of the ship. I am going mad having nothing much to do, other than get terribly frustrated at my drawings! Kevin left me with the task of working on some sheets of flash for the shop, and being the perfectionist that I am, they're taking me far too long. I feel this could cause me a lot trouble when it's time to start tattooing...

Here's some snaps of what I've been working on. I notice already that with each drawing I'm getting better, which gives me hope!

Piratey flash, I'm still working on this one, Mrs Pirate's hair needs fixing!

Ooh la la!

The proportions etc are way out on this one, but I like the idea of it. It's all a learning curve!

Some Marie Antoinette inspired designs.

Mermaids. I'm a bit obsessed with them right now.

I think I fancy doing some David Bowie inspired work today. If it keeps me away from mermaids I'll be quite happy.

Until next time, when hopefully I'll have some photos of the sexy, sexy looking shop...

Frenchie xx


  1. David Bowie! yay. Looking forward to visiting the shop as soon as it opens...

  2. We look forward to seeing you too! We open on Thursday so come and check us out!

  3. Wow. I found your blog searching for photos of Simon Neils tattoos.
    Anyhooser, I have heard that it is very effective to tattoo grapefruits & oranges if you want better lines.
    + Angelique Houtkamps linedrawing book is very good for practice.
    Good Luck to you!
    / Polly from Sweden

  4. Hi Polly! That's awesome that you found my blog that way! Love Angelique's work, I'm a big fan. And thank you for your suggestions!
    Frenchie x