This week being an apprentice was not quite as glamourous as I'd imagined. Lots of toilet cleaning, sweeping, floor washing, furniture assembling, befriending locals, coffee collecting and bagel eating. Turns out I'm a pro at building flat packs, so that all gets left to me! I'm in dire need of a manicure! But it's been nice to be involved, getting my hands dirty and earning my stripes!
It's been trying, and it's been a long time coming... but it is with great pleasure that I announce that Lucky Cat Tattoo will FINALLY be open to the public this Thursday, 29th July! Kev is taking bookings, so either pop in, drop us an email or a call. I'll leave all the details at the end of this blog!
It feels SO good knowing that the shop is ready to go. It looks sensational! It's not a shell anymore, it feels like a tattoo studio! Today Kev was unpacking all his equipment, and testing out his machines. It was amazing to hear the buzz of them. Maybe one day I'll sicken of that sound, but for now, it's my most favourite noise ever!
So needless to say, I've not done as much drawing this week as I'd hoped, but I've done a few bits and pieces, ready for your scrutiny.
This is my David Bowie, that I said I would work on last time. It took me forever to do, and many attempts but I'm really pleased with it. It was all free-hand, but the photograph flattens it quite a bit.
I loved doing this! The photograph isn't great (I really must invest in a new camera!) but I had a lot of fun with it. I love drawing things like anchors, locks, keys, compasses... solid metal things I guess. I like taking something that's quite everyday, quite mechanical, and making it pretty and intricate.
I really need to work on some less traditional designs, brush up on my Japanese perhaps. After all you can't work in Lucky Cat and ignore the Japanese roots! I also really enjoyed doing my David Bowie portrait, so perrhaps portraiture and realism is something I should be considering. One step at a time though!
There's just too much to think about! I'm terribly excited, terribly petrified, but amazingly happy! Dreams really do come true!
Lucky Cat Tattoo
296 Great Western Road
0141 333 9499