In the world of tattoo artists, UK-born Sharnia Mockford is a very quick study. She finished her one-year apprenticeship a little over a year ago and has been working as a full-time tattoo artist at Beynurs Tattoos Littleport ever since.
Sharnia’s work exhibits the pristine quality and exquisite detail seen in the work of an artist that’s been at it for decades.
Check out our conversation with Sharnia below & enjoy photos of her awesome work along the way!
What/who inspired you to pursue your career as a tattoo artist?
I was always into art and admired artists like Salvador Dali and Picasso for using the beauty of imagination to create an image that is realistically surreal. I found tattooing whilst I was very unwell and it kept my spirit alive always wanting to learn more and become better!
How would you best describe your style?
I’d best describe my style as realism, blackwork, and dotwork. I love mixing styles and creating something of my own.
How many tattoos do you have and who are the artists behind them?
Most interesting tattooing experience?
I once tattooed a portrait of Einstein on a man’s bum!
What is one of your pet peeves?
I’m a really chilled and laid back person, so as long as I’m doing my absolute best And my client is happy that’s all that matters.
What’s one of your favorite things about being a tattoo artist?
It’s so hard to choose my favourite thing about my job as I love literally every minute of it! But I think the process of tattooing a making my art is a very big part of why I love it!
Do you listen to music while you’re tattooing? Who are some of your favorite bands/musicians?
I listen to a lot of drum and bass mainly chase and status whilst I tattoo usually only with one ear in so I can speak to my clients 🙂
If you could tattoo any person in the world, who would you choose?
If I could tattoo anyone in the world I think it would be Salvador Dali, just so I could spend the day with him talking art!
Besides tattooing, what are you passionate about?
I’m very passionate about animals and nature, the more I can learn the better I see nature as a soothing calming passion I enjoy learning all of the horticultural aspects and Healing Crystals.
Any advice for aspiring tattoo artists?
For anyone aspiring to be a tattoo artist, I would say make sure you study your craft and listen to advise being given no matter how small it could be helpful!
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