Carol Cannon

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Why did you decide to become a tattoo artist?

I have always had a passion for Art and so when the opportunity came up to be Rebel Ink’s apprentice I felt it was something that I had to do as I wasn’t at the time fulfilling my art potential.

What have been the biggest challenges during your apprenticeship so far?

I would say building up my confidence and learning to adapt my drawing techniques to translate better as tattoos. What works well on paper and a canvas is very different on the skin.

What are the main risks and rewards of becoming a tattoo artist?

It is rewarding to do a job that is not considered the “norm” and I love having the opportunity to develop something that I love and am passionate about

How would you describe your personal style?

I am still figuring that out, but in Art I would say realism. I can’t answer my tattoo style quite yet as I am learning all different techniques.

How is your progress going and when do you hope to start tattooing customers?

I have been tattooing about 12 customers a week doing small black pieces to built up momentum and I am now pleased that I am at the stage that I am taking on bigger black and grey and colour pieces.

Check out Carol’s portfolio here.