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So you wanna be a tattoo apprentice? Notes notes notes… There are a couple of things one should know before starting a tattoo apprenticeship, so I’ll go through a few of them with you! You need to be able to draw First of all, you should be able to draw and not that run-of-the-mill zentagles

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So, you’ve decided you want a tattoo and you want it today or tomorrow. Is it going to happen right away? Most likely not… Depending on the size and design you might just get lucky but in general we do not accept walk-ins. A consultation and a deposit is required before you can get an

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A time-lapse video of Charl Steyn, artist at Humdinger Tattoo Emporium, drawing an all seeing eye and hand. Using fine liner pens and aquarelle pencils.


[Interview] Humdinger Tattoo Emporium – Pretoria’s finest new tattoo studio


‘Dit is en bly kuns,’ sê tatoeëerkunstenaar


A time-lapse video of Charl Steyn, artist at Humdinger Tattoo Emporium, drawing a beautiful cosmic scene. Using watercolour paints and fine liner pens.


How did you get into tattooing? Through my brother Nathan, he gave me a part time apprenticeship while I was still in high school, I was very blessed to get that type of opportunity at such a young age. How much of an influence has your brother (Nathan) been on your style? I think realism,

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How did you get into tattooing? Art has always been a big part of my life, I have always loved drawing and painting. I only got my first tattoo at the age of 21, while I was living abroad in the UK, and was hooked as of then. I worked in a tattoo shop for

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How did you get into tattooing? My aunt used to do permanent makeup and she always told me that tattooing is a different art form I should try but I never really wanted to. After I got retrenched in Nelspruit I moved back to Pretoria. One day I walked passed the tattoo shop in Menlyn,

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How did you get into tattooing? I did not draw for a very large part of my life but while abroad in England I got so bored that I started to draw again. Back in SA, I had accumulated so many drawings I figured I’d take a chance and see if anybody would hire me

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