Monday, December 19, 2011

Featured Tattoo Artist | Jaclyn Rehe

Name: Jaclyn Rehe

Age: 28

Location: Melbourne

What attracted you to tattooing? 

I liked tattoos and I thought I would be good at it.

How did you get into the industry? 

I took my drawings around to different studios asking for an apprenticeship.


Was it hard to find an apprenticeship? 

It was a challenge because I was pretty shy and at the time I wasn't very tattooed, but i drew lots of what i thought were different styles of tattoo designs to get me in.


How many years have you been tattooing? 


What inspires you?

Seeing interesting tattoos and paintings, people who are passionate and creative, good music and movies. 

Who are your favourite tattoo artists? 

Matt Cunnington, Andrew Mcleod, Nick Rutherford, Chad Koeplinger, Rose Hardy... the list goes on.

How would you describe your tattoo style?

I try and do clean, readable tattoos. Traditional American is my favourite. 

What have you learned in your 6 years in the industry? 

No matter what you are doing, could be doing better... and more, and will probably never be satisfied.

What advice do you have to people considering careers in tattooing? 

To be respectful and get an apprenticeship, learn properly.

What are some of the best things you have experienced as a result of your career? 

Working with like minded people who are friends, being able to travel and work is pretty awesome.

Where do you currently tattoo? 

Korpus Tattoo, Brunswick