Introducing Mat Fink, Tattooist!

 

Mat Fink is now tattooing with us!

A diverse and well traveled artist, Mat Fink draws influence from every new environment he finds himself in. His pursuit of art stems from a skateboarding and hip hop influence, with many of his graffiti exploits being featured in a number of local and international publications. Ten years as a sailor in the Navy and then apprenticing under Paulie Surridge saw his initial work in tattooing have a heavy focus on the traditional style, while his graffiti background ensured his letter forms were always on point. Since working with different artists in his travels, his skill set has expanded a great deal…now most enjoying working in realistic black and grey/portraiture, bright colour work especially with flora and fauna subject matter, some ornamental geometric work, and pieces with neo-traditional elements.
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Give him a follow on instagram @mat_fink

You can make booking for consults through our website, email or over the phone.

Guest Tattooist: Inma (UK)

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London based since 2001, Inma first got introduced to tattooing at the age of 16. A self trained fine artist originally from Spain , she left the comforts of home early to learn and improve her craft.

Her regular trips to conventions and guestspots worldwide helped developed her distinguished style and stabilising a solid reputation within the industry. Mixing different influences from art, nature and other fellow tattooist , she likes to work with traditional fundamentals that will make a tattoo stand the test of time while playing with the placement of the piece in a way that makes it flow with and enhance the body where it lays.

Over the years she has had the honour to periodically work at world class shops such as Henning Jorgensen’s Royal Tattoo (Denmark), Adrian Lee’s Analog Tattoo (San Jose), Mike Davis Everlasting Tattoo (San Francisco), Richie Clarke’s Forever True Tattoo ( Liverpool) and Phil Kyle’s Magnum Opus (Brighton)

Although tattooing has been her favoured medium for the past 14 years, making time to keep her illustration work going and to collaborate in projects with other fine artist has also been key to keeping her creativity a flow . Keenly exploring different mediums through a BA honours degree in Mixed Media art she is of lately happy with pencils and markers. In recent years her artworks have made an appearance in several books as well of a number collective exhibitions. Drawn to the sacred ,the horrific, the mythological and the uncanny, her work creates a world of ambiguity where things don’t always make sense and humour is key.

Tattooing has over the years have major influence in her compositions, gradually becoming bolder and simpler.

Still a keen traveller, when at home in London she can be found at renowned Mo Copoletta ‘s The Family business.

Inma will be guesting at Lust for Life from December 7th 2015 to January 4th 2016. For appointments please email lust for life tattoo or inmatattooartist@gmail.com.


Jungle Tattoo Club

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Lust For Life Tattoo is excited to be part of Jungle Tattoo Club’, where we hope to bring together some of our passions. Art, tattoo, tiki culture, cocktails, rums and tequila at The Jungle Bar in West End, Brisbane.

Inspired by the famous Bristol TattooClub – which was founded in 1953 by Les Skuse, Champion Tattoo Artist of All Great Britain!

Lust For Life will be exhibiting artworks, prints and t-shirts for purchase from the 17th – 24th of AUGUST.

The Jungle Tattoo Club‘ will be held on Saturday 22nd of August, 7pm onwards.

All our tattooist will be there to chat and take bookings.

I Used to Skate Once 11

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Hey don’t miss the I Used To Skate Once 11 exhibition at The Zoo Friday 26th June. Aureole is exhibiting ‘Diana: Huntress and Prey’.

Collectors, there will be original limited edition of 10 hand silkscreened 3 colour prints, lacquered onto Canadian maple skateboard decks.

See you there!

Date: June 26th, 2015.
Doors: 7:00pm
Door Price: Free Entry
Photo ID required for entry
The Zoo: 711 Ann St, Fortitude Valley

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TURNPIKE
OCCULTS
LAKESHORE
FOREVR
EL NORTO
ANDY MACK

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Callie Marshall
Fuzeillear​
Jon Dowding
Erin Smith​
Matthew Deasy
Deane Featonby
Laura Strange
Claudio Kirac​
Sarah Huston​
Luiz Flavio
Chris Humphries
Theo
Sean Bate
Thom Stuart
Daniel Vincent
Jessie Nash​
Samsamsam
Anna Sirmano
Ymayenimod
Sophia Mary Mac
Cheryl Windahl
Sarge Jhogson
Dan Jones
French
Jay Musk​
Lusid Art
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Michelle Phillips
Jesse Olsen​
Alex Gillies
Ben Challenor
Aureole
Lene Sunter
Jon Weber
Ellana Mulllay
tonesonic
Tim Rix
Kerri Bond
Phoebe Paradise
Cathy Stephens
NOKE
Catherine Insch

+ more.