Vlad the impaler tattoos.

Categorised as Uncategorized

Liam tattoos out of Shangri La on Kingsland Road, so if you’re ever in east London and want a styled as a motherfucker tattoo then he’s your man. He’s tattooed Dustin Dollin (rad), and plays drums in the maniacal grindcore outfit Trencher – so you’ll be getting inked by a gen – u – ine rockstar as well.

Hey Liam, how’s it going today?

Good. I bought some sushi at the market, and going to have a bath for a few hours.

What was the last tattoo you did?
I tattooed the knuckle on my left index finger. I had a machine set up and didn’t use it so I didn’t want to waste the needle. It hurt but it was something I’d been thinking about for a while.

What was the first one you did?
I did an upside down cross on one of my oldest/best friends Ross (we play in Trencher together). He let me do a lot of my early tattoos on him, which was a real blessing- one of the people who I learned a lot on.

Have you ever had anyone freak-out massively while working on them?
It happens all the time, but you have to sometimes talk people through their bad time to a place where they can cope with it by themselves. I have people fainting/going green/puking/crying/screaming and suchlike. The first time I had a fainter was while tattooing a friend of mine, I was alone with him and thought he was having an epileptic attack! Sometimes I forget that some people are really having problems, but if you want the tattoo then you should be able to persevere – everyone wants the best results.

Who, in an ideal world, would you ink if you could?
I don’t really have anyone I yearn to tattoo but I have been lucky to have tattooed some personal icons and great people who I think are very talented. I would like to tattoo my mum and dad – they both want one but cant decide on what to get. It would be the ultimate gift I could give to them .

www.flickr.com/liam666

www.liamsparkes.com

This entry was tagged as .

Comments

From the blog

Mixcloud

Network

photo1

Last day of summer.

Igor took inspiration for this shoot from M83's album saturday=youth, which is probably why it looks so blissed out.

foals-total-life-forever

Foals – Total Life Forever

Foals aren't the Skins sound-tracking, bleepy party band they used to be. Oh no. They've gone and got all growed up.

aciddrop1

Artist Interview: Matt Box Acid Drops

Matt Box paints watercolour animations of professional skaters which "psychedelically capture the individual styles of individual skateboarders". We spoke to him about the processes behind Acid Drops and skating more…