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Returning to the Antipodes she spent years tattooing less than the suggestions of eX de Medici at Deus Ex Machina in Canberra, Australia. in view that 2001 she has been operating at Cliffe Clayton’s internal imaginative and prescient Tattoo in Sydney, Australia. Her favorite type of tattooing is something photograph, distinct, significant, and private. 302 MEGAN OLIVER MEGAN OLIVER 303 304 MEGAN OLIVER 305 306 307 JEFF ORTEGA presently at Evil from the Needle, Jeff Ortega reduce his enamel at emerging Dragon Tattoo in New York. He realized the old fashioned means which took him from scrubbing the floors/cleaning the toilet/making needles and so on. correct as much as the current day whilst he owns his personal studio, Evil from the Needle, in London’s thriving Camden city/ industry quarter. His inventive affects diversity from Michelangelo to the graffiti scene. He has been tattooing for over 15 years. 308 JEFF ORTEGA JEFF ORTEGA 309 310 JEFF ORTEGA JEFF ORTEGA 311 312 313 LUCA ORTIS Luca Ortis was once born in Luxembourg so he quickly made up our minds to aim his good fortune in other places. whereas traveling via Chile he used to be given a tattoo laptop through a mysterious stranger who informed him it might be an effective way to stay. After scratching his approach round for it slow he discovered an individual may ultimately holiday his arms if he carried on carving havoc on unsuspecting skins. He then set approximately mendacity and cajoling so as to get his foot within the door of a right tattoo store and used to be fortunate sufficient to encounter variety souls who took pity on his strength consumers and determined to educate him what they knew. 314 LUCA ORTIS LUCA ORTIS 315 316 LUCA ORTIS 317 319 PIOTREK Piotrek used to be born and raised in Poland, in a small mountain village named Rabaka. He studied chemistry in school prior to relocating directly to do clinical learn. After traveling to the uk in 2000 he came upon himself pursuing a profession as a tattoo artist in London. he's open to all types of tattooing. PIOTREK 321 322 PIOTREK 323 325 RODNEY RAINES whereas learning visible arts at Lander college in South Carolina, Rodney Raines spent a semester in 1992 learning at Polytechnic South West (now the college of Plymouth), in England. It was once then that he acquired his first tattoo, from Tattoo Paul. He graduated in 1995 and, with assistance from Shay Cannon and Phil Colvin, he started to tattoo professionally in 1997, at aspect clean in Hendersonville, North Carolina. Later that yr he moved to paintings with Randy Herring at epidermis paintings in Gastonia, NC. After years of “street store” tattooing, he moved to Ace customized Tattoo in Charlotte, NC, to paintings for Nick Hughes, the place, with Colin LaRocque, he concerned with tattoo conventions. ultimately, in 2003, he received Ace customized Tattoo. Now, whilst now not tattooing or portray, he travels all over the realm, tattooing at conventions and doing visitor spots. He additionally owns, including Lise Barnet, Twenty-Two, an artwork gallery in Charlotte. 326 RODNEY RAINES 328 RODNEY RAINES 329 331 JEFF RASSIER “I all started tattooing in Santa Barbara, yet quickly moved to San Francisco.