Gypsy-Ben, Legacy´s Apprentice

December 11, 2010

We are happy to have met Ben, a nice chap from London who moved to Helsinki after a lady of course. He´s very talented guy and can draw and paint pretty much anything from true traditional style to fine portraits. We at Legacy Tattoo are very proud to have Ben or Gypsy-Ben as we call the geezer, as our shop bitch…mmm, apprentice would sound nicer I guess. Anyways, He is the first one in years who´s walked thru that door and showed that burning desire and what it takes to become a tattooer. When I first tattooed and talked to the guy I just knew that this is the apprentice we should have if we ever gonna have one. He already knows  a lot about the history of our trade, who´s who in the past and the present and he´s very interested in the machine building, he scrubs them tubes and toilets, makes needles (most kids would just buy them pre-made ones and they´re not really into putting some blood, sweat and tears to this) does all the shit work with a smile and he constantly paints flash, very important.

We get requests from people to get an apprenticeship here all the time, please do not call. WE ASK a person to become ONE if we see there´s right potential, most of you don´t have it. If you want to be a tattooer you have to commit your life to it totally, so for the first few years you can have nothing else just tattoo 24/7.

Well, here´s few traditional style paintings, remakes in respect of the old masters, the Gypsy just did. He´s already been tattooing friends for almost a year and it´s looking pretty good so if you´re interested to get a very cheap tattoo swing by the shop and he´ll give you one (a design that we choose for him to tattoo on you, just kidding. Kanjis, small tribals, scripts, lady bugs, butterflies, flowers, any tattooable design is much appreciated)

Click the image to enlarge. Enjoy! (Ben get on your knees)

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