After finishing studying Graphic Design in Australia I made my way back home, to the Netherlands, in 2014. I started handpoking while I was shopmanaging in a tattoo shop in Amsterdam. Since 2016 I have been working as a handpoke artist at The Ink Society in Utrecht and did a 12 month residency in Hamburg at Coco Schwarz.
A lot of my inspiration comes from nature. I love to work minimalistic, but still keeping it recognisable as something organic. The focus lays on creating unique pieces that flow well on the natural lines of the body and thus creating a lot of dynamic. I love combining botanical elements, textures and dotwork with an abstract approach. This makes for elegant work, complementing your body. It can start with sketching the general outlines onto your body, which will then be used as a guide to develop the design further, or a flash design from my book that you like for which we find the perfect placement.
I’m always keen to learn and see how other studio’s work, so if you have any recommendations for studios or places that I should visit for guestspots, feel free to let me know. I will announce my travel dates on my site, and also on my Instagram.
Hope to see you soon!