WAYNE's Story

Wayne Baker tattoo artist sittingbourne

I am originally from Rochester, Kent. I moved to Sittingbourne when I was 10 years old.

I completed my first tattoo 5 and half years ago, at the time I was still working but spending all of my spare time drawing and tattooing fake skin and researching the different styles. Right from the start I felt a true passion for body art and realised what an awesome responsibility and a real honour for me that people would show an incredible amount of trust and let me tattoo them. In the beginning I learned the profession alone. After visiting several conventions and watching well known artists and how they were working, what techniques and what equipment they were using. All this helped to accelerate the learning process.

A year later I served an apprenticeship for two years. Two years after completing my apprenticeship it was time to move on, where I started tattooing at Mels tattoo studio. Since then I have hugely enjoyed creating body art for my clients and can't imagine doing anything else. People often ask me what style of art work I prefer doing. There are certain types of body art I like seeing but I cannot describe which discipline I prefer tattooing but I do love realism. As you can see from the art in the gallery I am not committed to any trend and like doing any kind of style. I prefer working to customer demands and mental content as it is more satisfying bringing people's ideas to skin. I consider all of my body art to be equally important and are all prepared and designed as if it was for me.

A huge thanks to everyone who has helped me along the way, especially to my my son who had giving me more motivation to make him proud, and to Mel for giving me the honour at working at her studio and believing in my work. I look forward to many more years of creating new and exciting pieces of body art and meeting awesome people along the way